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SALT LAKE CITY -- The festivities of this year's Jewish Arts Festival wrapped up Sunday afternoon.
This year's theme "Comics and Comedians" celebrated the Jewish influence in the comic book industry.
According to Community Event Specialist Michelle Oelsner, many favorite comic characters were created by Jews, including Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and Betty Boop.
The two-day festival opened Saturday night with two special guests: comedian Michele Balan and graphic artist and illustrator JT Waldman. Sunday's activities included musical and dance performances, workshops for children and adults, food and a book fair.
The Jewish Arts Festival is held each year at the IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City.
The goal of the community event is to spread information about the Jewish culture.