Craft Lake City Announces the Spring 2013 Installment of Celebration of the Hand

News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Karamea Puriri,, 801-487-9221

Craft Lake City Announces the Spring 2013 Installment of Celebration of the Hand

SALT LAKE CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 3 – Craft Lake City will launch the Spring 2013
Exhibit of Celebration of the Hand on Saturday, May 4. The exhibit features a
photographic profile of six 2013 Craft Lake City Artisans, who will be showcasing their
work in at the 2013 Craft Lake City DIY Festival.

The photographs were taken by Alex Adams, a freelance photographer located in Salt
Lake City. Alex’s photographs capture and highlight the handmade elements particular
to each artisans craft. The photographs will hang through mid-June, and will be followed
the Summer 2013 exhibit. More of Alex’s work can be seen at

Celebration of the Hand was started by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change
and Craft Lake City in the Summer of 2012 as a way to highlight and showcase the
work of local artisans participating in the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Celebration of the
Hand is installed into steel Plakats, which are adjacent to the sidewalks on the North
and South sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East. The exhibit
is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to the public.

About Craft Lake City: Craft Lake City is a 501-C3 charitable organization. Craft Lake
City’s mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the
creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an
effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of the local DIY culture, Craft
Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual DIY
festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The
2012 Craft Lake City festival welcomed over 200 vendors and 15,000 attendees at the
Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake. Craft Lake City will expand the fifth annual
gathering into a two-day format on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Craft
Lake City was recently awarded “2013 Best of State” in the “Fairs, Festivals and
Events” category.

About The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change: The Temporary
Museum of Permanent Change is a community based, participatory project that
uses the ever-changing development processes underway in Salt Lake City as
catalysts to animate city life. The Museum engages a variety of audiences using a
collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that includes performance art and video
production, visual art, urban archaeology, anthropology, local history, existing
businesses and ongoing deconstruction and construction processes as spectacles
for people of all ages. Together these elements provide teachable moments in our
efforts to manage and celebrate change. This Museum has no specific address.
Rather it is a construction of ideas, installations and illuminations that comprise a
new way of seeing our city.