Summer is here and that means that the beloved Utah Arts Festival is back again. The festival has been running every fourth weekend in June for the past 43 years. Featuring multi-disciplinary arts from local and national artists, food and interactive street theatre, hello dinosaurs, each year continues to get better and better.
The Utah Arts Festival is not only a way for Utahns to find inspiration through art, it brings together the community for a greater cause and to give back to the arts community in efforts of keeping art alive and thriving in Utah for many years to come.
One of the best parts of the Arts Festival is the kidsfest! Every year kids get to explore their creativity by going to the Art Yard. This years theme is insects where kids will be able to build ants in the ant maze, decorate giant bugs, learn print-making techniques and more fun bug stuff. KidsFest runs every day from 12-9pm
For more kid-friendly activities at the Festival click here.
There are more than 150 artist booths at this years festival, including many local artists, all coming with their own unique work.
University of Utah Alumni and Helper, Utah local Aaron Memmott will be showing off his amazing paintings over at booth 169. There will be 5 different metal works artists who will have their own booth, including Utah born Robert Simmons of Invictus Steelworks who creates beautiful bespoke tables. For the ceramics lovers there is plenty in store with multiple ceramics booths and Salt Lake creatives Adam Addley & Camie Oka of Adley Craft.
Grab some food and get lost in the beauty of the art booths this year.
Urban Arts at the Utah Arts Festival is well known for the graffiti art and of course, the hats. The DJ’s will be playing music as the audience watches the urban art come to life from the street and graffiti artists.
This year the Utah Arts Fest features “Fear No Film.” The Library auditorium will be running programs all weekend during the festival, and all free to the public! This year the programs include new documentaries, animated and narrative shorts and much more. Click here to see the Fear No Film line up!
Can’t forget about the tunes. We have created a music guide for this years Arts Festival, click here to get the scoop.