The Block Film & Art Festival was founded by a group of individuals who have a passion for truly independent artistic expression. It started as the Logan Film Festival in 2011 and is now in it’s 8th year, and its third since expanding to more fully embrace art in it’s title and events.
This Friday and Saturday, the festival will transform downtown Logan’s theatre district and feature 50-plus films, 40-plus bands and musicians, 20-plus art installations and exhibitions. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, Mary Urban Clarke said this huge undertaking cannot take place without great volunteers. And she said they are still needed.
“And we’re still taking volunteer submissions. If people want to go to (TheBlockFestival.org) they’ll see the link to sign-up to volunteer and, of course, volunteers get a really cool t-shirt and access to the festival,” she said.
Something new to the festival this year is the Taco Extravaganza which will take place Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., co-sponsored by the USU Latinx Creative Society. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the art of tortilla-making demonstrations, eat tacos, watch films and interact with local artists.
“This is an important opportunity for us to come together,” Clarke said, “and celebrate everybody in Cache Valley. And we hope that the Taco Extravaganza goes well and that we can repeat it over and over, year after year.”
Admission passes are $30, or $15 for students with ID. The pass allows entry to all film screenings and select music events. All other events are free to attend. To buy passes online, volunteer or for more information visit www.TheBlockFestival.org
AUDIO: Jason Williams talks with Mary Urban Clarke of Block Film & Art Festival