January 12th - 14th 2018The Bluff International Balloon Festival is returning to Bluff for its 20th anniversary. Save the date for Martin Luther King Day Weekend!
Sponsorship packages availableYou can, individually or through your business, sponsor a balloon for $325.00. Click here for the sponsorship application.
On the longest night of the year, the town of Bluff invites you to a celebration of light for our annual Solstice Burn. This Thursday, December 21st at 7 pm, residents and guests will gather across from the Recapture Lodge and K&C Convenience Store for this desert ritual.
Bluff artist Joe Pachak has built two dancing bears of willow, representing the male and female bear of the Ute Bear Dance. Joe and his team of volunteers have worked tirelessly for the past two months to construct these figures. Joe was inspired and guided in the construction of these sculptures by Ute flute musician Aldean Ketchum.
The bears stand 15-feet tall and have been constructed with locally-gathered materials. Their teeth and claws are fashioned from antlers.
The 13th Annual Bluff Arts Festival recently announced their schedule - and we couldn't be more excited!
This annual festival brings together Four Corners Artists, locals, and visitors for a three-day weekend of workshops, an Artist Market, performances, and storytelling, to name a few of its classic events.
For the 2017 Festival, the lineup includes a few new additions, including a mural by Whitehorse Highschool students, live music by the Piñon Pickers and dancing Saturday night, and new workshops. Featured artist Gilmore Scott, who created this year's logo, will work with the students from Montezuma Creek and other participants on the mural titled "Honor our Home."
For the full event schedule, see here. You can also register for workshops and learn more about supporting the festival.
Riverside Storytelling, sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council, will take place Friday evening and feature the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Fund 2017 Winner, Michael Branch. Michael and Utah Poet Laureate David Lee with guide readings and a discussion about "What it means to live in the desert."
The Artist Market will take place Saturday-Sunday in the Bluff Community Center. It will include fun "make and take" art projects, Four Corners artists, and live food vendors.
The workshop lineup includes many favorites and some new additions. This year, local artist Joe Pachak will return to build a willow sculpture for Bluff's annual solstice burn. His animal of choice this year - a bear, of course!