After the success of last year, Craft Lake City is excited to announce the return of the Craft Lake City “Tattoo” Parlor to the Kilby Block Party from May 12-14, 2023. 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. There will be a charge for tattoos this year, with the money directly supporting the artists. Craft Lake City and Kilby Court are both passionate about bringing communities together by building connections through creative and artistic means. We are so thrilled to bring this amazing opportunity back to the Block Party & magnify the great missions of both groups.
On their website, KBP writes, “The Kilby Block Party is a music festival that started in 2019 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Salt Lake City’s longest-running, all-ages venue Kilby Court. Keeping with the spirit of this iconic venue, KBP aims to bring together SLC’s music community with some of our favorite internationally renowned artists.”
Each artist will be providing unique flash designs they’ve created, including special Kilby-themed “tattoos”! Read on to learn about the talented group of local artists that Craft Lake City will be featuring across all 3 days of the Kilby Block Party.
Meet the CLC “Tattoo” Parlor Artisans
Ricky Vigil of Super Cool and Stuff
Ricky Vigil is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator from Salt Lake City. He has been making the autobiographical comic zine Super Cool and Stuff since 2011. His work has appeared in SLUG Magazine, Salt Lake City Weekly and Razorcake, among other places. He has drawn cool stuff for bands, record labels and local businesses and has led art workshops for kids from elementary to high school.
Ricky will be at the Craft Lake City “Tattoo” Parlor on Saturday, May 13th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, May 14th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Chrystal Dawn of Chrystal Dawn Art
Inspired by the forest, ocean and colorful street art she grew up around in northern California, Chrystal Dawn works in various mediums. She places an emphasis on humanity’s connection to nature, our influence over it and the magic found in these natural places.
Chrystal will be at the Craft Lake City “Tattoo” Parlor on Friday, May 12th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, May 14th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Noelle Margetts of NoeSpace
Noelle is a student at the University of Utah studying Fine Arts. They are a multi-dimensional artist with a background in painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital mediums. Their work focuses on themes of body positivity, queerness, and self-love.
Noelle will be at the Craft Lake City “Tattoo” Parlor on Saturday, May 13th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bianca Velasquez (she/her) is a Salt Lake City native who has been involved with the arts and music community for over a decade. Velasquez is currently a freelance writer for several publications including Southwest Contemporary, Hyperallergic, SLUG Magazine, and Visit Salt Lake. Aside from her work as a writer, Velasquez hosts the Localmotive arts and culture podcast.
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.
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.