While banks may boast some fine art, and wildlife art is displayed in sporting goods stores, Richfield becomes the heart of the arts next week as the Fall Arts and Heritage Festival puts art in all the stores of the Main Street business district.
On Sept. 16 and 17, art will even spill out into the street in the form of crafts, food, sidewalk art, caricature drawings, face painting, performing arts from 1 to 7 p.m. and more visual arts displays.Sponsored by the Sevier County Arts Alliance, the heritage part of the festival will focus this year on the Gathering of the Clans. Competition will be held for bag pipers, drum majors, drummers and dancers. Highland athletic events will be demonstrated, and children's games will be held. Some Native American arts and crafts will also be on display, and genealogy booths will be located downtown.
Clan activities will begin at 9 a.m. in the Richfield City Park, Main Street at 300 North, and will culminate with all participating bands parading down the thoroughfare at 12:30 p.m.
A special program, including pipers, will be held in the Richfield Tabernacle Friday night at 8.
During the same week, the Sevier County Travel Council is sponsoring the Piute ATV Trail Jamboree.