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May News: Kayenta Arts Foundation

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Kayenta Arts Foundation

The new Kayenta Center for the Arts is continuing to make great progress.  At the April 4 Ivins City Council meeting, a deferred payment plan for the City impact fees was granted.  Thanks to all who turned out for the meeting to show their support. The official groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for the end of May, so plan on attending and join in the celebration.  Final details are still being confirmed, but stay tuned and watch for more information coming shortly in your email.

A huge thanks to all of you who have contributed financially thus far to help make the Arts Center a reality. We still have a long road ahead of us, as we need to raise additional funds for the interior and contents of the building, so if you’d like more information on the Arts Center and/or would like to contribute, please contact Garry Morris at  You can also go to the Kayenta Arts Foundation’s website,, to view the promo video for the Center and review the Building Fund brochure.  Help the Kayenta Center for the Arts become the premier venue in the greater Southern Utah area for diverse artistic endeavors!

This year’s Street Painting Festival had a great turnout, with an estimated 4,000 people in attendance.  While most attendees came from WashingtonCounty, visitors came from as far away as Alaska and 8 foreign countries. Kudos to Aimee Bonham, Event Coordinator and Kayenta Arts Foundation Director.  And a very special thanks to all our dedicated volunteers who worked so diligently to help make this such a memorable event.

Our next big festival is the 14th Annual Art in Kayenta.  Put this date on your social calendar, October 11th, 12th and 13th, Friday thru Sunday, which coincides with the Huntsman Senior Games in St. George.  Sponsorship packages are available, a great opportunity to be a part of the art.  For more information, go to

2013 Art in Kayenta commemorative posters are on order, and will soon be on sale at the shops in the Coyote Gulch Art Village. Hard to believe this has been going on for 14 years, although this is the first year that it is presented by the Kayenta Arts Foundation.  Did you attend the Quick Draw event last year?  This was such a popular and successful event, we decided to bring back what is now the 2nd Annual Quck Draw on the Saturday afternoon of the Art in Kayenta weekend.

Directors work diligently to bring a variety of visual and performing arts to the greater southern Utah area.  The May calendar is especially full of exiciting and diverse events.  Announcements for these events are made in the Kayenta Connections and on the KAF website and via KAF’s e-mail list.  If you would like to be added to this list or if you have suggestions for an event or comments about a past event, please feel free to contact us at or the Board Chair at   Your input is important to us.

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Elevate Retreats

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Elevate Retreats

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Relax in the sun and take a refreshing plunge!  

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Kayenta Swimming Pool

The Main Kayenta Chettro Pool will be open for swimming and sunning early this season!  The Kayenta Recreation Association is working to get the pool open in mid -April.  Traditionally the pool has opened on May 1st, but with the weather warming up, the goal is to have it open for a longer season this year.  The pool will remain open into October.

The swimming pool and associated pool facilities are open to all Active Kayenta Recreation Association (KRA) members and their visiting guests.

Pool facilities include our large heated pool, perfect for swimming laps or relaxing on your float, a large shade ramada and poolside sun deck and with plenty of tables, chairs and lounges.  Restrooms and outdoor showers are located nearby for convenience.  Parking is available at the end of Chettro Circle or at the Kayenta Homes & Properties office.  Kayenta residents must have an Active Membership to enjoy these amenities.

If you would like to become a member or activate an inactive membership call the Kayenta Office for details.


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Kayenta Yard Sale

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Kayenta Yard Sale


Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:00 am to noon

Outdoors in the Coyote Gulch Art Village

YES, it’s true, Kayenta is having another Community Yard Sale. This is an outdoor event, to be held in the Coyote Gulch Art Village, no covered space will be available, held rain or shine. Every year our Yard Sale proves to be bigger and better than the last. This is your opportunity for your neglected and unwanted household items to have another life, and maybe even bring some new treasures into your home. So mark your calendars for this event. Saturday, May 11, 8:00am to noon.

Cost is $10 per space, which covers the cost of advertising and signage.

Also, GREAT NEWS, we have secured a young handyman with a truck and a dolly, willing to haul items from your home and over to the Art Village for $20 per hour.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!  Cost is $10 per space, which covers the cost of advertising and signage. To sign up for a space, or for further questions, contact Christy Lueders at 673-3469 or   For those individuals who have signed up already, more detailed information will be coming shortly.


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2013 Kayenta Street Painting Festival

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Kayenta Street Painting

The Kayenta Arts Foundation is happy to present the third annual Kayenta Street Painting Festival to the southern Utah community on April 13-14, 2013 10am-7pm.  This year we have teamed up with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources with the theme of “Celebrating the Desert Tortoise”.  UDWR will be onsite to show off our live desert friends and provide education on how we can do our part to protect this beautiful endangered species.  There will be several large collaborative and interactive street painting projects that will be based on the desert tortoise.  Just as in years past we are involving local and out-of-town artists along with local students who will all create amazing works of art.  Student winners will be announced at 5pm on Saturday April 13. 
We would love your help! There are 2 ways you can help us out this year.  Volunteer your time or sign up to bring an item to the sponsor party.  
To be a volunteer for the festival click on this link  or go to the volunteer page on the festival website –  
To bring an item to the reception (which is a thank you to our sponsors and artists)
If you have further questions on the festival send an email to
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