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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kids Programming @ Utah Arts Festival (SLC: June 23 - 26)

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eugenie Hero Jaffe (801) 599-2040

To download press releases and for media information visit www.uaf.org/press

Utah Arts Festival is not just for Grown-ups

Experience the Festival for Kids

Salt Lake City, UT: For four days, June 23–26, the 2011 Utah Arts Festival on Library Square becomes home to 159 visual artists, more than 100 performing artists, a film festival and more. But the Festival isn’t just for grown-ups. There’s a whole world for kids at the Utah Arts Festival.

“Providing artistic opportunities for children and young adults to engage in the arts is one of the most important programs we do at the Festival,” says Lisa Sewell, Utah Arts Festival Executive Director. “Giving them hands-on experiences is one of the best ways to encourage their artistic side and to build future artists.”

The Festival has teamed with corporations and other non-profit organizations to ensure that a love for art is instilled at an early age. In the Art Yard, kids art projects are offered by Art Access/VSA Utah, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake Art Center, Tracy Aviary, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Visual Art Institute. PB & J and ice cold milk are also available for kid appetites with all proceeds benefitting the Visual Arts Institute.

Target is now sponsoring the Festival’s popular Mad Hatter project, where kids can create their own hats using recycled materials. Summerhays Music Center presents the Instrument Petting Zoo where children can try real orchestra instruments and the Salt Lake Community College’s Community Writing Center offers literary programs for kids.

New this year, the Festival’s Fear No Film program will present short comedy children’s films in the Art Yard.

For older kids and teenagers the Urban Arts area teams with Higher Ground Learning to present DJ parties, graffiti art and screen printing with Copper Palate Press.

The 2011 Utah Arts Festival runs Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26 from noon to 11 pm 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.

For details and information visit www.uaf.org. Follow the Utah Arts Festival on Facebook and Twitter @utahartsfest.

To view a webisode featuring the Summerhays Instrument Petting Zoo visit www.uaf.org

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Eugenie Hero Jaffe
Bombshell Music & Media

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