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Queer Spectra Arts Festival 2022

May 21 @ 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Queer Spectra Arts Festival is back for our 4th annual festival! Join Queer Spectra for an in-person and virtual interdisciplinary arts festival showcasing work by LGBTQIA2S+ artists from around the world.

This year, Queer Spectra focuses on the theme “Tell it Like it Is.” This theme borrows from bell hooks, who wrote “The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible.” As the art world dives into another year of the pandemic, we as artists and audiences are at a crossroads, ready to strip off the inauthentic and become vulnerable as we encounter feelings of isolation. Art makes space for dreams, whimsy, imagination, desire, and change. Art teaches us to be hopeful while calling on us to examine pain and what we’ve left behind.

The event will feature gallery works, sculpture, installation pieces, dance, film, poetry, and more! Meet the artists during festival panel discussions, attend workshops, and hear from our 2022 keynote on the theme.

Attendance is free (suggested donation of $5-10). There will be ASL interpreters available during panels, workshops, and keynote presentations.


May 21
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Sunset Studios, 1400 South Main Street
1400 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Salt Lake City,84115
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