Main Street Arts Festival
Saturday, August 24th
On Historic Magna Main Street
The fourth annual Main Street Arts Festival will be held
Saturday August 24th, 2013 from 10 am to 10 pm.
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, activities, and more. 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. There will be games and activities for the kids, and other events to participate in. 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!Festival Map 2013
2013 Vendor Application
Live music will be played alternately on two different stages, one on each end of the festival. Listen and dance all day long! At the large West stage we will feature many exciting local bands, and on the East stage we will be featuring several acoustic performances. Check back with this page for updates and a complete schedule of performances.
The festival is only made possible through the hard work of many volunteers. We need lots of help to make this event happen. Volunteer opportunities are available in areas such as: Information Booth, Set-up, Clean-up, stage crew, Art Show, Kids Crafts area, vendor support, and other areas. Training will be provided. You will be in the shade or indoors.
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Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, food, drinks, and other incentives.
If you are interested in being involved:
The Community Art Show will be held at the new Magna Library. This year artwork will be open to public viewing for three days from Thursday the 21st through the 24th. 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 prior to an Opening Reception held on Thursday the 22nd. Participants and their guests are invited to the reception for light refreshments and announcement of the winners.
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 5th through the 15th. Artists can pick up their work at the library anytime after August 29th.
At the Main Street Arts Festival all types of artistic expression will be included. Dancing, Theater, Comedy, Buskers, Painting, and many other special performances.
Catch these great performances happening during the festival:
- Live Musical “Beauty and the Beast Jr” at the Empress Theatre.
- Book Readings and signing by local authors.
- Dance performances and classes at the Magna Senior Center.
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, 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 2013 Main Street Arts Festival, download and complete a vendor application. Applications are due by August 2nd, 2013.
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 2013 Main Street Arts Festival.
- Cyprus Credit Union
- Magna Arts Council
- Magna Town Council
- Salt Lake County
- Zoo, Arts, and Parks Grant
- Magna Chamber of Commerce
Bring the kids to learn about and make art during the festival. The kids craft area will be in the middle of the festival near the Park area. Activities available include sidewalk chalk, button making, watercolor painting, coloring, other craft projects, and a bounce house. 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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