Angela H. Brown has dedicated her entire career to cultivating and supporting Utah artisans. For the last two decades, she has been the publisher and executive editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, which she has taken from a small black and white zine with limited distribution and transformed it into a full-color magazine with a monthly distribution of 30,000 copies across the state of Utah.
In 2009, Ms. Brown launched the Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, an alternative arts festival she bootstrapped from a 100 percent volunteer-run event into an up-and-coming nonprofit organization now employing seven part-time year round contractors and over 60 seasonal contractors. Ms. Brown is deeply passionate about Utah’s underground culture, as a leader of the alternative arts.
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