Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

American Festival Chorus and Orchestra (AFCO) is performing the Mozart Requiem this weekend. Craig Jessop, Director of AFCO and Gary Griffin, Managing Director of Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater (UFOMT) will join us in-studio to talk about Mozart, the Requiem, and performing arts as we come out of the pandemic.

Kurt Bestor is a Utah-based composer and performer, known for his Christmas concerts, his film and television scores, and his haunting musical prayer for peace “Prayer of the Children.” He will be leading performances of “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” in Logan on May 21 and 22.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

On Access Utah, we’ve checked in with arts organizations a couple of times during the pandemic. Today we’ll do so again. We’ll see how these organizations have fared in difficult circumstances, what creative new ideas might become standard practice, and what the future looks like. And we’ll ask you how your habits have changed during the pandemic and what you’re most looking forward to attending as things ease a bit.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Welcome to a special edition of Access Utah on Utah Public Radio. In this hour we’ll be highlighting L.A. Theatre Works, which can be heard on UPR on Friday evenings at 9:00. Susan Albert Loewenberg, founder, host and Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works will join me to talk about producing theatre for radio and the role the arts play during these pandemic times and other topics. We’ll also hear sound clips from several productions. 


Today we check in with representatives from several arts organizations in Utah. With COVID cases not only continuing but increasing in many of our communities, how are arts organizations adapting? And how can audiences support the arts while staying safe?


Cait Salinas | Utah Public Radio

On Thursday's Access Utah, we check in with our arts community. How has COVID-19 affected local arts organizations? How can audiences support the arts?

Popular Northern Utah Arts Faire Cancels Summer Event

Apr 2, 2020
Concerns over COVID-19 forced the cancellation of Logan's Summerfest Arts Faire.

The board of Summerfest Arts Faire has announced that their 2020 festival will be cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19. The festival is usually held on Father’s Day weekend at Logan’s LDS Tabernacle Square.

Utah Cultural Alliance

The Utah Cultural Alliance (UCA), a statewide advocacy group for the humanities and the arts, recently released its municipal candidate grades and endorsements.  With the 2019 Utah primaries coming up this month, voters across the state are considering the differing views of all the candidates, including their support of the arts.


Craig Jessop, Dean of Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts, Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and former Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has led an interesting life in the arts. He’ll join us today to talk about USU’s Year of the Arts which begins this month.

Utah Department of Transportation


It’s Summertime! The kids are out of school and life slows down for some of us and speeds up for others. Trips to favorite vacation spots and into the backcountry ramp up. Today on Access Utah, we came together as a UPR community to share ideas for summertime trips, activities, traditions and stories.


Why Conservatives Want To Defund Federal Arts Funding

Jun 5, 2017

A Pennsylvania State University assistant arts education professor wrote an article about the history of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.  Aaron Knochel said the current conservative administration is not the first in history to consider cuts to federally funded arts programs. 

Katie Peikes / UPR

Artists come from all over the United States to share their work with festivalgoers in the City of Logan’s annual Summerfest Arts Faire. UPR's Katie Peikes shares the story of one Summerfest vendor who is a high school teacher with a passion for wood art.