Main Street Arts Festival
Saturday, August 23rd
On Historic Magna Main Street
The fifth annual Main Street Arts Festival will be held
Saturday August 23rd, 2014 from 10 am to 8 pm.
Free Parking at the Magna Senior Center (9228 West Magna Main Street).
This year’s festival will be bigger and better! This special event is presented by the Magna Arts Council and will include food, music, dancing, art exhibits, kids activities, and more. The Magna Senior Center will host a variety of activities for kids to have fun. Painting, photography, writing, sculpture, drawing, and other creative works, will be on display. Main Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday to make room for vendors, artists, games, and more. Over a dozen live bands will be playing all day, and other special performers will be entertaining people on the street. Local businesses on Main Street will be open, and many will be having special offers during the festival. There will be something exciting happening all day!
2014 Music Schedule:
12:00 to 1:00 pm – The Last Gatsby 1:30 to 2:30 pm – The BD Howes Band 3:00 to 4:00 pm – High Wyred 4:30 to 5:30 pm – Jake Arave 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Advent Horizon 7:30 to 8:30 pm - My Native Spell
Artists interested interested in performing at future festivals are required to apply through reverbnation.com
The festival is only made possible through the hard work of many volunteers. We need lots of help to make this event happen. The festival is a program of the Magna Arts Council. The festival is organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers who are willing to give a significant amount of time to help run the festival.
If you are interested in being involved:Contact Us
Committee positions for the 2015 festival are open, please see the list below for available opportunities:
- Festival Director – For 2015 this position will recieve mentoring and support from the prior festival director.Responsible for all aspects of organizing and executing the Main Street Arts Festival. Primarily over raising sufficient funds for the festival, conducts planning meetings under the direction of the Arts Council President, sets the agenda for planning meetings, recruits volunteers for the festival, arranges resources needed to conduct the festival, and oversees the promotion and marketing of the event. Assumes any duties not undertaken by any of the festival directors listed below.
- Marketing Director - In charge of designing posters and flyers for the festival. They should be submitting event information to nowplayingutah.com, sltrib.com, ksl, and any other web sites. Responsible for writing and submitting press releases and other marketing copy. Develops a marketing plan at the beginning of the year. Creates posters and flyers for the festival. Serves as an admin on the facebook page. Monitors online ads. Seeks out any opportunity to publicize the festival.
- Volunteer Director – Responsible for the recruitment and scheduling of volunteers. The would also train volunteers as needed, and ensure volunteer incentives such as food, drinks and t-shirts are purchased and distributed during the festival.
- Art Show Director – Responsible for promoting and encouraging participation in the Art Show. Delivers entry forms to the library, and local schools. Secures two to three judges for the show and invites them to share a piece of work in the show as well. Responsible for setting up art show and entering all entries into a spreadsheet. Is present at the art show while the judges are scoring the work. Calculates scores and determines winners in various categories. Organizes and sets agenda for Art Show Reception. Responsible for volunteers monitoring art show during festival. Ensures art work is taken down and cleaned up after the festival.
- Kids Zone Director – Responsible for coming up with arts and craft projections for children to participate. Activities should be low cost and encourage creativity. Past activities have included coloring, watercolors, button making, and picture frame decorating.
- Vendor Director – Responsible for recruiting and publicizing vendor opportunities at the festival. Recruits vendors from other festivals. Collects vendor entry forms and inputs them into a spreadsheet. Answers any questions vendors may have. After vendor forms are all received meets with the Festival Director to organize and plot assigned vendor spaces. Once spaces are assigned the Vendor Chair will email or mail out an instruction letter with their assigned space number to each vendor. On the morning of the festival the Vendor Chair will be stationed at the information booth to direct vendors as they arrive. Responsible for ensuring that all vendors receive their assigned sales tax forms.
- Finance Director – This individual would take primary responsibility over the fundraising and sponsorship campaign. They would produce the sponsor guide mailer, and send it out each year. They would be in charge of making follow up efforts to try and raise funds once the mailer has been sent out. They would help the Director with budgeting. They would be in charge of grant writing and also fundraising efforts used the day of the festival.
Volunteer opportunities are also available the day of the festival in areas such as: Information Booth, Set-up, Clean-up, stage crew, Art Show, Kids Zone @ the Senior Center, vendor support, and other areas. You will be in the shade or indoors the entire time with plenty to drink and eat.
Training will be provided to all volunteers. Youth ages 16 to 18 can volunteer with a parent’s permission. This is a great way to get some community service hours.
Sign up today! Space for volunteers is limited so commit now to serve.
Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, food, drinks, a watter bottle, and other incentives.
If you are interested in being involved:
The 2014 Community Art Show will be held at the new Magna Library. Artwork will be open to public viewing during a special awards reception, and also during the arts festival. Artists from Salt Lake and Tooele Counties are welcome to enter. Bring your original work, created within the last two years. Paintings and photographs must be framed and ready to hang. Art work that is not ready to hang will not be accepted. Works will be judged by professional artists. Winners will be announced during the festival.
Download an entry form here:
Categories: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Drawing, and 3-D/Sculpture.
Divisions: Professional, Amateur, and Youth.
Cash awards in each division will be as follows: First $50, Second $30, and Third $20.
Work can be turned in at the Magna Library at 2675 South 8950 West from August 4th through the 15th. Artists can pick up their work at the library anytime after September 2nd.
At the Main Street Arts Festival all types of artistic expression will be included. Dancing, Theater, Comedy, Buskers, Painting, and many other special performances.
Want to share your special talent?
and we will make sure you are included.
Nearly 100 vendors participate each year in the Main Street Arts Festival. You can find handmade art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, food, and more at the festival. Local artists spend months preparing for the festival. Delicious food will be served such as funnel cakes, barbeque, donuts, french fries, hamburgers, smoothies, gourmet grilled cheese, and many other creative delicacies.
Vendors participating in the festival will find a great opportunity to share their work, meet new people, and make some money. Priority will be given to applicants selling hand-made original art, crafts, clothing, etc. Artisans selling their hand made work can participate for as little as $25. To participate as a vendor in the 2014 Main Street Arts Festival, download and complete a vendor application. Applications are due by August 8th, 2014. Apllications will still be accepted after the deadline with a $15 late fee.
8950 West – Booth #s 1-18 & 84-99 9000 West – Booth #s 19-26 & 73-83 9050 West – Booth #s 27-39 & 67-72 9100 West – Booth #s 40-66
Download an application here:
The Main Street Arts Festival would not be possible without the partnership of our local business community. Sponsors receive many valuable benefits. To find out more download our Sponsorship Guide.2013 Sponsor Guide
We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2014 Main Street Arts Festival.
- Cyprus Credit Union
- Exodus Healthcare
- Magna Arts Council
- Magna Town Council
- Salt Lake County
- Zoo, Arts, and Parks Grant
- Magna Chamber of Commerce
- Copper Golf Club
Kids Zone @ the Senior CenterFrom 10 am to 4 pm. Bring the kids to learn about and make art during the festival. The Kids Zone will be held at the Kennecott Magna Senior Center at 9228 West Magna Main Street. The Senior Center also has lots of free parking available for festival patrons. Activities available at the Kids Zone:
Make a necklace/bracelet
All activities are free and first come first served.
For any other information, or to submit suggestions for the festival, email the Festival Committee at:
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