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Envision Escalante, a non-profit 501-c3 organization,will be a catalyst for a vibrant, self-sustaining
community by encouraging an appreciation of the arts, working towards preserving the local heritage and fostering
community pride. Envision Escalante encourages community involvement and volunteerism to unite and
partner to address local concerns and needs.



Skyhoopi Thrift Store
40 West Main Street, P.O. Box 96
Escalante, Utah 84726
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Envision Escalante opened the Skyhoopi Thrift Store on July 1, 2008. Skyhoopi is a success story. The store provides jobs and rents a building on the main street of town. Proceeds from the store benefit community projects voted on by store customers.

Envision Escalante and Skyhoopi Thrift Store presented the city of Escalante received a check for $500.00 for help with a much needed toddlers playground at the city park. Winner of the voting for 2011.

The 2009 store proceeds were given to Escalante Elementary School to help with a running track project. Physical Ed teacher Karin Smith-Simmons was given a check for the school in the amount of $2,000 by Envision Escalante and the thrift store employees.

The Escalante Library won the vote for 2010. Envision Escalante board member Susan Nelson presented the City of Escalante a check for the library in the amount of $1,500.

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Escalante Farmer's Market
Center & Main Street
Escalante, Utah
Escalante Farmers Market 2008

Located at Center and Main Street
(St. Sylvestre Catholic Church Yard)
Opening July 11th through September 26th, 2015
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fresh produce, organic fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, plants, flowers, crafts and live music.

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Escalante Community Workshop
public meetingMayor Jerry Taylor and the Lions Club - "Let's Make it Happen"

The Escalante City community with Dr. Steven Daniel's from Utah State University Cooperative Extension sponsored the 2nd annual, one day asset building workshop. The day opened with remarks by Mayor Jerry Taylor on the importance of community, followed by a brief speech by Jerry Roundy regarding the completion of the first phase of the Escalante Heritage Center. Citizen then formed groups to discuss community projects. At the end of the day there were many good ideas including a community garden, assisted living, improving the town parks and rodeo grounds and lighting the welcome signs on each end of town.

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Past workshop accomplishments include The Skyhoopi Thrift Store, Escalante Saturday Market, Pioneer House Visitor Center, Red Rock Recycling an the Escalante Newsletter.


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Escalante Canyons Working Arts Festival
Everett Ruess Days
September 23-26, 2015 in Escalante, Utah

Plein Air Competition
The 12th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival held
September 18-24, 2015

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To all of our artists, art vendors, musicians, dancers, speakers and presenters, our sincere thanks for lending your time and talent to the seventh annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival. The quality of the art that was entered has never been better, and the whole festival was sensational. Artists from all over Utah and several other states participated in the competition and sold their wares. There were some great discussions around campfires and in motel rooms about the nature of art, painting techniques and style, and the beauty of the fantastic landscape around Escalante. The festival awarded $8,000.00 in prize monies to the competing artists this year.

Best of Show Award in Mixed Media was garnered by Boulder UT resident Scotty Mitchell and Best of Show Award in Oil/Acrylic, as well as Paint-Out Artists' Award winner was Ben Sowards of Cedar City UT. Also from Cedar City, Rob Wilson was the recipient of both the Student Award, a first-time competition which includes a lengthy exhibit at the USFS Red Canyon Visitor Center, and an Honorable Mention in the open competition.

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Community SideWalk Sale
June 18th, 2011
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Envision Escalante and Skyhoopi Thrift Store invited the community to participate in a street sale. The event was a huge success with lots of venders and lots of people. Let's do it again.

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Art Festival Float July 24th Paradeparade float



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