Sculpture by Jon Morgan, artist present at the Utah Arts Festival.
Ogden trio The Proper Way will perform their unique bluegrass at the Utah Arts Festival.
Ogden Valley’s Mothers of Mayhem will take the stage at the Utah Arts Festival this week.
The O-Town Dream Team is performing poetry on the Wordfest stage at the Utah Arts Festival.
Ogden area artists will attend the Utah Arts Festival next week at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The festival opens on Thursdays at noon and runs every day until Sunday at 9pm
This year, it is easier for the people of Weber County to participate without worrying about traffic and parking problems: thanks to the new “Ticket as Fare” promotion, any purchase of festival tickets gives you unlimited access to FrontRunner, TRAX, buses and UTA On Demand on the day of your ticket.
One of the local artists performing at the festival is literary art performer Angelika Brewer. She has attended the festival in the past and loves it. “I love being surrounded by all the great creatives and seeing what Utah’s different art scenes have to offer each year,” says Brewer.
Brewer is an award-winning poet and published writer. She was shy as a child, but she found her voice as an adult. With her poetry she aims to help others “feel seen, heard and ready to use their voice”. She will perform on the Wordfest stage on Thursday at 4pm.
Brewer is thrilled to be a part of the festival this year as this is the first year he has an entire set of his own. Her set will be about things that will make her feel joy. “I have often written about pain, grief and heartbreak that I have experienced in my life because writing is therapeutic for me. But this year I will focus again on the growth and experience I gained from all those difficult times, ”says Brewer.
Jon Morgan is also an Ogden-based bronze sculpture artist featured at the festival. He believes that art in its highest form can connect emotionally to viewers. “Our eyes deceive us. We put so much into what we see, but it is inaccurate with respect to what is really going on in the world. My goal with my sculptures is to tell a story, to make the eyes do more than see but feel, “says Morgan.
Look for more literary artists, musicians, and northern Utah-based artists to catch at the festival: poet and writer Wynter Storm, the O-Town Dream Team, Wi-Fi chamber orchestra (ve), professional storyteller Karl Behling, writer / performer Christina Re Anderson, 2-D multimedia artist Melissa Jager, potters Craig and Karl Haaser, digital artist Chris Bodily, Western art painter Paul Twithell, photographer Landon Hill, Ogden Valley music group Mothers of Mayhem, multi-instrumental trio The Proper Way, Cache County’s favorite acoustic band Highline Drifters, American / country band David Burchfield & the Fire Guild and literary artist Rees Sweeten, a transgender woman defending LGBTQ + rights.
Tickets and further information are available on uaf.org.