2001 HELPER ARTS FESTIVAL Organizers for the 2001 Helper Arts Festival, which took place August 18th and 19th, were extremely pleased with this year’s event. During the festival, the historic mining town of Helper, Utah in Carbon County hosted close to sixty booths, including forty-two artists. The festival had approximately 8,000 people attend, a large portion of whom came from other areas, including the Wasatch Front, Southern Idaho, and the Western Slope of Colorado. A unique portion of the festival was the plein-air competition in which over sixty artists participated.