In 2009, the first Craft Lake City DIY Festival launched with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City does this by showcasing locals with exceptional technical skill and promoting regional spending through creative commerce in Utah. Eleven years later, craft fairs and farmers’ markets are now as “Salt Lake City” as mountain views or our collective worker-bee spirit. This year, The 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival will bring us together to celebrate the do-it-yourself (DIY) mentality, even with the challenges presented by COVID-19, says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. Although 2020’s Festival will be hosted in a virtual reality environment, the format has been designed so you can still interact with 150-plus craftspeople, makers and engineers who craft with technology, create innovative household products and decorative objects. Attendees, volunteers and exhibitors will communicate inside the platform using digital avatars to represent themselves and talk using their computer microphones or headsets. Here, three of these local artists discuss their wares and participation in the Virtual DIY Festival.
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The Salt Lake Scene
Posts from July 2020
Thursday July 16, 2020
Pioneer Day (and its heathen spinoff, Pie & Beer Day) is a uniquely Utah holiday celebrated on July 24th of each year to celebrate the arrival of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake valley. Of course, even the most visionary of pioneers couldn’t imagine their commemorative holiday would be
Tuesday July 14, 2020
A sentiment you’ve undoubtedly heard about Salt Lake is its close proximity to outdoor activities. Usually, when Salt Lakers invoke this, they mean to gesture toward the many opportunities for rigorous sport or immersion in the outdoors. It’s certainly true that a little ways from downtown, you can
Thursday July 9, 2020
Though Salt Lake and Utah might be more widely known for the conservative, LDS element of its identity, such a brushstroke paints over a vibrant, thriving counterculture that has helped define the Salt Lake metro area for decades. One facet of this overlooked area comes in the form of Utah Film
Tuesday June 30, 2020
Fast track flow trails, stunning views, hiking trails for every type of adventurer, and more are just waiting to be discovered in Cedar City's backyard. A hot spot for outdoor recreation, Cedar City is within a day’s trip of travel from Salt Lake, and is home to a wide range of opportunities to