Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side.
Free concert at Marmalade Library’s outdoor plaza: 6 p.m. Genre Zero (Alternative Rock) (with a bit of fiddle); 7 p.m. The Disposable Thumbs (Jazz) – blankets and chairs encouraged. Alt rock and jazz out of doors – put down your brushes and go.
Friday, July 15
Clinton Heritage Days: Besides the carnival, music and food booths, there’s something for artistic types, too. Today’s events include a quilt show and painting in the round demo. On Saturday there will be a chalk art festival, art display and photography show. 1651 W. 2300 North, Clearfield. Heritage Days runs July 13-16, info www.clintoncity.net
Small Press Panel , at 7pm in the Main Library Auditorium in conjunction with Saturday’s Alt Press Fest. This event will feature panelists from independently-created publications, and will be moderated by SLUG Magazine Editor Alex Ortega.
Saturday, July 16
The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, alternative press, and the people creating it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create origami and sumi ink illustrations, and see bookbinding in action. An activity from Frame Work Arts also will take place. Main Library Urban Room http://www.slcpl.org/altpressfest
Utah Museum of Fine Arts Third Saturdays for Families continues during the temporary closure with Watercolor Salt Paintings: Study watercolor landscapes from the collection for inspiration. Then experiment with a creative technique using watercolor and salt to make your own artwork. While painting with watercolor and before it dries, sprinkle salt on it and a cool blooming pattern appears before your eyes. 1-4 p.m. at the nearby Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex in the Art Works for Kids Auditorium. 1721 E. Campus Center Dr. Information: 801.581.3580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 17
12 Minutes Max: A monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines, music, dance, film, writing theater, performance art: each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is under an hour and followed by coffee, cookies, conversation and feedback. This month you can catch an excerpt from Deseret Experimental Opera Company’s forthcoming opera Red Lake – written by Luke Swenson, composed by Stuart Wheeler and choreographed by Emma Wilson. Three campers lost on Antelope Island during a storm confront their own psychoses reflected in the harsh and otherworldly beauty of the Great Salt Lake. This opera mixes music, dance and poetry to form snapshots of our lake’s unique and undervalued landscape. The work will be premiered in its entirety at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival with four performances July 29-31. Main Library Auditorium, Salt Lake City, 2-3 p.m. Contact info: 801-524-8200.