Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: IAMA’s acoustic music events make grand entrance in festival collaboration

For this year’s Utah Arts Festival, The Intermountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMA) is bringing a large contingent of folk, bluegrass, Irish, Celtic and acoustic musicians along with a nationally juried songwriting competition and a two-day songwriter’s academy open to musicians from beginning to advanced. Many of the events will culminate on IAMA Day, scheduled for … Read more

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: EnjiGo’s makerspace for art, technology as equal partners

Not just a re-engineered concept of a traditional do-it-yourself culture of arts and craft, the ‘maker’ movement has catapulted to new ways of seeing how art equals technology, even in lifting mundane consumer products to aesthetically mesmerizing possibilities. Thanks to members of Salt Lake City’s EnjiGo Makerspace Foundation, this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s patrons will … Read more

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: The Leonardo venue’s ‘R&D’ art lab highlights workshops, CollaborART

After a rousing success last year at its first turn as a Utah Arts Festival venue, The Leonardo museum returns with a new series of workshops at the Art Lab; free, public interactive in which participants can build simple musculoskeletal systems and observe digital painting and sculpting in animation, and five pairs of artists – … Read more

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: Making the best community space so art fans can unite at the 38th Utah Arts Festival

In explaining how the staff, board, venue coordinators, volunteers, sponsors, and, most certainly, the participating performers and artists of the 38th annual Utah Arts Festival (UAF) design the spaces of Library Square and Washington Square so that art fans can unite, the metaphors of magnets and oysters, as Doug Borwick, a long-time arts administrator explains … Read more

Park City Food And Wine Classic 2014

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It’s just a little over a month now until one of the biggest Utah food and wine events of the year – the fabulous Park City Food And Wine Classic. The extensive celebration of the wine world takes place over four days – during which, more than 500 different types of wine, beer and spirits … Read more

I’ll Drink To That

Join Vinelore at A Gallery‘s beautiful courtyard garden as they celebrate the joy of Spring at a private soirée. As part of the evening get to meet Salt Lake’s newest distillery – Beehive Distilling and their latest concoction – Jack Rabbit Gin — a small-batch, hand-macerated creation from Beehive Distilling. Let your taste buds experience … Read more

Dreamathon Unleashes Imagination On South Salt Lake

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I love my South Salt Lake neighborhood. It’s vibrant, diverse, and walkable. Beautifully maintained public spaces abound. Then there’s the big empty high school. Granite High opened to students in 1906, and closed their doors at the end of the 2009 school year. While plans for the space have come and gone more than once … Read more

Celebrity Guests Announced as Tickets Go on Sale for “Salt Lake Comic Con 3.0”

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The crowd gathered outside The Leonardo shivered with anticipation as they punctuated the agonizing seconds with uncontrolled, random screams. “This is the best day of my life!” shouted one, just after another pointed towards the door and shrieked, “Batman!” Batman’s exit from the building sent the crowd, who had already been wowed by an array … Read more

Rare, exceptional exhibit of Ernesto Edwards’ collages slated at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Still in his twenties, Salt Lake City resident Ernesto Edwards made several trips to San Francisco and found his passion. In the city’s Mission District, the Berkeley Renaissance, one of the most vibrant offshoots of the Beat Movement, was gaining creative speed. Edwards, who had studied architecture at The University of Utah, met Robert Duncan, … Read more

Twilight Concert Series 2014

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This morning SLC Mayor Ralph Becker and The Salt Lake City Arts Council announced the Twilight Concert Series 2014. The Series returns to Pioneer Park, now in its 27th season, with another diverse and exciting lineup. The series will run July 10 through August 28 every Thursday evening. Performing artists include: July 10th Ms. Lauryn … Read more