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THE BLOCKS Summer in Review

It’s been a long summer full of amazing events, art and people in THE BLOCKS. In case you missed anything, here is a quick review:     Also in July, THE BLOCKS led a Community Mural at the 200 West Underpass. This project involved six local artists who designed and prepped the mural before it was […]

Salt Lake Design Week 2018

Salt Lake Design Week is a five day festival that expands the public awareness about design by showcasing and celebrating the diversity of our city’s thriving design scene across all disciplines—graphic, digital, product, fashion, photography, architecture, furniture, interior, environmental, and more. Now in its eighth year, Design Week will again bring creativity to the forefront […]

Urban Plein Air Wrap Up

On September 13th, 14th and 15th, 25 local artists set out on the streets of downtown Salt Lake City to capture the people and places of our cultural core through plein air painting (painting outdoors). Collectively, they completed 50 works that feature 10 iconic venues and locations in THE BLOCKS, Salt Lake’s Cultural Core. The Urban […]

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, […]

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