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There is no snooze button for downtown Salt Lake.  A steady and exciting stream of restaurants are on the cusp of opening their doors, keeping food folks busy through the fall. Scott Evans’ impressive culinary empire expands. The savvy restaurateur put the SLC resto scene on the map in 2010 when The New York Times […]

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Street Art Goes Inside at UMOCA

Part of the thought process that Jared Steffenson, curator of exhibitions at UMOCA, engaged in when developing the museum’s current ALL WALL exhibition was considering where and how many people experience art for the first time. “I grew up in the Bay Area where I spent a lot of time skateboarding in places with graffiti […]

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Salt Lake City’s “Secrets,” Revealed

Earlier this spring, while working on a story about a cool, new downtown development, I learned the backstory about a tidy little brick building with white Victorian trim located just east of State Street at 241 S. Floral St. The so-called Cramer House was built by Christopher Cramer, a Danish immigrant who arrived in Salt […]

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Call for Entries: Exhibitions on Main 2021/2022

THE BLOCKS presents Exhibitions on Main, an opportunity for our community to exhibit their stories, bodies of work, and more on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City Artist Allowance: $400 Entry Deadline: Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Please submit your entry to Cassandra Yerkes, cassandra@downtownslc.org. Your submission must be sent as one […]

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Urban Plein Air Call for Artists

Artist Allowance: $200, plus any tips collected Application Deadline: Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Required Materials: Digital Portfolio in PDF format, details below DETAILS THE BLOCKS will provide selected artists with one 12”x12” canvases to complete during the two painting days (July 15 & 16) as well as a drop cloth. Artists will […]

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Celebrating One of the World’s Oldest Professions

If you’ve ever strolled downtown New Orleans, Nashville or San Francisco, you’re aware of how street performers—aka buskers—add to the cultural richness of those cities. This weekend, Salt Lake’s heart will thrum with a similar energy when more than 60 buskers descend on downtown as part of the third annual SLC Busker Fest.  “The last […]

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