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The Cache Valley Arts Summit is a network of artists and more than 60 arts organizations who meet quarterly to coordinate calendars, promote best practices and partner on projects. We’ve been meeting for more than 10 years and have done some pretty amazing things. Please join us!

We have held public town halls and professional development training and we have hosted events where candidates for public office can share their platform on the arts. We discuss trends and review public policy and strategize ways to raise the perception of the public value of the arts. Many opportunities for collaboration arise from the meetings and conversations tend to continue in stairwells and hallways long after we officially adjourn. We once discovered that three groups were planning to produce Alice in Wonderland and we were able to have the conversation in advance of whether to change our schedules or have an Alice festival (we decided to change our schedules). Groups planning arts events will often “pitch” their ideas to the group to build buy in and awareness of needs and opportunities.

Art Summit Achievements

In 2012 participants created a 501(c)(4) organization and worked together to raise awareness of the Recreation, Arts, Parks and Zoos Tax, speaking up for both the arts and recreational benefits to our community and helping achieve a 86% reauthorization in the public vote in our very conservative community – the highest approval of any community in the state that year.

In 2008 with Creative Communities Initiative funding from the Utah Arts Council we installed a radio studio for Utah Public Radio in an empty Main Street storefront with a vision of downtown broadcasting that could be seen from the street.

In 2007 with Creative Communities Initiative funding from the Utah Arts Council we established the Cache Valley Arts District and helped return Summerfest to Tabernacle Block in Logan’s historic downtown. We started a shared calendar of arts events that promoted more than 20 arts organizations and mailed them to the 17,000 people on our combined mailing lists. We purchased additional arms for the banner poles the city was putting in as part of a sidewalk remodel and put arts district banners on them.

View the combined Cache Valley Arts Calendar HERE.

Join the conversation on Facebook at Cache Valley Arts Summit.

Upcoming Meetings

February 7, 2017May 9, 2017August 22, 2017October 3 2017

February 7, 2017

Topics:

  • Camille Litalien-project introduction.
  • Art Day on the Hill prep (Feb 14).

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Place: Bullen Center Carousel Ballroom, 43 S. Main, Logan

Cost: Free

May 9, 2017

Topics:

  • Engagement with Marginalized Communities, Utah Cultural Alliance
  • Diversity and Inclusion series, Laura Gelfand, USU Caine College of the Arts
  • Now Playing Utah
  • Networking for Marketers afterward!

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Place: Bullen Center Carousel Ballroom, 43 S. Main, Logan

Cost: Free

August 22, 2017

Topic:  Advocacy, Utah Cultural Alliance; Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Place: Bullen Center Carousel Ballroom, 43 S. Main, Logan

Cost: Free

October 3, 2017

Topic:  TBA

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Place: Bullen Center Carousel Ballroom, 43 S. Main, Logan

Cost: Free

Submit listings for the May-Aug 2017 brochure by March 28 to rhoth@cachearts.org.  Click HERE to view the submission form.

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  1.   March 9, 2016, 4:39 pm

    The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is accepting proposals for temporary exhibitions of Utah folk and traditional arts, or new work featuring emerging folk art genres or innovations of tradition. Proposals for 8-12 week exhibitions by Utah artists are accepted. See the Exhibition Guidelines to submit a proposal. Contact Adrienne Decker or Jennifer Ortiz to learn more.

  2.   March 9, 2016, 4:39 pm

    Invest in Success,
    The Community Foundation of Utah
    For the third year in a row, Invest in Success is specifically designed for leaders of rural organizations and is offered at no cost to participants. As many as six organizations will be chosen to participate in the 2016 program. Find more information and apply by March 14th here.

  3.   March 8, 2016, 4:43 pm

    This is a great time to be involved in arts advocacy and legislation. Here are a few great resources for staying in touch with county and state legislation:
    Cache County Council: https://www.cachecounty.org/countycouncil/
    Utah Cultural Alliance: utahculturalalliance.org – they track arts legislation
    Utah State Legislature: le.utah.gov
    You can view upcoming meeting agendas, read meeting minutes and docs, stream video or audio live or after the fact on the county and state legislative websites.

  4.   March 8, 2016, 4:39 pm

    Utah School for the Deaf and Blind – Salt Lake City campus.
    Request for qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the new facility that will provide a full-time pre-school, clinical/therapeutic facilities, and administration space as well as a facility to host community events and administrative functions. The art selection committee is searching for artists who will honor and incorporate the mission of the schools in their vision for the project. Proposed works should acknowledge and celebrate these diverse communities and contribute to the beauty and unique themes of life and education for Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind children and their families.
    Applications being accepted at CaFE.org
    Budget: $105,000 – Deadline: April 25, 2016

  5.   March 8, 2016, 4:38 pm

    The Utah Public Art Program is pleased to announce another call for artist’s qualifications. Details are on our web site at publicart.utah.gov Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    The Utah Public Art Program in cooperation with Dixie Applied Technology College has just released this call for artist’s qualifications for those interested in creating site specific public art work for this new facility and campus in St. George, Utah. More information at publicart.utah.gov or at CaFE.org
    Budget: $203,000 – Deadline for applications: April 4, 2016

  6.   October 7, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Death of a Diva! Dinner Theatre ~ Music, Murder and Mayhem

    This Halloween, Music Theatre West is doing something NEW! They have joined forces with The Logan Golf and Country Club and Hamiltons to bring you a high-class dinner theatre in the murder-mystery style. The evening will take you back to the elegance of the Roaring Twenties as you enjoy world-class cuisine and stunning entertainment. Audiences will enjoy deciphering the clues and interacting with the cast of this delightful “whodunit”.

    Along with some show-stopping Broadway numbers, Music Theatre West will be premiering a new work by local playwright David Sidwell: Death of a Diva! This murder-mystery musical centers around 5 Divas, as they prepare to star in a Vaudeville show. When one of the women comes to an early demise, the cast realizes that one of their own is a murderer. Can you figure out which of the cast and crew has motive and means to committee the crime?

    Audience members are invited (not required) to dress in the style of the 1920’s for this exciting Halloween event. The evening begins at 7pm each night (doors open at 6:30pm). On Dinner show nights ~October 22, 23, 29-31~ the Buffet begins at 7pm and a cash bar will be available. Dessert will be served during intermission on all nights. The show is appropriate for all ages and the Dessert show ~Monday, October 26th~ is priced especially for families and students.

    You don’t want to miss the premiere year of what is sure to become a Cache Valley Halloween tradition. The show will be presented at The Logan Golf and Country Club, 710 N 1500 E in Logan. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.musictheatrewest.org or at the door. Questions? Visit our website or call Debbie Ditton @ 435-232-3054.

  7.   November 20, 2014, 5:49 pm

    The Cache Valley Storytelling Institute presents
    A Cache Valley Christmas
    Monday, December 1st, 7-10PM @ North Logan Library
    Featuring Singers & Storytellers Wayne and Katie McKay
    Storyteller Ted Erekson
    Musical Guests: The Acafellas & Quintessence
    Come join us for an evening of stories, songs, and fun!
    Tickets: $5 + $5 for a copy of the DVD made that night.
    Go to Lee’s or Macey’s or call 435-770-8420 to purchase tickets.
    Because we will be filming, no one under 8 will be admitted.

  8.   November 3, 2014, 5:13 pm

    Free UNA Workshop for Non Profit Organizations.
    Topic: Building Effective Board/Executive Director Relationships
    November 5, 1-5 PM
    Room #840 at Bridgerland Applied Technology College
    Information and Registration instructions: https://utahnonprofits.org/events/una-calendar/eventdetail/215/-/logan-working-together-healthy-nonprofit-board-and-leadership-relationships

  9.   November 3, 2014, 5:09 pm

    American Brass Quintet
    Thursday, November 6 at 7:30PM
    USU Performance Hall
    Julliard’s resident brass ensemble since 1987, hailed as “the high priests of brass” will perform sixteenth century works “In Gabrieli’s Day”. Additional works by Gunther Schuller, David Snow, Gesualdo, and Eric Ewazen will be heard.
    Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Logan
    http://www.cmslogan.org/

  10.   July 1, 2014, 6:50 pm

    The Utah Division of Arts & Museums Community Arts Team will be traveling around the state to meet with Change Leaders regionally. While we are on the road, we are also planning meetings with regional Local Arts Agencies and Community Arts stakeholders. This includes staff/volunteers, and board members of local arts agencies.

    We would like to hold a meeting with Box Elder, Cache, and Rich County Local Arts Agencies on Friday, July 11th at 2:00pm in the Logan Library Bonneville Room.

    This meeting will be informal, and a time to share what’s happening in your respective communities and what your needs are from our state agency.

  11.   May 6, 2014, 3:46 pm

    FREINDS of Great Salt Lake introduces the 1st annual
    Alfred Lambourne Prize for Visual, Literary, Music, or Movement Arts in celebration of the Great Salt Lake.
    They are accepting entries until May 15. To enter visit http://www.fogsl.org/research/alfred-lambourne-prize .
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