Multiple organizations come together for Earth Day Downtown Street Festival

LOGAN, UT — In partnership with Logan City and Stokes Nature Center, The Cache Valley Center for the Arts will present the third annual EARTH DAY DOWNTOWN on SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on 100 South (Between Main Street and 100 W). The Earth Day Downtown Street Festival will include: art activities, Earth activities, music, entertainment, valet bike parking, street dancing, sidewalk chalk, a variety of vendors, guest speakers, hands-on environmental activities and booths for local environment & sustainability groups, Logan City, USU clubs, Local Gardeners Market Vendors, “How I Love the Earth” Artwork Contest and more. The emphasis of this event is to inspire people to participate, no matter how big or small.

“The Earth Day Downtown Street Festival has quickly become a great community-based tradition” said Wally Bloss, Executive Director of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. “Even though we are celebrating one day out of the year, it’s an important time of year to reflect on what we’ve done right and how we can improve not only our own behavior but that of our community. This event provides the community a free opportunity to learn about new practices, share ideas, and celebrate our community.”

During Earth Day, CVCA, Logan City, and Stokes Nature Center will be accepting submissions for their artwork contest called “How I Love the Earth.” The winner of this contest will receive a pass to the Aquatic Center, get half off a CVCA Art Camp Registration ($45 dollar value), and receive a Family Membership to Stokes Nature Center ($45 dollar value). CVCA sees the arts providing an important role in understanding the EARTH. When you can relate to the world around you through visual and performing arts, it can grow your understanding and appreciation of the issues at play. If the arts can help inspire change and engage creative young minds, we can improve our quality of life and our local economy.”

The event will feature a variety of vendors from the Cache Valley Gardeners Market that opens on May 11, 2013. Find everything from starter plants to fiber arts, lotions to face painting.

In conjunction with this event, Logan City will provide an opportunity for the public to shop for paint in the ReUse shed, find out information about recycling and the new glass recycling locations. Throughout the event Interstate Batteries will be collecting batteries of all sizes. Properly dispose used watch batteries, camera batteries, lap-top batteries, and even car batteries from 11 am to 3 pm. In cooperation with this event Utah Public Radio will be hosting their spring Pledge Drive just around the corner in front of their Downtown Studio Space at 43 South Main. Enjoy Downtown all day long by making a pledge, junk jamming at the Street Festival, and attending The Sacred Choral Music of Robert Cundick with American Festival Chorus at 7:30 pm in the Ellen Eccles Theatre.

As part of the festivities on April 20, 2012, Aggie Blue Bikes and JoyRide Bikes will be offering Bike Valet Parking just behind the shop. We encourage people to get out and ride their bikes or walk to this event in honor of the cause. Parking will be available west of the event in the Logan High School Parking Lots or at the Historic Downtown Parking Lot, located at 100 W and Center Street.

Enjoy the sounds of Earth Day and beyond with an eclectic mix of bands performing on the Magic Productions Stage and a variety of guests in the TYM Front Porch Speaker Series (schedule below). Entertainment will include performances by Dawii – USU African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Bronze Museum, The Fools Progress, and Sassafras. The Earth Day Street Festival will conclude with a “junk” inspired parade with Todd Milovich and the Uncommon Collective. Bronze Museum is made up Conor Flynn, Nathan Dukatz, Patrick Farrington and Devon Smith. A Fools Progress members are well rooted in the College of Natural Resources, Danny Kinka, and To participate in the parade/junk jam you will want to bring a junk inspired item to play. Additional improve performances and opportunities will be offered by various groups, details to come.

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<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>MAGIC PRODUCTIONS STAGE</span>

11:00 am-11:30 am: Dawii – USU West African Drum &amp; Dance Ensemble

11:30 am: Shout-outs from UPR

11:45 am-12:15 pm: Bronze Museum

12:30 pm-1:15 pm: The Fools Progress

1:30 pm-2:15: Sassafras

2:30 pm-3:00 pm: Uncommon Collective Junk Jam &amp; African Drum Group!

Schedule subject to change

 

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>THATCHER-YOUNG MANSION</span>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>PORCH SPEAKER SERIES &amp; LECTURES</span>

11:45 am: Making your own organic farm (Matt Stapp)

12:00 pm: Proper planting of Native Plants (Alanna Nafziger)

12:45 pm: LEDS -Benefits, transition &amp; disposal (Stephen Bialkowski)

1:15 pm: Bike Safety w/ Logan City Police (Detective Jon Gleisberg &amp; Kendall Olsen)

1:45 pm: Climate Change (Robert Davies)

2:15 pm: Nurturing our future planet (Jack Greene)

Schedule subject to change

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>VALET BIKE PARKING</span> 11:00 am-3:00 pm

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>VENDORS:</span> 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Find everything from starter plants to fiber arts, lotions to face painting.

 

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT</span> 11:00 am-3:00 pm

“Having a Bad Air Day” with Utah Public Radio

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>REUSE SHED</span> – Provided by Logan City

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>PAINTS, SPRAY PAINTS, &amp; MORE</span> 11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Shop the ReUse Shed

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>FREE BATTERY DISPOSAL</span> 11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Interstate Battery

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<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>KIDS ACTIVITIES</span>

10:30 am-Noon: Music for the Small &amp; Tall – Activities for ages 2-10

“Rhythms and Sounds of the Earth”

11:00 am-12:30 pm: *Make and decorate a noise shaker

12:30 am-3:00 pm: *Create a paper chime using recycled materials

(*while supplies last)

11:00 am-3 pm: *Sidewalk chalk

11:00 am-2:30 pm: Play with recycled clay

11:00 am-3:00 pm: Drums, boom sticks &amp; more

11:00 am-3 pm: “How I Love the Earth” Artwork Display

 

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>THATCHER-YOUNG MANSION</span>

11:00 am-3:00 pm: Jonathan Hatch, and Magic Poster Collection

Cache Valley Photographers Show and “How I Love the Earth” artwork

 

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE</span>

7:30 pm: The Sacred Choral Music of Robert Cundick

American Festival Chorus &amp; Orchestra

This event is supported in part by Magic Productions in partnership with CVCA, Stokes Nature Center &amp; Logan City.

For details about Earth Day Downtown, call, click, or come by the Cache Valley Center for the Arts or Stokes Nature Center. CVCA is located at 43 S. Main in the heart of Downtown Logan, online at <a href=”http://www.CacheArts.org” target=”_blank”>www.CacheArts.org</a>, or by phone at 435-752-0026. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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