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.


Specific Abject @ Rio Gallery
Mar 17 – May 12 all-day
Specific Abject @ Rio Gallery | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The artists in this exhibition-Jared Clark, Christopher Lynn, Abraham Kimball, Allan Ludwig, Joseph Penrod, and Jean Richardson-each have a unique take on the possibilities of painting, or the possibilities of how painting’s mores can be used to frame other practices. Looking at an artwork through the lens of painting is to consider the work as painting, even if many of its elements do not sit neatly within painting’s core competencies. Conversely, looking at painting through the lenses of sculpture, performance, video, or other disciplines also reveals fertile ground to explore new opportunities.

Yoga at the Museum @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Yoga at the Museum @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art |  |  |

Experience a unique and meditative class taught in the heart of one of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant cultural spaces, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. For one night only, UMOCA is opening its doors after hours to give patrons the chance to practice yoga surrounded by imaginative and provocative art. Led by local yoga teacher Shannan Hansen, this special yoga event will enrich your creative energy and connect you with art in a new and memorable way. Featuring UMOCA’s current Main Gallery exhibition “Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet: Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying.” For more information, please contact communications@utahmoca.org.

Preregister $15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-night-at-the-museum-tickets-33263308451
Tickets at the door: $20

Utah Watercolor Society 2017 Spring Open Exhibition @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
May 4 @ 9:00 am
Utah Watercolor Society 2017 Spring Open Exhibition @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center | West Valley City | Utah | United States

This annual exhibition, brought to you by the Utah Watercolor Society, will showcase the best of Utah’s water media artists. This year’s exhibition was juried by nationally renowned artist Janet Rogers. Her task was to select 90 works from the 199 entries submitted. Many of the displaying artists are themselves nationally renowned in water media. “Water media” means works that can be completed in any medium using water to move the paint, such as traditional watercolor, acrylic, inks, and gouache. All works for this exhibition are painted in a “traditional” manner, in that they are painted on paper and presented under glass. Come view the dazzling display of watercolor at its finest, on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center May 4 – June 28, 2017. Opening Reception from 6 – 8 p.m., immediately following the Mountain West Arts Conference.

Art Exhibit:
May 4 – June 28, 2017
Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by arrangement

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
WVC, UT 84119

Matchbox Art: Public Workshop led by Céline Downen @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Matchbox Art: Public Workshop led by Céline Downen @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art |  |  |

What can you do with a 1 1/4” X 2” canvas? Since its introduction at the 1855 Paris Expo, the matchbox has found its own little place in design history. From Sweden to India, matchbox design has ranged from minimalist to ornate. In this workshop, we will find inspiration from Mexican matchbox art to artist books, and explore what kind of tiny masterpieces we can create with UMOCA’s first Educator-In-Residence, Céline Downen. This workshop is free and all materials will be provided. RSVP is preferred, so please contact Elly Baldwin by email at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org or by phone at 801-328-4201×124.

Family Art Saturday: Silhouette of a Better World @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Art Saturday: Silhouette of a Better World @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art |  |  |

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be challenges viewers to think about the hardships that humans create for one another in the world. The international artists who take part in this exhibition ask their audience to take action and create a brighter future. Outline your own silhouette and fill it with your vision for a better world and your dreams for the future you would like to live in.

View “The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be” in the Street and Codec Galleries until May 13.

About Family Art Saturday: UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities. Family Art Saturday is held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. This program is offered free of charge, but museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming. Please direct any questions to our Curator of Public Engagement, Elly Baldwin: elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org or call us at 801-328-4201.

Photo: Courtesy of the artists, Leandro Lima and Gisela Motta | I.E.D (Improvised Explosive Device) (2007), video.

Wasatch Elementary Art Showcase @ Wasatch Elementary
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wasatch Elementary Art Showcase @ Wasatch Elementary |  |  |

Wasatch Elementary is hosting its annual Art Showcase. Student art from throughout the year will be featured in the building. There is a community gallery with items available for purchase. Food is also available for purchase. Fun event full of wonderful art!

Vikings @ Natural History Museum of Utah
May 27 all-day
Vikings @ Natural History Museum of Utah | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

What if the blood-thirsty plunderers you once thought you knew, were really just misunderstood explorers, farmers, and traders?

Come explore Vikings to discover the truth about the Vikings age and dispel long-held stereotypes about its people, traditions, and influence. Find yourself captivated by more than 400 authentic artifacts- some never before seen outside Scandinavia- including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing, and even a piece of 1,000-year-old Viking bread!
When you visit Vikings at NHMU you will:
• Imagine a Viking voyage as you marvel a full-scale replica of a Viking ship
• Play a digital version of a popular Viking strategy game that pre-dates chess
• Test the balance between the blade and handle of a replica Viking sword
• Excavate a spectacular Viking burial boat, layer by layer, on an interactive touch table

Utah Arts Festival @ Library Square
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
Utah Arts Festival @ Library Square |  |  |

The love of art brings us together, and the 2017 Utah Arts Festival, June 22-25, is the place to gather with friends, family and art fans alike!

This year at the Festival, you will find venues in all major forms of art and culture – including six performing stages, along with program slates in literary arts, visual arts, kids activities, dance performances, musical commissions, street theater, art & technology, urban arts, film, top local and national musicians, and culinary arts.