Joy, creativity and inspiration fill the Spring air during 45th annual St. George Art Festival, March 29-30


March 19, 2024

Joy, creativity and inspiration fill the Spring air during 45th annual St. George Art Festival, March 29-30

ST. GEORGE — An annual extravaganza of creativity and culture, filling the spring air with joy and inspiration, the 45th edition of the St. George Art Festival is ready to shine in Historic Town Square, March 29-30. A wide range of artists, tasty food, live music, a film festival and a 5K race combine to make the Art Festival a can’t-miss event on Easter weekend.

“The St. George Art Festival enriches our shared human experience, inviting us to pause, reflect, and find inspiration in the artistry,” said Peyton Lee, Community Arts Manager for the City of St. George. “This direct connection between creators of fine art and those who appreciate fine art fosters a sense of interconnectedness within the community.”

On March 29, the festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To close out the evening, the highly acclaimed The National Parks will perform a free concert on Tabernacle Street beginning at 7 p.m. The festival continues March 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and includes the Gina Marie Osmond Band with a live performance at 4:15 p.m.

One of St. George’s premier events, the Festival attracts artists and visitors from around the nation. More than 160 artists are set to display and sell their wares, which include: ceramics, glassworks, fiber arts, paintings and drawings to an audience of tens of thousands.

Festival-goers can participate in a wide array of activities and enjoy many different aspects of the event.

●       Veronica Sandoval is this year’s featured artist. She brings a twist to repoussé (a metalwork technique). Her unique style is inspired from her Mexican roots, nature, faith, family and friends.

●       Live entertainment from many performers will take over three stages that are spaced throughout Historic Town Square.

●       A creation station for the kids, and those young at heart. The creation station has 15 diverse crafts that bring artistic visions to life.

●       Food trucks and vendors will produce an array of yummy food. These refreshments will be situated by the west stage and the mainstage.

●       The Art Attack 1 mile and 5K race will take over Tabernacle Street March 30 at 9 a.m. Winners of various age groups will receive art as prizes from the Southern Utah Art Guild.

●       Desertscape Film Festival will take place March 27-30 at the Electric Theater, bringing cinema-goers together to spotlight indie films and filmmakers.

The 2023 edition of the St. George Art Festival yielded a substantial financial boost to the region. A study conducted by the Utah Tech University’s College of Business on site at the Art Festival estimated an economic impact of $30 million for the region. Factors determining the economic impact include money spent on lodging and shopping, food at local restaurants and other activities.

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About the St. George Art Festival

The St. George Art Festival began in 1980, showcasing the many artists who call St. George their home. Over the years it has expanded to include over 150 artists juried from hundreds of entries from throughout the United States. Over 30,000 people from around the West converge on St. George and enjoy thousands of original works of art, live entertainment on two stages, a vibrant children’s area and all types of food. The St. George Art Festival takes place each year at Historic Town Square on Main Street, nestled between Tabernacle Street and 100 South.


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