Sometimes viewed as an artist colony, Kayenta has a rich heritage of creating and supporting the arts in southern Utah. From our unique art galleries to our signature art festivals, performing arts events and our soon to open The Art Center at Kayenta, Kayenta offers a venue for the arts to flourish. As part of the original planning for Kayenta – design, architecture, visual arts and performing arts – were envisioned as an added attraction to the community. It’s a natural that artists would gravitate to such an awe-inspiring setting.
Today, the center-piece of our community stands the Kayenta Art Village. Art galleries, artist studios and the Xetava Gardens Café offer a unique break from the norm.
The artfully developed community of Kayenta has advocated for, not only the beauty of our natural surroundings, but also for the arts and creative endeavors. With this commitment, a group of residents got together in 2011 and officially formed a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts — the Kayenta Arts Foundation, Since its inception, the Foundation has continued the legacy of producing events and advancing the arts in southern Utah. With the formation of the Kayenta Arts Foundation, we solidified our commitment to a culture that embraces education, humanity and the Arts.
OPENING SOON! CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The new Center for the Arts is a multi-functional venue, encompassing approximately 11,000 square feet plus a large outdoor plaza. It is located within the Kayenta Art Village in Ivins, UT. The building includes a main lobby, west lobby, office, box office, a concession bar, restrooms, studio used for meetings and rehearsals, a workshop, control/projection booth, delivery/loading door and back stage areas that wrap around a black-box style theater/assembly space. The Black Box is designed as a multi-purpose space. It can be set up for theatrical productions, art shows, meetings and banquets. Seating, risers, sound, lighting and projection equipment can be set up in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of any event. The Center for the Arts is available to the public for rental. The CFA will also be home to Kayenta Arts Foundation, a perfect venue to serve and support the foundations Mission and goals.