Salt Lake City’s Living Traditions Festival is a celebration of the traditional cultures of the city and the state, now in its 29th year. See the festival website at for a full schedule, descriptions of craft and performing artists, and a list of 20 food vendors from a wide array of ethnic traditions. It all takes place on the grounds of the Salt Lake City and County Building, and is well worth a visit. The festival is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and many local funders.


Zoria Zetaruk of Las Vegas, a Canadian-born pysanky artist of Ukrainian heritage, passed away on August 26, 2011, at the age of 97. The AWSF annual meeting in 2002 was held in Las Vegas, and as part of The Graze we visited Zoria at the senior center where she taught egg decorating for 20 years. We all had to try our hand, and had a wonderful time with Zoria and her helpers learning how to design and dye eggs. We also visited a hat maker, so I threw in a few of those photos, too.