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Diane Olhoeft: Silk Painting: Come Watch or Try It Out

Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Silk painting starts with pure white hand-hemmed Chinese silk stretched tightly on a frame. Diane usually uses Jaquard Silk Dye from Dharma Silk Trading Company for their vibrant colors. She chooses the colors and the basic shapes and then lets the magic of the moving dye occur. If she has an idea for a more […]

Louise Sackett: Including the Critters

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

This demo will include various ways to include local critters in your paintings, specifically cattle or horses, depending on their cooperation. The presentation will be in oil, conducted on a linen panel toned with a warm acrylic undertone to minimize ‘white dandruff’ in the finished piece. Techniques can be adapted to other media and translates […]


Escalante Heritage Center Escalante, UT

The Paint Around is an event where 4-person teams of artists each "paint-around" to create paintings.  Teams of painters will, in turn, work on a single piece.  Teams have two hours to finish their painting, each member taking 15 minute turns.  Each artist will add to and modify the piece under development, according to their […]


Scott Geary: Basic Watercolor Painting

Escalante Town Park - Hands on Art Tent North 100 West, Escalante, UT

NOTE:  $20 fee collected day of program – covers materials (fee reduced to $10 if participant uses their own supplies).  Limited to 8 participants. To RSVP, please sign up here. Open to all skill levels, but with an emphasis on beginner/intermediate. For painting outdoors, watercolor could be the perfect medium. Unlike oil paint or pastel, a watercolor […]

G.K. Reiser Private Studio

Corner of 200 South and 200 West

G. K. Reiser invites you to explore his private gallery and studio where you will discover an ever changing contemporary oasis of paintings, sculpture and furniture.  

Natalie Shupe: Landscape Painting

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Demonstration will focus on how to recognize and emphasize the main idea and purpose of your painting. Natalie will discuss design and editing principles that will help you establish dominance within your composition and subdue secondary elements. Natalie Rhees Shupe was born in Ogden, Utah. She grew up on a small farm with animals and […]

Group Demonstration

Kiva Koffeehouse 7386 Hwy 12, Escalante, UT

NOTE:  Please carpool as parking is limited. A late afternoon group demonstration has become a festival favorite where artists and those who enjoy the creation of art gather to watch different artists, with different styles and approaches, tackle a similar landscape to create a painting in a couple hours.   The following artists will participate […]

Sue Tyler: Mixed Media Landscapes

Escalante Town Park - Hands on Art Tent North 100 West, Escalante, UT

NOTE:  $25 fee collected day of program - covers materials. Limited to 12 participants. Bring a painting shirt/apron. To RSVP, please sign up here. Create a mixed media landscape using a variety of materials. Bring your creative imagination, a sketchbook, and your favorite drawing tools, and landscape ideas/images to make a unique landscape painting.  Materials are provided, […]

Memorial Tour – The Art and Life of Pam Bina Gessig

890 N Pine Creek Road

Pam began her artistry working in pastels with a focus towards nature and landscapes, inspired by her surroundings and personal connections with her subject.  Over time she moved into watercolor where she found new inspiration, this medium was her most prolific. Each of her pieces reflect a deeply personal experience, connection and story. Her artwork was a way for her […]


Arts & Crafts Fair

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 […]