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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Nampa Festival of the Arts marks 30 years when it opens Aug. 13


Join the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department for the 30th Annual Nampa Festival of the Arts Aug. 13 and 14. at beautiful Lakeview Park. This year’s festival features unique handmade items with more than 190 artisans. Items include candles, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, pottery, woodwork, glass, metal and photography. The festival opens Saturday at 10 and ends at 6 p.m. and reopens Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

In addition to the arts, there will be activities for the kids such as jump houses, a pitching trailer, and a free kids’ art booth with several art projects to choose from. There will also be live entertainment with Carmel & the Closers, Shot Glass, Gerry & the Dreambenders, Jake Leg and more all day Saturday and Sunday. And don’t miss out on the food in the food court. Enjoy a variety of food while you peruse the park or enjoy the entertainment.

This year’s festival features a Juried Art Show. Enjoy Fine Art pieces including oil, watercolor, pottery, photography, metal sculpture and more. Vote for your favorite piece and enjoy the art. Also, the locomotive displayed in Lakeview Park will be open for public viewing on Saturday, Aug. 13.during the event.

Parking for the festival is free and can be accessed off of 16th Avenue. With the exception of service animals, pets will not be allowed at the Festival.

What: Nampa Festival of the Arts
When: Saturday, Aug. 13
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Lakeview Park
Garrity Blvd & 16th Avenue North
Cost: Free

Nampa Festival of the Arts is sponsored by the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information, visit our website at or call the Nampa Recreation Department at 468-5858.

Nampa Festival of the Arts Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, August 13th
10:00-11:15 a.m. Carmel and the Closers
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Junior Jammer Fiddlers
12:45-1:15 p.m. Pat Harris Dance Studio
1:30-2:45 p.m. Shot Glass
3:00-4:15 p.m. Fun House
4:30-5:45 p.m. Pamela Demarche

Sunday, August 14th
10:00-11:30 a.m. Gerry and the Dreambenders
11:45am-12:45 p.m. Choir – Eagle Song
1:00-2:30 p.m. Patrick Dansereau
2:45-4:00 p.m. Jake Leg

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