The 2010 Utah Arts Festival's Eugenie Hero-Jaffe & Jocelyn Kearl 

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The 2010 Utah Arts Festival takes over downtown Salt Lake City June 24-27 at Library Square (210 E. 400 South). I interviewed Eugenie Hero-Jaffe and Jocelyn Kearl, official tweeters for the festival.

@MartyFoy Hello @UtahArtsFest Nice to see that you’re on Twitter. This interview couldn’t have been possible otherwise.

@UtahArtsFest It’s our first Twitterview!

@MartyFoy So you’re on FB & Twitter, you’ve got an Iphone app & website, what’s up with all the web technology for the 4-day fest?

@UtahArtsFest 2,846 fans on FB / 1,839 followers on Twitter. Our fans do a great job making this exponentially effective.

@MartyFoy This year you have a spiffy new Iphone app; what does it do and how do locals get it?

@UtahArtsFest The app lets you browse the festival schedule by day, time, stage, and genre; you can create your own personal schedule.

@UtahArtsFest Locals can get the link at The app was donated by EyebrowMan Interactive, long time fest volunteer and fan.

@MartyFoy How many performers, artists and special activities will be at this year’s festival? What can’t be missed?

@UtahArtsFest 140 Performing Artists, 140 Visual Artists (55 new to the Fest), 50 short films from around the world. Biggest Fest ever!

@UtahArtsFest Don’t miss opening night w/ Cowboy Junkies/Michelle Shocked; Library Atrium Organ Performance by Richard Elliott...

@UtahArtsFest Mini Music Fests--bluegrass, funk, world/jazz, blues. Plus great local bands Fox Van Cleef, Ghostowne, Muscle Hawk, Tolchock Trio.

@UtahArtsFest Plus special surprise daily, but it’s top secret, even for Twitterview so can’t reveal more but it will be the talk of the Fest.

@MartyFoy What’s new this year and never been seen before at the festival?

@UtahArtsFest Never seen before... Team Poetry Slam on Saturday; 1st ever Dance Commission by Tom Mattingly; 1st ever UAF Youth Rock Ensemble.

@MartyFoy CW’s Dining Editor @Critic1 wants to know what’s on the menu? Any local restaurants representing?

@UtahArtsFest Epicuriosity (near Earth Garden Stage) features cooking demos by student chefs at Art Institute of SLC creating gourmet tapas.

@UtahArtsFest Also, Element 7 flash-frozen ice cream using liquid nitrogen; Market Street Grill is back this year Lucky 13 BBQ is new vendor.

@MartyFoy What’s the Ultra IronPen challenge? Can I tweet to compete?

@UtahArtsFest Writers face off in 24-hr comp (no Tweet to compete; good idea tho); register now at Winners read Sun 6/27.

@MartyFoy Tell me about the Cube?

@UtahArtsFest It’s all about the spray paint; Banksy would be proud.

@MartyFoy How is the @UtahArtsFest cutting carbon this year?

@UtahArtsFest In addition to bike valet and recycling, this year the Festival is using carbon offsets thanks to Blue Sky & Rocky Mountain Power.

@MartyFoy Thanks for the TwitterView @UtahArtsFest anything else I need to know about this year’s festival?

@UtahArtsFest Start your Fest w/Cake on Sat; get the iPhone app; weather is looking fine this year. Thx @MartyFoy for our first TwitterView!!

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