On Saturday, July 18, The SLC Urban Arts Festival brought some much-needed life to the Gateway Mall in downtown SLC. Although the similarities between the Urban Arts Fest and the Utah Arts Festival are obvious, the differences became much more clear while walking down the closed off streets lined with various vendors and performers. With the tall, adobe colored buildings of the Gateway looming over the narrow street, the Urban Arts Festival brought visitors more up close and personal with the artists. A hip hop stage showcased some of the best hip-hop Salt Lake City has to offer, displayed prominently in the center of the fest. Artists of all types were able to show off their hard work in a fest that perfectly echoed the vibe of the outdoor mall that surrounded it. Drawing spectators in is always a difficult task, but with free admission and something for everyone on display, the Urban Arts Festival added a fresh take on the summer festival season in downtown Salt Lake City.