Friends with Benefits

Looking for a premium festival experience? Join our Friends with Benefits program to get access to festival patios with great views and premium bars — the more you give, the more you get!

Friends with Benefits

Your Generosity Makes It All Possible!

The Utah Arts Festival is where we celebrate community and revel in live music, poets and storytellers, film screenings, graffiti art, jewelry makers, and painters. It’s a place to find your passion and gain inspiration; to discover diverse, independent artists, and go hands-on with free workshops.

As someone who cares about all that the Festival adds to the community, we invite you to join us by making a donation of any amount. Your support is needed more now than ever as we work to not only rebuild but to grow.

Your support will help to make our community a better place through art by helping to inspire artists of all ages to find and follow their passions. We’ve been quietly working behind the scenes to be nimbler and more progressive in our programming in addition to a sharper focus on being more inclusive and accessible. Make a donation today and help ensure our vision becomes reality.

Please read below for donation levels and available benefits. Donations to the Utah Arts Festival are fully tax-deductible provided no goods or services are received by the donor. Opting into receiving benefits will lower the tax-deductible value of your donation.

*Donations received through May 15th will be included 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.
  • List the Utah Arts Festival as your nonprofit of choice for your Smith's Shoppers Card account and Kroger will donate a portion of your purchases to the Utah Arts Festival.

Development Department:  or phone (801-322-2428).

Friends Levels & Benefits

What You Get When You Give:

FRIEND - $50

Two (2) general admission tickets for the Utah Arts Festival.

ADMIRER - $100

Your choice of 4 general admission tickets 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 - $2,000 +

Four (4) VIP Friends Credentials.
Sixteen (16) Friends for a Day passes.

 VIP or Friend for a Day Pass required for access to the Friends Patio, Sky Box and Hospitality Patio.

Each VIP Friends Credential includes admission to the Festival and access to all three VIP patios for one person all three days of the Utah Arts Festival. Friend for a Day passes provide admission and access to all three VIP patios for one person on one day of your choice during the Utah Arts Festival.

All of our Friends will receive the following benefits:

  • You’ll be the first to know whenever we’ve got breaking news.
  • Invitations to events just for Friends.
  • Special offers and discounts from corporate and community partners.

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Friends Who #GiveaCrap

Be a Friend Who Gives a Crap!

Give a Crap Template 3For a donation of $75, you can put a name or brief message on a Porta-Potty at the 2022 Festival for all the world to see! In addition to signs that appear on both the exterior and interior of one of our fantastic Porta-Potties, you will receive two tickets to the Utah Arts Festival, and a commemorative foam Porta-Potty as a reminder that you truly gave a crap about something important. Your donation is tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the Utah Arts Festival. For questions contact .

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Planned Gifts

Thank you for considering a legacy gift to the Utah Arts Festival in your long-term financial plans. Your gift will 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 our development team at 801-322-2428 or your estate planner.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Acceptance of any contribution, gift, or grant is at the discretion of the Utah Arts Festival. The Utah Arts Festival will not accept any gift unless it can be used or expended consistently with its purpose and mission and can be held or sold for economic gain.

No irrevocable gift, whether outright or life-income in character, will be accepted if under any reasonable set of circumstances the gift would jeopardize the donor’s financial security and by making a donation to the Utah Arts Festival you acknowledge and agree that your donation does not place your financial security at risk.

The Utah Arts Festival does not provide advice about the tax or other treatment of gifts. Donors should seek guidance from their own professional advisors to assist them in the process of making their gifts.

The Utah Arts Festival will accept donations of cash, publicly traded securities, and valuable personal property. Certain other gifts, invaluable personal property, in-kind gifts, non-liquid securities, real estate, and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is restricted in some manner, must be reviewed by the Gift Acceptance Committee* prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities they may pose for the Utah Arts Festival.

The Utah Arts Festival will provide acknowledgments to donors meeting IRS substantiation requirements for property received by the charity as a gift. However, except for gifts of cash and publicly traded securities, no value shall be ascribed to any receipt or other form of substantiation of a gift received by the Utah Arts Festival.

The Utah Arts Festival will respect the wishes of those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. With respect to anonymous gifts, the Utah Arts Festival will restrict information about the donor to only those staff members with a need to know. The Utah Arts Festival is excited and honored to accept donations intended for specific purposes. If you wish to make a donation restricted to a particular use or purpose, please contact our Development Director to make sure that your donation can be made in the way that both accomplishes your giving objectives and is most beneficial to the Utah Arts Festival.

The Utah Arts Festival may accept any designated contribution, grant, bequest, or devise consistent with its general charitable and tax-exempt purposes. As so limited, donor-designated contributions will be accepted for special funds, purposes, or uses, and such designations generally will be honored. However, the Utah Arts Festival reserves all right, title, and interest in and to and control of such contributions, as well as full discretion as to the ultimate expenditure or distribution thereof. Further, the Utah Arts Festival will acquire and retain sufficient control over all donated funds (including designated contributions) to assure that such funds will be used to carry out the Corporation's tax-exempt purposes.

The Utah Arts Festival will not compensate, whether through commissions, finders’ fees, or other means, any third party for directing a gift or a donor to the Utah Arts Festival.

Multi-year pledges will be accepted, but for no more than five years. Donors should complete and sign a gift or pledge agreement form detailing the purpose of the gift, payment schedule, and recognition preferences.

* Gift Acceptance Committee
The primary role of the Gift Acceptance Committee is to review proposed gift transactions that are out of the ordinary. The Committee shall be made up of one member of the Board of Directors to be appointed annually, the Executive Director, the Development Director, and an attorney or other professional persons as relevant to the nature of the potential gift (e.g. real estate professional, insurance specialist, CPA, financial advisor, etc.).

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