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All Kid Hands On Deck!

If you've been to the Festival at least once with a kid, you hopefully have visited the Kids Art Yard and you probably know there are some activities there that will keep kids busy for a while (and even we like to stop and paint now and then because — why not?).
But our resident kids' activities...

Where Creativity and Technology Meet

There's nothing better than when a plan comes together — especially when it involves some upcycled stuff combined with a little infusion of energy crossed with the vision to make it happen. The old folks might call that MacGyver-ing. We just call it a hands-on experiment gone right!
At our Art &...

Premieres and Poetry

Part of the Utah Arts Festival’s mission is to bring new art to the state of Utah. Whether that be a masterpiece painting, national headlining act, or fabulous food. But we don’t stop there, we are proud to bring you our Composer Commissions, Dance Commissions, and Literary Arts programs. These innovative...

Ripping off the Band Aids

Fear No Film at the 2018 Utah Arts Festival 
The year 2018 is ripping off a patchwork of societal band aids, each placed over time across a range of incomplete issues. Fear No Film 2018 distinguishes these band aids through the lenses of over 50 international, award-winning short films,...

Find your Masterpiece

Tips and Tricks for Enjoying our Artist Marketplace 
This year, the Festival’s Artist Marketplace is the largest, ever-exciting, and most competitive in our history. With 170+ artist booths gracing our nine-acre footprint, it’s easy to see why when the Utah Arts Festival comes to...

Friends Forever, Brunch Together

The Utah Arts Festival would like to take a minute to thank our generous sponsors. The Festival is a place where art comes to life and community comes together in new and exciting ways, all thanks to our donors. These donations allow Festival goers the opportunity to explore and experience...

Hands On Art

Think the Utah Arts Festival is just a place to buy art?  Think again! Make your own art by attending one of the Festival’s dynamic workshops designed to bring out the artist in you and your family. But sign up soon, because spaces are filling up fast.
Learn a New Technique
Encaustic Newspaper...

Paint to the People

Urban Arts
Graffiti happens by people making a mark on the world at the intersection of art and typography. Born of the
streets, urban arts breathes and beats with our city landscape.
A voice for the many, we do not
destroy—we create. Located southeast of the Library Crescent Wall.

Live Graffiti...

Circle up at the Kids Art Yard

We are in love with circles! Circles are found everywhere you go—whether you gaze at the night sky, inflate the tires on your bicycle, or explore ancient petroglyphs on a rock wall. They are universal symbols with extensive meaning in art and tradition. They represent infinity, wholeness, and so much...

Arts Fest Catches Air

You are invited to let your imagination soar and discover the sky is not the limit—courtesy of BANDALOOP, an internationally renowned dance company that awakens the human spirit and activates public spaces.

The dancers of the Oakland, California-based BANDALOOP perform complex, dynamic choreography...

One Festival. Endless Forms.

Hello everyone, this is Lisa Sewell, Executive Director of the Utah Arts Festival. Welcome to the Festival Blog, a place for (just like the Festival itself) artistic expression, surprising discoveries, and art fans alike! Are you ready? Because this year the Utah Arts Festival, Utah’s largest outdoor...

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Backstage at UAF 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Saturday headliners include People Under The Stairs, Guy Davis, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Azwaj premiere by Saad Haddad

Jun 22, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Julie Simpson’s handmade textiles, Jared Judd’s sculptures of preservation among Artist Marketplace features

Jun 22, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Friday headliners include DJ A-Trak, Talia Keys and The Love, Osmond Chapman Orchestra, world premiere dance, jazz commissions

Jun 21, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Aasia Hamid’s self-taught bead artistry, Nathan Brimhall’s volumetric sculptures among Artist Marketplace highlights

Jun 21, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Many new voices, along with individual, team poetry slam competitions will electrify Literary Arts venue

Jun 20, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Christopher Diaz at forefront of new literary voices as writer, performer, teacher

Jun 20, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: The radical vulnerability of Bassam’s poetry

Jun 20, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Peggy Dolkas’ Empatizzare will premiere as festival dance commission in Ruuddances concert with Ballet West artists

Jun 20, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Dance’s major presence includes Children’s Dance Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, SALT Contemporary Dance, The Bboy Federation

Jun 19, 2018

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2018: Utah sculptor Cordell Taylor featured fine art exhibition at Library Square gallery

Jun 19, 2018

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Thursday
June 21

Ron Pope & Gomez

Friday
June 22

A-Trak

Saturday
June 23

People Under the Stairs

Sunday
June 24

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Info & Tix

Plan
Your
Festival

Artists

Experience the expanse of artistic styles and viewpoints from the artists visiting us in person or via exhibit or film.

Performing Arts

Enjoy world-class local and nationally touring performers doing what they do best.

Kids

The Festival celebrates creativity for all ages with the chance to collaborate with hands-on sculptures and make-and-take projects.

2018 Utah Arts Festival
June 21-24
Library Square
Salt Lake City

Music

With six stages of music and dozens of bands performing daily, the Utah Arts Festival is the place to be in June.

Hands-On

Don't be shy to get your hands a little dirty and make something for yourself at one of the many workshops or maker projects.

Food & Drink

Add a little flavor to your Festival enjoying our culinary artists and beverage makers plus join us for Sunday Brunch.

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