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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summerfest Street Dance @ Bountiful Davis Art Center (Bountiful: Aug 4)

Summerfest Street Dance and Taste of the Town South
on Main Street in Bountiful, August 4, 2010

Mayor Joe Johnson with a Canadian Dancer at Street Dance, 2004
BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 19, 2010- The festivities of Summerfest week open with the annual Street Dance on Main Street (and Center Street) in Bountiful. This will be in conjunction with the Taste of the Town-South, sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce and Dance Clinics at the Creative Arts Academy.
Schedule of Events:
Mayor’s Reception at Bountiful City Hall – 5:30pm – by invitation but the public is welcome to attend. Mayor Johnson and Bountiful/Davis Art Center will officially welcome the international groups to Bountiful and exchange gifts with them.
· Dance Clinics at Creative Arts Academy on Main Street in Bountiful from 4:00-7:00pm. Bring the kids to learn not only a dance from the international guests but also some of the cultural aspects of each represented country. Children will be given a passport that they can have stamped at each studio representing the countries listed below. This is a free event but you must register as space is limited. Call Jana or Jen at Creative Arts Academy: 801 295-3798
"Taste of the Town-South"- a repeat of the highly successful event last year, local restaurants such as the Mandarin Restaurant, Plates and Palates, Arella Pizzeria, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cutler's Cookies and Sandwiches, Marcello’s Ristorante Italiano, Scoopology, Mikado, Moxi Bistro, Sego Lily CafĂ©, Bountiful/Davis Art Center drink and ice cream booth and more will be on hand with food ranging from a taste to a full meal.* Tickets are $1.00 each or 12 for $10.00. Food selections range from 1-4 tickets. The event will introduce South Davis diners to local restaurants. 6-9pm.,sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce.
* participating as of this date
· Streetdance: This fun perennial event showcases the international groups who will teach the audience one of their dances. It is a festive atmosphere in a relaxed setting and a preview of the international performances. This event is free. Bring your own lawn chairs. The Streetdance is sponsored by Bountiful/Davis Art Center.
Participating Groups include: Janosicek, Czech Republic; La Virondee, France; Remembranzas, Paraguay; MiDong Pungmuldan, South Korea; Tuna, Spain; Wulan Muqi, Inner Mongolia, China; Amamere, Ghana; Everest Nepal Cultural Group, Nepal

Spanish Troubadours, Tuna, to perform at Summerfest Street Dance and Festival
Additionally, paintings and sculpture from a select group of area artists will be on display at a Silent Auction at the Street Dance, next to the BDAC drink booth. Participating artists include Marianne Nybo, Kaysville, Janet Clark and Bettie Hyer, Bountiful, Jared Nielsen, Salt Lake City, Chris Adams, Clinton, Namon Bills and Justin Wheatley, Salt Lake City, Walt Hunter, Jesus Silva and Benjamin Davis, Salt Lake City, Brandi Bixler, Woods Cross, Lester B. Lee, Clarkston and Lamplight Art Gallery artists: Louise Shaw, North Salt Lake, Barbara Dowdle, North Salt Lake, Scott Durrant, Bountiful, Barbara Gustavesen, Farmington, Nora Del Murdock, West Jordan, and Gail VanWagoner, Bountiful.

The Street Dance/ Taste of the Town-South will be followed by Summerfest at Bountiful City Park, 400 North and 200 West, August 5-7, 2010. The festival will feature performances by the international groups, over 60 artist booths, 15 ethnic food booths and four Children’s Art Stations. There will also be music performances on the new Sound Stage at Summerfest. Opening Ceremonies begin at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 5. Festival hours on Friday and Saturday are 10am-10pm. Closing Ceremonies are at 9:30pm on August 7. Summerfest is free to the public this year but donations are welcome.

For more information, contact Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org . BDAC is on Facebook and Twitter. Pictures are available upon request.

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