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Utahns love to celebrate all year long with fun and exciting events and festivals. And you're invited to join in. There's something for everyone to have a good time, make family memories and learn more of Utah's heritage and culture. With such a variety of activities to choose from - visual and performing arts, history, outdoor recreation, film, food and more, just search below by date range, subject and key words to find the perfect events for you.

Please email Diane Wilson if you have any questions about events and the submission process. 

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11-24-2014

Ceramics for Adults
  • September 02, 2014 to December 18, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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VAI is in the process of creating a ceramics program at our Sugar House location. If you are interested in joining this class, please call to be placed on an interest list. Instructor: Heidi Somsen

Ceramics for Teens
  • September 02, 2014 to December 18, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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VAI is in the process of creating a ceramics program at our Sugar House location. If you are interested in joing this class, please call to be placed on an interest list. Instructor: Heidi Somsen

Dancing Moose Summer Program
  • June 09, 2014 to January 01, 2037 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: Dancing Moose Montessori School
  • Address: 4428 Links Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84120
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Bring your kids for Half Day Weekly Themed Camps for ages 3 -9. Activities include dance, soccer, Lego, cooking and art and are suitable for ages 3-9 years. There will also be field trips, water days, special guest performers and academic fun!

English Classes/Clases de Ingles
  • October 01, 2014 to December 22, 2014 (Every Monday, Wednesday)
  • Location: Orem Public Library
  • Address: 58 North State Street, Orem, UT 84057

Come to the library for English Classes. It will be held in the Media Auditorium.

Fall Dance Classes
  • August 25, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Beverly Taylor Arts & Education Complex (BTSAEC), University of Utah
  • Address: 1721 Center Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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In addition to our renowned creative and modern dance program, the Viginia Tanner Dance Program is thrilled to announce expanded programming. You will see many new classes including ballet, jazz, hip hop, visual art, fitness, and more. Classes fit a ...

Foundation Drawing
  • September 01, 2014 to December 15, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Learn new techniques and improve your observational drawing skills with the practice of still life and portrait drawing. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist, our Monday class offers something for everyone. Instructor: Bruce Ro...

Introduction to Art
  • September 08, 2014 to December 22, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Suggested to new students, our introduction to Art class emphasizes drawing techniques, concepts, and terminology, as well as art forms and mediums. You will learn to draw & paint what you see and you'll use materials like pencil, ink, charco...

McCune Mansion Tour
  • May 26, 2014 to December 31, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: Utah Heritage Foundation
  • Address: Memorial House in Memory Grove Park, Salt Lake City, utah 84103

Alfred and Elizabeth McCune stopped keeping track of expenses after the costs for their “simple” bungalow on Capitol Hill reached $500,000. They imported roof tiles from Holland , rare white satin-grained mahogany from South America , and...

Motionless Marvels: Preschool Discovery Days
  • November 24, 2014 to November 25, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday)
  • Location: Ogden Nature Center
  • Address: 966 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

From towering trees to tiny rocks, many of nature's wonders hardly move at all. Sing songs and hear stories, play games and learn through hands-on discovery what makes nature so marvelous.

Music in Motion
  • July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Discovery Gateway: The Childrens Museum of Utah
  • Address: 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Held in Discovery Gateway's Curiosity Shop, Children ages 18 months to 3 years can learn to express themselves creatively through sound and movement as they sing, dance, and explore with musical instruments. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 ye...

Women's Ski Camp for Intermediate-Advanced Skiers
  • November 08, 2014 to March 12, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday)
  • Location: Alta Lodge
  • Address: 10230 East Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Alta, UT 84092
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Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women's Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School's instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. You’ll be in a fun environment where yo...

11-25-2014

Adult Dance Classes
  • October 07, 2014 to May 31, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Location: Artistic Dance
  • Address: 553 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

Ballet: Thursday 7-8pm Tap: Wednesday 8-9pm Jazz: Thursday 8-9pm Contemporary/Modern : Tuesday 8-9pm Wear whatever you are comfortable in!  Bring a friend.

Anatomy of the Head
  • September 02, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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An in-depth anatomical study of the head, beginning with rendering the skull and learning the bone structure of the head. We will then add the musculature of the head and neck. Finally we will study the planes of the face and focus on the feature ind...

Dancing Moose Summer Program
  • June 09, 2014 to January 01, 2037 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: Dancing Moose Montessori School
  • Address: 4428 Links Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84120
  • Visit Website

Bring your kids for Half Day Weekly Themed Camps for ages 3 -9. Activities include dance, soccer, Lego, cooking and art and are suitable for ages 3-9 years. There will also be field trips, water days, special guest performers and academic fun!

Elementary Youth Drawing
  • January 07, 2014 to January 01, 2037 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Brigham City Fine Arts Center
  • Address: 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, UT 84302

Basic drawing skills and techniques.  Ann Davis is instructor.

Fall Dance Classes
  • August 25, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Beverly Taylor Arts & Education Complex (BTSAEC), University of Utah
  • Address: 1721 Center Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Visit Website

In addition to our renowned creative and modern dance program, the Viginia Tanner Dance Program is thrilled to announce expanded programming. You will see many new classes including ballet, jazz, hip hop, visual art, fitness, and more. Classes fit a ...

Introduction to Studio Lighting
  • November 04, 2014 to November 25, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Studio o2o
  • Address: 584 East 12300 South, Salt Lake City, UT
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Learn the basics of studio lighting in this hands-on class. Beginning with a simple and affordable one-light setup that can be used in a home studio, instruction will advance to a complex, multiple-light set. In the process, you will gain an understa...

McCune Mansion Tour
  • May 26, 2014 to December 31, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: Utah Heritage Foundation
  • Address: Memorial House in Memory Grove Park, Salt Lake City, utah 84103

Alfred and Elizabeth McCune stopped keeping track of expenses after the costs for their “simple” bungalow on Capitol Hill reached $500,000. They imported roof tiles from Holland , rare white satin-grained mahogany from South America , and...

Motionless Marvels: Preschool Discovery Days
  • November 24, 2014 to November 25, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday)
  • Location: Ogden Nature Center
  • Address: 966 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404

From towering trees to tiny rocks, many of nature's wonders hardly move at all. Sing songs and hear stories, play games and learn through hands-on discovery what makes nature so marvelous.

Open Studio Life Drawing-No Instruction
  • September 02, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Join us for an afternoon of life drawing. Our life model varies weekly and we encourage participants to use this time to work in their preferred medium.

Pastel Power
  • September 02, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Visual Art Institute
  • Address: 2901 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Have fun exploring color through the use of pastels. This medium allows students to work freely and quickly as they explore color and composition. Students will create boh representational and abstract work in a variety of sizes. Instructor: Addie Va...

Pins and Needles
  • September 23, 2014 to December 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Orem Public Library
  • Address: 58 North State Street, Orem, UT 84057

Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing or just yourself to this laidback weekly gathering of crafters.

Stone Carving and Sculpture
  • November 04, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Kimball Art Center
  • Address: 638 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

In this class, students will use alabaster stone which is a soft, smooth stone that is known for it's easy to carve surface. Resembling sandstone, the rock is an ideal carving surface, especially for beginner sculptors.   Using special...

Teen Art Club
  • June 03, 2014 to December 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Brigham City Fine Arts Center
  • Address: 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, UT 84302

This new  club is for teens 13-18 who like art and want to participate in some  community art projects.  Various 2-d and 3-d group  projects are planned. Meet artists, learn a variety of techniques.

Women's Ski Camp for Intermediate-Advanced Skiers
  • November 08, 2014 to March 12, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday)
  • Location: Alta Lodge
  • Address: 10230 East Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Alta, UT 84092
  • Visit Website

Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women's Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School's instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. You’ll be in a fun environment where yo...

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