Arts Fest

ARTSFEST '06 CELEBRATES ROCK COUNTY ARTS Rock County will celebrate the arts on September 22 and 23rd as the United Arts Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary with ArtsFest at the Janesville Performing Arts Center and park.

The two days of art will begin with FREE admission to Art Happening on Friday, Sept. 23 from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Over 30 fine artists will be exhibiting, demonstrating and encouraging hands-on participation.

Exhibitors include:

China Porcelain Painting: Linda Pearson

Fiber: Judith Detert-Moriarty, Kristine Moser, Ursula Myers

Floral: Shirley Fregeau

Glass: Dan Wilcox

Ink, Pencil & Pastel: Andreah Briarmoon, George Gutmann, Idamae Knutson, Anna Werno

Metal Sculpture/Jewelry: Ruth Hintz, Bob Mortenson

Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media: T. Kurt Buggs, Delia Pacheco, Joseph Saladino, Larry Schultz, Marcia Wirth

Photography: Rich Fletcher, John Perkinson

Sculpture: Jim Trumpy

Watercolor: Carole Cullen, Claudiadair Fitzgerald, Marilyn Keating, Arlene Ledger, Barbara Mathews, Barb Tapovatz

Wood: Ron Arnold, "Reg" Bel, Trae Leeder

On Saturday, ArtsFest continues from 11a.m.-5:30 p.m. for only $5/person or $20/family. Live performances will begin every half-hour inside on the JPAC stage and outside in the park. Entertainers performing will include: The Badger Chordhawks Chorus, Choral Union, Leslie Damaso, Heat Wave, The Hedberg Public Library, Janesville Little Theatre, MacDowell Music Club, SpotLight On Kids, Sterling North Society, The Sweet Adelines, Greg Winkler, Winners of the Friends of JATV-12 Talent Show . . . and more.

Artists will continue to exhibit, demonstrate and sell their art while encouraging hands-on participation to create a new art piece. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to participate in both a raffle and silent auction to win original artwork and other items including JPAC performance tickets, CDs and more. Roving performers will share their artistry while food and beverages will be available from local vendors such as the Deli Dog House, the Metropolitan, Mocha Moment and Dip 'n Dots. At 5:00p.m., sharing UAA's anniversary "birthday cake", beverages. and the winners of the raffle and silent auction will be announced.

The United Arts Alliance is a coalition of artists, individuals, cultural facilities, and arts organizations organized in 1996 to create an environment that encourages a variety of opportunities to enlighten, enrich and develop artistic growth in the Rock County area by supporting excellence in area performing and fine arts while encouraging participation and appreciation of the arts. Membership is available to all interested individuals as well as supportive business and arts organizations. For additional information, a copy of the Rock County Arts Resource Directory, or the most updated calendar of Rock Co. arts events, please visit the website at: or call 608.758.0297.

Produced by United Arts Alliance at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

Performances: September 22 - 23, 2006

Performance Times: 11-7

Ticket Prices: Free on Friday; $5/person or $20/family on Saturday

Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.

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