Announcing the Craft Lake City “Tattoo” Parlor at Kilby Block Party!

On May 13 and 14 during the sold out Kilby Block Party, Craft Lake City will be hosting our inaugural CLC “Tattoo” Parlor. The CLC “Tattoo” Parlor will feature five talented DIY Fest alumni (all local artists!) who will be drawing flash “tattoos” on concertgoers using Sharpie or gel pen for only $5! Post a picture of your tattoo on Instagram, tag @craftlakecity and use the hashtag #CLCTattooParlor for a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Fest Presented by Harmons!

Meet the CLC “Tattoo” Parlor Artisans



Lunares is a multimedia artist bringing Duvalin-colored dreams to life. Not only is Lunares a DIY Festival alum, her work was featured in our Celebration of the Hand seasonal public art exhibition in fall 2018! Stay connected with Lunares on Instagram at @alethialunares and her website,

Natalie Mella

Natalie Mella is a Salt Lake City based printmaker. She had her first taste of printing in 2008 which resulted in stitches and an addiction to the art form. Her prints are heavily inspired by the Mountain West, from the desert landscapes in Southern Utah to the flora and fauna of the Wasatch Mountains. Natalie also dabbles in sign painting, illustration, and roller skating. Find her on Instagram at @pinchemella.


Working in a variety of unconventional mediums from embroidery to shrink plastic, Mirmsy loves creating whimsical, colorful, wearable art that gives you a little jolt of dopamine. Explore the magic on Instagram (@mirmsy_), TikTok (@mirmsy) and her website,!






Happy Clowns Come From California

Happy Clowns Come From California is an artist grieving the nuances of being a millenial that’s ricocheted between having her shit together and then REALLY not through this… clown I guess? HCCFC occasionally appears as a guest illustrator in SLUG Mag. At the Kilby Block Party, she’ll be there in her physical form as Bianca Velasquez and she’ll probably need a hug. Don’t miss her on Instagram at @happyclownscomefromcalifornia.

Neuer Geist

Neuer Geist is a two-person illustration and design team, running Utah’s only risograph studio. They’ll be represented by Brighton Ballard, bringing a unique style of hand-drawn fluff to the Craft Lake City Tattoo Parlor. Find them online at and on Instagram at @neuergeist!

Find Out More About the Kilby Block Party

About Craft Lake City:

Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity. @craftlakecity

Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Kilby Block Party:

#KBP3 celebrates all things Kilby by bringing together our incredible local music community, some of our favorite internationally renowned artists, and a variety of local greats. This year, KBP3 is happening at Library Square to mark SLC’s biggest centrally-located, multi-day indie music festival – May 13 & 14, 2022. After watching this event grow over first two iterations, we can’t wait to unveil some festival upgrades for KBP3 and provide a special festival experience that this community deserves.