Artist Mini-Grant Applications Due Aug. 31

The Cedar City Arts Council encourages individual artists and arts organizations to apply for the Artists’ Mini-Grants Awards due Aug. 31.  Application and more information at http://www. cedarcityartscouncil.org/? page_id=141

Past projects have included educational workshops in creating jewelry, music for groups from children’s choirs to quartets, printing art collection books, equipment to improve photography for the Southern Utah Space Foundation educational series, and bringing in artists for workshops to benefit local artists.

Much Ado About Nothing performed at Heritage Center with CCAC support.
Much Ado About Nothing performed at Heritage Center with CCAC support.

Grant funds may be used to purchase supplies or equipment, rent displays or performance venues, support mileage or registration costs to attend educational or training sessions, purchase promotional advertising, or other needs as demonstrated in the grant application.

It is helpful to include samples of previous work with the application. The CCAC Grants Committee reviews the applications and is pleased to offer several grants each cycle.  Members of the CCAC help fund this project with their memberships to increase the artist offerings of our area.  Membership information at http://www. cedarcityartscouncil.org/? page id=278

All of the artists receiving awards are committed to sharing their skills and creations to enhance the cultural atmosphere of Cedar City.  Many of them will present in the upcoming socials presented by the Cedar City Arts Council.

August Final Friday – Last event of the summer!

Our last Final Friday event of the summer is going to be the best- with fantastic art demonstrations, live music, prizes, food, and fun!

The event takes place August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in and near downtown Cedar City and SUU. You can download an Art Walk map here, or pick one up from Artisan’s Art Gallery or The Grind Coffeehouse. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled  night of arts and culture, and don’t forget to participate in our stamp card program!

For more information about our stamp card program click here.

Events

Artisan’s Art Gallery: Live music, refreshments, representatives from Orchestra of Southern Utah, the Cedar City Arts Council, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. USF will also be giving away tickets to a fall season play. Award-winning photographer Robert Hall will have his large-format camera for visitors to look through. Photographer Cody Smith will be exhibiting his pieces about the plight of captive wild animals, 50% of all his photography sales will benefit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab.

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery: Live music from the Southern Utah String Quartet and artist demonstrations by painters Larry Laskowski and Joey Favino.

Poser’s Place: Jessica Gerlach will be demonstrating letterpress printmaking and allowing visitors the chance to make their own print.

Stone Path Massage & Energy Center: Chair massages, 30 minute ionic foot baths for $10 ($30 value), and artist demonstration by Sierra Dickey from Layton, Utah.

galleryGALA: Light refreshments, art, and fun.

El Rey Inn & Suites: Chip Wiggin will be demonstrating the inking and printing process using his homemade printing press. Shukos food truck will be outside.

Brick House Cafe: Ryan Larson will be demonstrating how to create cyanotype photography prints using photosensitive chemicals and the sun.

The Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts Information Station:  At the booth, visitors can participate in giveaways and learn more about the Southern Utah Museum of Art and the new Utah Shakespeare Festival theatre.

We encourage participants to begin the Art Walk on the east side of town at the Heritage Center (105 North 100 East) and walk west on Center St./University Blvd. towards SUU Campus and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, ending at any of the locations on campus. The Final Friday Gallery Strolls are deliberately scheduled right before the Utah Shakespeare Festival performances, giving participants an opportunity for an exceptionally diverse arts and culture experience this summer.

The 2015 Cedar City Art Walk and the Final Friday Gallery Strolls are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

 

July Final Friday

This month’s Final Friday will take place July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in and near downtown Cedar City. You can download an Art Walk map here, or pick one up from the Cedar City Visitor Center. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled night of arts and culture, and don’t forget your stamp card!

For more information about our stamp card program click here.

Events

Artisan’s Art Gallery: Cedar City Music Arts, artist demonstrations, and light refreshments.

galleryGALA: Light refreshments

Iron Gate Winery: Artist Spike Ress will be at the winery behind the Iron Gate Inn.

Poser’s Place: Designer/illustrator Jessica Gerlach will demonstrate the letterpress printing process. She will also give visitors the opportunity to print their own letterpress item.

El Rey Inn & Suites: Chip Wiggin will demonstrate the inking and printing process in traditional relief printmaking.

The Brick House Café: Musician Art Kaufman will be performing.

The Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts Information Station:  At the booth, visitors can participate in giveaways and learn more about the Southern Utah Museum of Art and the new Utah Shakespeare Festival theatre.

The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery: The Southern Utah Art Invitational & Sale

Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History: Larry Laskowski and Joey Favino will be demonstrating their painting techniques and visiting with guests.

We encourage participants to begin the Art Walk on the east side of town at the Heritage Center (105 North 100 East) and walk west on Center St./University Blvd. towards SUU Campus and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, ending at any of the locations on campus. The Final Friday Gallery Strolls are deliberately scheduled right before the Utah Shakespeare Festival performances, giving participants an opportunity for an exceptionally diverse arts and culture experience this summer.

The 2015 Cedar City Art Walk and the Final Friday Gallery Strolls are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

 

Art Walk Stamp Cards

This year we are starting a stamp card program for the Cedar City Art Walk!Punch Card Design Front
How it works:

Get a stamp card from one of the listed locations, then make sure to get stamped for each Art Walk exhibit you visit. Once you collect 8, take your card to Artisans Art Gallery to be entered in the Final Friday drawing.

During each Final Friday at Artisans, the winner for that month will be announced. Winners are not required to be present, but it is encouraged.

If you do not win, your entry card will be kept for the next drawing. You are also allowed to have multiple entries, given that you visit 8 locations again.

Where to get stamp cards/stamps:
  • Artisans Art Gallery
  • galleryGALA
  • The Pastry Pub
  • The Grind
  • Main Street Books
  • Poser’s Place
  • El Rey Inn & Suites
  • The Brick House Cafe
  • Stone Path Massage & Energy Center
  • Iron Gate Winery
  • Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery – can also get stamped for the Hunter Conference Center here
  • Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History
  • Beverley Taylor Sorensen Information Station – During Final Fridays ONLY

*Note – The Randall Jones Theatre is not participating in the stamp card program.

Monthly prizes:

June – A pair of season tickets for the Neil Simon Festival

July – A season pass for SUU’s Theatre and Dance Dept. productions & Holst: The Planets, an HD Odyssey DVD

August – A pair of season tickets for the Orchestra of Southern Utah & Holst: The Planets, an HD Odyssey DVD

 

June Final Friday

The first Final Friday will take place June 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. in and near downtown Cedar City. You can download an Art Walk map from our site, or pick one up from the Cedar City Visitor Center. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled night of arts and culture!

Events

Artisan’s Art Gallery: The Neil Simon Players will be performing from 6:30-8pm, artist demonstrations, and light refreshments.

Main Street Books: Zak Mitchell will be showing off his cartooning skills at Main Street Books.

Poser’s Place: Designer/illustrator Jessica Gerlach will demonstrate the letterpress printing process. She will also give visitors the opportunity to print their own letterpress item.

El Rey Inn & Suites: Chip Wiggin will demonstrate the inking and printing process in traditional relief printmaking, and the food trucks will be there for those looking for a bite to eat.

The Brick House Café: Photographer Ryan Larson will create cyanotype prints, musician Art Kaufman will be performing.

The Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts Information Station:  At the booth, visitors can participate in giveaways and learn more about the Southern Utah Museum of Art and the new Utah Shakespeare Festival theatre.

The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery: The Southern Utah Art Invitational & Sale opening, light refreshments.

Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History: Larry Laskowski and Joey Favino will be demonstrating their painting techniques and visiting with guests.

We encourage participants to begin the Art Walk on the east side of town at the Heritage Center (105 North 100 East) and walk west on Center St./University Blvd. towards SUU Campus and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, ending at any of the locations on campus. The Final Friday Gallery Strolls are deliberately scheduled right before the Utah Shakespeare Festival performances, giving participants an opportunity for an exceptionally diverse arts and culture experience this summer.

The 2015 Cedar City Art Walk and the Final Friday Gallery Strolls are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Call for Artists: 2015 Cedar City Art Walk

In the summer of 2014, board members of the Cedar City Arts Council initiated the Cedar City Art Walk: a program showcasing partnerships between local businesses, galleries, and artists. The program was a success, and included over 50 participating local and regional artists, 16 businesses and galleries, and up to 250 visitors during the Final Friday Gallery Strolls in the downtown area of Cedar City.

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Planning for the 2015 Art Walk is underway, and artists are invited to apply for consideration to be a featured artist. There is no charge for participation. Participating businesses and galleries will each host one selected artist who will exhibit artwork in a small space within the retail venue. This exhibition will stay in place for three summer months (June, July, and August) when tourist traffic is at its peak in Cedar City.

Interested artists will be juried for work that is of high quality and is appropriate for storefront display. The Arts Council board will print and circulate Art Walk maps and posters, and provide extensive media coverage.

The Final Friday Art Walk Gallery Strolls will take place in downtown Cedar City on Friday, June 26, July 31, and August 28, from 5:00PM – 8:00PM. The artist will be present during these events, demonstrating his/her art form for the public. Artists selected for this program will be matched with a business and a contract will be signed between the two parties that outline the opportunities and restrictions provided through the partnership.

Artists must submit 10 images (jpeg or pdf format) showing a consistent body of work; a corresponding list that includes the title, medium, size, and price of each artwork; and an artist statement (no more than 200 words) that addresses the body of work submitted. Include artist contact information: name, phone number, e-mail, and website (if available).

Artists must submit all required images, documents, and information digitally to artwalkscedarcity@gmail.com by 5:00PM on Friday, April 3, 2014.

This Cedar City Arts Council strives to promote the arts through active participation. For more information on the Art Walk please contact Art Walk Directors Chelsea Kauffman or Delaney Patterson at the artwalkscedarcity@gmail.com.

Download the entire media release here.