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. 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. 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.


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.