Chalk The Block For Charity Utah Lights! Camera! Action! “Hollywood” is the theme for this years festival and there will be no shortage of extraordinary themed art and activities!! The Shops at Riverwoods will be filled with excitement this weekend as Utah’s largest chalk art festival, Chalk The Block For Charity Utah ™, will return for it’s eighth year!  Chalk […]

UV To Do: July 2019

July means the month to celebrate both America and Utah. Light the fireworks (legally, of course) and let’s get this party started. Here are some ways to enjoy the height of summer in Utah Valley. Events Provo Farmers Market When: Every Saturday in July  Where: Provo Center Street Cost: FREE Site: Freedom Festival Balloon […]

4 family outings for Thanksgiving Break

Between the family feast and the holiday shopping frenzy, families can use their extra-long Thanksgiving weekend to explore the winter wonderland unfolding in Utah Valley. Here are four family outings for the Thanksgiving Break. Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah On display until Jan. 16 at the Springville Museum of Art is the 33rd annual Spiritual […]

UVU Roots of Knowledge wins CODAawards People’s Choice Award

The Roots of Knowledge won one of the 2017 CODAawards People’s Choice Award, Utah Valley University announced on Thursday. Of the 44 entries, Roots of Knowledge was one of two winners of the 5th annual CODAawards People’s Choice Award, which is distributed by CODAworx. The other winner, “Radiance,” is located at the City of El […]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events to celebrate spring

Spring has officially sprung. We’ve had the April showers and now we have the May flowers and a hole bunch of fun ahead. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair – and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for your entertainment […]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events to keep you cultured

Spring has almost sprung. As the first buds of the season start to color the county, don’t let the March chill keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair — and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for […]

First look: 5 mind-boggling historical details from the Roots of Knowledge

Roots of Knowledge will claim its home at Utah Valley University’s library on Friday, Nov. 18, but the seed for this 80-panel, 60,000-piece glass installation was planted more than 12 years ago as artist Tom Holdman began growing an idea that he could capture the history of knowledge with an ancient art form. The impressive display has […]

UV To Do: November 2016

Events Responding in Utah to the Global Refugee Crisis When: Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – noon Where: UVU (Classroom Building 101) Cost: FREE Site: Principles of Retirement Seminar with Dr. K. Fred Skousen When: Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point, Velvet Room Cost: FREE Site: Eat Like a Pilgrim When: […]

NYC audiences catch vision of UVU stained glass installation

Depicting the entire scope of human knowledge in stained glass may sound like an impossible feat, but a small army of Utah Valley artisans and academics tackled the task and captured the attention of New York City artists this week. Utah Valley University President Matt Holland, glass artist Tom Holdman of Holdman Studios and UVU […]

Here Provo builds community with new store in downtown Provo

[pullquote] If you go… When: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning Thursday, June 30 Where: Here Provo, 26 W. Center St., Provo Cost: FREE Website: Vendor Application: [/pullquote] Downtown Provo has come back to life in recent years as the heart and center of Utah Valley. With new restaurants and […]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

[pullquote]  If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event [/pullquote] Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High School created a masterpiece Wednesday — one of interpersonal connection and transformation more than a tangible […]

I Spy: ‘Treasures of Knowledge’ by Greg Olsen

Artist Greg Olsen searched six months to find objects to use on the set for his newest painting, “Treasures of Knowledge.” Because of all the “stuff” Olsen has in his painting, it takes time to take in all the details. This I Spy game will help you find more of the objects, thus helping you look at more of the metaphors […]

Greg Olsen’s new painting for BYU’s alumni building leaves room for interpretation

The curtain dropped revealing a painting of two young adults studying in a room filled with learning tools and instruments — a new piece at the BYU Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor’s Center on Wednesday. “Treasures of Knowledge,” the 52″ x 84″ oil on canvas painting, was commissioned by Leo and Annette Beus and the finished product […]

Choose your own adventure in Pleasant Grove

Away from the hum of the highway and the buzzing of the busy is Pleasant Grove, a haven in Utah County. It was settled in 1850 by travelers attracted to a grove of trees that offered temporary shelter and promise of rich soil — and today the city offers promise of adventures and memories. Mix and match […]

8 Utah Valley artists with pieces in the Payson Utah Temple

Of the 19 original paintings in the Payson Utah Temple, eight are original pieces by Utah Valley artists and additional pieces comes from artists in other western states. “Typically [the artists] are members of the Church or they’ve done work with us before,” said Elder Kent F. Richards, executive director of the Temple Department and member of the Quorum of the […]

11 unique Mother’s Day gifts you’ll find at Beehive Bazaar

[pullquote] If you go: When: April 30–May 2 and May 7–9 Thursday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Where: The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo Cost: FREE Site: [/pullquote]Mother’s Day is around the corner. Puzzled by what to give the woman who has it all? Beehive Bazaar, a biannual art […]

25 uniquely ‘Utah’ symbols, objects and places

When you hear “Utah,” what comes to mind first? has declared the 25 most identifiable objects, symbols and people most uniquely and synonymous with “Utah,” ranked here from least known objects up to the No. 1 most Utah-specific icon. 25. The Quaking Aspen Tree Utahns are so passionate about the quaking aspen that state politicians passed […]

10 Utah Valley traditions that keep Christ in Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially with meaningful family traditions. Maybe your family always gets together for dinner on Christmas Eve, or maybe your kids write letters to Santa every year. Some families like to take a drive to see Christmas lights or go shopping on Black Friday. All holiday traditions can have special […]

Hidden talents and surprising hobbies of modern-day prophets

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sometimes feel as if they know everything about their church leaders. And why not? With General Conference addresses twice every year and dozens more devotionals and speeches scattered in between, church members hear their share of their leaders’ personal experiences. But members of the First Presidency […]

Freedom Festival (INFOGRAPHIC)

Each year Utah County residents have a day full of events to celebrate the Fourth of July. Get ready for the sun-up to sun-down events on Friday, July 4 with this infographic. Learn more about the Freedom Festival schedule here.

Fine Art in a Fine City

Festival season in Utah Valley is a full-out celebration — from art to finish. Kicking off in south Utah County, Springville Art City Days draws a crowd from June 7-14. The festival includes a grand parade, a hot air balloon festival, swimming activities, a rodeo, fireworks and of course, art! Most events are free to […]

About Town: Calendar of events for May and June 2014

As the weather warms and the sun comes out, there is more time for fun and entertainment. Here’s a list of what is happening in Utah Valley during the next two months. Art Now-July 6 90th Annual Spring Salon Art Show, Springville Museum of Art, hours vary, free. Now–Aug. 9 E.G. Sarah O’Donnell: The […]

A BYU camp for every teenager

The average age on BYU’s campus drops significantly during the summer months, but it’s not just because of EFY. BYU summer camps bring thousands of teenagers with interests as diverse as they are to campus every summer. With dozens of specialized camps on campus, you’re sure to find something for every teenager in your life. […]

10 most expensive activities for kids in Utah County

Extracurricular activities help kids develop social skills, work ethic, teamwork and self-discipline—all worthy pursuits. At the end of the day, sports are much less about winning and much more about having fun and making friends. But when it comes to your pocketbook, not all activities are created equal. The costs of these activities can easily […]

22 ‘sneak-peek’ pics of new Thanksgiving Point Museum

Thanksgiving Point invited to a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-opened Museum of Natural Curiosity. We were pretty curious ourselves as to what we would find in the 45,000 square feet of interactive exhibits — and CEO Mike Washburn more than satisfied our curiosity as he guided us through charming “Kidopolis,” a watery Utah desert […]

10 things Utah Valley residents need to know right now

By Chelsea Adams It’s finally Friday. The weekend is mere hours away. Here are 10 things you simply must know before you start your weekend. 1. Flower power A dozen, long stemmed roses from the Flower Patch in Provo are $57.98. Valentine’s Fun Facts: 189 million red roses will be purchased today and 145 million […]

Keep it glassy: 5 reasons to sign up for an art class at Holdman Studios

1. You’ve probably never done anything like it.  Glass blowing is a hands-on experience unlike any other. In the Holdman Studios state-of-the-art facility at Thanksgiving Point, students work alongside professionals to create beautiful stained glass, glass flowers, or more complex objects like paper weights, bowls and platters. How many of your friends can say they’ve […]