Salt of the Earth

The People and Places of Salt Lake

A video series featuring the unique, inspirational, and creative individuals and organizations that make up the Salt Lake community. From Olympic rock-climbing athletes to thought-provoking found-object artists, from avalanche dog trainers to award-winning brewmasters, the people who choose Salt Lake as home are a true reflection of Salt Lake’s character and diversity. Institutions that promote the Greatest Snow on Earth, minority-owned businesses that bring mind-blowingly creative ideas to life, rock star-founded organizations that use the power of music to affirm the LGBTQ+ community, all are a part of Salt Lake’s social fabric. This video series demonstrates through the words of locals that Salt Lake is a place where a mixture of the traditional and progressive ideas can all thrive in one city, Salt Lake.

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Jake Buntjer and Boxcar X

Jake Buntjer, AKA Mr. Pauper, defies description as a creative person. A born and bred Utahn, he has worn many artistic hats - photographer, art…

Beehive Distilling

In 2013, an act of historic significance came to pass: the first gin distillery in Utah in more than a hundred years opened in Salt Lake. Beehive…

Raelene Davis

The Greatest Snow On Earth® has a particular gravity, and here in Salt Lake we’re fortunate that the pull of the snow brings some of the…

Angela H. Brown

Angela H. Brown is the kind of person who reflects and creates culture, and she’s the most recent feature in our Salt of the Earth series. As a…

Bad Brad Wheeler

Familiar voice on the radio, blues musician who’s played with Willy and Joe McQueen, and Salt Lake mainstay, Brad Wheeler is another Salt of…

Ken Sanders

Ken Sanders is the literal definition of Salt of the Earth. A familiar face on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, local activist, Monkey Wrenching…

Red Iguana

Ask anyone where you definitely need to eat in Salt Lake, and you'll get one response-Red Iguana. Red Iguana has been a Salt Lake institution…

Jason Stock

Most people are surprised to learn about Salt Lake's rich brewing and distilling culture. Fact is, Salt Lake was a booze capital of the early…