Arts in the Park Program Set to Debut

OGDEN, Utah – Arts in the Park, a new outreach program from Weber State University, is coming to some Ogden City parks later this month.

Modeled after WSU’s successful Science in the Parks program, the new program is a collaboration among WSU’s performing and visual arts departments and the Weber County Library’s Weber Reads project.

Beginning June 14, the 2010 Arts in the Park summer tour will hold hour-long sessions each weekday in three local parks. Daily visits are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lorin Farr Park (June 14-18), Liberty Park (June 21-25) and Monroe Park (June 28-July 2).

The activities are offered free to children of all ages. Music, dance, theater and visual arts experiences will be managed by WSU students from various departments within the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Weber County Library will provide storytellers and paperback books for elementary school children.

“Our goal is to get kids interested in the arts and help them realize that art is all around them,” said WSU history professor Kathryn MacKay, who is coordinating the Arts in the Park program. “We hope to nurture the next generation of people who appreciate the arts and how they enrich our lives.”

The program is sponsored by Weber State University, the Weber County Library Children’s Program and Weber County R.A.M.P. Visit to learn more about the 2010 tour.

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Kathryn MacKay, Arts in the Park coordinator
801-626-6782 •
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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