Saturday, October 1, 2016



Summerlin® Festival Of Arts Returns To Downtown Summerlin®


A cherished Summerlin® fall tradition, the Summerlin Festival of Arts, celebrates its 21st year as it returns to Downtown Summerlin® on October 8 and 9. Headlining the festival are more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the country who were selected through a juried process to showcase and sell their original creations..  A full schedule of entertainment is led by a performance from Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers, Tap Dancing Twins Sean & John of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace, along with many other musical acts and performing groups.

“On the heels of a newly reimagined festival last year that drew more than 30,000 people, we are continuing to add new and exciting artists and entertainers to our lineup,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, VP-marketing, Summerlin.  “Our 2016 roster includes many popular and returning artists who create in a variety of mediums, including photography, oil, watercolors, sculpture, metal, pottery and jewelry. We have continued our focus on entertainment, children’s art activities and of course, delicious offerings from Downtown Summerlin restaurants.  With so many talented singers, dancers and musicians joining the painters, sculptors and photographers, this year’s festival is truly a celebration of the arts.”

Nevada Ballet Theatre will give pop-up performances on unique 4x8 mini dance floors multiple times during the weekend. Popular singers and bands include Avalon Landing, Broken Spectacles and Chadwick Johnson. Local schools will be well represented with performances from Del Sol High School’s Mariachi Band, Palo Verde High School Jazz Band, The Meadows Elite Strings and Faith Lutheran High School Women’s Ensemble.  A new dance troupe headed by former Cirque performer, Tyrell Rolle, will also perform, along with jazz singer Toscha Comeaux and a quartet from Nevada School of the Arts.

Interactive art activities at the Children’s Pavilion, hosted by Discovery Children’s Museum, include fall-themed art projects such as designing marbled leaves, scented apples, and tissue paper trees.  Children and parents can also enjoy balloon art creations, face-painting and a mascot meet and greet. and Chef Chan Boupha from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas returns with live pumpkin and vegetable carving demonstrations. 

Other unique activities include the Art of Performance Driving Experience in a Jaguar or Land Rover with race car driver Davy Jones; a children’s Putt Putt challenge hosted by Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; demonstrations of robots built by Faith Lutheran High School engineering students; children’s science activities hosted by UNLV Engineering Department & Nevada Society of Professional Engineers;  an opportunity to meet the team and see the design of UNLV’s Solar Decathlon Team; and an opportunity support HomeAid Southern Nevada’s “Bag Hunger” Donation Drive.

The Summerlin Festival of Arts on The Lawn in Downtown Summerlin, October 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is free to the public. Sponsors include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, Cox Communications and KSNE Sunny 106.5.

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PHOTO CAPTION:  The 2016 Summerlin Festival of Arts returns to Downtown Summerlin Oct. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This free event features the works of more than 100 artists and craftspeople, a stellar line-up of entertainment headlined, children’s activities and delicious food from Downtown Summerlin restaurants and eateries.


About Summerlin

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 7,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all 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– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit 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 with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.                           

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