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Oct 21
Dec 16

12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists

Presented by Salt Lake City Public Library at City Library Auditorium

3rd Sunday of each month - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sep 29

Splice – Moving Parts Family Series

Presented by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

An abridged version of full length works including Star Mark (2016) by Joanna Kotze, Prima Materia (2015) by Adam Barruch, Construct (2014) by Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon and Strict Love (1994) by Doug Varone, first performed by the Comp

Sep 21
Sep 22

Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

Presented by Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall

Sep 25

Big Band Dance Night

Presented by Excellence in the Community at The Gallivan Center

Put on your dancing shoes and come enjoy a night of Big Band!

Sep 21

The 8th Annual Skate Deck Challenge

Presented by Utah Arts Alliance at Urban Arts Gallery

Once again, September at Urban Arts Gallery will offer local artists the chance to create their own skate deck art and compete for first place.

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Urban Plein Air in THE BLOCKS: Artist Profile

The Blocks, in partnership with the City and the County, are activating downtown streets and underutilized urban spaces during a three-day period—September 13, 14 & 15—with the spontaneous and participatory nature of Plein Air (outdoor) painting. This project invites audiences to engage with participating artists and get a view into their process of completing a […]

SLC Busker Fest – Vaudeville Returns to Regent Street for One Night Only

Regent Street and Block 70 will come alive on August 24th with buskers and street performers at the first SLC Busker Fest! For one night only, Vaudeville returns to Block 70 (Regent Street and Main Street between 100 and 200 South). Busker Fest is free, open to the public and enjoyable for all ages. Street […]

Call for Artists: Urban Plein Air

The Blocks, in partnership with the City and the County, are activating the downtown streets and underutilized urban spaces during a two-day period—September 13th & 14th—with the spontaneous and participatory nature of Plein Air (outdoor) painting. This project invites audiences to engage with participating artists and get a view into their process of completing a […]

200 West Community Mural – Artist Profile

Leave your mark on THE BLOCKS! Utah’s premier arts, cultural and entertainment district invites you, the public, to come down to the 200 West underpass under the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center this Friday and Saturday to fill in a paint by numbers style mural. Six talented local artists will outline and complete […]

5 Ways to Discover What THE BLOCKS Have to Offer

What are THE BLOCKS? Chances are you’ve already enjoyed Salt Lake’s Cultural Core even if you didn’t know it at the time. If you’ve ever attended a concert, admired a piece of street art, browsed an art gallery, museum or been to a festival in downtown Salt Lake City, you’ve experienced THE BLOCKS. It’s Utah’s […]

From a distinguished past to a bright future

 UTAH OPERA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF OPERATIC TRADITIONS From a distinguished past to a bright future by Downtown The Magazine Rewind 40 years to 1977, and Utah’s performing arts landscape was young but full of promise. Ballet West was beginning its 15th season and Utah Shakespeare Festival had just marked 15 years of operation. Utah […]

Body Roc Crew

by Tyler Bloomquist Kaleena Chung from the Body Roc Crew invites us into the B-Boy circle. – What is Body Roc? What is your mission and vision? Our crew strives to represent the four elements of Hip-Hop culture with the mindset of brotherhood, foundation, funk, dignity and integrity. We are a group of dancers mostly, […]

A guide to downtown Street art.

  Ranging from entire building faces in plain view of busy intersections to hidden installations in off-the-beaten-path alleyways, the street art scene is thriving in Salt Lake. Champions such as the Utah Arts Alliance, business owners and entrepreneurs work with internationally renowned artists or unknown, and sometimes anonymous, local artists to celebrate diversity, history and […]

Three downtown hot spots

You’ll never again have to ask the question, ‘What should we do tonight?’ By Melissa Fields With streets designed by Brigham Young to be “wide enough to turn a team of oxen,” downtown Salt Lake City would seem primed for large-scale outdoor events throughout the summer months. And indeed it is. Close your eyes and […]

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