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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Utah Arts Festival: Fear No Film

A look at the short film festival happening during UAF
This weekend, the Utah Arts Festival will take over two blocks of downtown SLC, turning Washington & Library Square into a four day artistic event. But if course you know that from reading our Arts Fest preview issue.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nerds of 'Play

Professional cosplayers who dress for fun, events and charity
In case you haven't caught on to massive explosion that is cosplay, it's kind of a big deal right now. From simple vests and capes to form generic superheroes, to PVC piping and latex to build intricate designs of the most obscure characters, the creativity found in Utah is second to none.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2 Row Brewing

Brian & DeDe Coleman on their new Midvale brewery
As our brewing community continues to expand, we're starting to get the sense that we might be living in a unique time when it comes to alcohol and liquor creation in the state of Utah. One of the most recent additions to the mix is 2 Row Brewing.

Monday, June 22, 2015

June Gallery Stroll: Leslie Duke, Una Pett Rothko, Marcee Blackerby

Three artist interviews from Friday's Gallery Stroll
Holy crap, was this weekend hot. And not just your typical buildup to summer weather hot.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Speakers' Corner SLC

Exploring the new SLC-based think tank art series
Finding inspiration in the original gatherings at Hyde Park in England from the mid-1800s, Speakers' Corner SLC is a free speech-and-art series, focused on the ideas of giving the community's greatest minds and speakers an open space for dialogue to happen. Founded by a group of like-minded individuals looking for solution-oriented discussions, the group has started holding events with a focus on topics like The Environment and Human Rights.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jimmi Toro

Inside the art of SLC-based painter Jimmi Toro
Before this Friday's Gallery Stroll, we take a detour and look at some art you might not see on your average walk. Jimmy Toro has been working hard to become as prolific as possible within the SLC arts community and beyond, creating his own undefined style of paintings.

Monday, June 15, 2015

I Am Your Friend

Several dance performers come together for a noble cause
On Friday, June 19, over at The Rail, we'll see a formation of performances you don't really get to see too often. #IAmYourFriend is a benefit concert featuring dozens of performers across multiple disciplines, putting together a unique showcase to benefit Fahodie For Friends.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

In The Loop: 6/13/15. He's Just A Common Man...

Saving Mojos, 2 weeks of events, and inspiration from Dusty Rhodes.
Hello to all you polka-dot-wearing, stratosphere-reversing, hit-making, record-breaking, back-cracking, liver-quivering, ring-dancing, American-Dream-loving enthusiasts! We're going to sidestep the locals for a minute, let the pro-wrestling geek inside me come out and talk about the legendary Dusty Rhodes, who passed away on Thursday.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saturday Cycles

Talking with Mark Kennedy, founder of the downtown SLC cycle shop
2015 has become an interesting year if you're a cycling enthusiast in Utah, with all the hoopla over SLC's bike lanes and all the praise for the Green Bike plan, making downtown both bike-friendly and annoyingly difficult for anyone with a car. But downtown residents themselves are actually using both items as much as possible, bringing about a new era of biking to this section of the city.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Stylist Laura Kiechle

Hometown stylist returns to SLC fashion with loads of experience
As it has been preached to me in the past, stylists are the unsung heroes of the fashion industry. Designers, hair and makeup artists, even the models get far more attention and praise than many stylists do—which is ironic, as this is the position that often ties everything together, coordinating the many elements that make up a fashion show or photo shoot to bring out the best in everyone.

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