Everett Ruess Block Prints

Everett Ruess

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Escalante was one of the most remote towns in the U.S. when Everett Ruess arrived in November 1934. Riding in on a burro and leading another packed with his gear, the 20-year-old artist and poet from California had recently become captivated by the southern Utah red rock landscape. After a few days of bonding with the Escalante townspeople, Ruess headed out to Hole-in-the-Rock to “follow…the sweeping way of the wind.” He was last seen a week later about 50 miles

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Escalante: A Place for Art

An artist works on a watercolor study near Escalante, Utah

Escalante, Utah is a true “HEART“ of Bryce Canyon Country. Located on Scenic Byway 12 between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, it’s easy to see what inspires the artists who live and visit here to set up their easels and capture the area’s natural beauty, or look to local Native American and pioneer history for inspiration. From a working arts festival to local galleries, Escalante is perhaps

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The Piano Guys – Bryce Canyon

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If you haven’t heard of The Piano Guys yet, you will likely become familiar with them very soon.
They performed on the Jay Leno show last Friday night,
and will be featured this week on the Today Show.

Paul Anderson (one of The Piano Guys) takes photos of Bryce Canyon as he performs some location scouting for the soon-to-be-released Youtube music video, shot at Bryce Canyon.

Look for their new album and video to be released tomorrow (October 2, 2012).
They also have

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Nature’s Music in Bryce Canyon Country

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Listen to the Music of Nature in Bryce Canyon Country

The beauty of nature transcends the boundaries of time and space, far beyond the tangible and the visual. Nature’s sounds are the heartbeat of this breathtaking region, composing an exquisite melody against a harmonious visual symphony.

So listen.

A woman exults in the splendor of the canyon.

Listen to the sounds of the wind whistling through the hoodoos and rustling wildly through the canyons. Hear water trickling through the slot

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Boulder Heritage Festival – Coming July 2012

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The Boulder Heritage Festival celebrates Boulder’s unique culture and history with three days of family-friendly entertainment including music, presentations, arts and crafts, historic games and more. The 2012 festival takes place Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 at Anasazi State Park. The theme for this year’s annual festival is Roads, Trails and Cow Paths. The Boulder Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Boulder Heritage Foundation (see event details here).

The Boulder Utah Heritage Festival includes, musical performances, arts

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Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival – June 7-9, 2012

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The Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival commemorates a life-saving trek by seven Mormon pioneers in the winter of 1864. The 2012 festival will be held Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9 in Panguitch, located northwest of Bryce Canyon National Park near the intersection of Scenic Highway 12 and Highway 89.

Featured Quilt – At Quilt Walk Festival – Panguitch

The story that inspired the festival occurred in 1864, when Mormon pioneers from Fairview (now known as Panguitch) faced starvation as

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Art – Painting – Bryce Canyon Country

Bryce Canyon Country’s scenic beauty and pioneer heritage is often reflected in the works of its resident and visiting artists. The rugged, vibrant region offers a visual feast of complex texture and stunning color, from Bryce Canyon’s wind-eroded hoodoos to the vermillion, pink, and gray layered cliffs of Grand Staircase Escalante, to the verdant mountains, colorful canyons and massive rock formations found throughout the high-altitude landscape.

An artist captures the subtle hues of a red rock canyon in the

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