Summerfest begins with Plein Air competition

Annual Summerfest Arts Faire opens Thursday, June 16 and continues through Saturday, June 18 on the lawn surrounding the Logan Tabernacle. But the event actually starts this weekend for those participating in the Plein Air Painting and Photography Contest.

Executive Director Elaine Thatcher says that refers to paintings done completely outdoors rather than working indoors from photographs or imaginations.

Thatcher says all of the works are to be framed and turned in on Wednesday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Summerfest opens to the general public on Thursday at 11 a.m. and Thatcher says there will be a lot to enjoy for every age. The work of more than 130 juried artists will be on display and this year’s featured artist is Richard M. Garland, a resident of Logan.

“He is a water colorist. He will have a booth here,” Thatcher explains. “We have so many different varieties of art work. We have a lot of potters, a lot of jewelers, painters, pastel and print makers, drawing, sculpture.

“There’s just so much. Then, of course, we have our tie-dye and on-site art where people can get face painting or henna tattoos and that sort of thing. It’s always a lot of fun.”

Thatcher says talented musicians will be performing all three days on two different stages and there are more yummy foods to choose from than ever before.

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