Festivals

For three weeks, SimonFest lives here.

Every week from Wednesday until Saturday, July 31st until August 18th, the17-year-strong SimonFest Theatre Co. of Cedar City will bring us three shows that are already aging into sophistication.

 

First Up, A Delicious Slice of Romantic Realism

A few shared members of the SimonFest troupe and Kayenta RepCo. have been rehearsing Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” while performing “I Hate Hamlet” and “Little Shop of Horrors” as part of their regular season. It’s your chance to see a fresh interpretation of the script Robert Redford and Jane Fonda made so loveable in 1967. The play tells the story of Paul, a conservative young lawyer, who marries the vivacious Corie. Their passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a New York City walk-up. Jan Broberg said, “It has universal appeal because it’s a funny, moving story that tells why love is the power we want to rule the world!”

July 31-Aug 3, 7:30pm

+Saturday Aug 3 2pm

+Sunday Aug 4, 6pm

 

Actor Andrew Rally can’t stand Shakespeare. Now he’s playing Hamlet.


Set in John Barrymore’s old apartment in New York City, the play follows a successful television actor as he struggles with the role of Hamlet, while playing host to the ghost of Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.

August 7-10, 7:30pm

+Saturday Aug 10, 2pm

+Sunday Aug 11, 6pm

 

“What do you want from me…blood?” A little ambition becomes a big problem.

 

A meek and dejected assistant at a failing floral shop happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. Little does he know that this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood.
“The Little Shop of Horrors has been a cultural phenomenon for close to forty years. A mixture of side-splitting comedy, gruesome drama, and music that laid the foundation for countless Disney ballads. As viewers, we instantly fall in love with our beloved tragic hero Seymour Krelborn. Or we obsess over Audrey and her dreams of having a normal life. In many different ways, we all see ourselves in Little Shop.” –Henry Ballesteros, Director

August 14-17, 7:30pm

+ Saturday Aug 17, 2pm

+Sunday Aug 18, 6pm

 
 

Use our Ticket Package Deal!

The average price per minute for theatre in Washington County is 50¢ per minute of watching time. With our Three-Show Package Deal,these extravaganzas will only cost you 22¢ per minute.

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Remember, we’ll be serving tasty $1 root beer floats at every show through August! Thank you, to Silver Reef Brewery for their delicious homemade root beer!

KAYENTA ARTS FESTIVALS

 

Kayenta Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Art in Kayenta festival!

ART IN KAYENTA • October 11, 12, & 13, 2019

A Full Weekend of Family Fun with Street Art, Art Galleries, Food, & Entertainment.

Every fall for the past eighteen years, thousands of people have been making their way to “Art in Kayenta,” a three-day art festival in Ivins. There are lots of reasons to attend! For art lovers, it’s being able to wind their way through booth after booth and gallery after gallery of unique original art and wares. For others, it’s relaxing in the beer and wine garden, sipping wine while savoring fresh food from local vendors; others opt for the tasty entrées Xetava Gardens Café serves up. But for many it’s enough just to enjoy the gorgeous weather and stunning red-rock scenery. This year’s “Art in Kayenta” Festival is expected to draw our largest crowd yet.

Art in Kayenta offers one-of-a-kind creations from over 40 juried, regional and national artists who specialize in media ranging from sculpture to painting, jewelry to ceramics, wood to metal, and more. Each year, artists participate in a silent auction featuring their fabulous creations! Festival attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on —and hopefully win—selected art pieces. The auction is hosted by the Kayenta Arts Foundation with proceeds benefiting the beautiful, one-year-old Center for the Arts at Kayenta theater.

Art in Kayenta is sponsored by the Kayenta Arts Foundation (KAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting diverse arts in the region. This year’s festival celebrates the newly-opened Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK). In fact, during its first year, CFAK presented more than 50 events and workshops to residents of the Southern Utah and surrounding communities. The Center is home to the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre, a 200-seat black box and concert stage, as well as spaces to accommodate meetings, receptions, seminars and rehearsals. As a collaborative arts community venue, the Center hosts a broad range of performing arts, plays, lectures, films, concerts, and educational opportunities for the Southern Utah area.

Dates/Times:

  • Friday, October 11, 10am to 5pm.
  • Saturday, October 12, 10am to 5pm.
  • Sunday, October 13, 10am to 4pm.

Location • Kayenta Art Village, 881 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, UT 84738

Cost • FREE

About Kayenta Arts Foundation and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Kayenta Arts Foundation (KAF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and create an environment where diverse artistic endeavors can flourish. The Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) is a beautiful facility supported by the efforts of the Foundation where people from southern Utah and beyond come to learn, express, appreciate and celebrate art in all forms.

FOR ARTISTS & FOOD APPLICANTS

The online Art in Kayenta artist and food vendor application time has ended. Artists and food vendors may submit late applications on paper and mail or bring them to the Center. The forms below may be downloaded, printed, and filled out. Call the Box Office at (435) 674-2787 or Todd Prince, Art in Kayenta Coordinator at (435) 590-0036 with questions.

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PAST KAYENTA FESTIVALS

 

STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL • April 27 & 28, 2019

A Full Weekend of Family Fun with Street Art, Art Galleries, Food, & Entertainment.

The 9th annual Kayenta Arts Foundation Street Painting Festival brings students and professional artists together to create a world of magical street art.

SATURDAY • Sketches of the works & student competition

SATURDAY AFTERNOON & SUNDAY • Local professional artists complete their masterpieces

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Kayenta Arts Foundation is supported in part by funding from Washington County RAP funds and Ivins City. These project are supported in part by Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts