Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International (BDSI)
is a program of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center and was
started as an art festival in 1974. The distinctive
program of international performances was added in 1988.
The roots of the festival are grounded in the arts and
it remains a showcase for artists. The international
and cultural performances were included to give local
residents a unique entertainment and educational experience
that stands out as an exciting addition to the community
and is unequaled by any other art and cultural program
in the state.
In 2008 Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International welcomed the first annual Internationale
Organisation für Volkskunst (IOV International
Organization for People Art) World Youth Congress entitled:
Protecting and Preserving our Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Congress was hosted in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary
of Summerfest International. The festival, along with
the IOV Congress, was a great success that brought many
cultures from distant parts of the world together to
appreciate art and culture.