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CALL FOR ARTISTS MARCH 7, 14 & 21, 2020 Artist Allowance: $200 & any sales of completed works Entry Deadline: Sunday February 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM Digital Portfolio of applicable competed works in PDF format Download a PDF version of this Call for Artists here – Urban Plein Air at The Market Call for Artists […]

Plan-B Theatre presents: Singing to the Brine Shrimp

Once upon a time, I read an article on writing artist’s statements, I think, that asked me to articulate what my “project” as an artist is. What is the big question I am trying to answer with my writing? Looking back on my now twenty-six-year career as a playwright (I started super young, I’m not […]

THE BLOCKS Gallery profile: Ken Sanders Rare Books

When you arrive at downtown Salt Lake City’s Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S. 200 East), don’t be surprised if you feel as if you’ve stepped out of Utah into a lovely, decades-old, hole-in-the-wall book shop in Cambridge or the West Village. The store’s main interior space is anchored by the cluttered cash wrap (Presided […]

Our 9 Favorite Independent Coffee Shops in THE BLOCKS

In the 20 years I’ve lived in Utah, Salt Lake City has transformed into a place I hardly recognize.  For starters, the urban landscape is much denser—apartment buildings seem to be springing up overnight these days. And there are many more people living here than did when I rolled into town in 1999 for what […]

 Last Hurrah: How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in THE BLOCKS

Yes, there’s plenty to love about Christmas—the food and drink, gift-giving, good cheer, etc. But the holiday that we look forward to even more—the one that’s full of out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new promise—is, of course, New Year’s Eve. And nowhere in Utah will you find a more raucous, inclusive, festive and just plain fun New Year’s Eve celebration […]

Top 10 Things to Do in THE BLOCKS to Get Your Holiday Spirit On

Thanksgiving is in the books, which means the holiday season is now in full swing. And there’s no better place to get your holiday spirit on than in THE BLOCKS. Here we offer a curated list of December events and activities to help you make this Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza/Winter Solstice season your most memorable ever. You’re welcome.  

Repertory Dance Theatre’s Sounds Familiar: A Modern Marriage of Unlikely Bedfellows 

What do Beethoven—and Puccini and Bach and Haydn—and modern dance have in common? Plenty. So says the choreographers and dancers behind Repertory Dance Theatre’s Sounds Familiar, a series of modern dance pieces set to iconic classical music. This high-energy, old-meets-new mash-up runs at the Rose Wagner Performing Art Center November 21-23.   Sounds Familiar runs November […]

Downtown Date Night: Three Night-on-THE-BLOCKS Itineraries for Mid-November

With the annual holiday crush nearly upon us, there’s no better time than now to bank a little one-on-one time with your soul mate. Following are four, super-fun pre-holiday date night ideas for an evening on THE BLOCKS, sure to earn you brownie points with the one you love … or maybe just the one […]

Public Art Explosion – THE BLOCKS SLC 

If lately you’ve felt downtown Salt Lake City seems a bit brighter, a bit more colorful and simply filled with more good vibes, you’re not imagining things. Over the last few years, murals have popped up on building walls in both traffic thoroughfares and along intimate nook-and-cranny alleyways throughout THE BLOCKS, including the Ave Maria […]

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