West Valley City's Division of Arts and Culture & the Sister City Committee are partnering with the Sister City of Nantou, Taiwan to sponsor a student exchange in the summer of 2015. Students will go to Nantou in June after the school year ends, for a two week trip. In exchange, Nantou students will come to Utah around the third week of July. Twelve students from each country will be selected for this great opportunity. During the exchange, the students will be housed with families of students from each exchange. Students will experience and learn about the culture and history of each area visited.
SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS!
Looking for that something special for your loved one? Maybe you want to find that one-of-a-kind item? Look no further! Kick off your holiday shopping season with the 2014 Winter Market this Saturday (12/6) from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center! The market will have items for sale that include handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind framed art, and ethnic arts. All these creations are from certified, free range, 100% pure local artists!
We'll have a plethora of activities for the whole family including performances from local musicians and dance groups to help get you in the mood for the holidays! For a list of artists and a performance schedule, click here. Food will be provided by World Dog Specialty Dogs and Sausages. Santa will also be taking a break from his busy schedule and arrive between 4-5 p.m. to greet the kids ages 1 to 92.
TREES OF DIVERSITY ON DISPLAY
In addition to the market, kick off the holiday season with the ambiance of the Trees of Diversity exhibit. This exhibit showcases themed Christmas trees created by local ethnic communities, businesses, and non-profit organizations; gingerbread houses built by local students, and a rare display of dolls from around the world. Best of all, admission is free, so bring the whole family. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., or by arrangement. To make arrangements to see the gallery, email Michael Christensen here.
We hope to see you this holiday season at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.
Happy Holidays from all of us!
West Valley City
Come Join the Celebration!