Arts Council’s public social to feature performances, artists

The In Jubilo choir will perform at the Cedar City Arts Council social. | Photo courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Cedar City Arts Council, which sponsors networking socials for the community three times a year to become acquainted with artists in Iron County, will host its next social July 10 at The Frontier Homestead Museum, 635 N. Main.

Deb Drake and Mary Anne Andersen offer thanks, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News

These events are meant to showcase and celebrate some of the artists who have received mini-grants from the Cedar City Arts Council, whose objective is to have live music, art displays and reports on the use that the recipients have made of their awarded funds, according to a press release from the council.

The summer social will feature Rebecca Shelley from the Escalante Arts Council and the Nutcracker Ballet.

“The newly-minted Escalante Valley Arts Council set the formidable goal of producing the Nutcracker this Christmas season and then saw to it. The result was so heartwarming and charming that I will never forget it,” said Mary Anne Andersen, referring to last year’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet in Beryl, Utah.

The Cedar City Arts Council provided funding to help with the building rental for the project and has invited some of the students to come perform at the social.

Jackie Jackson will present on the impact of the Cedar City Arts Council’s mini-grants on the establishment of In Jubilo, which will also perform at the event.

Harpits Carla Carpenter will perform a piece and prelude at the social.

An art display will be presented by Blaine DeMille, a local painter specializing in desert scenes, still life and portraiture.

The Sagebrush Fiber Artists will display some of their fiber art pieces at the event.

In addition to celebrating some of the wonderful artists that have been awarded funds, the council will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary of awarding mini-grants to the community.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Event details

  • Who: Cedar City Arts Council
  • What: Summer Public Social
  • When: July 10, 7 p.m.
  • Where: The Frontier Homestead Museum, 635 N. Main, Cedar City
  • Cost: Free

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