DATE 08/24/2006 7:15 AMFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This is part of an occasional series by the Sanpete Country Travel and Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance on the people and places along U.S. Highway 89.
Spring City Artists To Be On Display Sept. 23
Spring City will highlight its “best and brightest” artists Saturday, Sept. 23, during the first-ever Spring City Artist’s Studio Tour and Art Festival.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include some 18 artists studios in the small Utah town, known for its historical buildings and homes and its art community.
The artists will be opening their doors to the public, giving people a chance to see the works and works-in-progress of some of Spring City’s finest painters, potters and craft makers. All of the studios are located within a two-mile radius.
Painters taking part in the tour are: Osral Allred, Scott Allred, Lee Udall Bennion, Linda Budd, Joan Durfey Douglas Fryer, Susan Gallacher, Randall Lake, Shirley McKay, George Olson, Ruth Olson, Cassandria Parsons, M’Lisa Paulsen, Kathleen Peterson, Ed Soper, Kerry Soper and Michael Workman.
Other artisans on the tour include potters Joe Bennion and John Parsons, knife maker Jerry Johnson, violin maker Holly Nicholes, marquetrist Les Kraut, boot maker Don Walker, photographer Paul Allred, painted ceramics artisan Gina Garner, and silversmiths Garth and Viv Jepperson.
In addition to the studio tours, there will also be free children’s art work shops, pioneer games, and craft demonstrations at the Spring City Hall, 150 E. Center St.
At the Old Spring City School, photography, paintings and local crafts will be for sale, and antique quilts will be on display. Other local art shops will also be open.
Lunch will be provided from noon-2 p.m. at the city park pavilion and at 6 p.m. a Dutch oven dinner will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Kindred Spirit. Reservations for the dinner are $15.
Tickets for the studio tour are $10 and can be purchased at Spring City Gifts & Goodies, 53 S. Main St.. They will also be available at the Old Spring City School or by calling 435-462-9755. For more information on the event, contact Phyllis Snedecor, 435-462-3850.
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For more information Contact:
Sanpete County Travel and Heritage Council