Dogwood Festival announces 2012 events
LEWISTON, Idaho - For the 28th consecutive year, the Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley is proud to announce a series of community events during the month of April.
This year's official events include the annual Art Under the Elms, a signature event of the festival. Art Under the Elms is a 3-day artisans fair that includes over 100 exhibiting local, regional and national artists; over 20 food vendors; a family fun fair with all-ages attractions and Dogwood Tea Fairy Party; and live entertainment on two stages. Art Under the Elms takes place Friday April 27 - Sunday April 29 on the Lewis-Clark State College Campus in Lewiston. The hours are Friday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The cost is $3 for a 3-day pass. Proceeds support LCSC programs and events.
The annual Confluence Grape & Grain is a ticketed beer and wine tasting event with silent auction that benefits the LCSC Center for Arts & History and LCSC business students. The event is hosted at the Center for Arts & History building in downtown Lewiston. Grape & Grain will be held on Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tickets are $25.
The Dogwood Show & Shine is a celebration of the most beautiful classic and contemporary cars, trucks and trikes from the Inland Northwest and beyond. It takes place Saturday, April 28 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. along the west side of the Lewis-Clark State College campus. It is a free event to attend. Registration of vehicles is $10. Show and Shine is coordinated by LCSC Continuing Education & Community Events
The festival's Dogwood Concert is back this year, as the LCSC Business Student Organization presents "Shake, Rattle & Roll - A Rockin' Tribute to the King: Starring Scot Bruce as Elvis." This concert is a hip-swaying tribute to the King of Rock & Roll in his prime and is suitable for the whole family. This concert takes place at the LCSC Activity Center Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are all general admission. A ticket pre-sale will take place the first weekend they go on sale, March 17 and 18, with all tickets $10. After that ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. For information on where to purchase tickets call 792-2447.
The Lewiston All Breed Dog Show brings together dog fanciers and spectators for a competition that attracts visitors from across the nation. It takes place Friday April 20 - Monday April 23 at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $5. The show is coordinated by the Lewis-Clark Kennel Club.
The 27th Annual Seaport Quilt Guild Show demonstrates the fine craftsmanship of the Seaport Quilter's Guild and other local quilters. The annual fundraising event takes place Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at the Clarkston High School Gym from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4.
The 35th Annual Seaport River Run is a traditional Lewis-Clark Valley fun run along the levees from Swallow's Park in Clarkston to Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston. The fun starts on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Cost to participate is $16 and includes a t-shirt or $6 without. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit causes in the community.
Refresh the Valley is a community-oriented service event hosted by Beautiful Downtown Lewiston (BDL) and the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce that provides an outlet for the public to come together and improve a shared space. You can help keep the Valley clean and beautiful by participating on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Brackenberry Square on Main Street. The first 10 volunteers will receive a free Dogwood Festival t-shirt. There will be an after party for volunteers in Brackenberry Square.
The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children's Art Show features a selected collection of art with a Dogwood theme from regional K - 6th grade students. It takes place at the LCSC Center for Arts & History. Admission to the gallery is free. A free opening reception will be held on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m.
The Dogwood Festival is a series of events and month-long celebration of art, culture and community in the Lewis-Clark Valley and is coordinated by a committee of local volunteers under the general management of LCSC Continuing Education & Community Events.
For more information about the Dogwood Festival, including event updates and festival promotions, visit the official website at www.lcsc.edu/dogwood, call 792-2447 or find Dogwood Festival of the LewisClark Valley at Facebook.