Art Yard

Kids of all ages always get some of the best interactive activities in the Utah Arts Festival Art Yard. 

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 utah film center


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Led by the esteemed artist, Maggie Willis, we shift online this year. Check out new videos every Friday. Be ready to create from things you can find in your house!



Continue the vibes with some of our Children’s Art Yard Partners.

Summerhays Music

Summerhays Music is offering an instrument rental special for Utah Arts Festival supporters. Rent one student-level instrument in June or July and get two additional months free. 

Download their rental flyer.

Rock Canyon Poets

Get your poetry prompts with downloadable ideas from Rock Canyon Poets.

Art of Feathers
Art of Stones
Art of Flowers

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

UMFA at Home brings the Museum to you with art, activities and behind-the scenes stories.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

New hands-on projects posted every day!

Tracy Aviary

Join Tracy Aviary's Virtual Aviary, where you can find all kinds of DIY activities ranging from nature art to seed bombs.

Natural History Museum of Utah

NHMU is currently streaming Research Quest with both live and on-demand sessions

Craft Lake City

STEM Kids videos are a perfect fit for summer activities.

Christian Heidicker

Last year, local author Christian Heidicker read from his new book, "Scary Stories for Young Foxes" to children and their families at the Utah Arts Festival Children's Art Yard. Now here's a Virtual Author Visit to keep you entertained. The eight videos run just over an hour and are recommended for any age (but are best suited for grades 2 through 7).