The Utah Arts Council will host "Preparing for the Arts Festival" on Tuesday evening, 6-8, in the Zephyr Room, Rio Grande Depot (300 S. 455 West). The presentation, for all artists considering trying out for this year's festival, will be given by Utah artist Karl Pace and Tracy Von Harten, marketing and development director of the Utah Arts Festival. The event is free. To make a reservation, call 533-3582 or e-mail [email protected] or visit

The 8th annual Clay Arts, Utah holiday sale will take place Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Sugarhouse Rose Garden Center, 1602 E. 2100 South. Twenty-five artists will display pottery, dinnerware, sculpture and more.

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Local artists Greg Newbold and Shawna Tenney are two of the 200 children's book illustrators who have joined Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure to design and transform a 5-inch wooden snowflake into an original piece of art to be displayed in two galleries and auctioned off online to support sarcoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.

The Eccles Community Art Center announces a call for entries for its 11th Black & White Statewide Juried Competition. Open to all artists currently residing in the state of Utah.For more information and entry form, call Debra or Liz at 392-6935.