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Posted on: August 4, 2017

31st Annual Festival of the Arts Aug. 12 and Aug. 13

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Join the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department for the 31st Annual Nampa Festival of the Arts Aug. 12 and 13 at beautiful Lakeview Park. This year’s festival features unique handmade items with over 190 artisans. Items include candles, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, pottery, woodwork, glass, metal, photography and more.

In addition to the arts, there will be activities for the kids such as jump houses and a free kids’ art booth with several art projects to choose from. There will also be live entertainment with Carmel and the Closers, Shot Glass, Gerry and 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.

The festival also 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.

Parking for the festival is free and can be accessed off of 16th Avenue. Please leave your pets at home, no pets allowed at the Festival.

What: Nampa Festival of the Arts
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, 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 and Tom Scott Toyota. 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 12 
10:00-11:15 a.m. Carmel and the Closers
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Junior Jammer Fiddlers
1:30-2:45 p.m. Choir – Eagle Song
3:00-4:15 p.m. Gerry and the Dreambenders
4:30-5:45 p.m. Jake Leg

Sunday, August 13
10:00-11:30 a.m. Red Light Challenge
11:45am-1:00 p.m. Patrick Dansereau
1:15-2:30 p.m. Shot Glass
2:45-4:00 p.m. Pamela Demarche

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