Over the course of Lisa Sewell’s 19 years working for the Utah Arts Festival, she has been many things: a yarn bomber (as part of UAF’s Random Acts of Art program), Marketing and Development Director, Assistant Director, and Executive Director for the past eight years. But over that time she has been one thing more all else: an art fan.
Sewell is a super passionate proponent of the arts. Under her leadership, the Utah Arts Festival has grown to serve more than 89,000 patrons and 1,200 participating artists annually. The four-day festival—which takes place June 26-29, 2014—is now one of the premier arts festivals in the West, let alone the US. Sewell is undoubtedly the No. 1 #artsfan of the festival.
*This photo was taken at the 2014 Masquerade Party, the annual fundraiser for the Utah Arts Festival.
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