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Art & Soul of the Magic Valley Kick-Off Celebration April 13

The Magic Valley Arts Council’s 7th Annual Art & Soul of Magic Valley Kick-Off Celebration is Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 -7 pm at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Pl. Free and open to the public, the celebration will feature the contest artists, refreshments and live music. Participants will be able to enjoy early contest voter registration and purchase the Limited Edition Souvenir Program. Cost for the program is $10.

The Art & Soul of Magic Valley, a city-wide art contest and event, runs April 14-29, with the Awards ceremony on May 6 at The Orpheum Theatre. This year’s contest features the work of 151 Artists, representing nineteen states: AZ, CA, CO, ID, IL, GA, MI, MT, NM, NV, OR, PA, UT, and WA.

Art & Soul uniquely engages the public to determine the winners. The grand prize is $15,000 with $5,000 going to second place; $2,500 being awarded to third place and $1,500 to fourth place. Fourteen artists will be voted to receive a Best in Show awards in each of the fourteen categories; two winners of the Professionally Judged Competition will receive a total of $3,000; and $900 will be awarded to the Youth Category winners from each of the three divisions: Elementary, Middle and High School. The Magic Valley Mall is the Venue for all of the 134 youth artist entries.

Take your soles to Art & Soul by viewing the art at 80 “gallery” Venue locations throughout Twin Falls. You can begin by picking up your Limited Edition Souvenir Program at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place, or where you see the yellow flag with the red heart. Venue hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm.

Your vote counts! Public voting is free and will take place at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts. Voting hours are Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Friday hours are 10 am to 8 pm for your convenience.

In addition to the incredible art work, there are more than 45 Art & Soul events to enjoy. To find out more visit or call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 208-734-ARTS (2787).


The Mission of Art & Soul of the Magic Valley? is to embrace and nurture our sense of community and stimulate the local economy through our celebration and promotion of art.

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