Gearing up for the opening of the 2015 Rogue Performance Festival, organizers on Tuesday revealed the event’s new Muse — the work of art selected to be the “face” of the festival.
Christopher Cayco, a full-time illustrator based in Fresno, designed “Moving Free.” The inspirations for the image, which will be used in programs, posters, T-shirts and badges for the 14th annual fringe festival, are movement and the feelings of freedom and joy. The image was unveiled at an artist’s reception held at the Jewel fm Gallery.
Festival organizers also have announced some logistical changes for the festival, which runs Feb. 27-March 7 in various Tower District locations:
• Audience members will be required to purchase Rogue Wristbands in addition to tickets to be admitted to any show. With 100% of ticket sales going directly to the performers, money raised from wristband sales will help support festival operations. The one-time purchase is $3. Wristbands are available in advance atwww.roguefestival.ticketleap.com/
• The festival is introducing online ticketing. Individual tickets can be purchased online and in advance atwww.roguefestival.ticketleap.com
. Half of the seats at each show will be reserved for online ticket sales.
• Rogue Bucks are no more. In recent years, patrons had to buy the festival “currency” at the Tower Theatre box office prior to attending each show. Now, each venue will feature walk-up ticketing where both cash and credit cards will be accepted.
For more information on this year’s festival, go to www.roguefestival.com.