Create + Resist Artists of Color Pop Up

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.

Create + Resist Artists of Color Pop Up

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.

Diabolical Records Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Artists of Color Pop-up Show

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.

SLC Artist Izzy Fernandez - Mini Portrait

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.

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