Celebrate Heritage Days in Spring City this weekend
Art • Home tours and art shows help city preserve history.
Published: May 20, 2014 09:26AM
Updated: May 20, 2014 08:47PM
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Courtesy Photo Art work by well known Spring City artists, like this piece by Lee Bennion, will be on sale during the Heritage Days on Saturday, May 24.

Tour pioneer-era homes, buy art and antiques and help raise money to renovate the historic Old School, during Spring City’s annual Heritage Day Celebration.

It takes place Saturday, May 24, in Spring City, just off Highway 89 between Mount Pleasant and Ephraim.

The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with breakfast in the city park.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., works by well-known artists will be on sale in the City Hall and local galleries.

A home tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the Old Spring City School and the Main Street Firehouse. A “sneak peak” takes place on Friday, May 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.

For the “Art Squared” silent auction, also taking place at City Hall, patrons can bid on one-foot square paintings by well known Spring City artists including: Lee Bennion, Lynn Farrar, Doug Fryer, Susan Gallacher, M’Lisa Paulsen, Kathleen Peterson, Cassandria Parsons and others. Ticket sales close at 2 p.m.

Also available will be a collectors series of 10 hand-pressed prints by select artists.

Proceeds from these events will help renovate Spring City’s Old School into a community center. Plans include a ballroom, art studios, pioneer museum and other community spaces.

Patrons also can attend “Life Under the Horseshoe,” an old-time live audience radio show held at Victory Hall in Spring City. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased online at lifeunderthehorseshoe.com.

Patrons must be in their seat by 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show, which is broadcast on station KMGR FM Radio 95.9 and 102.7 and its affiliates

For more information, visit friendsofhistoricspringcity.org.