Originally Published: September 9, 2009 8:53 p.m.
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Las Vegas impersonators, bands, dancers, food and an attempt to break a world record are among the attractions for the seventh annual World Arts Festival Saturday.
The Parks and Recreation Department and the Arts and Culture Commission are sponsoring the event, which will take place on one instead of two days this year because of town finances. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Civic Center grounds at Civic Center Drive.
A new event for the free festival is an attempt to break a world record for the largest single piece of art in which the most number of people participate. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., residents can dip their toes, fingers or provided props into pools of nontoxic, washable paint and apply it to a 40-by-60 foot piece of canvas. For those planning to jump in, town officials suggest wearing swimsuits or old clothes and to register early.
Musical entertainment will begin at 11 a.m., a half-hour after Persephone arrives at the main stage to present awards to the winners of the Prescott Valley Art Guild's juried show.
Throughout the day arts, crafts and food vendors will offer their wares, and a beer garden and wine-tasting venue is available to adults.
For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 759-3090, or log on to www.pvaz.net.