This is a news release from Bombshell Music & Media.
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.