Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: The ‘Great’ Demonio, Kian The One to bring their unique shows to The Round

THE ‘GREAT’ DEMONIO (June 23, 3:15 p.m.,The Round) At first glance, The ‘Great’ Demonio’s mask likely will creep out more adults than kids. When Javier Montelongo took up a friend’s suggestion to incorporate a mask into his magician’s identity, he designed with the trinity of his favorite things in mind: horror, music and magic. At … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: Be a part of the 10th 100 Artists/1 Image installation project, as Mason Fetzer puts color theory to the test

In the first year of the 100 Artists/1 Image installation at the Utah Arts Festival, the image was a Native American but since then every image has been an animal. Mason Fetzer, who has designed the project based on ideas from color theory that he has consistently tested over the years, normally prefers having those … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: Found, reclaimed objects; acute appreciation of natural cycles and rhythms, confidence in mixing media highlight Artist Marketplace’s slate of 177

Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 30% of the artists who applied this year were accepted. With a jury composed of experts … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: New three-day schedule, easy-to-use festival app, free fares with Utah Transit Authority at top of list

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Utah Review begins its preview coverage today of the 46th Utah Arts Festival, which will be held June 23-25  (noon to 11 p.m. on June 23-24 and noon to 9 p.m. on June 25) on the Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. As this is the state’s largest multidisciplinary arts and … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: Top-line summary of what to find at every festival venue

As noted in the centerpiece curtain raiser, organizers of the 47th Utah Arts Festival have packed impressive numbers of participants into its multidisciplinary programs. The following summarizes the top line highlights. Follow The Utah Review in the days leading up to the June 23 opening for features about the following:  ARTISTS MARKETPLACE For example, the … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: With successful launch last year, Emerging Artists initiative returns on an expanded scale

After last year’s successful launch of its Emerging Artists program for the Utah Arts Festival, Aimée Dunsmore, UAF’s executive director says UAF once again has opened the jury process to members of the community to help select artists and performers who will be in the festival this year. This year’s listings comprise perhaps the festival’s … Read more