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The Utah Arts Festival-Jazzing Up Downtown

Monday June 13, 2011
Utah Arts Festival 2011The Utah Arts Festival, June 23-26, 2011, is the state’s largest outdoor festival and boasts 4 days of music, dance, poetry, a film festival, children’s activities, screen printing, street theater, workshops, food and, of course art. This year the Festival welcomes 159 visual artists, the most it has ever featured in 35 years.

With so much going on at Library Square it’s hard to give each artist and programming area the attention it deserves. However, this year, the Festival is trying to do just that with series of webisodes produced by Bombshell Music & Media. Each one highlights an area of the festival and gives an artistic look at what to expect—fun and art!

The series covers Ballet West’s return to the Festival, Uinta Brewing Company’s special Arts Fest Amber Ale, SLAPercussion’s funky beats, Summerhays Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo for kids and more.

The latest video release focuses on the Festival’s commitment to not only presenting art, but also to commissioning new works from local artists. David Featherstone is a jazz drummer and the recipient of the Festival’s Jazz Composer Commission. Take a peek:


Check out the full series of videos at www.uaf.org then head to Library Square, June 23–26 for the 35th Annual Utah Arts Festival to enjoy all that Utah has to offer!

Read more from Eugenie Jaffe at getbombshell.com.