Arts and Culture
11:51 am
Mon June 10, 2013

June Gallery Walk held in conjunction with Summerfest

Artwork from Mountain Crest students will be showcased as part of Summerfest and Gallery Walk June 14.

The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is partnering with Summerfest for the June Gallery Walk on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 6–9 p.m. This free walk will feature 23 selected artists participating in the Summerfest Arts Faire June 13-15 on the Logan Tabernacle grounds located at 50 N Main Street.

Cache Valley Center for the Arts now hosts a 2nd Friday Walk on the even months throughout the year, and rather than compete with a local favorite, CVCA will be highlighting one of the biggest arts events taking place in the heart of Downtown Logan.
 
“We are always looking to add vibrancy to the downtown arts scene while making it easy for our community to calendar and prepare for these regular events,” said Andrea DeHaan, CVCA’s Arts Education Coordinator. “This is a neat opportunity for Cache Valley to elevate the arts and provide increased exposure for local and guest artists.”
 
CVCA continues networking with new artists and businesses to support the ever-increasing arts scene. DeHaan said she hopes that such opportunities will help grow the demand for more arts events and create additional chances for artists to sell work and build local audiences.

CVCA currently holds six Walks and hopes that there will be a demand for even more in 2014. On Friday, August 9, 2013 CVCA Gallery Walk returns to several local businesses, galleries, and nonprofit art spaces downtown.
 
Summerfest is one of the few free large Arts Festival events in the state. It draws in art lovers from the entire state & region. With a 30-year history, Summerfest has also built a steady reputation that entices a mix of new artists and regulars to apply and be juried into this event.

Artists, collectors and community members have said they enjoy the mix of artist booths, entertainment, and associated activities like the annual Plein Air event and silent auction. Local artists, Utah Artists, regional artists and even a few artists as far away as New York make their way to Logan.

In addition to the lengthy list of artists working and living in Cache Valley, it is home to a long list of summer favorites including Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Company, and the Cache Valley Cruise-In. Some say that Summerfest is the kick off event as it takes place annually on Fathers’ Day weekend.
 
Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of spaces and mediums – all in one evening. Start at any booth marked on the map at the back of The Herald Journal program insert (delivered to homes on Sunday, June 9) or stop by the Summerfest Plein Air tent on the north/east side of the Tabernacle to pick up a map. Gallery Walk Booths will be clearly marked with the official CVCA Gallery Walk poster. Maps can also be downloaded online.
 
While you are out, don’t forget to vote for your favorite artist in Summerfest’s People’s Choice Award that will be announced on Saturday, June 15 at noon.
 
The June CVCA Gallery Walk features the following Summerfest Artists:

  • Dorwain Wahlquist at booth 4;
  • Michelene Berkey at booth 5;
  • Mark McKenna at booth 11;
  • Desarae Lee at booth 21;
  • Trent Gudmundsen at booth 24 & 25;
  • James Simister at booth 39;
  • Ed Kolle at booth 31;
  • Kay Homan at booth 44 & 45;
  • Sean Wallis at booth 47; 
  • Nikki Root at booth 68;
  • Charles Siefert at booth 71 & 72;
  • Kim Heath at booth 73;
  • Matt Suess at booth 76;
  • Jeffrey Nelson at booth 92;
  • Tai Poon at booth 122;
  • Catherine Novak at booth 129;
  • Mary Anne Loveless at booth 133;
  • Scott Hale at booth 149;
  • Sylvia Weston at booth 165;
  • Mountain Crest High School Art Students at booth 166;
  • Fast Forward High School Art Students at booth 167;
  • Joe and Pat White at booth 172;
  • Jeff Wallis at booth 176 & 177.


Visit CacheArts.org for exhibition details, maps and artist info or read on for details about individual artists. CVCA thanks our many sponsors and supporters including: Cache County Restaurant/RAPZ Tax Funds, Utah Arts & Museums, Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, Logan Downtown Alliance, Summerfest and all the participating artists.
 
Questions can be answered by visiting the Cache Arts webpage, by  email Cache Arts Events or call the Cache Valley Center for the Arts at 435-752-0026. 

If you are an artist and would like to be considered for a future walk, email Andrea DeHaan, CVCA Education & Outreach Coordinator by email or by calling 435-753-6518 ext. 110.

Upcoming 2013 Walks: Aug 9, Oct 11, & Dec 13, 2013
 

CVCA Contacts:
Amanda Castillo, Program Director
Cache Valley Center for the Arts: 43 South Main, Logan, UT
Phone Number: 435-753-6518 ext. 150 • Email: ACastillo@CacheArts.org
 
Andrea DeHaan, Arts Education Coordinator
Cache Valley Center for the Arts: 43 South Main, Logan, UT
Phone Number: 435-753-6518 ext. 110 • Email: ADeHaan@CacheArts.org