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Citrus Heights art, music festival cancelled due to extreme heat in forecast

Sentinel staff report–
With triple-digit heat in the forecast for this weekend, organizers of a summer arts and music festival have opted to cancel plans for a July 15 event in the Marketplace at Birdcage, but are eyeing rescheduling to another date.

Citrus Heights Arts Executive Director Gigi Rayford said in an email Monday that her team had been closely monitoring weather conditions and opted to cancel the ArtBeat event, citing the “safety and well-being of our attendees, artists, and staff.”

“While we understand the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause, we believe it is our responsibility to prioritize the well-being of our community,” Rayford said. “We sincerely apologize for any disruption this cancellation may have on your plans and look forward to your understanding.”

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As previously reported, Citrus Heights Arts had planned for a summer series, free to the public, with two events slated for July 15 and August 19 at the Marketplace at Birdcage shopping center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans included food trucks, an indoor art gallery, local musicians, arts and crafts vendors, family activities like rock painting and corn hole, and an activities center for people to learn how to draw.

Rayford said Citrus Heights Arts is “actively exploring alternative options to reschedule ArtBeat to a more suitable date in the near future.”

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