SLmag staffers showed up to work sunburned on Monday after spending June 23 to 26 in the blazing sun (finally, huh), while checking out the amazing art, food and performers at the 2011 Utah Arts Festival.
You probably saw the "big" acts at the festival...or at least heard about them: Young Dubliners, Big Sam's Funky Nation, etc. But art didn't start at 9 p.m. Here are some highlights from parts of the festival we hope you didn't miss. We didn't bring in heavy equipment, just a Play Sport cam, so you're seeing almost literally what we saw. Enjoy:
Composer Ethan Wickman received the Chamber Ensemble Commission at this year's Arts Fest for his song "Winter's Burst," which he also premiered at the festival. Here he is talking to us about his commission, the song and checking out the rest of the fest.
Two videos of Northern Utah folk band The Pretty Darns at the festival. Yes, they are pretty and darn good. Pretty, pretty darn good.
The kids from Pizzicato Strings & Co. perform on the steps of the City & County Building. We bet you know the song.
Artist Alan McNiel describes to us just how he creates his masterpiece and how he ended up at the Utah Arts Festival.
If you went, hopefully you also got your caricature done by Karen DeBirk:
And of course, great food.
Garlic burgers and Uinta beer (or Powerade for our non-alcholic friends).
What's better for dessert than sweet, sweet, sweet strawberry kabobs from the Kabob Shack?