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Second annual Urban Arts Festival to be held June 9

Published May 30, 2012 11:10 am
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The second annual Urban Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the SLC Arts Hub property, located at 663 West 100 South.

"The new SLC Arts Hub will make full use of its nearly three acre property with three stages for music and entertainment, and one of them is located in the full-sized circus tent we are proud to call our own," says Derek Dyer, executive director of the Utah Arts Alliance, SLC Arts Hub and festival co-organizer, in a press release.

The entertainment line-up includes:

The Cube - Music stage:11 a.m. - The Swinging Lights 12 p.m. - MiNX 1 p.m. - Louie Troupe & Konsickwence 2 p.m. - Big Blue Ox 3 p.m. - YZE 3:45 p.m. - Oso Negro & Dusk One 4:45 p.m. - Johnny Utah & DumbLuck 6 p.m. - Music Garage 7 p.m. - Dark Seas

Street Stage - DJ stage:11 a.m. - DJ Trixx 12 p.m. - DJ Blessed 1 p.m. - DJ XSpand 2 p.m. - DJ Planet 3 p.m. - Street Jesus 4 p.m. - DJ Deyjuice 5 p.m.- DJ Che 6 p.m.- DJ Lishus

The Circus Tent - Performance stage:11 a.m. to 1 p.m.- Salt City Indie Arts Poetry Slam Contest 1 p.m to 3 p.m. - BBoy Federation - Break Dance Battle 3:30 p.m. - People's Production- African American Theater Company4:30 p.m.- S.L.A.P. 5:30 p.m. - Samba Fogo 6:30 p.m.- Lunar Collective 7 p.m.- Transfusion Hype

Food, art demonstrations and educators helping the public learn to make urban art are said to be highlights of the day-long festival. Proceeds from the festival will go to support the brand new SLC Arts Hub on Salt Lake City's downtown west side. A skate deck painting contest will also take place at the festival. For $30, the public can buy a skate deck, paint it with their own creative urban art and enter it into a contest. Art lovers can vote for their favorite deck throughout the day, with prizes awarded between 6 and 8 p.m.

Throughout the day there will be skateboarding demonstrations, competitions as well as open skate periods.

For the first time, this year's festival will include beer sales, offered by Red Rock Brewery.

Entrance to the festival costs $5.




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