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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Children's Activities @ Summerfest 2011 (Bountiful: Aug 5 - 6)


Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street Bountiful, UT 84010
For More Information Contact
Theresa Otteson, 801 292-0367

Children’s Activities Abound at Summerfest 2011
August 5-6 at Bountiful City Park

BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 6, 2011- Bountiful/Davis Art Center is pleased to announce that KUED will be hosting the Children’s Art Yard this year at Summerfest International. The Art Yard will include activities that illustrate the crafts, art and culture of four of this year’s visiting countries. Children can create a water lily based on Monet’s paintings from his gardens in France; make wool friendship bracelets focusing on the sheep and farming culture in Australia; make masks based on masks used in performances from Indonesia; and a stained glass craft highlighting windows found in Italian churches and cathedrals. Children can also have fun meeting the characters Arthur, Martha, Maya & Miguel and Curious George.

Jacqui Voland, KUED Community Outreach Manager says, “KUED is pleased to be the host for the children’s activity yard at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center’s Summerfest this year. All activities will provide the children an opportunity to learn more about the performers’ country of origin in a fun and engaging way.”

The Joy Foundation will be returning with a face painting booth. This has been the most popular children’s booth at the festival for several years running. The proceeds raised by this booth go toward education outreach for programs run by Bountiful/Davis Art Center. These programs are designed to bring art to local schools and the community.

The Children’s Art Yard and the face painting booth will be open during the festival from noon –9:00pm., on Friday, August 5th and from 10:00am – 9:00pm., on Saturday August 6th. There is a small fee for face painting. The KUED craft projects are free for children.

August 5 is KUED Day at Summerfest. Look for all kinds of fun activities including PBS characters and Mary Dixon announcing from the Sound Booth. Bountiful/Davis Art Center appreciates the major sponsorship of KUED to support the festival this year.

Summerfest is a production of Bountiful/Davis Art Center. The event is free thanks in part to the sponsorship of Bountiful City and other cities in Davis County such as Woods Cross, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful and Fruit Heights. Other sponsors include Davis County, Zions Bank, Lakeview Hospital, KUED, the Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and other businesses and organizations who support the festival.

The Summerfest organizers are looking for host families, volunteers and interpreters. Please contact BDAC, info@bdac.org or www.bdac.org .

Summerfest is a cultural feast that delights the senses and bridges the borders of the world through a celebration of the arts. Music, dance, food, art and fun activities for the whole family will be presented at the 23rd annual Summerfest.

For more information about this and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org http://www.bdac.org/ email: info@bdac.org. BDAC can be found on Twitter and Facebook .


Emma J. Dugal
Executive Director
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-0367
801 292-7298 (fax)

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