Utah Arts Festival

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Art Tree RS

What makes you think of Summer? Lemonade, hot-dogs, fire-works, running through the sprinkler? (wow… now that’s a blast from the past!)

One of my most favorite events of the year is, the Utah Arts Festival, held in down town Salt Lake city. This year, a dear friend asked me to join their family for the evening.

armonie RS

Meet Ms. Armani, my hostess for the mostess that night. (Jacque don’t kill me for miss spelling her name 🙂

Artmakes me happy RS

Something about these polimar clay journalsand kaleidoscope immediately drew me in. The artist (sorry I didn’t get your name) from Artmakesmehappy@etsy.com said, “I especially like creating journals with the focus on rendering the mundane portions of our lives sacred through journaling.”

Jeweled pants RS

Then I ventured upon Kathy Ross’ booth, with her sculpture and bronzes. I was particularly taken with these “over alls

detail of overalls RS

Look at the DETAIL

gardener RS

The Gardener

Birdwatcher RS

The Birdwatcher

Kathy Ross sculpter RS

This gracious artist, Kathy Ross, was so very kind and loved the idea of me spotlighting her works on my blog. *waving at Kathy* when she reads this. “My current obsession is globes and maps and book pages. I like mice, elephants, bubble wrap, doll eyes.  I like the secret places, the story behind, the inside of things, the dark side, the underside.” Visit her at krsculptureanddolls.com.


guitar RS

Guitarist by SugarPost

bit of whimsy RS

How about a bit of whimsy in your Garden? (check out the monsters carrying out the Gnome)  He does have a bit of a twisted flare.

This SugarPost artist is from Salt Lake City, find him HERE  His website says: “You’d think Fred Conlon was raised by negligent parents out back of a junk yard with 18 pitbulls and a make-believe friend named Krull.  And yet maybe the truth explains more about this college-educated Rocky Mountain high artist than you’d think”

sacred stone garden art RS

Then there was Sacred Stone Garden Art  Their site says, ” The Buddha and Kwan Yin are designed as fragments of monumental scale sculptures. As fragments, they are designed to be placed in a garden as though they fell there hundreds of years ago, or just yesterday.” I think these would be such a fun conversation piece in ANY garden!

example RS

When I walked into this booth, the Artist said I looked like a little kid in a candy store! 🙂 I do love scarves (they are my fetish) and I must wear my heart on my sleeve because I certainly did love her work. (above the before and after)

scarf wall RS

Look at this divine wall of color and YUM!

silk scarf lady RS

Stop by and check out Siobhan, HERE Siobhan said, “Each piece goes through 13 steps from start to finish. During each one of those steps, I infuse my work with love and empowerment, insuring many generations of enjoyment.” 

African Band RSThe Evening wound down with a very cool group from Africa– their band was good but their drums were amazing. (picture them on the far left of the screen! haha)

myownart RS 

My little bit of ART created that night — dontcha love when your camera does funky lil things like this? Now that’s Serendipity!


tuckered out RS

We were all pretty tired after all the fun. I left refreshed, inspired and with very tired feet! 🙂


 This week visit Susan at Southern Dreamer, who always takes time out of her family’s life to make sure we have a great Outdoor celebration party.

Im hooked on Artists and their creativity and of course my Pinks for the week; be sure and check out the parties at both of these lovely ladies sites.

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June 30, 2009 at 2:02 am | Photography | 46 comments


46 responses to “Utah Arts Festival”

  1. Sue says:

    Oh Claudia, You took me on a tour that made me want to drool!  I visited several of the sites you gave links for….wow! I think you had  a good visit, huh?         🙂 Sue

  2. suzie says:

    Such fun, your work never ceases to amaze, you have a way of capturing the spirit. . I hope you bought yourself some of those scarves, so pretty. Your little hostess was darling too, thanks again for taking us along and letting us enjoy your journey through your eyes!

  3. Jenessa says:

    So fun!!! I’ve never been but it looks like a creative persons paradise!!

  4. I missed it!! Dang it! I wanted to go. I love the amazing creativity you find there! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! Those are some talented artists. It looks like you guys had a blast.

  6. Ebie says:

    That’s a great Arts Festival.  I’d love to go to one. I enjoyed the art works.  Have a great week and a safe 4th!

  7. Claudia, thanks for taking us with you to the festival! Those were crazy cool sculptures!

  8. I enjoyed the tour. It’s like I’ve been with you all along 🙂 I am in awe of all the things these different artist creates. The sculptures, the different play of clays, …. Had to laugh when I saw that gnome being carried away. poor thing. I hope nothing terrible is in stored for him LoL And i love the paper lady reading her book. I think she’s just pretty with her flowers in her hair 🙂
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  9. Hootin' Anni says:

    I too love to attend these.  Your share was super!  Awwwwwwwwwww, adorable little tired person…she’s a doll!!!!
    My Wordful/Outdoor Wednesday is all about something that was ‘taken from our yard’.  But at our request.  Happy Wednesday to you.

  10. irene says:

    Whimsical art..thanks for the delightful outing.

  11. Regina says:

    Nice art festival, lots of creative stuffs out there, thanks for sharing. Happy outdoor.

  12. I love this! What and amazing event.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

  13. Your hostess for the event is adorable! 🙂 Love all the different things you found too. Amazing how much creativity there is in the world, isn’t it?

  14. Mary says:

    What a lovely event. Your photos are wonderful and the girl in the red dress is a doll. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a wonderful day and a great holiday weekend.

  15. Sherry says:

    Oh Claudia! I loved the outdoor man with the hummingbirds around him, and the stone faces were outstanding. Oh I would love one in my garden. This had to been so interesting. Loved your hostess with the mostess. How precious. Thanks for sharing. It looks like it was a fun day. Stop by and say hi. I love to hear from you. “Country Hugs”, Sherry

  16. Thanks for the tour of the art show, and what a cute little hostess. 🙂

  17. That really looked like it was a great festival. I really enjoy going to all the festivals where I live, they are so much fun. It’s alwasy inspiring to see what wonderful things people are creating. Good music, good food, and great art. LOVE IT. The sweet little girl looked like she was tuckered out, lol.


  18. Kathy says:

    Claudia, the Utah arts festival is amazing , such detail, I love the bird watcher and the sacred stones, little miss Armani is adorable. I have book marked those sites you recommended and will return later when I have more time, happy summer days oh and the scarves (me too) gorgeous. Kathy.

  19. Becky K. says:

    I love Arts Fests! This one looks like fun.

    The sculptures were so amazingly complex.
    Your photos captured them well.

    Thanks for visiting Hospitality Lane today.

    Becky K.

  20. stefanie says:

    what an amazing and fun festival, thank you for sharing.

  21. Gorgeous photos ~ thank you for the burst of color on this first day of July.

    What a darling little girl ~ I have eyelash envy! lol. 🙂

    Have a great holiday weekend! xo~m.

  22. Kristine says:

    Your pictures are really GREAT. The little girl is precious. Not to downplay all the pictures, but the tree in the first one is really pretty.

    I hope you are having a wonderful day and thank you for the very sweet post you left for me. I always love hearing from you on Wednesdays..you give me a smile.


  23. Debbie says:

    Thank you for this awesome tour of the Utah arts festival…it was so relaxing …I loved all of it…I love art of every kind
    I did love the bird watcher and the gardener and those overalls were awesome…that is alot of collecting she has to do.
    Angel Hugs

  24. Sally says:

    Thanks for taking your camera (and me!) on the tour. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  25. Chie says:

    What a colourful festival you had! Ah! am loving the gardener’s dress. Isn’t that gorgeous?
    Shame am living miles & miles away.
    Have a wonderful evening…

  26. Lisa Shatzer says:

    Looks like a fun place to visit and your hostess is beautiful!

  27. ellen b says:

    Looks like a great art festival and Miss A. is quite the cutie!

  28. Yyam says:

    Wow! What an awesome tour! It’s definitely something I would love to see in person. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Joyce says:

    What an interesting virtual tour. Your hostess is quite a cutie. Happy 4th of July!
    Joyce M

  30. Hi Claudia. I wanted to come by and say thank you for leaving a lovely comment about my dog Harley and thank you for the link to the poem.  Your words were really appreciated. 

    My Desert Cottage

  31. Shelia says:

    Hi Claudia and it’s so nice to meet you! Oh, what fun you must have had and your little hostess is adorable! Love the photo of her sleeping! What talented artists! Hope you’ll come back for a visit sometime.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  32. DesignTies says:

    Wow,  lots of creative & interesting pieces of art!! It’s fun to meet the artists who create the art and talk to them about their work and what inspires them 🙂

  33. Struggler says:

    What a fun outing.  The garden gnome being carried off is far and away my favorite!

  34. Sounded like a great time outdoors, and I like that snoozing picture at the very end.  What a way to end the day 🙂

  35. Sheila says:

    Claudia, you had me with your beautiful blog header, and then wow! Loved this visit to the arts festival with your precious hostess! And your friend’s art is amazing. Such fun! Thanks for taking me along for the ride. I enjoyed it thoroughly!

    Happy Fourth!


    Sheila 🙂

  36. Sherry says:

    Good Morning Claudia! Happy 4th of July. Just wanted to pop over and say “hi” this morning, as I always find such peace in your photos. Thanks for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

  37. Charlotte says:

    I love to attend these kinds of art festivals. That one looks like a great one. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
    Happy 4th of July.

  38. Tracy says:

    Hi Claudia
    I’m with Sheila…that stunning header got me first, then the rest of this amazing blog,it was a trip to remember.The festival you attended was a creative one at that!
    Thank you for your visit, and you lovely comments.
    I’ll be back.
    Happy 4Th of July and HPS:)

  39. Wonderful!
    just beautiful post!

  40. Michelle says:

    What a fabulous festival…so fun!  I bet you were tired afterwards, the fun stuff always is!

  41. Stephanie says:

    What a great tour you took us on! Love your adorable little hostess, too!

    Happy PINK Saturday & Happy Independence Day!!

    Angelic Accents

  42. Jacque says:

    Hey Claudia, I left you a message on the RSS feed, but somehow it didn’t go through.  Loved the pics!  Imani’s (although Armani gives her class)pics are delightful and I love how you hosted with her and ended with her!  You are so talented, and you really captured our visit.  It was such fun!  I only wish I could have purchase some of the beautiful artwork that we saw.  It was so amazing!  Ta ta for now.

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  44. Sherry says:

    Hi Claudia. Please pop over the Barbara – the Purple Goat Lady’s BLOG.
    She is hosting a surprise birthday party for Amy for tomorrow. Amy will be spending the day in OKC seeing a specialist regarding the surgery that she needs to stop her cancer. I am not even sure if Barbara told Debbie as of yet. We wanted it to be a surprise. She needs all of our prayers right now, and she needs to know she is loved. Please also invite your BLOGGER friends. I would love for all of the posts, to be just tremendous. Many thanks, and love ya, Sherry

  45. Claudia, I love coming to your site just for the header as well!  It is such wonderful colors and it just feels good.  Loved your photos.

  46. Nel says:

    I love the pots on the pole, what a great idea and what a beautiful garden!

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