One of my favorite aspects of Salt Lake City is the ever-growing art scene. We have such an impressive number of talented artists of all kinds and, as a non-artist looking in, it seems to be a very inclusive community.
Over the weekend, Diabolical Records in downtown SLC hosted a Create + Resist pop-up shop featuring a number of local artists of color. I’ve been making a real effort lately to start a bit of an art collection populated with different local artists, so this was an event I definitely wanted to check out. Not to mention the fact that this event was also taking donations for the Refugee & Immigrant Center and included a Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah booth with “We Won’t Go Back” postcards we could send to our state representatives. It was hitting a lot of sweet spots for me.
I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but when I saw this mini portrait of Iris Apfel, I knew it had to be mine. The artist, Izzy Fernandez, and I even bonded briefly over our shared love of this unique fashion figure.
Here are the other artists featured at the event, in case you’re looking to add some local art to your home: Alethia Lunares; Ann Chen; Dakotah Reyes; DuJuan Mitchell; Ella Mendoza; Nadia Rea Morales; Paula Bravo; Sarita Ford; Shelly Rose; Tori Loke; Yasha Zarrinkelk.