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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

St George Art Festival

The annual St George Art Festival will be held April 10-11 (Easter Weekend).

The festival began 30 years ago, showcasing the many artists who call St. George their home. Over the years it has expanded and now includes over 110 artists juried from hundreds of entries from throughout the United States. The festival provided the information below. See the festival website for more details.

Displaying thousands of original works of art, the festival is punctuated with pageantry, music and food. Townsfolk and visitors from around the West converge in the beautiful town of St. George on Easter weekend, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The festival takes place in the beautiful Town Square, the centerpiece of the Historic District. The Art Festival is known for consistently outstanding artwork, and does all it can to send the message to artists that they are appreciated and valued guests.

The mild, sunny climate of St. George is particularly suited for this outdoor event. Artwork is displayed in booths designed individually by each artist. The many categories of art accepted include watercolor, oils, pottery, sculpture, photography, woodwork, and other creations. The show offers cash awards for Best of Show, Best 2D and 3D and ribbons for all categories. In addition, an artist’s work is selected each year to grace the following year’s poster. This Featured Artist receives a complementary entry into the festival.

The festival also celebrates the performing arts with continuous entertainment performed on three separate stages. In addition, a children’s area provides hands on creative opportunities for budding artists.

The aroma and distinctive flavors of ethnic food can be found throughout the show (including Native American, Greek, Mexican, Italian, Polynesian, American, BBQ and many others).


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