The team at Platinum Car Wash and Detail transforms sullied vehicles into factory-fresh rides with washes designed to conserve water. Each wash uses only 40 gallons of water, which is less than most laundry cycles and alligator dental cleanings. Platinum's filtration system then removes any detergents (or soaps) from these 40 gallons, ensuring a clean water supply.
Provo Craft's device designers have a single goal in mind—to help their customers fashion whatever their imaginations can create without having to rely on industrial craft services. Throughout their 40-year history, they have created systems that print designs on clothing, emboss T-shirts, make precise paper cuts, and create edible artwork just as well as a big-box system. Their efforts have garnered them industry awards and shelf space in retailers across the country.
If anyone can appreciate the elemental appeal of art glass, it?s Tom Holdman. A severe stutterer as a child, Mr. Holdman discovered art as a means of communication, and in high school he focused his efforts on the medium of glass?and the passion only grew from there. He opened a studio in his parent's garage, creating glass for windows and cabinets. Eventually, Tom saved up enough money to travel to Europe and master the art of stained glass. In the more than 20 years since, Tom has carved, painted, fused, and designed thousands of commissioned works?including the glass found in Mormon temples throughout the world.
Within the Holdman Studios facility, Tom and his fellow artists create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art that inspire glass-hating philistines to put down their hammers and weep. When not bringing their own visions to life, they teach public classes in stained glass, glass blowing, and other topics.
Visitors to the Utah Arts Festival stride across concrete promenades and grassy lawns sprawled out between fountains and modern buildings, which have glass walls that reflect the fest’s vibrant paintings and eclectic sculptures. Since its inception more than 35 years ago, the four-day festival has taken over a multiblock radius to accommodate hundreds of visual artists, musicians, performers, and culinary artists, each celebrating modern art and the local community. Throughout indoor and outdoor exhibitions, visitors explore varied works of visual art represented through special exhibitions and hands-on workshops with featured artists. A marketplace also gives artists a place to sell their paintings, wearable art, and sculptures to help disseminate their crafts and raise enough money for van Gogh’s ghost to move out of their basements.
Musicians score the festival throughout its days with worldwide genres on several outdoor stages, and storytellers and other literary artists tickle ears with eclectic tales and recitations of the UN staff directory. Across the grounds, festival staffers recycle the fete’s discarded plastic, aluminum, and cardboard as well as food scraps and vegetable oil, and promote eco-friendly practices with a protected bicycle lot and bike valet.
Founded in 1966 as a professional modern-dance company, the Repertory Dance Theater has a long-standing commitment to engaging the public with dance, both through performances and community programs. In the early '90s, RDT helped to invigorate downtown Salt Lake City's cultural and social presence by building the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, where the company continues to practice, teach classes, perform, and host free lectures on the importance of laundering leotards.