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While You’re In St. George

If the promise of warm weather and a visit to Nathan Wotkyns’ Wide-Angle Art gallery isn’t enough to entice you to Utah’s Dixie, here’s one more reason.

The St. George Art Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year on Easter weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11. This annual juried event highlights many artists who call St. George their home, but also draws from artists across the state and country. St. George has expanded the festival to over 110 artists to include “watercolor, oils, pottery, sculpture, photography, woodwork, and other creations”.

Al Rounds is the featured artist for this year’s event. Well-known for his transparent waters colors of historical architecture in Utah; his work also documents his travels to the back roads of New York State, and the countryside of England.

This year’s festival has moved off the Main Street asphalt and onto the newly completed lawn of the town square located on Main Street, between Tabernacle and 100 S, so should be easy for first-timers and well as “regulars” to find. The grassy, park-like setting should be an improvement on past events and should bring artist booths closer together for a more cohesive show.

If you do not already have a favorite place to stay in St. George, the local Chamber of Commerce provides a motel hotline number to assist visitors in locating rooms. The number is (800) 765-7710.



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