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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Utah Arts Festival Underway in Salt Lake City

The 2007 Utah Arts Festival begins today at Liberty Square in downtown Salt Lake City. It runs through Sunday.

The festival's website has extensive information about the event, which includes an artist marketplace, exhibits, performances, music, food, and plenty of opportunity for members of the public to get involved in creating art.

The Daily Herald has this article on the festival. Here are excerpts:

"In the beginning, the Utah Arts Festival took up two blocks near Main Street in Salt Lake City. Today, it's 11 acres around Library Square. "We've gone from having performances on the back of a flatbed truck to five huge stages," said executive director Lisa Sewell . A lot can change in 30 years."

"... the festival has every different kind of music, from bluegrass to reggae, with performers from inside the Beehive State and around the globe. Musical headliners include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, from New Orleans, and world music singer Angelique Kidjo, a four-time Grammy nominee from the African republic of Benin."

"The UAF also has an impeccable reputation among gourmands. After all, what lover of good cooking wouldn't want to get a bite to eat at a place where food is considered an art?"

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