Escalante was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 as a National Historic District with areas of noted significance in architecture, social history, commerce, agriculture, and exploration/settlement. Meet at the People’s Exchange, one of Escalante’s most photographed historic buildings, to take a walking tour to learn more about many of the historic structures within the district.
Tour will be led by Dr. Larry Barnes is co-owner of the Peoples Exchange, an early (1899) co-op store on old Main Street, Escalante. His interest in Escalante history has led to several invitations to give lectures, and to assist in preparation of the guide to the Escalante National Historic District.
Would you like to make your own drum? Escalante’s own drummaker, Keven Peterson, will be offering classes on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30 on drummaking. Classes last approximately 2-3 hours and the fees are:
- $175 for a 18″ handdrum
- $200 for a 20″ handdrum
Contact Keven direction to sign up: 435-616-4700
Classes also available October 1 by appointment only.
Take a few minutes to join Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners and share your story about Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Your story will be added to a collection that expresses the personal impact of engaging with all OUR public lands.
Plan to stop by the Silent Auction that features goods and services from local area businesses and festival vendors to bid on items to help support festival programming. You never know what great items and fun services you might find to bid on. Be sure to bid often and generously!
The women who participated in the Group Demonstration earlier in the week will convene to discuss how they approach their art, what inspires them, and the influences on their work. The discussion will be facilitated by Sandy Larsen, retired art festival director. Those participating in the panel include:
Emily Boespflug, Jackson WY
Terry Chacon, Redlands, CA
Gail Denton, Longmont, CO
Loretta Domaszewski, Bozeman, MT
Katy Ann Fox, Jackson WY
More information about these artists can be found here.