Festival brings art and music to an intimate setting in Ogden Valley

Festival brings art and music to an intimate setting in Ogden Valley

HUNTSVILLE — The Mountain Arts & Music Festival returns to Ogden Valley on Oct. 6.

The festival opens at 10 a.m. at Huntsville Square, 7355 E. 200 South, across from the city park. Activities will continue until dusk.

The inaugural Mountain Arts & Music Festival was held last year.

“We have a fairly active art community here,” said Trish Painter, chairwoman of the Eden-based Mountain Arts and Music organization. “We’re a nonprofit supporting the creative arts in Ogden Valley.”

In addition to about 25 artist booths, the festival will feature live music, hands-on children’s art stations, art exhibits and demonstrations. Food and beverage from Daily Rise Coffee, Ogden Valley Smokehouse and Blue Coyote Cafe — along with food trucks — will be available for sale throughout the day.

Visitors to the festival can even try their hand at watercolor painting.

“Our organization is about getting people to do art, instead of just looking at art and listening to music,” Painter said.

Performers at the festival will include:

• 10 a.m., Tia and Blaine Shaw (harmonies)

• 10:30 a.m., Anne Toobs & Leslie Stevens (hammered dulcimer)

• 11 a.m., Built for Comfort (jazz, blues and country)

• Noon, Raven Spirit & Friends (folk originals)

• 1 p.m., Otter Creek Duo (multi-instrumental originals)

• 2 p.m., Dick Stoner & Dan Hall (originals, blues and classic pop)

• 3 p.m., Shades of Gray Bluesgrass (pop, country, bluegrass)

• 4 p.m. Christopher Haaser (juggler)

Headliner for the festival will be Chris Orrock & the Lazlos, an acoustic rock group out of Salt Lake City. They will take the stage at 5 p.m.

“Last year we had our headliner perform at 7 p.m., and it just got so cold by then,” Painter said.

Painter said the festival is an opportunity to experience art in a small, intimate setting.

For more information, visit www.mountainartsandmusic.org.

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