Events

Downtown Farmers Market

Farmers Markets have been deemed essential service providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market enters its 29th year we are modifying many aspects of the market to consider the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors and customers. It will be held Saturdays, June 13th through October 24th from 8am to 1pm (closing an hour earlier than past markets)

The Downtown Farmers Market exists to strengthen and support small local farms and businesses as they bring their products directly to the public. Our farmers and producers offer the freshest local fruits and vegetables as well as a wide variety of grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, honey, and flora, along with the region's best locally made sauces, spreads, baked goods and culinary accoutrements.

Protocols for customers are:

  • Do not attend the market if you are feeling unwell
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance 
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash or sanitize hands often
  • One shopper per household
  • Use a credit card, debit card, cashless app or exact change when possible.
  • No gathering 
  • No pets (with the exception of service animals that are trained to respond to a specific medical condition)
  • Observe one-way traffic flow (signs and arrows posted)
  • Reusable bags are allowed
  • SNAP Exchange and Double Up Food Bucks will be available

It will be held Saturdays, June 13th through October 24th from 8am to 1pm (closing an hour earlier than past markets)

More information on the protocols are online: https://www.slcfarmersmarket.org/saturday-farmers-market



Kid Row at the Virtual 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons

Support young creatives with Kid Row, a special program designed to showcase handmade items crafted by Utah-based makers ages 14 and under! This year, Craft Lake City is taking the virtual world by storm by pioneering a never-before-seen, innovative and interactive VIRTUAL Kid Row program at the 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons! The DIY Festival is Utah’s largest three-day arts festival created by locals, for locals, celebrating all things local. More than 200 local kid artisans, crafters, makers, STEM exhibitors, food creators and performers participate in the DIY Festival. This year, members of the public can support Kid Row creatives in a new and exciting way. In the virtual environment, attendees will get to create their own avatar, shop handmade products with friends, and communicate directly with Kid Row makers and their parents, all while having the same feeling of fun you would experience at a live, packed-festival event. Not comfortable with a virtual reality experience? We’ll have a more straightforward, online shopping experience as well. Typically, general admission tickets are required to attend Kid Row at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. This year, the Craft Lake City team is taking a different approach. Paid admission will not be required to attend; rather, Craft Lake City is asking all attendees to “pay what you can.”

All interested Kid Row attendees may register for the Virtual DIY Festival at vitualdiyfestival.com to receive updates and digital calendar invites. See you in the virtual world! Date/Time: Saturday, August 8 from 1pm-3pm Cost: Free Organizer: Craft Lake City Venue: Online Website: virtualdiyfestival.com



VIRTUAL 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Craft Lake City is taking the virtual world by storm by pioneering a never-before-seen, innovative and interactive VIRTUAL 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons! The DIY Festival is Utah’s largest three-day arts festival created by locals, for locals, celebrating all things local. More than 200 local artisans, STEM exhibitors, vintage vendors, food creators and performers participate in the DIY Festival, and from August 7-9, 2020 members of the public can support Utah-based creatives in a new and exciting way. In the virtual environment, attendees will get to create their own avatar, shop handmade products with friends, and communicate directly with makers, crafters, artisans, and builders, all while having the same feeling of fun you would experience at a live, packed-festival event.

Not comfortable with a virtual reality experience? We’ll have a more straightforward, online shopping experience as well. Performers will take part in a three-day Virtual Music Showcase. There will be something for everyone, regardless of tech-comfortability! Typically, general admission tickets are required to attend the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. This year, the Craft Lake City team is taking a different approach. Paid admission will not be required to attend; rather, Craft Lake City is asking all attendees to “pay what you can.”

Attendees can elevate their festival experience with a Harmons Virtual VIP Package! Similar to past DIY Festival VIP experiences, specialty food, drink recipes and CLC swag are all included in the package price. New to this year’s package is the exclusive access to digital content, directions to a private VIP virtual lounge and more! All interested attendees may register for the Virtual DIY Festival at vitualdiyfestival.com to receive Virtual DIY Festival updates and digital calendar invites to special events within the festival. See you in the virtual world! Festival Dates and Hours: Friday, August 7 from 6pm-10pm Saturday, August 8 from 9am-1pm Sunday, August 9 from 3pm-7pm Website: virtualdiyfestival.com



Book Discussion - "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together" by Beverly Daniel Tatum

The discussion will take place online. Contact Allyson Mower at allyson.mower@utah.edu for more information.

Book description: Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.



New Roots Farmers Market

New Roots SLC will operate 3 farmers markets in Salt Lake County during the summer of 2020. The Wednesday Markets will be held at Central Park, 2797 South 200 East in Salt Lake AND The International Rescue Committee Office, 221 South 400 West in Salt Lake.

These markets are fresh food resources rooted in the communities they serve. Each market focuses on locally grown fruits and vegetables, the sharing of community resources, and is a space for new businesses to learn best practices for direct to consumer sales. New Roots Farmers Markets are safe spaces for all to learn about health, nutrition, and overall wellness for the whole family. New Roots Farmers Markets participate in Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) which offers a discount to customers who shop with their EBT/SNAP cards (food stamps). Customers shopping with their EBT cards can stop by the token booth when they arrive at the market. Market staff are there to help exchange SNAP dollars for farmers market tokens and match the amount a customer intends to spend up to $20. Each week the Central Park Farmers Market features: Farm stands selling locally grown fruits and vegetables; food pantry offering a rotating supply of non-perishable food and household supplies; kids crafts and activities; non-profit and community resource booths.

Every Wednesday July 8 to October 7 at both locations. Website: https://sites.google.com/view/newrootsslc/Markets?authuser=0#h.p_EjTylFO_19jn



The Quills Conference

The Quills Conference is a professional writer's weekend you can attend from the comfort of your home. Learn from industry professionals what you need to be successful in writing and publishing. Whether you're looking for traditional publishing or exploring indie publishing, find insider tips from top professionals. This four-day event is packed with presentations and workshops on poetry, prose, and screenwriting. You'll even be able to pitch to agents and editors from across the country! You won't want to miss it. Tickets are $110-$215 http://quillsconference.com/



Farmers Market at Murray Park

Utah Farm Bureau operates the Farmers Market on Fridays and Saturdays from July 25th to October24th from 8am to 2pm at Murray Park.  The purpose of the market it to connect the consumer to the farmer, and to give out Utah farmers direct to consumer sales. Because of our unique mission the market is food-only, meaning we don't offer space to any crafts, musicians, clothing, etc. This makes for a unique shopping experience focused entirely on Utah farmers and the great fresh produce that is available during our growing season! Vendors also sell other pantry staples: fresh bread, jams, salsa and tamales. We want YOU to make a connection with your local farmer. 

More information on Facebook: Just search for Farmers Market at Murray Park



Trifecta Summer Concert Series: Jordan Matthew Young

Join Eagle Environmental Inc at Pierpont Place this summer for the Trifecta Summer Concert Series.  The first of these unique and socially-distanced events will feature Salt Lake's own Jordan Matthew Young on the 14th

We will be supporting local musicians, local small businesses, and local charities, while giving you an opportunity to safely enjoy a night out on the town!

Reserve your “exclusive and all-inclusive” lounge for groups of 4-10 people to eat, drink, and dance to a live concert by a local band. Each lounge is safely distanced from other lounge groups, so that we can all be separate… while celebrating together!

These intimate events have strictly limited and separated seating. Each private VIP lounge is limited to a specific group size.  Lounge sizes vary from 4-10 people. Lounges are each safely distanced from other groups and from the band, and include comfortable lounge seating for your group.

Every VIP Lounge Package includes:

  • 2 Top-Shelf Drinks per person*
  • Personal Cocktail Waitress (so you don’t need to leave your lounge except for the restroom)
  • An antipasto/crudité platter*
  • Hand Sanitizer

*Additional drinks and snacks can be pre-ordered when ordering tickets and will also be available for sale from your cocktail server.

Ticket information: https://order.pierpontplace.com/e/jordan-matthew-young/tickets

Stay Tuned for upcoming concerts: Michelle Moonshine on August 21st.



Downtown Farmers Market

Farmers Markets have been deemed essential service providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market enters its 29th year we are modifying many aspects of the market to consider the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors and customers. It will be held Saturdays, June 13th through October 24th from 8am to 1pm (closing an hour earlier than past markets)

The Downtown Farmers Market exists to strengthen and support small local farms and businesses as they bring their products directly to the public. Our farmers and producers offer the freshest local fruits and vegetables as well as a wide variety of grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, honey, and flora, along with the region's best locally made sauces, spreads, baked goods and culinary accoutrements.

Protocols for customers are:

  • Do not attend the market if you are feeling unwell
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance 
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Wash or sanitize hands often
  • One shopper per household
  • Use a credit card, debit card, cashless app or exact change when possible.
  • No gathering 
  • No pets (with the exception of service animals that are trained to respond to a specific medical condition)
  • Observe one-way traffic flow (signs and arrows posted)
  • Reusable bags are allowed
  • SNAP Exchange and Double Up Food Bucks will be available

It will be held Saturdays, June 13th through October 24th from 8am to 1pm (closing an hour earlier than past markets)

More information on the protocols are online: https://www.slcfarmersmarket.org/saturday-farmers-market



12 Minutes Max

The City Library will present a live stream 12 Minutes Max on Sunday, August 16, at 2pm. Guest curator Jorge Rojas will host the live Q&A with each of his selected artists.Please join us at this Vimeo link. https://vimeo.com/443878459

Born in Morelos, Mexico, Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator, and art museum educator. He studied Art at the University of Utah and at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Rojas creates performances, videos, paintings, sculpture and installations. His primary output for the last twelve years has been performance art, which interests Rojas in its ability to bring people together, provoke public engagement, action, and creative collaboration. His work and curatorial projects have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and internationally. Rojas is director of learning and engagement at the UMFA, where he oversees all education, community outreach, and adult programming initiatives for the Museum. We will feature works by these artists: Paisley Rekdal will present a short excerpt of a book-length multi-media poem about the transcontinental railroad entitled West: A Translation, which was originally commissioned by the Spike 150 committee. The poems themselves take their titles from the characters in a poem carved by an anonymous Chinese emigrant to the U.S. into the walls of the Angel Island detention center, sometime just after the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Act was passed in 1882, thirteen years after the transcontinental was completed and Chinese labor was no longer “needed” or socially convenient. Each poem together “translates” the Chinese poem into English, via a poetic history of the railroad’s impact on American culture. Paisley Rekdal is Utah’s poet laureate, and the author of nine books of poetry and prose. https://www.paisleyrekdal.com/ Amy Jorgensen will present Far From The Tree, a video exploring the dynamics of childhood play, desire, and strategies of warfare; and Well Behaved Women, a video work inspired by Jorgensen’s suffragette ancestor – a dueling conversation between Pulitzer prize winning author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Eliza Doolittle of My Fair Lady. Jorgensen is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice involves creating conceptually immersive works that mine historical and contemporary perspectives to explore intersecting narratives of the body, desire, violence and power. Dedicated to the arts as a maker, facilitator and educator, Jorgensen is the executive director and curator at Granary Arts and an Associate Professor at Snow College. www.amyjorgensen.com Marcela Torres will present a shortened documentation video of Agentic Mode, a performance that uses martial arts to speak towards state sanctioned racial violence in constant opposition to Black and Brown communities. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah into the lineage of Mesoamerican diaspora; braceros, poultry factory workers and Spanish speaking Mormons, Torres employs immersive practices of performance with interactive object-making and public organizing into an experiential interrogation of U.S social structures. Torres attended the University of Utah for their undergraduate studies and School of the Art Institute Chicago for an MFA in Performance. http://marcelaetorres.com/