Paint to the People: An Overview of Urban Arts

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 Art

View live graffiti up close and personal. Local artists paint daily on the Festival’s legal graffiti walls. Watch these talented, local artists represent every point of the spectrum of artistic expression.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Witness a vibrant makeover of a classic Volkswagen Bug, courtesy of some of Salt Lake City’s most talented graffiti artists. 

Fat Cap Hat Kids Graffiti Workshop

For a nominal registration fee of $25 that covers all supplies, the best urban artists in SLC will lead a kid’s graffiti workshop, taught by Pablo Vandal. Throw down YOUR custom design on a made-to-order graffiti hat. Stick around and bust a move to the tunes, laid down by some of the most respected DJs in the area.

100 Artists/1 Image

Lend your hand to local artist Mason Fetzer’s project "100 Artists/1 Image," now in its eighth year at the Utah Arts Festival. Join the cast of 100 artists to add your own style to the towering 20 foot x20 foot community mural. The great fun for many visitors is trying to guess what the final image will be and the mystery is sustained until near the moment of its completion.

Stay for the Beats

A rotating schedule of local DJs will be spinning and remixing beginning daily at 5PM and running throughout the evening.

Urban Arts Schedule

Thu, June 21

Noon - FatCap Hat Graffiti Kids Graffiti Workshop (ages 8-14)
Noon-6PM - Paint a tile from 100 Artists/1 Image
5PM-11PM - DJ Spinning

Fri, June 22

Noon-4PM - Paint a tile from 100 Artists/1 Image
7PM - 100 Artists/1 Image Mural Installation

5PM-11PM - DJ Spinning

Sat, June 23

Noon - FatCap Hat Graffiti Kids Graffiti Workshop (ages 8-14)

5PM-11PM - DJ Spinning

Sun, June 24

5PM-11PM - DJ Spinning

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