FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street Bountiful, UT 84010
For More Information Contact
Emma J. Dugal, 801 292-0367
Zions Bank, KUED, Lakeview Hospital and Bountiful City
are Major Sponsors of Summerfest 2011
Matt Gibbons, Zions Bank presents Emma J. Dugal, BDAC with a check, March 2011
BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 13, 2011- Bountiful/Davis Summerfest Art and Folk Festival could not happen without the support of sponsors of the event. Several businesses/organizations have stepped up and made significant contributions towards the success of the festival.
Street Dance, August 3 on Main/Center Street sponsored by Zions Bank. This fun annual event will be in front of the new Zions Bank on Main Street in Bountiful. It will be in conjunction with the Taste of the Town-South that is sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce and features tastes of Bountiful restaurants. The Street Dance will feature the eight performing groups from Australia, Armenia, Basque-France, Indonesia, Israel, Italy and Romania. The event occurs in an informal setting and people will get a chance to learn dances from the international groups.
The Opening Ceremonies of Summerfest will be on August 4, 6pm at Bountiful City Park (200 West/400 North in Bountiful). This event is also sponsored by Zions Bank. The Opening Ceremonies will feature brief remarks from the Governor’s Office, Zions Bank representative and Mayor Joe Johnson of Bountiful. A special performance by Clive Romney and his band Manassas will represent the United States of America at the festival and perform Civil War era music commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This will be followed by brief performances by the eight international groups.
Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank and recipient of the Governor’s Individual Leadership in the Arts Award, is a lifelong supporter of the arts. He has encouraged the exhibition of local art work in Zions Bank branch offices, served on the Salt Lake County Zoos Arts and Parks Advisory Board and supported the Sundance Film Festival. Under his leadership, Zions Bank has made numerous contributions toward arts facilities and sponsorship of arts events including an annual visual arts reception and exhibition. Scott’s continued commitment to the arts has benefited many artists and arts organizations in Utah. The new branch on Main Street in Bountiful features numerous paintings by well known Utah artists.
He along with Zions Bank have been long time supporters of Bountiful/Davis Art Center. BDAC is appreciative of this sponsorship.
August 5 is KUED Day at Summerfest. KUED has also been a perennial supporter of Bountiful/Davis Art Center and Summerfest. The mission of KUED is closely synchronized with that of Bountiful/Davis Art Center so they have been exceptional partners in raising the quality of the festival and making it more accessible to more people. This year, KUED is also sponsoring the Children’s Art Yard. The projects will be based on the crafts and culture of France, Indonesia, Australia and Italy (2011 Summerfest groups). Because of the sponsorship of KUED, the children’s art activities will be free this year.
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 International this year. All activities will provide the children with an opportunity to learn more about the performers’ country of origin in a fun and engaging way.”
August 6 is Lakeview Hospital Day at Summerfest. Lakeview Hospital has been an excellent community partner. This organization is very interested in contributing to the community in a positive way. In addition to a monetary contribution, Lakeview Hospital is donating t-shirts for the volunteers to wear at Summerfest.
Tiffany Burnett, Marketing Director for Lakeview says, “As a partner in our community, Lakeview Hospital is proud to support the Bountiful Davis Arts Center and the Summerfest activities. It’s amazing to see so many people coming together and participate in Summerfest, celebrating ethnicity, diversity, and community. It is an honor for Lakeview Hospital to be a part of this wonderful event.”
Bountiful City is the overall sponsor for the event. Because of their support, it is again possible this year to make the festival free to all. In addition to a monetary contribution, Bountiful City provides in-kind support from just about every department in the city. From Parks and Recreation, Bountiful Power to the Mayor’s Office, Bountiful City is there to help with the monumental task of putting on this festival. Thanks to Bountiful City for partnering with Bountiful/Davis Art Center to bring this gift to the community!
Summerfest is a production of Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Other sponsors include: Woods Cross, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful, Fruit Heights, Davis County, the Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Worldwide on H25, Robintinos, South Davis Recreation Center, Creamies, Chipotle, Layton Cycle, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley Arts Council, The Davis County Clipper, Questar, Costco, Pratt Sound, Wells Fargo, Chevron, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.
Thanks goes also to the Host Families, volunteers, Summerfest Committee, Bountiful/Davis Art Center Board of Trustees, Bountiful Lions Club and other organizations and individuals who have contributed.
The Summerfest organizers are looking for host families, volunteers and interpreters. Please contact BDAC, firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. BDAC can be found on Twitter and Facebook .
Emma J. Dugal
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-7298 (fax)