2020 St. George Art Festival canceled to help limit Coronavirus exposure

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Art Festival has canceled its 2020 event, scheduled for April 10-11 at Historic Town Square. The decision was made Thursday afternoon following recommendations from Governor Gary Herbert’s Utah Coronavirus Task Force.

The task force recommended suspending events that typically draw more than 100 spectators, beginning March 16 for a period of two weeks. Although the St. George Art Festival falls beyond the date range, the potential for an extended hiatus for large events prompted the City to act.

“The was not a decision we made lightly. Every year thousands of people look forward to the Art Festival so we wanted to do everything to make it happen this year — as it has every year since 1980,” said Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee. “We also wanted to be considerate to our artists who have committed to the Art Festival. Rather than keep the artists, performers and food vendors in a state of limbo, we decided to cancel this year’s event. We look forward to the Art Festival’s return in 2021.”

The next St. George Art Festival is scheduled for April 2-3, 2021.