Exploring the Salt Lake Urban Arts Fest

Saturday night was a fun filled date night with the wife in which we had originally planned to grab dinner and hit up a Vietnamese Lunar celebration as it sounded like a fun photo opportunity. We did have a wonderful dinner, but instead of the Lunar Festival, we opted instead to pop into the Urban Arts Fest, which was right next to where we parked, so I could walk off the unnecessary amount of delicious food and drink I partook of.

Much like any other art festival it was set up with a couple of stages, and a ton of booths for people to sell off whatever art-thing they had made. There were a ton of super talented artists out there (I’ll have a list of links at the bottom of the post) and I recommend hitting up their websites and buying as much of their stuff as you can! Me however, I made it a point to focus on the stages and the large graffiti pieces being done at the show. I got a couple of fun shots of those works in progress:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/29147924194

https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/29775509215

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I’m pretty interested to see how the last one looks when finished, so hopefully there will be a record of that since I wasn’t able to make the show today. As for the stages, one had a number of local rappers, DJs, and other musicians doing there thing, none of which provided the photo-op I was hoping for. Mostly it was a combination of bad lighting and them running about the stage like a crazy person. On the other stage however, there was a dance troupe called Samba Fogo. It was a fun show to watch with heavy drum rhythms, and leaping women. I happened to catch a pair of shots I was pretty happy with, but it would have been nice to get a little closer to the stage. Sadly, there were a number of people taking video of the set, so I figured I wouldn’t get in the middle of that and ruin someone else’s shot. Here’s the two shots:

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthquakephotography/29483361450

Like every other art related event my wife and I go to, we bought a few small pieces to add to our already large collection of eclectic decor. I’m hoping that in the near future I can start making these types of venues an option for myself and maybe sell some of my work. Nonetheless, it was a good time all around. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot more to say about it, so I’ll end it here. As always, until next time –Thanks for reading!
-D

Those links as promised:

https://stevestonesart.com/

http://www.ahfractals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/colunga.art

https://www.facebook.com/monster.mike.artist

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