The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, in partnership with Indiana Dunes National Park, unveiled the 2023 festival fine art print this past weekend in Chesterton. This year’s print was again painted by local Indiana artist, Kristina Knowski, and features the American Woodcock doing it’s “sky dance” among a twilight backdrop along the South Shore Line.
The annual art piece represents a unique bird species that represents the diversity in the Indiana Dunes, and our relationship with nature. Though many open grasslands in the Dunes area hosts American Woodcock, NICTD’s South Shore Line is often a place to observe them at dusk.
Special, numbered 16×20” prints are available on the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival online store, as well as mini 8×10 posters. Riders on the South Shore Line will also see this year’s print featured on individual train cars. The original fine art print is available for bidding in the festival’s annual silent auction each year.
Registration for the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is live now at indunesbirdingfestival.com. Participants can choose from over 150 birding and nature-based trips, presentations, workshops, and more, May 11-14.
For more information about festival or to purchase a commemorative print, visit the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival at indunesbirdingfestival.com.