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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 […]

Plan-B Theatre: The Perils of Existing in a Black Body and What Happens Next

There are times when the bottom doesn’t seem low enough. Then, after surviving a car crash and knocking on a door seeking assistance, Renisha McBride was shot and killed near Detroit. In the midst of those stirring and unrestful early days of the Black Lives Matter movement, it was hard to feel anything but the […]

Traveling While Black in America, Then and Now

A high-tech and sobering reality check playing now at the Broadway. The next time you’re out and about in THE BLOCKS, whether for dinner, drinks, shopping at City Creek or the Gateway or simply on your lunch break, consider stopping into the Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 E. Broadway) to check out Roger Ross Williams’s virtual […]

Man of Many Mediums

Call it versatility or maybe it’s just plain curiosity, one thing is for sure: Trent Call likes to create. And he does so with a diversity that’s pretty atypical. Just this year, in fact, his commissions and just-for-fun projects have included murals, signs, oil paintings, photography, screen printing and a very cool letter and number […]

Playwright Morag Shepherd talks about “Flora Meets a Bee”

The chances are high that any child in any school – my own children! – will, at some point, meet a Flora. My hope is that each student that experiences FLORA MEETS A BEE will get to know this flawed and funny human and gruff-exterior-but-heart-of-gold insect well enough that they will see the value of […]

Things to Do Outside in THE BLOCKS

What’s not to love about fall weather in Salt Lake City? Mid-summer’s sweltering temps are in the rearview and yet the days are still sun-splashed and comfortably warm enough to leave your jacket in the closet. In other words, there’s no better time than now to head down to THE BLOCKS. Following are a few […]

CALL FOR ARTISTS – Edison Street Mural Project

CALL FOR ARTISTS Artist Allowance: $20,000 Entry Deadline: Wednesday September 18, 2019 by 11:59 PM Entry Materials: 1) Digital portfolio in PDF format. 2) a short description of why you would like to be considered for the project. 3) A proposed concept for the project (may include but is not required). ABOUT THIS PROJECT The […]

Rose Crossing: A new addition to the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

THE BLOCKS SLC will unveil Rose Crossing, a Rose Wagner-inspired street mural by Jann Haworth on 300 S in front of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center this August! The unveiling will take place before the Rose Exposed performances on Saturday, August 24 at 6 PM. The unveiling is free & open to the public, […]

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