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Downtown Culinary Artists

You don’t have to look very hard to find artistic expression in THE BLOCKS. From vibrant building murals and multiple modern dance companies to edgy galleries and concerts galore, whatever you’re artistic itch is, you can scratch it—and then some—in THE BLOCKS. A burgeoning facet of downtown Salt Lake’s creative scene that may not immediately […]

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URBAN PLEIN AIR AT THE MARKET – Call for artists

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 […]

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Plan-B Theatre presents: Singing to the Brine Shrimp

The following also appears in the February issue of QSaltLake Magazine 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 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 […]

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