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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2 Exhibits Celebrate Utah Arts Festival's 35th Annivesary @ City Library 4th Floor (SLC: June 23 - Aug 5)

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eugenie Hero Jaffe (801) 599-2040
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The 2011 Utah Arts Festival celebrates its 35 Anniversary with two special exhibits

“35” and

“1 through 34: Revisiting The Utah Arts Festival History”

June 23–August 5, at The Gallery at Library Square, 4th floor

Salt Lake City, UT: To celebrate its 35th Anniversary, the 2011 Utah Arts Festival presents two special exhibits in The Gallery at Library Square.

“35” is curated by Shawn Rossiter and features 6 Utah artists who were all born the same year as the Festival, 1977. The show reflects the Festival’s focus on the future of art. The invited artists are Ashley Knudsen Baker of Orem, Namon Bills of Spanish Fork, Jared Latimer of Ephraim and Chadwick Tolley, Rosi Hayes and Michael Ryan Handley of Salt Lake City.

To look back to where the Festival has come from, the exhibit “1 through 34: Revisiting the Utah Arts Festival History” does just that. Guests will be able to view photographs and memorabilia from the first Festival on Main Street in 1977 up to the present day. All of the artifacts are from the Festival Foundation archives housed at the Special Collections Department of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Both exhibits, “35” and “1 through 34: Revisiting the Utah Arts Festival History,” will have opening receptions on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 pm at The Gallery at Library Square, 4th and run until August 5.

The 2011 Utah Arts Festival runs Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26 from noon to 11 p.m. on Library Square, 400 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City.

Adult admission is $10 at the gate, $7 in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors 65 and above are $5. Reduced adult admission is $5 and available from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Follow the Utah Arts Festival on Facebook and Twitter @utahartsfest.

For complete details visit www.uaf.org.

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Eugenie Hero Jaffe
Bombshell Music & Media

"How do I pronounce her name," you ask? Say: U•je•knee

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