Mobb Deep light up the stage with CIG BURNA, Concise Kilgore, & DJ JUGGY.

“These words were hurled at me from a man about to kick my teeth in. At the time it seemed sudden. With a little hindsight, though, I think the whole night led up to this very intense moment of truth. The stars were aligned, as it were, and the whole evening started simply enough: with the best Old Fashioned of my life.” 

Check out the full review of the show here.

A line of eager people forms to enter the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Photo: @william.h.cannon

There was no better way to wrap up summer than with the 9th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Local artisans, craft foodies, DIY engineers, performers and many others gathered in the Gallivan Center on Aug. 11–13 to celebrate Salt Lake’s ever-growing creative community.

There was something for everyone at this year’s festival, whether it was food or finds. Soundtracked by all of the local performers on the SLUG Mag Stage as well as the 90.9 KRCL Stage, the weekend was filled to the brim with entertainment and fun. Local foodie staples were scattered around the plaza, offering delicious classics like Sprinkle and Dash’s French macaroons and Rob’s Cheesesteaks, as well as remixes on old favorites like the sandwiches fromV Panini and the treats available from Argentina’s Best Empanadas. Local favorites Cafe Ibis and CupBop also made appearances.

From the Hand Drawn Photo Booth to handmade jewelry and all the way to woodcrafting and engineering, this year’s DIY Festival introduced Salt Lake City’s residents to new and interesting products and tutorials. While outside on the plaza there were shops to sift through and perfect-pieces to find, the Google Fiber STEM Building was also full of surprises, demos and workshops for science enthusiasts and curious wanderers alike. The inaugural, one-day-only Kid Row was also a must-see at this year’s festival. Many aspiring artists, aged 14 and under, set up their own booths and displayed their creations from embroidery to paintings, wooing the crowd with their many talents.

Luckily, there are only 312 days left until next year’s festival, which means that if you couldn’t make it to the 9th annual, this gallery can prepare you for the 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and give you a taste of all of the excitement that’s to come next year.

You can read about some of the participants in our August Issue.

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DIY Fest Day 1 — Aug. 11, 2017

Will Cannon // @william.h.cannon

Jessica Bundy // @jbunds

Jayson Ross // @jaysonrossphoto

DIY Fest Day 2 — August 12, 2017

Colton Marsala // @colton_marsala

Logan Sorenson //

Chris Gariety //

DIY Fest Day 3 — August 13, 2017

Ceza Dzawala //

Talyn Sherer //@talynshererphoto

Festival goers fill the Gallivan Center. Photo:

The 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival came and went with a bang! For the 10th anniversary, local artisans, foodies, vendors and engineers came together at The Gallivan Center over Aug. 10–12 to make the weekend one to remember.

From Kid Row to the Google Fiber STEM Building, there was something to suit everyone’s interests. There were workshops by West Elm, amazing live performances on the SLUG Mag Stage and the KRCL Stage, as well as tons of delicious food from local vendors like Sharlie’s Treats, Sprinkle and Dash and O-Town Kitchen.

Reminiscing is half the fun! This gallery can tide you over until the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.

You can read about some of this year’s other participants in the August Issue.

Logan Sorenson //

John Barkiple

Ceza Dzawala

Chris Gariety

Colton Marsala //

Jennifer Thayn // @jenniferthayn

Jayson Ross //@jaysonrossphoto

Talyn Sherer // @taylnshererphoto