Support SLC's Art Scene

Creativity plays a major role in Salt Lake's thriving culture. From painters who specialize in traditional fine arts to local crafters who work with reclaimed materials, there’s an incredibly diverse range of talent to be found. Even if you don’t consider yourself an art buff, there’s an experience…

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Tami Steggell and RubySnap Fresh Cookies

Tami Steggell is a top-notch artist when it comes to cookies. Drawing inspiration from every taste, cuisine, and culture that she comes into contact with, she has parlayed that creativity into the incredibly successful (and delicious!) business, RubySnap Bakery. Cookie flavors are innovative - some…

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Salt Lake Residents Love Getting Tattooed

For a city often associated with religion and strict alcohol laws, Salt Lake City also boasts a vibrant and eclectic counterculture. This perception that Salt Lake City is a conservative town makes the city a hidden gem for a thriving tattoo culture. There are dozens of excellent artists and shops…

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Four Local Shops to Mix Up Your Style in Salt Lake

There’s a vibrant community of local entrepreneurs located in Salt Lake City who pride themselves on personal expression and inclusivity. Through the lenses of clothing and body art, three local apparel shops—A ’La Mode SLC, Copperhive Vintage and Twisted Roots—celebrate expressive clothing styles…

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Last-Minute Salt Lake Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Don't disappoint Mom this year - from the standard to the creative and unusual, here are some Salt Lake-based ideas on how to celebrate that special woman in your life. The Sweets We know it's cliché to buy mom a box of chocolates, but what if you put a little Salt Lake twist on this old standby…

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A Salt Lake Valentine’s Gift Guide

The holiday filled with hearts, weirdly satisfying chalky candy, and love themed everything is upon us. Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or even Anti-Valentine’s Day­–however you choose to celebrate, you might be wondering what you’re going to shower your loved ones with, amidst the pandemic. You…

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Unique to Salt Lake: Destination Shopping

You came for the skiing and snowboarding, but you'll want to spend some time exploring shops and boutiques that you can only find here in Ski City, from unique book shops to bespoke clothiers. They're worth bringing out an extra bag to carry your treasures home. Ken Sanders Rare Books Ken Sanders…

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Digging Salt Lake City for 48 Hours

Like the western rattlers that stow beneath erratic boulders in the surrounding foothills, Salt Lake has shed its skin several times in the past two decades. Salt Lake's glistening new look reveals a town teeming with arts, nightlife and attitude that left me hissing for just one extra play…

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Welcome To Craft Lake City

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000…

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Make It, Bake It, Grow It: A Guide to the Downtown Farmers Market

It's that time of year again: when Saturday mornings in downtown Salt Lake start with a cup of coffee and a freshly baked croissant and end with a bag (or a Radio Flyer) full of heirloom tomatoes, grass-fed beef, Asian herbs, fresh burrata, bean-to-bar chocolate… and maybe some citrus-scented…

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The Finest Farmers' Markets Around Salt Lake

First of all, let’s get this out there upfront: don’t even think about spending a summer in the Salt Lake valley without hitting up a farmers' market to bite into a freshly picked peach and score a robust heirloom tomato to take home for dinner. There are several excellent farmers' markets that are…

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Salt Lake's Finest Spas & Salons

Salt Lake may be known for its outdoor adventure scene, but even if long days on the trails are your big thing, that makes muscle-soothing days at the spa even more important. This little mountain city has more than its fair share of superb day-spas and salons. There's a perfect place for whatever…

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Salt Lake's Art Galleries

Beneath its mountain-town image, Salt Lake is, at its heart, an art town. Here, performance arts, music, and visual arts have captivated Salt Lake citizens since the city's founding. In fact, the first public building in Utah, built in 1851, was a Social Hall where early pioneer settlers could…

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Salt Lake's Best Holiday Events

‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun or more elevated evening diversions, Salt Lake has something in store. As the urban gateway to Utah, and the Greatest Snow on Earth, Salt Lake…

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Central City

The aptly named Central City is right in the thick of things, nestled between Salt Lake’s downtown district and the University area up the hill. While it’s hard to be more centrally situated than this, very few streets in Central City actually feel busy. Yes, you’ll find fresh new residential…

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Top 8 Things To Do in Downtown Salt Lake

Downtown Salt Lake, like most cities’ downtowns, is a hub for business, arts, entertainment, dining, and nightlife. Young professionals are moving to this neighborhood in droves to be close to transit and occupy dozens of new apartment buildings and condos, a hip new restaurant or bar opens…

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Salt Lake’s Best Boutiques

Salt Lake is home to dozens of unique boutiques, ranging in style from dapper gent to boho siren, and ranging in price from “investment” to “impulse.” Here are some of the best small, local, thoughtfully curated shops in the Salty City. M = Men W = Women K = Kids H = Home Downtown Utah Woolen Mills…

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9 Reasons You Need to Plan a Spring Trip to Salt Lake

Salt Lake has sprung forward, and spring fever is in the air. Here are nine reasons you should plan a trip to our fair city during this beautiful season. SPRING SKIING March and April are when the Wasatch Mountains often get some of their best and most plentiful snow, and with warmer temps…

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