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September 2017


Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

September 29 - September 30

The Plein Air Exhibit is the highlight of the festival and showcases all art submitted for the Plein Air Competitions.  The show typically includes more than 100 entries in oil, pastel, watercolor, and other mixed media that have been produced during the days leading up to the show by registered artists of all levels of experience.   It also includes the works submitted for the Paint-Out events earlier in the week.  The exhibit is a great venue for purchasing art and seeing how…

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Arts & Crafts Sale

September 29 - September 30

Festival Plaza,

Artisans, artists and crafters from around the region come to Escalante each year to share their unique products with festival attendees. The Arts & Crafts Fair is great for finding regionally made items that have a story to tell about the area and those who live and work here. Jewelry, ceramics, photography, wooden crafts, fiber goods and an array of items can be found.   More Information   Vendor Registration

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Live Music, Food, and Fun

September 29 - September 30

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Artists Overflow Sales Tent

September 29 - September 30

Escalante Community Center,

Artists display and sell plein air paintings created during the week but not entered in the competition in the Artists Overflow Sales Tent, located just outside the Exhibit Hall. Artwork need not be framed but must have current year's festival stamp on the back and have been completed during current year's festival.  To sell artwork in the Artists Overflow Sales Tent, artists are encouraged to volunteer to assist with staffing the booth on Friday or Saturday.  The volunteer sign-up to schedule time slots will be…

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David and Tamara Hauze

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Festival Plaza,

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Lottie Darger

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Festival Plaza,

Lottie Darger played with Both Crows at last year’s festival and is returning again this year with new music from her album, Life in the Desert.  Lottie began writing songs at age 15. She admits to loving words and word play and her lyrics demonstrate her unique skill within her songwriting. Not having one set way of writing her songs, Lottie may initially be moved by words, lyrics, lyrical phrasing or various other forms of inspiration. After this initial inspiration,…

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Jason Tyler Burton

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Festival Plaza,

Photo by Regina Pagles. www.reginapaglesphotography.com Jason Tyler Burton is an adventurer and storyteller who writes songs about the journey. Originally from Kentucky, he now lives at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. His brand of Americana music is heart felt, reflecting the landscape of the American West in a search for meaning and home, with stories that invite you to lean in a little, and really listen. His 3rd full length album, Lost…

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Closure

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival Plaza,

3:30 to 5 PM 14 years ago Closure was formed with one purpose in mind...play good music that people like! Our set-list includes popular songs from most genres of music spanning multiple decades. There is something for everyone at a Closure show. More on Closure here.

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Keynote Speaker

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Escalante High School Auditorium,

Please check back soon. We will update the website when this information becomes available.   Keynote Program funded by Glen Canyon Natural History Association GSENM Aid-to-Parks Program and Grand Staircase Escalante Partners.

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Jessica Frogley and Carl Dede

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Festival Plaza,

Carl Dede and Jessica Frogley have been playing music together for two years. Drawing from the songs of Gershwin, Fats Waller, Berlin, and all the old jazz greats, their musical sound calls on the torch tunes of Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and the more contemporary sounds of Diana Krall.     Jessica is a massage therapist, writer and musician living in Boulder, UT. She retired from teaching college Writing, English and the Humanities to live full-time in the beautiful wilds of…

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