There are numerous opportunities throughout the festival for artists to sell art and for art patrons to purchase it. Please remember that all art sales associated with the Escalante Canyons Art Festival are subject to a 25% commission.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stop by the side room of the Community Center to see the results of a month of creating art by the 2018 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence – Graham Goff. Graham is an artist/architect from Bozeman, Montana and he has spent the month of September in and around the Escalante Region creating art and doing events with the local community and schools. This exhibits highlights the work produced while in residence.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit the back room of the Community Center to see an exhibit presented by the 2018 Escalante Canyons Art Festival Featured Artist – Shawn Miller. Shawn is an Escalante resident, painter and owner of Escape Goats, his guiding business into the isolated, remote surrealistic spaces of the Escalante wilderness. Shawn was first drawn to landscapes as a child growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota where he roamed the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. His art has been influenced by the unique settings of the places he has lived in the Dakotas and Utah. When he first got to Escalante 15 years ago, he took lessons from and was encouraged by the late Peggy Soren. Shawn shares his love of this special area through his art as his appreciation of the natural patterns in rocks, geology and plant life can easily be seen in his paintings. Enjoy the variety of Shawn’s work in this exhibit.
This no-host breakfast at the close out the festival on Sunday is the last opportunity to purchase art from festival artists. You never know what crazy art deals you might secure at this closing event.