13th Annual Bluff Arts Festival features student mural, live music, & more!

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.”

The Whitehorse students shared their early mural sketches with us.

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!