One Festival. Endless Forms.

Looking Skyward with BANDALOOP
at the 42nd Annual Utah Arts Festival June 21-24, 2018 at Library Square

Ashley Babbitt


February 15, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY:  The Utah Arts Festival brings art to life at Library Square through awe-inspiring performances, artistic expression, and surprising discoveries at the state’s largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event June 21-24. During this four-day celebration of the arts, Festival patrons will discover the sky is not the limit—courtesy of BANDALOOP.

In its 42nd year, the Utah Arts Festival welcomes BANDALOOP, an internationally renowned dance company that awakens the human spirit and activates public spaces. In what they dub vertical dance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing—by utilizing the unique curving glass façade of the Downtown Library as their stage. BANDALOOP will perform each night during the 2018 Utah Arts Festival.

The dancers of the Oakland, California-based BANDALOOP perform complex, dynamic choreography while suspended from climbing ropes. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP works to honor nature, community and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences worldwide.

You can discover more about this unique sky-high dance company at

“We invite you to let your imaginations soar skyward with BANDALOOP this year at the Utah Arts Festival,” says Lisa Sewell, executive director of the Utah Arts Festival. “We believe this is everyone’s Festival, and we are thrilled to present our 2018 four-day arts extravaganza that celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the people who live here.”

The Utah Arts Festival features 160+ visual artists and 100+ performing arts groups, drawing 80,000+ participants each June to celebrate artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. The 2018 Festival includes seven performing venues of top world, national and local musicians and performers and program slates in literary arts, visual arts, kids activities, dance performances, musical commissions, street theater, art & technology, urban arts, film and culinary arts.


Together we bring art to life! Visit for all the latest details, news, and artists @utahartsfest #ArtLivesHere

The 42nd Utah Arts Festival runs Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, from Noon to 11PM at Library Square, 400 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City.