Posted on 6/15/2018

What to Expect at the Amazing Escalante Canyons Art Festival

Attending the Escalante Canyons Art Festival is the best way to enjoy Utah's unique landscape and the region's local art scene at the same time. Located between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante is best recognized for its unique petrified wood forest, though the festival is held at various venues throughout the town. This year, you can attend the many demonstrations, art displays, speakers, and live shows from September 21, 2018, through September 30, 2018. While researching for your trip to Southern Utah, be sure to request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide! Countless travelers have used this handy guide to create unique itineraries that include thrilling excursions and magnificent natural sights. Plus, you'll find information on even more events like the Escalante Canyons Art Festival.

Everything You Need to Know About the Escalante Canyon Arts Festival


During the ten-day festival, several art exhibits are held focusing on a range of artistic endeavors. Local and regional artists travel to Escalante to display their unique pieces, including Doug Howland who will host a 60s Rock and Roll Posters exhibit at the Boulder Community Center. One of the most popular exhibits that take places each year is the Quilt Exhibition, which illustrates the craftsmanship of the women who created these pieces and delves into the history of quilting. Other exhibits taking place during the Escalante Canyons Art Festival include GSENM Photographer in Residence Exhibit, Anasazi Dream Exhibit, and Local Art & Artisans: Burr Trail Outpost. Many other art events will be held as well such as the Plein Air competitions, an arts and crafts fair, and more.


For more hands-on events, you can attend one of the many demonstrations or workshops scheduled throughout the festival. Learn more about Painting Landscapes with Bonnie Griffith, the 2015 Artist in Residence at the Grand Staircase National Monument, or try your hand at creating a Colorful Watercolor Portrait with Jill Simkins, a local artist.

Other Events

Festival attendees will not only be able to see artists at work during the events, but they can attend one of the many lectures to learn more about techniques and types of artwork. In the evenings, you can relax near one of the stages and enjoy live music. Hands-on art events are another major part of the festival with activities like creating mosaics and using alcohol inks on tiles.

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If you're planning to attend the annual Escalante Canyons Arts Festival, you'll want to stay in a comfortable place close to the festivities. Family Time Vacation Rentals are located throughout Southern Utah with many of our properties near national parks. This Scenic Lake Cabin in Panguitch, UT, is about an hour from Escalante, making it the perfect place to stay if you're looking to attend the festival and visit some popular landmarks in Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park. With room for up to 12 guests, this large home located right on the lake allowing travelers access to swim, kayak, or fish. In the evenings, you can enjoy an alfresco dinner on the patio and watch the sunset over the lake.
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