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Contact with Mary Dickson

Contact with Mary Dickson airs weeknights at 9:55 p.m. on KUED. The long-running community service series features interviews with non-profit and arts organizations. Filmed in the KUED studio, the interviews provide an important outlet for more than 300 non-profit groups each year to reach a broader community audience with information about their services and upcoming events.

DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival celebrates the art of documentary filmmaking. This year, in partnership with KUED, the festival offers an exclusive preview of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War.

The Casino Star Theatre serves the residents of Gunnison with film entertainment in a fully restored historic theatre. In partnership with KUED, the theatre will host an exclusive preview of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War.

The Bountiful Davis Art Center is hosting their first Silent Film Music Festival featuring ten silent films and live music by local pianists.

SCERA Center for the Arts conducts a variety of programs, including art classes.

Utah Valley University will host a Conference on Suicide Prevention on October 6.

UMFA reopens with all new exhibits and more

Our latest episode of Contact in the Community takes us to the UMFA. Considered Utah’s flagship fine arts museum, the UMFA will open its doors on August 26th & 27th after being closed for a year for renovation.

We met with UMFA Director Gretchen Dietrich and Curator Leslie Anderson to learn about what’s new, what to expect, and what the museum has to offer. Stop by the UMFA Reopening Weekend event to peruse the galleries and new installations and enjoy works from visiting artists -- including Spencer Fench’s site-specific installation in the museum's Grand Hall -- plus activities for kids, food trucks, tours of the collections, tours of the basement, a dance party and more. 

University of Utah Health will host Be Well Utah, a weeklong celebration to wellness with a variety of activities across the Wasatch front.

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring national reporters and local community members to examine the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community.

Each year, Spring City Arts hosts a plein air competition with artist and collector receptions.

Petapalooza is the largest pet adoption event in Salt Lake County with hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, birds, and more.

The Wasatch International Food Festival is packed with food demonstrations, live music, activities, and of course, tasty food from across the globe.

This summer the Utah Symphony will perform free concerts in state and national parks around the state.

Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric arts festival and it is celebrating its ninth year at the Gallivan Center.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War will premiere on PBS in September, but Utahns can preview the film in August at a special screening in partnership with the Salt Lake County Library. Liz Sollis has more information.