Sandwiched between the Ogden art festival the weekend before and the Utah art festival the weekend after, the 2016 Tooele Arts Festival promises to have premier visual artists, cuisine vendors, and amazing stage performers. We are excited to welcome the entire community because, after all, it’s our patrons who make the festival an event that we can be proud of year after year. We’re grateful for our rich history which dates back to 1985. The festival may have grown a lot since that time, but we haven’t lost our small-town sense of community and fun. With the Children’s Art Yard, great stage performers, and on-going support from the city of Tooele, the festival always pleases! We’re proud to continue to draw artists from around the country. Patrons of the festival are never disappointed when they come in search of one-of-a-kind artwork, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, sculptures, plant art, and much more.
Carrying on the tradition of encouraging the youngest artists, our free children’s art yard will again provide hands-on activities for little artists and their parents. The stage entertainment will be top notch and will feature more local artists than ever. For the fourth year, the Tooele Arts Festival is excited to partner with the Tooele City Arts Council who will be hosting its annual plein art contest. No doubt about it, there will be something for everybody!
The festival takes place in the Tooele City Park. This pedestrian and wheelchair accessible festival grounds include open-air booths surrounded by large and shady trees; a patio and main entertainment stage featuring a variety of musical acts throughout the weekend. The festival is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and it’s FREE!
Please note: Although pets will not be permitted on the festival grounds, properly marked service animals will be welcomed.