Lehi round-up art show commemorates pioneers

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The 75th annual Lehi Round Up Week celebration starts next week with the Lehi Round-up Art Show.

Round Up Week commemorates the pioneers who first put down roots in Lehi, and the people have celebrated every year since the city was settled. A rodeo was added to the festivities 75 years ago and has been a main event ever since.

The celebration will kick off with the Round-up Art Show, which will be held in the Lehi Art Building and run from June 25 – 30. It will show original works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing and mixed media from local artists age 12 and older. Submissions were collected on June 23.

“It is a juried competition,” said Jean Hatch, a spokesperson for the show. “[The show] will be judged by local artists.” Cash awards of $300, $200 and $100 were given to first, second and third place¬†contestants. The awards were distributed June 25 at a reception in honor of the participating artists.

The celebration will continue throughout the week with several activities including three parades, two movie nights and the rodeo.

In honor of the 75th year of the rodeo, Lehi City will be hosting its first cattle drive.

“It’s the first year we’ve done this,” said Natalie Larsen, chairman of the Round Up Week committee. “We’re very excited.”

For more Round Up Week activities, visit http://www.lehi-ut.gov/discover/roundup.

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