Friends with Benefits

Our Friends Get Benefits!

Your support makes the Utah Arts Festival possible. Donations provide us with the ability to offer tens of thousands of Festival-goers the opportunity to see, hear, and participate in a remarkable variety of artistic mediums. Your support ensures that the Utah Arts Festival is able to continue to cultivate creativity and foster imagination through free admission for children, and free activities inside the Children's Art Yard. We really couldn't do what we do without YOU!

In addition to that warm and fuzzy feeling you'll undoubtedly get from supporting a great cause like the Utah Arts Festival, we provide our Friends with some pretty great benefits as a "thank-you" for investing in our success.

Read below for outline of benefits or join now. Donate by May 10th to be included in Festival Guide donor listing and on the recognition banner at the Utah Arts Festival.


  • Make a one-time donation in any amount.
  • Make a pledge and give a small amount monthly through your credit or debit card.
  • Make a stock gift or planned gift by contacting our Development Department.
  • Become a Forever Friend of the Festival through a Planned Gift. See details below!
  • List the Utah Arts Festival as your non-profit of choice for your Smith’s Rewards Card or Amazon Smile account and the companies will donate a portion of your purchases to the Utah Arts Festival.

Development Department: Aimée Dunsmore, Development Director () or Tennille Palmer, Development Manager ()

Friends' Levels & Benefits

FRIEND - $50

  • Four (4) general admission tickets for the Utah Arts Festival

ADMIRER - $100

  • Your choice of two (2) four day passes to the Utah Arts Festival
  • OR two (2) Friend for a Day passes

GROUPIE - $250

  • Two (2) VIP Friends Credentials


  • Two (2) VIP Friends Credentials
  • Four (4) Friend for a Day passes

FANATIC - $1,000

  • Four (4) VIP Friends Credentials
  • Eight (8) Friend for a Day passes

SUPER FAN - $1,500 +

  • Four (4) VIP Friends Credentials
  • Ten (10) Friends for a Day passes


All of our Friends will receive the following benefits:

  • You’ll be the first to know whenever we’ve got breaking news.
  • Invitations to Friends-Only events leading up to the Utah Arts Festival.
  • Special offers and discounts from corporate and community partners.

VIP Friends Credentials include:

  • Admission to the Utah Arts Festival all four days.
  • Access to the Friends Patio, Hospitality Patio and Sky Box.

Friend for a Day passes include:

  • One day admission to the Utah Arts Festival with access to the Friends Patio, the Hospitality Patio, and Sky Box for that day.


Located on 200 East, this VIP area is open to all ages and gives you the best view of headlining performances taking place at the Festival Stage each evening.


Located right next to the Amphitheater Stage, the Friends Patio offers the best seats in the house putting you in the front row for some of our biggest performances. The Friends Patio hosts nightly events, complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as access to a dedicated beer, wine and spirits booth were alcohol can be purchased. This is a 21 and older patio and you must bring a valid ID to enter.


The Hospitality Patio is located north of the City and County Building with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as access to a dedicated beer, wine and spirits booth where alcohol can be purchased. All ages are welcome. Guests 5 and older must have a ticket or credential.


  • Benefits are valid for one year beginning on the date of the donation and are subject to change.
  • Donors who provide support within the $25 - $49 range will receive two (2) tickets to the Utah Arts Festival. Your donation must be received by May 10, 2015 in order to be included in the Festival Guide and on the Friends with Benefits recognition banner at the Utah Arts Festival.
  • In order to make sure you get your tickets and passes in time for this year's Utah Arts Festival donations we recommend donating by June 10th. For questions contact .
  • Names printed in the Festival Guide are based on donations received from May 15th – May 14th.
  • Donations made after this year's Utah Arts Festival will be recognized the following year.

Friends Who Give a Crap

Be a Friend Who Gives a Crap!

For a donation of $75 you can put your name on a Porta-Potty at the 2016 Festival. As a “thank you” for giving a crap you will receive two tickets to the Festival and a commemorative Porta-Potty to remind you year round that you truly gave a crap!

Show all of your friends how much you give a crap about the Utah Arts Festival and purchase your Porta-Potty today! You will definitely be the envy of all of your friends. Your donation is tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the Utah Arts Festival.

Give a Crap!

Planned Gifts

Thank you for considering a legacy gift to the Utah Arts Festival in your long-term financial plans. Your gift will allow you to have a large impact on the arts community in Utah by strengthening and securing the future of the Utah Arts Festival for generations to come.

Planned gifts can be in many forms:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts
  • Annuities
  • Pooled income funds

For more information on how to establish a planned gift, contact Aimee Dunsmore, Development Director, at 801-322-2428 or  or your estate planner.

Join the "Friends with Benefits" Program Now!

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