SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2022

Rooted in the social and cultural life of the community, Urban Arts Festival provides a platform for cultural art, music, and performance.

Schedule of Events

  • September 2nd from 5pm until 10pm
  • September 3rd from 12pm to 10pm
  • September 4th from 10am to 6pm

Lowrider Custom Car Culture Exhibit: Sept 2nd 

Take a look under and over the hood of these custom lowriders, hoppers and bikes. Awards will be given for Best in Show, Best Engine, Best Display and more. Don’t miss the Hop Off to close out the night. Highest Hop goes home with a prize and bragging rights!

Hard n’ Paint - Sunday Sept 4th

Hard-N-Paint is a Salt Lake City basketball league for the youth and adults, bringing authentic basketball to the community since 2012. This exhibition includes a 3-point shootout, slam dunk contest, pick up game (open to the public) and the Hard-N-Paint Street Fashion booth. Sign up for your spot here!

11th Annual Skate Deck Challenge at Urban Arts Gallery

116 S Rio Grande St. – Voting 2nd, 3rd and ceremony on Sept 4th

The 11th Annual Skate Deck Challenge is a vibrant and diverse collection of artwork made using blank skate decks. Local artists are invited to submit artwork—the only rule is that it must be made with a blank skate deck! The result is a colorful and delightful glimpse into the endless creativity of Salt Lake City. Vote on your favorite decks Friday and Saturday with announcement of the winners and grand ceremony on Sunday! 

Live Mural Painting

Friday – Sunday

Local muralists and graffiti artists come together for a live painting exhibition interspersed throughout The Gateway. The exhibition is curated by Salt Lake City artist Josh Scheuerman with support from the BLOCKS. 

Lowrider Exhibit and Hop-Off Competition

Friday, Sept. 2, 5 pm - 10 pm At The Gateway Cash prizes in 5 categories plus Best in Show

Hard-N-Paint 3v3 Basketball Tournement

Sunday Sept. 4

Artist Market

Roberto F Salmon – @papayonoficial
Zachary Martinez – @zaxworx
Chrystal Dawn – @chrystal.dawn.art
Wolf Proctor – @nehiwolfart
Kristen Wood – @kristen.and.color
Christina Levi – @leviartstudios
Cassie Dee – @cassidee.art
Toby Parcell – @Blacksunflowerstudios on instagram @Sunriseopportunitiesart on FB
Konor Rockhill – @crystaleyez.collection
Neena Plant – @neena_plant_pottery on instagram @NeenaPlantPottery on FB
Miranda Lobato – @fallen.angel.artistry
Joe Drury – @playingdeadart
Trinity Divinity – @Divine Tie Dyes on FB
Chance Heap – @takeachance_art
Eric Calvillo – @ericcalvillo
Becca Peters – @becca_p_pottery
Abby Sanders – @abbycadabbydesigns
Cass Bailie – @cass_bailie_art on Instagram @bailie_steve
Elsa Gray – @elsagaryphotography on instagram @elsagaryphotography on FB
Alexanna Wonder – @wonderartsllc on instagram
Brian Higgins – @mentalhealthyfit
Kimber Watson – @maekshift.kimber
Lauren Lomprey – @thedoodlingnomad
Sage Bower – @Spiritual_Sourpatch
Carey Francis – @somniative
Consu Nikolazza – @nikolazza.art
Lyra Zoe Smith – @lyra_zoe on Instagram @lyrazoeartist on FB
Patrick Cobb – @patcaribouphotography
Alexandra Costello – @AlexCostelloArt
Jamie Printz – @jprintz_designs
Michelle Phelps – @Mandrews_Art
Jon Ross – @jrartworks
Jessica Hiatt – @beadandbonedesigns
McKenna Powell – @artistmckennapowell
Raven and Fox – @foxandravenstudio @ravensbuttons
Carina Barajas -@carinabarajasart
Suzanne King – @magickingillustrations
Anna Pottier – @anna_pottier
Jim Long
Baylee Berglund – @isthatbaylee
Bunzow Glass – @BunzowGlass
Vincent Mattina – @vincentmattina
Liz Alvarez – @Mannie_Fresh_801
Joshua Baldi – @sugarskulldesignsslc
Megan Peterson – @smallnsimplejewelry
Mia Escobar – @oh.mimitta
Scott Tuckfield – @scotttuckfield
Andrew Shorts – @__wyze__ on Instagram
Nathan st. Andre – @southern_utah_photo
Stephen Cromer@stephencromerphotography
Mikel Tolman – @oldhippyart
Rebecca Jensen – @thegentlehoneybee
Gary Danise – GaryDansieArt
Drew Smalley – @utahfluidart
Izabella Rain – @izabella.rain.art
Lindsy Gjesvold
Mike Warren – @mwarrenstudio
Dakota Nielsen – @ArtByDakotaDean
Daisha Delano – @wildwingcreatios
Geoff Calaway \ TheMetalist
Website www.themetal.ist

Live Muralists

  1. Ashley Brown – @ashbyzomby
  2. Dale Flink – @daleflinkart
  3. Bo Dean – @bonedean
  4. Jessica Wiarda – @jesswiarda
  5. Eric Hailes @eric.hailes.art
  6. Chloe – @chlomons
  7. Dick Jones – @dickjonesart
  8. Glen – @squalorhouse
  9. Cole – @wastoidfreak
  10. Luis Novoa – @novoarts_
  11. Deyvi Herrera –
  12. Beto Conejo – @betoconejo
  13. Jorge Arellano – @stenciljam
  14. Ruby – @electro_pharaoh
  15.  Derrick Christy – @mind_on_display
  16.  Ash Amos – @psynts
  17. Pancho – @panchovillian
  18. Alexander – @xanderoonie
  19.  Josh Scheuerman – @jscheuerman
  20.  Grant


  1. Ryan Worword – @duskraps
  2. Cory – IDES – @poisonwizard
  3. Wilson Hayes – @rumblewilskin
  4. Chew – @chew26k
  5. Chew Wife
  6. Pablo – @mrvandal
  7. STRUT
  8. Jorge – NEZAK – @nezak.1

Chalk Artists

  1. Stephanies Russell – @utahchalkarts
  2. Tara Moore – @moore.ink

Entertainment schedule



Continuing the Urban Arts Festival legacy of bringing legendary hip hop artists to Salt Lake City, we are pleased to announce this year’s headliners Rahzel and Carnage the Executioner, 8 – 10 pm on Saturday, September 3
Rahzel is a three-time Grammy winner, the undisputed World BeatBox Champion and most famous beatboxer around the globe. Rahzel is the godfather of noise and a long time member of the Roots.

Rahzel is considered one of the founders of beatboxing as we know it today; he has been beatboxing since the early 1980s and gained critical acclaim with his iconic debut album “Make the Music 2000.”

Carnage the Executioner

Carnage the Executioner has been a prolific producer and performer over the last twelve years. He boasts an undeniable resume with numerous quality releases. Although he is a Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist, he has performed in Europe & South East Asia, tours the U.S. His engaging live show has enabled Carnage to steal the hearts of music fans worldwide. As an experienced human beatboxer of over 30 years, Carnage instructs others to use the body as an instrument. He’s well known as the rapper’s favorite rapper.

Gateway Stage

Main stage located across from Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum at 100s and Rio Grande


12:00 – 12:30 Percussive Footwork Ensemble
12:45 – 1:30 DAve Crespo
1:45 – 2:30 The Waldron Brothers
2:45 – 3:30 Mopsy
3:45 – 4:30 Sunfish
4:45 – 5:05 Kiki Showcase
5:20 – 5:50 House of Lewis
6:05 – 6:35 Zac Ivie
6:50 – 7:10 Nostalgic90s
7:15 – 7:45 BBoy Fed
8:00 – 8:50 Carnage
9:00 – 10:00 Rahzel


10:30 – 10:45 Allure Creative
11:00 – 11:45 Callanish
12:00 – 12:30 r.dub
12:45 – 1:30 Full Blown Horns
1:45 – 2:30 Minx
2:40 – 3:00 Myriad Dance
3:15 – 4:00 Night Crew
4:15 – 5:00 Mr. Freeh
5:10 – 5:30 Atlas Dance Co.
5:30 – 6:00 Closing ceremonies (Skate decks)

KUAA 99.9FM Stage

Located at the north end of the Gateway, across from the fountain.

Music begins at 5:00pm and ends at 9:35pm


5:00 – 5:20 G3 Ballin
5:25 – 5:55 Blacc E
6:15 – 6:35
6:40 – 7:00 Roldan Diaz / Whorechatta (4), Serafina
7:00 – 7:25LowRider Hop Off (in front of Urban Arts Gallery) 
7:30 – 7:50 wydnano
7:55 – 8:15 OMNI
8:20 – 8:40 LAVI$H
8:45 – 9:05 Deja Mitchell (2)
9:05 – 9:35 “Mutaitaa/Oscar”
9:35 – 10:00 Low Rider Awards

LOW RIDER HOP OFF 7:00pm in front of Urban Arts Gallery


Music starts at 12:00 and will end at 6:45pm

12:00 – 12:45 My Friend Zero
1:00 – 1:45 Grimwood
2:00 – 2:45 Zaza Historia Vandyke
3:00 – 3:30 Amber Shae
3:35-3:55 Crowdsourced Comedy
4:00 – 4:30 Brother Chunky
4:45 – 5:15 Katie Ainge
5:30 – 6:00 Dead Zephyrs
6:15 – 6:45 Magda Vega


11:00 – 11:30 Darling and Debonair
11:35 – 12:05 Black Betty
12:10 – 12:40 RJ Walker
12:45 – 1:05 TBA
1:10 – 1:30 Shaadie
1:35 – 1:55 TBA
2:00 – 2:20 Crowdsourced Improv
2:35 – 3:10 BlockParti
3:25 – 4:10 Mousley
4:25 – 4:45 Kpop Take your pick
5:00 – 5:30 The Hermit
5:30 – 6:00 Go check out the skate deck awards at the Gateway Stage


Urban Arts Festival is a project of the Utah Arts Alliance, a nonprofit with a mission to foster the arts in ALL forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community. The festival is FREE, thanks to our sponsors and army of volunteers. Learn more about our organization at utaharts.org



Blue line:

Green line:

Parking: Parking is available in the North and South Garages located at 100 S. and 400 W.

Accessibility accommodations:

For questions or concerns please contact rio@utaharts.org


No outside food or beverage is permitted at the festival.

Food Truck League trucks and tents are located near the north end of The Gateway.

Festival bars serve beer, wine and spirits. You must have a valid ID to imbibe, no matter what your age. Please drink responsibly and get a safe ride home.


Urban Arts Festival is a free event. Entrances are at 200 S and 50th N, and 100 S. Attendees will pass a security checkpoint.

No weapons, no illegal substances, no outside food or beverage. All bags and containers are subject to search.

No fliers, handbills, stickers or solicitation is permitted by attendees.



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