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Loretta Domaszewski: Rock formations, Patterns and Textures – An Abstract Approach

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

NOTE:  $30 fee collected day of program - covers materials.  Limited to 15 participants - ages 10 and up.  To RSVP, please sign up here. Explore natural rock formations, unique patterns and colors inspired by the Southwestern landscape through painting on prepared textured relief surfaces. Learn about color mixing and expressive painting techniques using fluid acrylic […]

Patrice Webb

Escalante Town Park - Festival Stage

Patrice Webb is a singer songwriter from Sandpoint, Idaho where she lives on a rambling 23 acre homestead with her husband and a band of 4-legged critters.  Her songs are drawn from the folk era of the 60s, as well as from country swing and blues of days gone by.  She has won awards for […]

Salt Gulch All Stars

Escalante Town Park - Festival Stage

A buncha friends goofin’ off and havin’ fun!! They were on the Ed Sullivan Show July 1972, opened for the Stones in the 80’s, played Montreuax jazz festival ’96, were Dylan's back-up band 2002-2004. The band broke up in 2010 and have decided to reunite for the Escalante Canyons Arts Festival.


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 […]

Valerie and Ellen Orlemann: Painting Together – the Fun and Challenges of Mother-Daughter Painting

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Join a mother-daughter tandem demo where Valerie and Ellen will paint and talk about their creative processes and boundaries.  Valerie thinks that parenting a teen requires balance between providing the resources for her daughter to succeed and then getting out of the way so that the success is truly hers.   Valerie provides supplies and gives […]


Escalante Historic District Walking Tour

People's Exchange 100 North Center Street, Escalalante, UT

Mary Anne Schow Home 1900 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 Register of Historic Places in 2013 as a National Historic District with areas of noted significance in architecture, […]

Carolyn Shelton: Observing Nature Through Simple Journaling – Words, Sketches, Painting

Meet at Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Office 530 West Main Street, Escalante, Utah

NOTE: Limited to 10 people (minimum 2).  To RSVP, please sign up here..  Caravan from town to area near Head of the Rocks.   Bring something to write in or sketch or paint on, as well as the materials you need. It can be as simple as a pen or pencil and a few pieces […]

Friends in Art Collective

745 West 500 South

Chris Haycock, Rae Ellen Lee, Ruthanne Oliver, Valerie Orlemann, Ellen Orlemann, Jill Simpkins    

Lisa Bryant: Mulling Over Pigments – Make Your Own Watercolor Paints

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

NOTE:  $25 fee collected day of program - covers materials. Limited to 10 participants. To RSVP, please sign up here.Deepen your understanding of a primary artist’s tool – your paint. In this workshop we’ll explore characteristics and history of pigments, while learning to make watercolor paint through a process called “mulling”. You’ll walk away with […]


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 […]