LEWISTON, Idaho – The 31st Annual Art Under the Elms (AUE), a signature event of the Dogwood Festival, is next week, April 24-26, on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. The event, which began in 1984 and has become one of the largest outdoor festivals in the state, is also in need of volunteers.
Art Under the Elms has something for all ages with over 100 of the region’s finest artists, regional entertainers on two stages, and family-friendly activities and attractions spanning three days. The festivities begin on Friday from 12-7 p.m., continue on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and wrap up on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission is $3 for all three days and includes entry to the Artisan Green, the Dogwood Tea Fairy Tent, and the Family Fun Fair. Admission to the international-style food court and SUB Amphitheatre is free. All proceeds benefit personal enrichment continuing education programming at LCSC.
This year’s installment of AUE features a music festival where several regional bands and musicians will perform on the SUB Amphitheatre stage all three days of the event. The Dogwood Concert, featuring the Shook Twins and Fruition, featuring Bart Budwig, will take place on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are available online and are $25 for general admission, $15 for LCSC students with ID, and $20 for LCSC faculty and staff.
The Dogwood Show & Shine takes place Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in LCSC’s 4th Street parking lot. Car registration is $15 and admission is free. Five Judges’ Choice Ribbons will be awarded. A Sponsors’ Choice $250 prize will be given in the Car/Truck and Motorcycle/Trike Categories.
For additional Dogwood Festival information, call 208-792-2447.
For information about volunteering at Art Under the Elms contact Nancy McIntosh (208-792-2605 or [email protected]) or Barb Syska (208-792-2243 or [email protected]) at the Center for Arts and History, 415 Main Street in Lewiston.
The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Tuesday, April 21.
All volunteers receive a wristband for free entry into the festival for the weekend, plus a free pass to the Asotin County Aquatic Center. Those who volunteer for three or more shifts receive a free Dogwood Festival T-shirt. Currently all shifts are available.