Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Days of '47 Float Preview

An animated Wilford Woodruff catches a fish on this float. (my favorite of the show)

Ever wonder at the artistry it takes to construct those great parade floats you see every holiday? Well, here's a chance to check it out up close and personal. The floats that take part in the annual Days of '47 Parade are on display today and tomorrow at the South Towne Expo Center here in Salt Lake City. It's free and runs from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm both days. We took the boys and Grandma and had a great time checking out the amazing constructions. It was fun to see them up close and decipher all the different materials that went into these creations. Everything from giant animals carved out of foam to flower buds made of recycled drink bottles painted pastel colors. I spied construction foam, crafting foam in all it's forms,  neoprene who knows how much paint and tons and tons of glitter. My wife has started a spiffy new blog that has a more detailed post on all the fun stuff we saw there. Her blog is all about things to do and see with or without the kids. Check out the link below

Check the Days of '47 Parade Float preview on Artwife Needs a Life here

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