Thanksgiving Point
Local artist Gary Ernest Smith works on a painting at last year's Plein Air Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

This Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thanksgiving Point will offer its 55-acre Gardens as a canvas to nearly 75 local artists in its annual Plein Air Festival. Spectators can watch painters and sculptors create works of art in the open air. Renowned local artists such as James C. Christensen, Gary Ernest Smith, Jeff Pugh, Dennis Smith and Gary Lee Price will participate.

Saturday evening, from 6:30-8, there will be a silent auction at the Waterfall Amphitheatre on the work produced. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. (Tickets good for re-entry to silent auction.) Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 768-4999, or at the Thanksgiving Point Visitors Center. For information on becoming a participating artist, contact Sandy Shupe at 407-8157 or [email protected]