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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Free Arts Programming all Winter @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center (WVC: Nov 21 - Dec 31)


Date:               November 7, 2013

Contact:          Aaron Crim, Public Relations Director, (801) 963-3466 (media use only)
                        Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist, (801) 965-5108

Free Arts Programming all Winter at
the Utah Cultural Celebration Center

WHAT:           This winter brings another exciting and festive series of arts programming to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.
WHEN:           November 21 – December 31, 2013

WHERE:         1355 West 3100 South
                        West Valley City, UT 84119
WHO:              Everyone is invited to attend Holliday Season events. All programs are free!

WHY:             The Cultural Center is pleased to announce its Winter Programming. Bring your family and friends to these fine events:

Nov 15:          Trees of Diversity Exhibit
                                For a decade now the Utah Cultural Celebration Center has ended the year with a magical, holiday tree exhibit that overflows from the art gallery and throughout the entire facility. The Trees of Diversity exhibit showcases not only decorated trees, but also gingerbread houses, wreaths, nativities and other holiday scenes. 

                        Bring the family on November 21 for the official opening reception and enjoy more than 25 trees decorated by different ethnic arts groups from throughout the valley. Refreshments and music will also be provided. Exhibit runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or by arrangement.
Nov 30:          Winter Market

                        The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is proud to announce the 7th annual Winter Market. The Market will showcase Utah’s finest handcrafted arts and ethnic products. Live music dance performances, and the Trees of Diversity exhibit will complement the festive environment. The free market features a variety of family-friendly, exciting arts experiences for the general public

                        Come in from the cold and experience the holiday spirit by finding the perfect gift for your loved-one at one of over 30 artist booths. Enjoy special hand-made gifts and an elaborate Christmas environment featuring cultural entertainment from around the world. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.        

Dec 2:            West Valley Symphony
Our newest partner, the West Valley Symphony, will present an evening of holiday classics. 8:00 p.m.

Dec 9:            Beehive Statesmen Christmas Concert
Established in 1949, the Beehive Statesmen present beloved memories of Christmas with barbershop harmony.  Tonight, the Statesmen present “We Need a Little Christmas”, featuring the Hangtime Quartet.  Tickets are not required as the performance is free and will have open seating for families with children welcome. 8:00 p.m.

Dec 16:          Bonnie Harris Christmas Concert
                                Local singer and numerous award-winning Bonnie Harris will sing Christmas classics. The annual concert is a staple in the community, now celebrating its 17th year. Take a break from the Christmas rush and relax with Bonnie’s soothing alto voice. This family friendly concert is the perfect way to remember the good times of Christmases past, and rekindle the glow of Christmas present.  Bring the kids for a pre-concert visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause.  Santa Visit: 7:00 p.m.  Concert: 8:00 p.m.

For more information about these events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center visit culturalcelebration.org or call 801-965-5100.


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