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Art and Sol to fill Petrack Park in Pahrump

The Pahrump Arts Council’s 20th Annual Art and Sol Festival is set to fill Petrack Park with the wonder and beauty of creation and event organizers are encouraging the entire community to head out to immerse themselves in the artistic atmosphere.

Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, the Art and Sol Festival will bring together a massive array of area artists of all kinds. Attendees of the Art and Sol Festival will get a taste of the valley’s many and varied artistic talents, with vendor booths scattered throughout the park to display the work of Pahrump’s gifted and imaginative population.

There will be plenty of live demonstrations to catch the attention too, including glass blowing, wax on glass and demos using “unicorn spit” techniques. The youngsters and those with a sweet tooth will likely want to spend some time with the cake and cookie decorating stations, where they will learn about beautifying the yummy treats before they get to gobble some down.

Food will be a big focus of the festival as well, with the featured vendor the HUBB, which will be serving up burgers, mozzarella sticks, hot dogs and more. In addition, for the thirsty adult crowd, the HUBB will also have a beer garden.

Joining the food vendors will also be Pete’s Meats and Treats and one of the valley’s newest eateries, the Tamale Place. The Pahrump Arts Council will also be selling popcorn, cotton candy, water and strawberry shortcake to ensure everyone’s appetite is assuaged.

The Art and Sol Festival is about gathering the community to celebrate art, music, food and togetherness but there is another purpose behind the event, that of fundraising. The Pahrump Arts Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an environment in which the arts can thrive and one of its main goals is to ultimately open a performing arts and events center right here in town.

“Our town is full of amazing and incredibly talented people who deserve a place to teach, learn, grow, perform, display and heal, a place where you and your family can come and enjoy classes, performances, weddings, receptions, conventions, birthdays, learn food and pastry art, a place where those with disabilities can be given a chance, with occupational therapists, to rebuild, replenish and find healing within themselves through art,” Pahrump Arts Council member Ginger Forbes explained with obvious passion.

“A place where those who are interested in furthering their interests in art and the technical side of production can gain college credits toward a performing arts major, where we can have all of our town’s events held in one beautiful and inspirational facility and visitors will have a wonderful memory to take back to their towns and cities and share what they experienced here,” Forbes continued. “PAC loves Pahrump, and we see us building a place that we can be proud of now, and will encourage inspiration and creativity in generations to come.”

To this end, there will be many raffle prizes to tempt patrons of the Art and Sol Festival, with all raffle tickets to be sold at the Pahrump Arts Council’s booth during the event.

All proceeds from the festival will go toward the council’s building fund.

Anyone interested in signing up as an exhibitor at the event may contact Forbes at 801-390-3790. All registration forms must be submitted no later than April 8. For more information visit www.pvpac.org or contact the Pahrump Arts Council at 775-505-1362.

Contact reporter Robin Hebrock at rhebrock@pvtimes.com

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