There is a whole lot of fine urban artwork to see here in Utah, and next weekend it’ll be a little easier to find. You’ll even have the opportunity to make some of your own artwork.
Gray Wall Gallery and the Utah Arts Alliance present the first annual Urban Arts Festival on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-9pm on Pierpont Ave between 300 West and 400 West. This event celebrates our urban artistic culture in a one-day event benefiting Youth City and Skate 4 Homies foundations. Live performances by local musicians, dancers, skateboarders, artist booths, the Pierpont shops, and more. The whole family can participate in art projects created by local youth groups and artists.
The entrance fee is a suggested $10 donation of either cash or art supplies. Artist and vendor booths will be open for the entire show and many will offer projects for youth and adults along with displays of their local goods. Art projects will be available from 10am-6pm. The major project is skate deck decoration for the public and will be held from10am-1pm. Using refurbished skate decks the public can express their creativity and be entered to win prizes. Entered skate decks will be hung in Gray Wall Gallery and judged by the public in multiple categories. Prizes will be awarded that evening with an additional chance to win a prize from online voting through the next week.
There will be entertainment throughout the day around the festival and on two stages. A wide variety of urban music and performances will be showcased including Red Bennies, Bboy Federation, and the Rockgarage kids. Skate 4 Homies is sponsoring a skate course that will offer workshops, free skate times, and a competition from 1-3pm. The Uprok wall will be available for the public to take part in through out the day as well as showcasing professional artists.
Cash or art supply donations are appreciated. Raffles for great prizes donated by local businesses. Volunteer opportunities available.