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Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 28 @ 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 27, 2019

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 200 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.   The […]

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2019 GSENM Artist in Residence Exhibit

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 28 @ 6:00 pm

Stop by the side room of the Community Center to see the results of a month of creating art by the 2019 GSENM Artist in Residence, Carol Johansen.  Carol, a Utah native, attended college with the goal to teach. With five children and one on the way, she began her teaching career in her 30’s; […]

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2019 ECAF Featured Artists Exhibit

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 28 @ 6:00 pm

Visit the back room of the Community Center to see an exhibit presented by the 2019 Escalante Canyons Art Festival Featured Artists - Ruthanne Oliver and Bradley Spencer.   RUTHANNE OLIVER, ESCALANTE, UT Ruthanne began doing applique work for customers and boutiques in Southern Texas in the 1970s. She studied at Pan Am College, Texas and […]

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Arts & Crafts Fair

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 28 @ 6:00 pm

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 […]

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Artists Overflow Sales Tent

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 28 @ 6:00 pm

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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 […]

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7:00 am


Escalante Fire Department Breakfast

September 28 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Escalante Fire Station,

75 N Center St

Escalante,

UT

84726

United States


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Make plans to swing by the Escalante Fire Station to enjoy a yummy breakfast served up by Escalante Emergency Medical Response (EMT) and Fire Department Volunteers.  Proceeds from this breakfast go to support the amazing work of our volunteer fire department and EMTs.  Go show them some love and leave with a full tummy to […]

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9:00 am


Mimi’s Bakery & Deli Poetry for Pie Reading

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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LOCATION:  On side of the bakery under shaded pergola. The public is invited to stop by the Bakery to read their own poetry, or any poetry of their choice. Readers will be rewarded with a free beverage and slice of pie (limit of one per participant per day). Various poetry books will be on-hand for […]

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Artists of the West Panel Discussion

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The artists who participated in the Artists of the West 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 panel discussion will be facilitated by Jennifer Barton, one of this year's competition judges and an adjunct art professor […]

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Escalante Historic District Walking Tour

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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People’s Exchange,

100 North Center Street

Escalalante,

UT

84726

United States


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Mary Anne Schow Home 1900 This year's historic district tours are dedicated to the memory of  local historian, Prof. Jerry Roundy, Ph.D (1931-2018). Tour begins at the Peoples Exchange, one of Escalante's most photographed historic buildings.  Come along to learn more about many of the historic structures throughout town.  Escalante was added to the National […]

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10:00 am


Quilt Exhibition

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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People’s Exchange,

100 North Center Street

Escalalante,

UT

84726

United States


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Every quilt has a story. Visit the Quilt Exhibition and  enjoy the art, workmanship, and history of these beautiful quilts.

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Local & Vendor Goods and Services Silent Auction

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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!

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Nancy Lewis: Animal Paintings on Rocks

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hands on Art Tent – Festival Plaza,

North 100 West

Escalante,

UT

84726

United States

NOTE:  No fee but donations greatly appreciated.  Limited to 12 participants. Bring a painting shirt/apron.  RSVP  to info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org to reserve a space. Come join a fun for the whole family activity as we paint animals on rocks with acrylic paint.  Find a rock which talks to you and let your imagination go wild. No artistic talent required. […]

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Carol Johansen: Making a Monumental Mural

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stop by the GSENM Artist in Residence Exhibit to contribute to a collaborative painting of the Monument.  Carol Johansen will be on hand to both share her residency exhibit and encourage others to share what about the Monument is special via painting and words.  Each day photos of the painting in progress, along with comments, […]

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USU Art Truck and STEM Dome: Y of the STEM

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Y of the STEM Utilizing a 16-foot Mobile Planetarium Projection Dome, in conjunction with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art Mobile Art Truck, students and the public will be given the opportunity to experience and learn about water, its importance and its uses in their region.  The title of the program, Y of the STEM, references […]

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10:30 am


Salt Gulch All Stars

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Salt Gulch All Stars are a rotating group of friends that enjoy playing music for fun. The music they play  (songs you may know or sound familiar)  is rock n roll oriented with our own flavor and a handful of originals thrown in for good measure. They love to see tapping feet, dancing, and hear […]

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11:00 am


Heather Hansman: Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Green River, the largest tributary of the Colorado River system, is crucial, overused, and at risk. Author Heather Hansman paddled the river from source to confluence and see what the experience might teach her about those risks. She’ll discuss her new book about the Green, “Downriver,” and talk about why it’s important to tell […]

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Keven Peterson: Drum and Rattle Making

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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NOTE: Drum and rattle making begins both days at 11 AM.  RSVP by Sept. 24 to 435-616-4700. COSTS:  18" drum: $200 / rattle only: $35 Keven Peterson, long-time Escalante resident and the official drum maker for both the Hopi and Navajo Indian Nations, will be instructing how to make authentic Native American drums to take home […]

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Sculptured Furniture /  Primitive Pottery Gallery

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sculptured Furniture Primitive Pottery Gallery,

1540 West HWY 12

Escalante,

UT

84726

United States


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David and Brigitte moved to Escalante in 1996 from Berlin, Germany.  David’s Sculptured Furniture echoes the organic forms of the Red Rock Country while Brigitte’s Primitive Pottery is inspired by prehistoric cultures of the Colorado Plateau.  Their work can be seen both at the Festival Vendor Hall as well as in their studio during this open […]

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12:00 pm


Mindy Dillard

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mindy Dillard is a musical alchemist who accompanies her award-winning songs with modern twists on the clawhammer banjo and funky rhythmic grooves on the guitar. She’s known for her innovative storytelling, powerful stage presence and soaring voice. She’s currently working on a musical project called “Little Supernova” that explores her newfound role as a mother.  […]

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Margie Lopez Read: Fundamentals of Decorating Gourds

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NOTE:  $20 fee to be donated to festival.  Suitable for ages 1 and up.  Limited to 10 participants. RSVP to info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org to reserve a space. Participants will learn about the history and use of gourds and various techniques that have been used to make art out of gourds.  Basic methodologies will be demonstrated and  participants […]

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1:00 pm


James M. Aton: The Crimson Cowboys: The Remarkable Odyssey of the 1931 Claflin-Emerson Expedition

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In 1931 a team of six archaeologists from Harvard’s Peabody Museum and three guides set out to do what no archaeologists had done before nor have tried since: explore, survey, and excavate Fremont Indian sites on the Tavaputs Plateau. Their 400-mile expedition is the longest horse-pack archaeological trip in the history of American archaeology. It […]

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Lisa Hartman: Desert Glass Ornaments

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hands on Art Tent – Festival Plaza,

North 100 West

Escalante,

UT

84726

United States

NOTE:  $5 fee to cover cost of materials.  Suitable for ages 12 and up.  Limited to 12 participants. RSVP  to info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org to reserve a space. Create unique glass ornaments made from tumbled glass, beads and wire.  Learn easy wire-wrapping techniques to add interest to your ornaments.  Your light-catching ornaments can be placed on a tree, a […]

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2:00 pm


Bo Earls: Flint Knapping

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Patio,

755 West Main Street

ESCALANTE,

UT

84726

United States

Bo Earls moved to Utah in 1996 from South Carolina to attend college at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. While visiting Moab in 1999, Bo noticed finely crafted arrowheads, arrows, and knives for sale in many of the stores. Being the 'thrifty" person that Bo is, he decided to learn how to make […]

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Matt Burke

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Matt Burke is an accomplished singer, songwriter, band leader, and entertainer with more than 15 years of performance history under his belt. Hailing from DeLand, FL, Burke got his start fronting a successful original hard rock band in Central Florida during the early 2000’s. In 2006, Burke moved to Chicago to pursue a career in […]

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3:00 pm


Jack Schmidt: The Future of the Colorado River

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

photo credit: M Miller, USGS Today’s decisions about the Colorado River’s future are of two types – those that concern allocation of a decreasing water supply that meets the needs of a growing population and those that concern environmental management of the river segments that intervene between reservoirs. Can these two types of decisions be […]

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4:00 pm


Jason Tyler Burton

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Photo by Regina Pagles. www.reginapaglesphotography.com Jason Tyler Burton grew up in the hills of Kentucky, but now lives in the mountains of Wyoming. His brand of rural Americana results in road trip ready songs that often tell a novel's worth of story in the span of minutes. Burton knows how to craft a tune, how […]

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6:00 pm


Plein Air Award Ceremony and Reception

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Festival closes with a reception and award ceremony open to all.  Refreshments are served and a cash wine bar is available.  The silent art auction closes and winning bidders rejoice.  Competition winners are announced and the following prizes are awarded: Best of Show Purchase Award** – Oil/Acrylic – $1500 Best of Show Purchase Award** – Watercolor/Mixed […]

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