38th annual Steppin' Out t-shirt
The Steppin' Out t-shirt has become an annual collector's item and is part of the great Steppin' Out tradition! We are excited to reveal the design for this year's t-shirt and to introduce you to the designer- Andrew Hill. Andrew entered and won the annual t-shirt design contest held by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. this year! The Steppin' Out t-shirt was printed by downtown merchant, High Peak Sportswear.
About the Designer
Andrew Hill is a working freelance artist and graphic designer and recent graduate of Virginia Tech's School of Visual Arts' Visual Communication Design program. He is honored to have his artwork selected to represent Steppin' Out and the rich arts culture of Blacksburg and the surrounding New River Valley! Throughout his years of study at Virginia Tech, and his art education within the Blacksburg community, Andrew has been continually inspired by the abundant detail of Blacksburg's buildings and architecture as well as the lush color palettes within the surrounding landscape.
His design for this year's Steppin' Out shirt draws heavily on these influences and is a heartfelt tribute to a town, its people, and an ecologically rich landscape he has grown to know and love. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys playing with his two new kittens, Essie and Oscar, and can frequently be found out for a leisurely bike ride through the rolling hillsides surrounding his country home. Andrew is excited to be involved in Steppin' Out this year as well as several other upcoming artistic opportunities within the Blacksburg community—he would like to thank his family, friends both new and old, and his professors for their unconditional support and continued interest in his personal and artistic growth.
Where can I buy the Steppin' Out t-shirt?
The Steppin' Out t-shirt is available to purchase from Mish Mish, Fringe Benefit and Blacksburg Hardware and t.r collection. You can also purchase the t-shirt at the Steppin' Out headquarters across from the Lyric on College Avenue during the festival.
Can't make it to the festival? Don't miss out on purchasing your souvenir t-shirt. We've made it super easy for you to purchase from our website and we'll mail the t-shirt directly to you! Check out the remaining sizes and colors below.