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VIDEO: All Things Smoky Hill River Festival

KSAL Staff - April 19, 2016 8:04 pm

It is a landmark year for the arts in Salina. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Salina Arts and Humanities organization, the 40th anniversary of  the organization’s premier event the Smoky Hill River Festival, the 30th anniversary of the Smoky Hill Museum, which is where the organization is located.

The 2016 Smoky Hill River Festival, the annual celebration of the arts, is June 9th – June 12th in Oakdale Park.

Salina Arts and Humanities Director Brad Anderson gave all of the credit for the continued success of the event to the “seven staff members, twenty-two committees, and over 2,000 volunteers who work together to pull it off.”

Two of those staff members, Stacy Ash and Grace Peterson, sat down with KSAL News Director Todd Pittenger for an edition of “Your City in Action” on Access TV. They discussed all things Smoky Hill River Festival – including the entertainment, the arts and crafts, and the food. They also discussed a new festival favorite, the Festival Quest Medallion Hunt.

The program can currently be seen at various times throughout the next several days, and is also available online.





Doug Clemens

April 20, 2016 at 1:12 am

Did they discuss the accounting of monies taken in and spent? Probably not but the public deserves to see an accounting every year. Whe the festival first started this was done but then again when the festival began they had many top groups along with the wannabe groups. Many years later its all wannabe groups and no accounting of funds for the festival.

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