This year’s Utah Arts Festival might have been postponed until 2021, but the festival announced that it will be hosting online events throughout the month of June in order to celebrate art and support the arts community.
Festival Vibes Fridays will be a free online experience that will feature artists, musicians and others who had been accepted to participate in the 2020 Utah Arts Festival before it was postponed, according to a press release from UAF.
Every Friday in June will feature different experiences, including an online Artist Marketplace, and radio interviews and on-air performances with local bands from KRCL community radio. Short films that were selected for this year’s Fear No Film Festival will also air online. Readings, workshops and interviews with local authors will also be available.
The festival is also working to develop more programming in the areas of culinary arts, art and technology, and urban arts, which UAF will roll out in the coming weeks.
“The artistic coordinators have worked tirelessly since last October to develop their programs, artists were selected and contracts sent out when we had to make the decision not to hold the Festival this June,” said Lisa Sewell, Executive Director of the festival, in a statement. “We were determined to find a way to honor the work of our coordinators and support the artists.”
Festival Vibes Fridays will begin June 5 and is available to access through the Utah Arts Festival’s website.