SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, June 14, 2013: Craft Lake City, a 501-C3 charitable organization, will be featured at this year’s Utah Arts Festival on June 20-23. The Craft Lake City booth can be found in front of The Leonardo, Thursday through Sunday from noon–9 p.m., and will give festival attendees a choice of three hands-on projects to complete, giving them a chance to become DIY Engineers, creating electronic craftworks.
GoEngineer will be onsite at the Craft Lake booth, printing 3-D robot charms and showing visitors how to solder and create their own LED accessories to take home. Attendees can also put together an illuminated helium balloon with LED lights to help build Craft Lake City’s balloon sculpture, which will stand erected and lit throughout the Arts Festival.
This is Craft Lake City’s first year as a featured booth inside the Utah Arts Festival. Craft Lake City Executive Director Angela H. Brown said, “We’re excited to collaborate with the Utah Arts Festival this year, and for the opportunity to show attendees the creative relationship between the world of art and science and technology.”
This year’s Craft Lake City festival commences in a two-day format on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10. The outdoor alternative arts festival will showcase a science and technology building, and over 200 vendors specializing in handmade goods such as: silk screened posters, progressive crafts, DIY designs, reconstructed clothing, knitted items, jewelry, letter-pressed books and more. It will be held for its fifth year at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City and is free and open to the public. More information can be found at craftlakecity.com.
About the Utah Arts Festival: Our Mission The mission of the Utah Arts Festival is to promote the arts and enhance the quality of life in Utah through the production of an annual outdoor, multi-disciplinary event in downtown Salt Lake City. We strive to maintain the highest artistic quality in our production and programming, represent excellence among a range of artistic mediums, and promote an appreciation for fine art while encouraging innovation in the field, and supporting non-traditional, contemporary works.
About CLC: 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.