Escalante Canyons Working Arts Festival, Utah

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Escalante Canyons Working Arts Festival

Each October the citizens of Escalante, Utah gather together for the Escalante Canyons Art Festival in honor of the late adventurist and artist Everett Ruess. The event attempts to harness the beauty of the old west into art and words with speakers and exhibits throughout the longevity of the fest. Read More

  • Also known as the Everett Ruess Days 
  • A late September event each year
  • Artists from all over Utah and several states compete for prize money

Overview: Words can not describe the beauty of the Utah wilderness. This is certainly how Everette Ruess and an infamous photographer from the 1930's who hung with the likes of other art greats like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. In November 1934 at the tender age of 20, Ruess took up camp in the canyons near Escalante and disappeared, never to be heard from again. The Escalante Canyons Art Festival honors Ruess' love of the Utah canyonland by bringing in speakers, artisans, vendors and entertainment as well as providing workshops, exhibits, food and lodging for guests.

When: A late September event each year. September 22nd - October 1st, 2017.

Where: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Fees: Free to the public

Details: This event is free and open to the public. It is located in Garfield County, Utah at the base of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument along Highway 12. All participants are welcomed onto the website to download registration forms and information for their particular genre.

Also known as the Everett Ruess Days.

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Escalante Canyons Art Festival

Every year the Escalante Canyons Art Festival spans a week of art exhibits, workshops, entertainment, and much more in Escalante, Utah.