Summerfest going green with artistic recycling

Summerfest 2011 will be going green through artistic recycling, according to Summerfest Director Marianne Sidwell who says the popular Summerfest Arts Faire opens Thursday and continues through Saturday on the Logan Tabernacle Grounds. Sidwell says she applied for and received a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums to do a couple of recycling projects with some great artists. “One is coming from Missouri,” Sidwell explains. “His name is Rich Brooks. He calls himself a not-so-ordinary artist and he collects lots of different junk items: old hulu hoops and hoses and funny items you never would think would be used as art. “He puts them together and makes sculptures out of them. So he will be doing that all three days of our event just making these interesting projects.” She says well-known local artist Michael Bingham will also be doing some great recycling projects on the grounds. Sidwell says, as usual, there will be great food, great music and entertainment along with approximately 150 fine artists selling their work at reasonable prices. Summerfest opens Thursday at 12 noon and continues through Saturday at 10 p.m. No admission is charged.

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