Podcast 01.16: “Bringing the Community Together: The Utah Arts Festival”

Art lovers, collectors, spectators and creators alike will soon invade Downtown Salt Lake City for the 2016 Utah Arts Festival. Celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, the Festival will be unlike any other and we are ecstatic for it to begin!

In the latest episode of Building Utah, we spoke with Susan Koles, marketing director for the Utah Arts Festival, about the in’s and out’s of the Festival, what attendees can expect, and what keeps people coming back. As well as, the economic impact of the Festival and the overall state of the Utah Arts Community.

Feel the wonder and find the fun this summer at Utah’s first and longest-running art extravaganza!

About our Guest:

Susan Koles has created marketing programs and directed promotional efforts for many non-profit organizations such as the Utah Arts Festival during her 35-year career. She’s a graduate of the University of Utah and is married to a fine and funny man with whom she has four children who lead interesting lives in Salt Lake City.

About the Utah Arts Festival:

The 2016 Utah Arts Festival invites art lovers, collectors, spectators and creators, young and old, to converge on Salt Lake City’s Library Square, June 23 through 26, 2016. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Festival still has a spring in its step and new tricks up its sleeve! Of course, you’ll find favorite Festival must-sees – visual artists, street performers, food booths, poets and writers, film screenings, children’s activities, and hands-on urban art. And, this year, Festival-goers will thrill to a long-awaited, return engagement by the Utah Symphony Orchestra (after a 15-year absence!) and sizzling performances by an eclectic slate of locally grown, national, and international musical and dance groups, on six stages for four days and nights running! Feel the wonder and find the fun this summer at Utah’s first and longest-running art extravaganza!

Learn More About the Festival: Here.