Logan's 29th annual Summerfest Arts Faire will be a fun-filled event with color and imaginative images -- along with food, music and activities.
The festival is set for Thursday through Saturday, June 14-16, on the lawn of the historical Logan Tabernacle in Logan.
Summerfest offers 150 art and craft exhibitors, music, food and children's activities. Event entrance is free.
"If you love art and music and food, you will want to come," said Marianne Sidwell, Summerfest's executive director.
This year's featured artist is Lucy Peterson Watkins, 62, of North Logan, a quilter, graphic artist and photographer who has turned her art pieces into fabric and fiber art.
Watkins takes a photo and, using Photoshop on her computer, morphs images in or completely removes items from the photo. She then prints the photo onto silk or cotton material. "I had to trick my printer by oversaturating and using different color codes to get the colors I want," Watkins said.
She uses her sewing machine as a sketch pad, and makes use of dyes, oil paints and ink to achieve the finished design.
The artist sews the art pieces together for a quilt and then stretches the material onto frames for others to see. That is what will be on display at Summerfest -- about 15 pieces of Watkins' quilted artwork.
"They are very much like a painting," she said.
Most of Watkins' pieces depict scenes from around Cache Valley. "My art gives me great satisfaction," she said. "I've always been creative. If I couldn't create something, I don't know what I would do, so I just keep challenging myself."
The lawn of the tabernacle is the perfect place for Summerfest, said Amanda Castillo, the event's contest coordinator. "If you've never been to Cache Valley, it's a lovely place to visit - and a fantastic place in the summer."
An art yard, where children can create a variety of art projects, will be set up noon to 6 p.m. each day. Admission to the art yard is $3.
A new activity this year is the "Found and Recycled Art" contest, in which the public competes for cash prizes for creating art from "junk." There is also a photography contest; entries will be displayed at the festival.
Live music will entertain crowds throughout each day, with headlining concerts every night, including Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand, playing 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 16.
Another fun event is the Plein Air Paint Out, a painting contest for artists who create original art throughout Cache Valley. The contest is June 11-15. Participants will paint behind their easels on-site and then submit their canvases for judging. All of the works will be on display and up for silent auction.
Numerous nationally recognized artists live in Cache Valley, organizers said, and many will be participating in Summerfest as a vendor or in the plein-air competition.
Artists working in mediums including oil and watercolor painting, fiber art, acrylics, sculpture, pottery, photography and jewelry will be selling their work..
"There is a lot of variety," Sidwell said. "I think everyone will like what they see."