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Summerlin to hold outdoor art event Oct. 13

More than a hundred local and national artists will showcase and sell their works at the annual Summerlin Art Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Justin Coopersmith, whose designs and images are reproduced and marketed worldwide, is returning to the Summerlin Art Festival this year.

He’s bringing a collection of about 50 mixed-media paintings that range in price from $350 to $3,500.

Coopersmith travels the country exhibiting at juried fine art shows, but considers the Summerlin Art Festival one of his favorites.

Local artist Barry Ferich, another participating artist, has more than 20 years’ experience working with metal and stone.

He creates unique sculptures that have garnered placement in local art museums, including a Best of Show placement at the Las Vegas Art Museum in 1998.

According to Danielle Bisterfeldt, marketing director for Summerlin, a wide variety of art disciplines and styles will be on display and available for purchase at the event. Artworks include a variety of handmade, one-of-a-kind creations such as paintings, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, metalwork, sculpture, mixed media and woodcrafts.

“It’s a wonderfully eclectic and highly visual event,” Bisterfeldt said. “Anyone with a love for color, culture and the arts will feel right at home at this event.”

In addition to showcasing more than 100 artists, the Summerlin Art Festival features chalk art creations, interactive art projects for children hosted by the Children’s Discovery Museum and Art Starts Here, fruit and ice carving demonstrations by Chef Chanh Boupha, face painters, mascot appearances, live entertainment and a wide variety of food and drink options.

Performers at the 2012 event include members of the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada School of the Arts, Jeremy Cornwell, Love Sick Radio, Shauna Tucker, Ben Harris and MO5AIC.

Visit www.summerlinartfestival.com for more information.

For more information on Summerlin, visit www.summerlin.com or www.facebook.com/summerlinlv.

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