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The Utah Arts Festival is a major arts production each summer. Keeping the music fresh and interesting, balancing audience favorites and highlighting up and comers, falls to Doc Floor, Music Coordinator. KRCL’s Eugenie recently spoke with him on the Midday Show about the work that goes into picking music each year:
The Utah Arts Festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this week at Library and Washington Squares. For more information on the songwriting workshops mentioned by Doc, click here.
Salt Lake City’s homegrown DIY Fest and Craft Fair celebrates its 5th event, and first year as a full blown non-profit organization and host of the inaugural Sumobot Competition. August 9-10 at the Gallivan Center in Downtown SLC, the event features artistans, vintage vendors, engineers, and craft food specialists.
One of the first episodes of The Beehiv featured the community developers at the Granary District and the high hopes they had to revive their cute, industrial corner of the city. Who would have imagined that less than a year later, they would be the hosts of Salt Lake’s hippest weekend block party – Granary Row. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night until October – a section of 7th south comes to life with food, music, and microshops housed in the 20 ft. shipping containers that decorate the street.
The newest player in the local food scene is Artists for Local Agriculture, an organization started by a musician who was reading about industrial farming while on tour, existing on a gas station food diet. With community art gardens, and a starving artist program that provides fresh produce, the organization is weaving together the creativity of plant growth with the creativity of artistic production.
NOW International Interdisciplinary Dance Company is a new artistic venture, telling stories and concepts through dance, film, music, and even puppetry. Founders Charlotte Boye-Christensen and Nathan Webster talk about the foundations of the company, their dreams for its growth, and the significant of their opening production: The Wedding.
For 3 years, Andy Murphy has coordinated the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash – a celebration of the musical legend featuring tributes from local bands. This year’s celebration will be the biggest so far!
The Birthday Bash is Friday, May 24 at The Garage on Beck