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Art & Soul of the Magic Valley 2020

June 26 - July 11

ATTN: Art & Soul of the Magic Valley dates have changed.

At its core, Art & Soul is about building relationships through arts appreciation. The Magic Valley Arts Council strives to make this large-scale arts appreciation event an amazing experience for everyone involved: artists, sponsors, venues, viewers and voters.

We have chosen to move the date to June 26 – July 11, 2020. The Kickoff Celebration will be July 25 (time to be determined), with the Awards Ceremony on July 24 in Twin Falls City Park (time to be determined)

Presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, the 87th annual Art & Soul of the Magic Valley will be April 13-28, 2018. Hundreds of artists will compete for Grand Prize of $15,000. Thirty winners will take home a portion of the $43,000 in prize money awarded in 2018.

Over the past 7 years several hundred artist have taken part in this unique event and 144 winners have shared in over $217,000.00 in total cash awards.

Art & Soul of the Magic Valley is more than the largest prize-awarding art contest in the Northwest, it is an event that advances art, appreciation, growth and development while bringing up the conversation of ‘what is art and why is art important.’

To find out more, please visit our website at www.MagicValleyHasArt.com

Grand Rapids, Michigan brought new life into their community that endured long after its nine day event! In 2010 Grand Rapids, population 197,000 presented their 2nd annual “Art Prize” community event. 1,800 artists, young and old, known and unknown, from the neighborhood, from the state, the US and many countries came to Grand Rapids to compete for the world’s largest art prize. 200,000 visitors came to town over a nine day period for a most unique community-based art contest. Downtown Grand Rapids will never be the same.

The Magic Valley Arts Council in partnership with sponsors, artists, venues and the Magic Valley community will again bring this idea home to Twin Falls, ID. The outcomes of this contest are infinite, we are all creators and we all benefit.

What will you bring to the equation?

Hundreds of artist displaying their work in 80+ venues throughout the city of Twin Falls. Thousands of visitors exploring Twin Falls, ID and viewing the art work – this is Art & Soul of the Magic Valley!


June 26
July 11
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