Saturday, September 26, 2015

Summerlin® Festival of Arts Reimagined With Fine Art And Headline Entertainment

The Summerlin® Festival of Arts, now celebrating its 20th year, features more than 100 artists and has a bigger than ever entertainment lineup headlined by Clint Holmes, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, Human Nature and ABSINTHE’s tap dancing duo Sean and John, among others. After taking a hiatus in 2014 to accommodate the grand opening of Downtown Summerlin®, the newly reimagined Summerlin Festival of Arts is hosted by the outdoor fashion, dining and entertainment destination in the heart of the community, Oct. 10 and 11. The event is free and open to the public.

“For the 20th year we’re pulling out all the stops to reinvent what was already a great community event,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, director of marketing for Summerlin. “We are bringing back the same quality, upscale artistry the Festival has always offered but, we are adding big name entertainment, more children’s art activities, delicious offerings from Downtown Summerlin restaurants and unique experiences like UNLVs Metal Rebel DRC-Hubo robot with a musical demonstration.” 

Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festivities include a broad variety of artists showcasing original fine artwork for purchase including paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and handcrafted pieces made from wood, glass and metal.

Live entertainment includes food art carving by Chef Chan Boupha of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas, large-scale live canvas painting on Guerrilla Kages by District Artz, as well as performances by the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, Nevada School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum hosts free children’s art activities all weekend and winners of the annual Best of Summerlin competition will be announced Sunday.  

Also new this year is a partnership with HomeAid Southern Nevada for a non-perishable food drive. Festival attendees who donate at least three non-perishable food items at the Festival’s HomeAid tent will receive vouchers for two discounted ticket to ABSINTHE, Human Nature, Nevada Ballet Theatre, The Las Vegas Philharmonic or, any of the Cirque du Soleil shows. Those who donate at least five non-perishable food items will be entered to win two free show tickets or a VIP ballet experience. 

“Summerlin is always looking for ways to give back to the community,” said Bisterfeldt. “Incorporating non-profit organizations with the festival brings the perfect combination of art and charitable giving.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will showcase its newest installation of sculptures with live painting on Saturday and a special sculpture that children can mark with their hand prints.  Festival-goers have yet another charitable opportunity with the 3rd annual Kaleidoscope children’s art auction on Oct. 10. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Children's Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital and other local organizations that support children hospitalized for an illness or injury.  The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will host a three-hole miniature golf course for children. All visitors to the Shriner’s booth receive a “Buy One Get One” good any day ticket to the PGA Tournament and special prizes will be awarded to winners of the three-hole putt-putt challenge.

The 20th Summerlin Festival of Arts is proudly sponsored by Desert Companion®, Land Rover Las Vegas, COX Communications and FashionTrend.Vegas.

For a complete schedule of events visit Summerlin.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: The Summerlin Festival of Arts moves to Downtown Summerlin and is expected to draw record crowds. With more than 100 fine artists, this year’s festival includes enhanced entertainment and food offerings, children’s activities and more, including performances by Clint Holmes and Human Nature.

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.

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