Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.
To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:
- The event must take place in Utah.
- The organization promoting the event must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
- The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.
If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.
KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization. Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible. Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.
Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.
If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.
Vanessa Romo takes personal inspiration for her exhibition, The Practice of Standing Still, from the butterfly, a creature in a constant state of transformation. The work is comprised of found/gathered objects, natural flora and fauna, and porcelain clay. The combination of these materials is meant to represent the fascinating phenomena that an object or creature can be simultaneously fragile and strong. “Through artistic process, ritual, and experimentation, I breathe new vigor into this transitional period of time in my life,” writes Romo. “As order and chaos participate in their irreverent waltz, the transitions we face become increasingly difficult to navigate. The constant clashing between sides of the Self and environmental issues influences disrupts, and derails one’s true journey.”
As a knitting and textile artist, Virginia Catherall’s work has a close affinity to the land. In 2016, she was selected as Artist-in-Residence for the Great Basin National Park and spent a month living there and gathering inspiration from the diverse landscape. She subsequently created knitted pieces which are featured in the exhibition Wearable Landscapes. “My finished pieces are not only artworks but are functional as wearable art,” states Catherall. “The act of creating something so entwined with the land itself sparks a stewardship and urge to conserve the land. I hope that others will be inspired to enjoy, conserve, and steward our unique landscape.” Catherall will also lead a free knitting workshop July 10 and August 7 from 6-8 p.m. to help knitters find inspiration in nature. Knitting skills and advanced registration are required. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catherall will give a gallery talk about her work on Friday, June 15 at 5:45 p.m. in conjunction with Gallery Stroll and the exhibition opening.
The Utah Arts Festival brings art to life at Library Square through awe-inspiring performances, artistic expression, and surprising discoveries at the state’s largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event June 21-24.
The Utah Arts Festival features 160+ visual artists and 100+ performing arts groups, drawing 80,000+ participants each June to celebrate artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. The Festival includes seven performing venues of top world, national and local musicians and performers and program slates in literary arts, visual arts, kids activities, dance performances, musical commissions, street theater, art & technology, urban arts, film and culinary arts. During this four-day celebration of the arts, Festival patrons will discover the sky is not the limit—courtesy of BANDALOOP.
In its 42nd year, the Utah Arts Festival welcomes BANDALOOP, an internationally renowned dance company that awakens the human spirit and activates public spaces. In what they dub vertical dance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing—by utilizing the unique curving glass façade of the Downtown Library as their stage. BANDALOOP will perform each night during the 2018 Utah Arts Festival.
Member’s Preview 9 – 10 am | Public Opening 10 am
Special activities 10 am – 12 pm
Celebrate the opening of two brand new exhibits! Make a splash in the new Water Play exhibit featuring racing rivers, a water wall with ramps, wheels, and tipping buckets, a water vortex and more! Then, make the climb from the lower level to the upper level of the museum in the Honey Climber. Use your imagination and become a Busy Bee. Explore the Hive and Garden as you climb, hop, slide and buzz your way through the maze! Be the first to experience these thrilling new exhibits!
FREE Admission for all families! Generously sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Foundation
All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play! From 4-6 pm, we’ll be turning the lights down and reducing noise in the museum. Sensory bags equipped with noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards, are available for checkout at the Admissions Desk. A limited number of weighted lap pads are also available upon request.
Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Topaz Museum in Delta to learn about Chiura Obata, one of the twentieth century’s most significant Japanese American artists. Begin the day at 8 am at the UMFA to see the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern. Experience the breadth of Obata’s lifework and create art inspired by his unique style of printmaking and drawing. Then make your own way to Delta and the Topaz Museum, 55 West Main Street, by 1 pm to see the exhibition Topaz Art School, with more of Obata’s work, and learn about the internment camp where Obata was held during World War II. An organized trip from the Topaz Museum to the site of the Topaz internment camp will follow.
Please arrive at the Topaz Museum at 1 pm sharp to view some short videos followed by a discussion and gallery tour. Afterward, guests will travel to the Topaz Internment Camp site by bus; guests are discouraged from driving their own cars to the site, where parking is extremely limited.