LOGAN – The 40th annual Summerfest Arts Faire is underway at the Cache County Event Center and Fairgrounds located at 490 South, 500 West in Logan from June 13 until June 15.

Preston religious artist Brent Borup and his wife Jeanette have a booth at Summerfest this year. Borup nowadays only does a few festivals to show and sell his artwork.

“We haven’t been to Summerfest for quite a few years,” he said. “I think we are the only ones selling religious artwork in the show.”

He said he knew Thursday was going to be a little slow, but he expects it to pick up.

Providence graphic designer and artist Jason Halladay brought his puzzles and skateboards to a booth. He also has a monster coloring activity for all ages.

Thomas Dunford, a Bountiful artist, was painting small squares with watercolors and showing his large graphic acrylic paintings for sale.

There are over 160 other artists selling jewelry, pottery and anything else one can image at this year’s festival.

Kelin Gibbons was demonstrating his skills as a guitar player to an audience that sat and listened to his style of hits from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s on his acoustic. Gibbons was one of 38 artists set to entertain audiences this weekend.

Dang Brother’s, with stores in Salt Lake and Ogden, was serving their handcrafted woodfired pizza cooked on the back of a vintage firetruck. They were just one of 31 food trucks at the fairgrounds.

“This festival is fun for people of all ages,” said Cindy Saraenson, a Sun City resident spending the summer in Logan. “There is great art, more vendors than last year and there is lots of shade and a slight breeze.”

Joan Mahoney, a volunteer coordinator, said each year they improve the art fair.

“The free CVTD bus service from the Transit Center every 30 minutes letting people off in front of the entrance really helps,” she said. “That bus service will take you just about anywhere you want to go in Logan.”

After four decades of Summerfest Arts Faire the event continues to evolve into something bigger and better.

“We have more artists, music performers and food trucks than the last year,” Mahoney said. “I’m not sure it is the biggest one we’ve ever had but it’s bigger than the last few years.”

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