Judy Collins hit the high notes during the annual Moab Folk Festival. “If you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there,” she told the audience.
Cold temperatures were not enough to keep hundreds of people from attending this year’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Sponsored by the Grand County Family Support Group at The Christmas Box House, this was the fifth annual Trunk or Treat. The Moab Rotary Club also participated, as did local law enforcement and other government entities, businesses and civilians, and all good-hearted Moabites.
The sixth annual Moab Celtic Festival, also known as Scots on the Rocks, was held on Friday, Nov.1 thru Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, in Moab.
Mark Weissinger and Tiffany White from Urgent Care at Moab Regional Hospital dress as the frighteningly creepy twins from the Stephen King film, “The Shining” at the hospital’s Halloween party. They were among a cast of characters to roam the halls Oct. 31. A pumpkin carving and decorating contest was held. Each department participated but the operating room staff used surgical precision to win with their patient, Patty Pumpkin, which involved a colostomy bag filled with gooey seeds and stitches, while hooked up to an IV drip, according to Christy Calvin, MRH spokesperson.
Grand County middle and high school strings and choir students presented an American Patchwork on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Grand County High School auditorium.
Fresh off his 14-month Sea-to-Sea Mural Tour, Southern California artist Skye Walker works on a raven he’s painting on the back wall of the Moab Garage earlier this month. The full-time muralist thanks the Moab Arts and Recreation Center for bringing him to Moab and to the Moab Garage for allowing the use of their building.
The Moab Points & Pebbles Club is hosting the 60th annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show this weekend at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. There will be vendors, displays, demonstrations and prizes, along with field trips to Yellow Cat and Spring Canyon uplands. Admission to the show is free, and food concessions will be provided by the LaSal Masonic Lodge and Arches Shrine Club. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday. A club volunteer plays the spin game with show-goers during last year’s event, while other participants admire beads in all colors and forms. See more upcoming events in Save the Dates.
Esty Pinto paints her signature, the final touch on a new mural at Swanny City Park, commissioned by the City of Moab, in photos above and at right. The project is part of a larger initiative by Moab Arts to create murals around the city, including the welcome mural recently painted on the Bowen Hotel. Arts and Special Events Assistant for Moab Arts said the initiative aims to support and improve “the economic vitality of the Moab Community, and to support our artists.”
The Moab City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 24, passed an agreement to contribute $10,000 to Moab ArTTrails in exchange for the nonprofit organization installing new art exhibits in public spaces around Moab.
There will be a special community screening of the new film, “The Unfinished Fight of Seldom Seen Sleight,” a film by Chris Simon and Susette Weisheit, about local environmentalist legend, Ken Sleight, at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Star Hall.
Conceptual land artist Anne-Katrin Spiess is a Swiss-born U.S. resident from New York City, but she spends a huge portion of the year in Moab and other Utah locales that inspire her creativity as someone who’s passionate about protecting Earth.
During a night of dancing and entertainment headlined by local stars and talent, family doctor Pablo Johnson and his dance partner Erika Ring, a Moab swing dance instructor, took first place at the Moab Multicultural Center’s sixth annual Dancing with the Moab Stars.