SALT LAKE CITY — The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is pleased to present a new exhibit honoring 30 years of Salt Lake City’s Living Traditions Festival. The exhibit includes photographs of the festival’s artists and history featuring dance, music, and craft. Several of the artists featured in the exhibition also have examples of their work in the Utah Folk Art Collection on display at the Chase Home or have performed at Mondays in the Park, an annual summer concert series held in front of the museum.
Living Traditions has been a local favorite featuring the art, craft, food, music, and dance of the diverse cultures that shape our community. Held annually on the grounds of the Salt Lake City & County Building, the Living Traditions Festival is a three-day multicultural event celebrating the traditions of Salt Lake City’s contemporary ethnic communities. Living Traditions brings together over 50 distinct cultures that have made Salt Lake City their home.
“Folk arts in Utah have a long history of excellence in performance and craft,” said Folk Arts Specialist Adrienne Decker. “Our division also has a long history of partnering with the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Living Traditions Festival and we are delighted to showcase the diverse cultures of the state through this commemorative exhibit.”
Museum admission is free. This exhibit was made possible by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and will be on display at the Chase Home through mid-September. The Chase Home is open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.