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February 2022

Wishing You A Happy Valentine’s Day

February Art Festival

Presidents Day Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, February 19th & 20th

10am – 5 pm • FREE Admission

Village galleries and businesses present a smaller, more intimate affair that showcases fine art, home decor, jewelry, design, and art inspiration.

Stroll through a gathering of eclectic artists who specialize in media ranging from sculpture to painting, jewelry to ceramics, wood to metal, and more. And then unwind to live music, and culinary delights from festival vendors and Kayenta’s own Xetava Gardens Café.

MakeSpace, a hub of learning and creating focused on visual arts will be hosting their Grand Opening during the festival.

Mountain Top Sound

Mountain Top Sound

Feb. 19, 10a m - 1 pm

Jerry Seare

Jerry Seare

Feb. 19, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Still House Road

Stillhouse Road

Feb. 20, 1:30- pm - 4:30 pm

Lisa MacFarlane

Lisa MacFarlane

Feb. 20, 10 am - 1 pm

Kayenta Art Village

Parade of Homes Kayenta Entry

Parade of Homes, 2022

Volunteers are Still Needed for
Kayenta’s Parade of Homes 2022 Entry

Be the first to see the Parade Home

Meet your neighbors • Support your community

Shifts Available February 18-27th, 2022

We hope you will get involved but understand your concerns regarding COVID19. Southern Utah Home Builders Association will follow health safety requirements as set forth by state law. Volunteers sign-up for 2 hour and 15-minute shifts. Your responsibilities include greeting and checking-in guests, answering questions about the home, and being a representative for our Kayenta community.

Please follow these links for more information and to sign-up and lock in your spot or two!

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Our office is open 7-days a week to help with all your Kayenta real estate needs.

Your Kayenta Home and Properties Sales Team:

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Steve McAllister & Naomi Doyle, Sales Agents


Kayenta Arts Foundation

The Thrill of Art

Red-Carpet “The Thrill of Art” Kayenta Arts Foundation GALA  


A thrilling Red-Carpet annual Gala fundraiser at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta on Saturday, February 26, from 6:00 to who knows? The Thrill of Art Gala will give art lovers an opportunity to bid on local and national artists’ creations that are more than thrilling.

Sip champagne as you walk among the gorgeous pieces of art and decide which one would look perfect in your home. There are eleven fabulous pieces. Choosing just one will be difficult. Each artwork expresses the artists’ imaginative, creative and technical skills. Be prepared to appreciate their beauty and emotional power.

Something else besides artwork? A concert in your home? A 3-day 2-night stay at a world class spa? Bed and Breakfast and a date with Shakespeare? Why not all of them? A year of pampering yourself. That IS thrilling!

Magleby’s will cater the reception and lavish dinner. Champagne anyone? A bottle of red? A bottle of white? Your choice, your appetite. It’s yours. Caviar? You can have that too. And the dinner finishes with what else? Decadent Chocolate Cake with raspberry coulis.

As you enjoy dessert, the entertainment will fly you to the moon and let you play along the Milky Way. Breathtaking!  Fantabulous!  You won’t want to come down. But wait!  There’s more.

The auction: Greg Ragland dimensional layers sculpture-a 48 participant community art project, Matt Pectol watercolors come alive, Erin Hanson 3-D painting that truly thrills. Royden Card desert landscape of the Southwest United States, Roland Lee Transparent watercolor of the desert with no white or black used. Lyman Whitaker Wind sculptures (2) in the kinetic sculpture discipline Lyman is known around the world. Mary Jabens inspirations are primarily from the desert landscape, David K John is inspired by the Spirit of Mother Earth and Ted Remmington was featured in October’s issue of Utah Life Magazine. Current Board member Liz Fortney brings a photograph on metal “mother nature puts on a show, I’m lucky enough to be there to see it” she says. And past Board member Susan Holben brings a piece of intense colors of oil on canvas! All of the art pieces by these amazing and generous artists are truly thrilling!

The experiences: A Steven Stay concert at your home, your guests will be so impressed. A Concert at the home of classical music artists, Susan and Stephen Talley, beautiful. A Red Mountain Spa 3-day, 2-night stay, promises that you’ll leave a new and glamorous you. A cozy 3-day, 2-night stay at The Bard’s Inn, with tickets to the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  What happens in Cedar City stays in Cedar City. All are reasons to thrill!

‘The Thrill of Art’ Gala is a special, exclusive, annual event. It’s singular purpose is to support the multitude of programs provided to the region by the Kayenta Arts Foundation. Come together with like-minded friends as you celebrate the Center for the Arts in the 40 plus theatrical performances, concerts, exhibits, lectures, educational events and festivals they provide, for all of us. We thrill together as a community that supports the Arts! Get your party clothes on!  Get your tickets at:  

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


March 2022

Center for hte Arts at Kayenta

Voyager Lecture Series

March 1

Dinosaur Physiology Presented By Dr. Jerry Harris

Dinosaurs were a group of land animals that lived from about 230 million years ago until about 60 million years ago. This spans the era of the Earth’s history known as the Mesozoic Era, which includes, from most ancient to most recent, the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dinosaurs grew in population and diversity during their time on Earth before becoming extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. But not every reptile that lived during the Mesozoic era was a dinosaur. Come learn about the different classifications that come from these differences in shape and size.

Optional Social Hour: 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:30pm.

Tom Proctor Band

Tom Proctor Band

March 4

“Country Me Home Concert And Dance Party”

“When my Toyota 4Runner and trailer pull into your town you can know that there are guitars, amplifiers, a portable stage and my Harley inside. I love to ride with the locals I meet and I also love having them jump up on my stage plug-in and jam. I live for the excitement and seeing new places and new people. From horses to Harleys, I spent most of my life on the road and in the saddle somewhere. I love the places I’ve seen because of my movie acting but I’ve always flown in fast and furious and flown out the same way. With my music, I travel at my own pace and take time to taste the flavor of each state and big city or small town. I’m at an age where most musicians have retired or died but I am still at it and hitting it hard like a 20-year-old that believes in the dream.”

Fashion Show And Dance Party

March 5

With New designer, Mike Sundberg

It’s time to celebrate the New Year with a Spring Fashion Show and Dance Party!

Come enjoy a fun night out on the Kayenta Walton Commons with a runway fashion show, cash bar, live music and DJ-hosted dance party. New designer, Mike Sundberg, is showing off his spring collection for 2022! A collection of Tokyo-inspired streetwear and great DJ’s will make this an event you don’t want to miss!

Mykola Suk

Mykola Suk

March 26

Mykola Suk & Soirée Musicale

Mykola Suk and Friends returns to Kayenta! Accompanied by Ka-Wai Yu and Urs Rutishauser, the world-renown pianist will feature two piano trios, Beethoven’s famous “Ghost” and the highly rhapsodic work by Ilebrando Pizzetti. Mykola will also perform a solo piece from his vast repertoire.

MakeSpace Kayenta

Grand Opening

February 19th, 10am – 4 pm

MakeSpace will be hosting a Grand Opening during the Art in Kayenta event on Feb. 19th from 10am to 4pm. Please come visit our wonderful location in the old fire station and watch some amazing local artists; Royden Card, Ginny Northcott and Angela Woods, who will be doing demonstrations throughout the day.

To learn more about MakeSpace and to sign up for classes visit their website.

Make Space Class Highlights

Make Space Class

Watercolor Painting

Beginning February 14

Many of you have asked for Watercolor Painting for Beginners and we are thrilled to announce we have found a very seasoned instructor and that class starts on Feb. 14th, 1pm-4pm and runs for four consecutive weeks. 

Register here: 

If you are looking for Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor she will also be teaching a class, starting Feb, 17th:

Register here:

Soul Collage

Create your own Soul Collage

March 26

Create your own soul collage on March 26th from 1-3pm For some this can be a spiritual practice of tending to the soul while expressing the self. For others, it is pure creativity. And for still others, it’s healing and finding a wholeness. Experience the ability to access your own, personal inner wisdom using images. Allow your creativity to emerge, in your own way, in your own time. Come and meet your creative edge. Register here: 

Masters Class in Color Theory

April 1 - 2

A master class in Color Theory for all Mediums is coming to MakeSpace, located in the Kayenta Art Village. The Instructor, Teresa Otteson developed this workshop for the Smithsonian Institute and will be teaching it live on April 1 & April 2.  You will learn and practice the basics of color theory including color mixing, values and how to achieve color harmony.

Teresa has won many awards for her work and her paintings are in collections across the world including several locations in Utah. Register here: 

Teresa will also be teaching a Beginning Oil Painting workshop called “Tiny Flowers” over two evenings 3/31 & 4/1 from 5pm-7pm – this one is filling up fast so register now:  

MakeSpace Kayenta


Kayenta Arts Foundation


January 5 – February 23, 2022

“In order to protect our performers and public, we will follow the lead that other professional theaters have established in requiring proof of negative COVID-19 test results from within 72 hours before the show, or Covid-19 vaccine card to participate in any capacity at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.”

Art will be on display to the public during regular staff business hours
(Monday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00 PM), and during scheduled performances.

Kayenta Arts Foundation Photography Show

Little Free LIbrary

Kayenta’s Little Free Library

Kayenta Art Village’s Outdoor Theater, Next to the Pink Door

9 am – 4 pm the first Friday of each month

Bring a book, take a book or simply bring a book to share.


Kayenta Art Village

Unique Experiences,
Local Perspective.


Gallery 873, Artist Rebekah Tucker 

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Opening on Ivins City Council

Sadly for the Ivins Community, Sue Gordhammer has resigned from the Ivins City Council and a replacement will be appointed on Thursday, Feb. 3 by the current City Council members. Fortunately, there are several highly qualified applicants who have applied for the position. As we have learned in the past, the City Council has a profound impact on our quality of life, including the protection of our night skies so it’s extremely important for you to let the council know who you want to represent you. 

Although specific issues are not addressed in the applications, we suggest you contact any of the applicants directly if you would like more information on how they may vote on issues that are important to you.

Here are the applicants (click on the name to see their application) and their email addresses if you’d like to contact them. You can find the full agenda here

Adelmarie Murphy

Cheyne McDonald

Franklin Kolsky

Kristine Albrecht

Pamela Palmer

Paul Bryson

Sharon Gillespie

Steven Caplin

Although there won’t be a public hearing concerning these applicants, you can still make your choice known by emailing the mayor and each city council member (emails should be received by Wednesday, Feb. 2nd at the latest).
Mayor Chris Hart
Dennis Mehr
Jenny Johnson
Lance Anderson
Mike Scott

Ivins City Council January Update

Mike Scott, Council Member

Water Conservation

Ivins is getting closer to taking action on water conservation. The Washington County Water Conservancy District just sent all the cities in the county a 13-page draft ordinance that proposes water efficiency standards for new residential and commercial construction. 

It includes requirements limiting grass, requiring shade trees to combat heat islands, recirculating hot water, fixtures and appliances, landscaping requirements for slopes, and more. Now it is up to Ivins and the other cities in the county to determine if they will adopt these requirements as proposed or make changes. These apply to new construction, not existing properties. 

The draft ordinance is planned to be discussed at the February 3rd City Council meeting, so you can download it from the meeting’s agenda, which will be posted on January 28th at 

Vacant City Council Position

Sue Gordhammer resigned from the City Council in early January because she is moving out of Utah. The City is accepting applications through January 27th to fill her position. I’m writing this on January 25th, so the names of applicants have not been released yet. You can download information and an application before January 27th at 

The City Council will interview applicants and appoint one of them to fill Sue’s remaining term (through December 31, 2023) at the Council’s February 3rd meeting. This will not be a public hearing, but the information on each applicant should be posted on the Ivins website shortly after the 27th and you can email Council members your thoughts about applicants.

Revising the General Plan

The City has begun a months-long process to update our General Plan and Land Use map. The Mayor kicked this off with three community meetings. But that’s just the start. Unfortunately, the community meetings were not recorded. Let me know if you want me to email you the slides presented at the meetings.

Does the General Plan matter? It does. It establishes a citywide vision and consistent direction for future development. It reflects community priorities, values, and includes supporting goals, policies, and implementation measures to achieve the community’s vision. 

A good update of the Plan requires community input. A good place to start is reading the Plan we have. You can download it from the “Building & Zoning” page on the Ivins City website at 

Discussions about Plan and Land Use changes will start at the Planning Commission meetings. Their next meeting is February 1st at 5:30pm. (See below for information about watching it live from the comfort of your home.)  

Dry Wash Reservoir

The reservoir, located between Hwy 91 and Kwavasa Drive, is going ahead. The Mayor told everyone at the community meetings earlier this month that Ivins will manage the reservoir, it will not be a recreational park, and it won’t have a large parking lot or amenities like restrooms and beach areas. 

There will likely be a small parking area off Hwy 91 across from the Anasazi Trail road and a trail along the reservoir between Kwavasa and Hwy 91. The City is also looking at maintaining some minimum water level to reduce dust pollution and insect problems. The map below shows where the top of the dam is (red outline) and the high-water mark (blue outline). Let me know if you want a larger version of the map.

The reservoir is a done deal. But the management plan isn’t. The devil is in the details, so watch for more information on how the reservoir is planned to be managed and used so you can provide input.

Dry Wash Reservoir

YouTube Channel

The City now has a YouTube channel. It live streams videos of Planning Commission and City Council meetings and stores meetings since the beginning of the year. You can sit back in a comfy sofa with popcorn and watch each episode’s drama unfold in real time. Or wait a while and then binge watch older episodes. And there are no commercials. 

Here’s the link: Or go to YouTube and search for “Ivins City Council.”

New Regional Park

The City is looking to acquire 100 acres for a new regional park. The site is on the south side of Hwy 91 and the northeast corner of the park (top right in the image) is at Main street. This will be the largest Park in Ivins, eight times the size of Unity Park. 

In addition to recreational amenities, it will include a cemetery and the new home of the Public Works Yard. Still, most of the 100 acres will be a park. It’s early in the planning, but it could include a junior mountain biking course, frisbee golf course, and sports courts. 

Watch for more information about the park’s design so you can provide input. I have already seen requests to consider pickleball and tennis. (Note: The curved road you see in the image is the approximate location of the future Western Corridor.)

Ivins Regional Park

Construction at Fire Lake Park

Wondering about the construction activity next to Fire Lake Park? The Shivwits Band is building a parking lot. They also plan to start a concession operation with a permanent structure or trailer as well as an RV Park with 40-50 RV spaces, a club house, and amenities. 

Their plans also allow for future expansion. Approvals for development on the Band’s land are done through the county, not Ivins. See the Band’s website at for more information.

Using Our Secondary Water

All the water used in homes in Ivins is culinary water. That includes water used outdoors for irrigation. That’s not an effective use of culinary water. Plus, about 90% of the water used indoors ends up going down the drain. 

For the past 20 years, the City has required new construction to be plumbed for both culinary water for indoor use and irrigation water for outdoor use. Now the City is starting an 8- to 10-year project to build the infrastructure to bring that irrigation water to all those homes. The first phase starts this year and will take a couple of years to complete. Let me know if you want maps showing what parts of the City get hooked up in each phase.

Bike/Walking Trail for Hwy 91

The City will add a bike/walking trail along Hwy 91 from 200 E to Kwavasa and continue the bike trail to fire Lake Park. Work is expected to begin this year and will also include roundabouts at 400 W and Kwavasa.

New Bike Path.

More information

Email me at for more information about these and other Ivins issues. Also, please tell me what issues in Ivins matter to you and what you think should be done. Visit my website at for regular updates.

Kayenta Desert Arboretum

Kayenta Deseret Arboretum

With the change in seasons, the activities at the arboretum will soon be on the rise.  This is the time of year when most of our unwanted seeds begin to germinate again.  We will soon be spreading pre-emergent materials in an effort to neutralize those unwanted seeds but, inevitably many will still germinate. If you see our volunteers cleaning up the arboretum, please feel free to join in.  This is your community garden and we welcome your help

Our annual plant sale is on schedule to be held on March 31-April 3.  If you are thinking about adding plants to your landscaping, please consider purchasing at our sale.  We not only offer plants that have been approved by the Landscaping Committee but are the hardiest for our climate.

This year we are looking to complete major improvements to the arboretum. We hope to complete an underground electrification project.  With this in place, we will be able to add low voltage pathway lighting so the arboretum will continue to offer enjoyment after dark.  The improvement will also allow us to add to the holiday lighting display we provide to the community each winter. Completing this system and holiday lighting improvements is projected to cost $3500.  Please consider donating.  We plan to have a donation box specifically for these improvements at the plant sale. We are a 501(c)3 foundation so all donations are tax-deductible.

Our annual spring lecture series will, unfortunately, not be held this year.  Due to the resurgence of COVID this season, our board made the decision to suspend this program until next year.  Thanks for your understanding.

Interested in volunteering in the arboretum?  Or just looking for information.  Please contact Roger Head, or 435-632-1814.

It’s clear most of us are struggling to adapt to and understand the recent spike in infection rates from the Omicron virus. It’s hard to know exactly how things are going to play out and what the best course of action should be when deciding to socialize, gather or dine out. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, Petite Feast will be taking reservations for upcoming dinners but evolving best practice safety precautions may require that we switch from an in-house dining event to a to-go format. In that case, purchased tickets may be exchanged for dinner-to-go*, credit for a future in-house dinner, or a full refund. *The difference between the cost of dinner-to-go and in-house dinner will be refunded to card holder should you choose that option. I apologize for any inconvenience this uncertainty may cause.

Petite Feast

Reserve Your Seat at the Table

February’s Petite Feast Dinner Club has sold out but there’s room for you at March’s table!


SUNDAY, MARCH 27th, 2022











 To reserve your seat at the table please click on the link below.

About Petite Feast Dinner Club: after 35 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. ** Think – mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party and cooking class. And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests! Events are announced monthly through the website and pricing for each event varies. Victoria is happy to accommodate your special celebration requests and dietary preferences whenever possible. I hope to see you soon – Victoria

“Although Covid conspired to force the January Petite Feast to be take out, it could not stop Vic from producing another epic dinner. We missed the wine, the friends and the conversation but look forward to a future dinner.” – Sunny and Jim

“The dinners are absolutely delicious, and the bonus is meeting so many wonderful neighbors, including chef Victoria Topham. It is a lovely experience, and a balm for the soul.” – Karen


Spring is just around the corner but there’s still a chill in the air, so salad for dinner might not be your first choice. But throw some crispy bacon, tender shrimp, and a chipotle spiked dressing into the mix and you end up with a satisfying, cozy hug of a salad that reminds us that winter is not so bad. The ingredient list and preparation are similar to traditional Caesar salad but this rule-breaker concoction adds a whole lot of heat – not just from the zippy Mexican style vinaigrette but from tossing the hot-from-the-pan shrimp and bacon in with the lettuce. For me, the result is the trifecta of salad deliciousness; hot, cold; crispy, tender; bacon salty yet still slightly sweet from the shrimp. Delicious.

The creamy dressing is thickened with a soft-boiled egg (for those who prefer to avoid dressings that use raw egg) and is easily made by using a mini food processor or immersion blender. I love the smoky zing it adds to this salad but any leftover is fantastic with roast chicken or fish or, thickened with a little sour cream, is an excellent dunk for crudités.

Thick-cut bacon and shrimp star as the protein in this version, but I’ve also used diced chicken breast and received rave reviews. The aged Mexican cheese, cojita, takes the place of Caesar’s traditional parmesan and adds a similar salty, nutty bite. Both Harmon’s and Tres Amigos carry it, but it is widely available so finding it should not be a problem.

Finally to keep with the south of the border vibe, I used fried pork rinds in place of the usual bread croutons. Yup, you heard me, pork rinds. But, if pork rinds aren’t your thing (who knows why I had them in the pantry???) corn nuts would be an interesting stand-in.

To serve alongside our resident wine experts, Tim and Judy say, they think “an acidic off-dry white wine would work the best: Riesling, Gewurztraminer or off-dry Chenin Blanc. If you prefer a red wine, you can consider a Beaujolais or Malbec or Tempranillo; but avoid high alcohol, tannic and full-bodied red wine.”

If you have not joined the Virtual Dinner Party but would like to dine with us, please prepare this recipe – or any other – and share it with your family, friends, and neighbors. It is our group’s firm belief that by preparing something good to eat and sharing it with those we love, we are participating in one of life’s greatest joys. The connection, community, and goodwill that come from it fill us with joy, hope, and gratitude. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Thanks for coming to the party and Cook On! – Victoria

Petite Feast

 1 large egg
2 anchovies (or 1 t anchovy paste)
1 clove garlic, minced
I canned chipotle chili en adobo, minced (or to taste)
2 t white wine vinegar
2 T lime juice plus zest of 1 lime
¼  C cojita cheese
 1/3 C olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 T cilantro, minced
2 medium romaine lettuce hearts, washed, dried and torn into pieces
3 slices bacon
1 # shrimp (16-20 count) peeled and deveined
1 C fried pork rinds coarsely broken
Additional cojita for serving
METHOD: Serves 2
Prepare dressing. Soft boil the egg *, then run under cold water and peel. Place in the food processor with the garlic, anchovies, chipotle, vinegar, lime zest and juice, and cojita.  Blend to combine.  With machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until dressing is thick and creamy. Season with salt, pepper and cilantro.  Set aside.
Prepare salad. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through and very crisp. Remove from pan, drain and chop into ¼” pieces.  Pour off all but 2 T of bacon grease.
Toss shrimp with bit of salt and pepper.
Heat the skillet and reserved bacon grease over medium high heat.  Add shrimp in a single layer and cook until pink on both sides.  Return bacon to the pan and heat through. When everything is hot and sizzling nicely pour over chopped romaine and toss well.  Serve salad drizzled with 2 T of dressing, pork rinds and additional cojita.
*How to soft boil an egg – Fill a saucepan with 5” of water. Bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, carefully lower egg into water and cook for 6 ½ minutes.  Transfer cooked egg to a bowl filled with ice water to stop cooking and make peeling the egg easier.


Trips and Trails

Monday, February 21st, 2022

We will be going to Bulldog Pass, Sinkhole and Cedar Pockets

Meet and the Kayenta Design Center at 10 am.

Bring a lunch • 10 miles of dirt road • Half-day trip.

For details call Charles Dilllier at 435+656-1956

Coyote Tales

Have we got a story for you.

We’ve gone through a lot of changes in the past two years, but one thing has remained the same. Storytelling – in all its forms – is a powerful bond that connects and unites us as individuals and communities. Through the sharing of stories, our differences matter less and our individuality is celebrated more. For the past five years, Coyote Tales has been committed to providing the stage to share our experiences. Through these FREE events, we hope to continue to entertain and foster deeper empathy and understanding in our community.

This spring Coyote Tales will once again take the stage outdoors at Ivins City Park. We are looking on the bright side, so the theme for the first event is, “Silver Linings.” Coyote Tales must be told live, onstage without notes, props or accompaniments. They must be based on the evening’s theme and be told within five minutes. Storytellers may interpret the theme in any way they choose.

Get Your Story Heard! Please consider sharing your true tale of finding a rosy interior in a gloomy situation. Perhaps a bit of Pollyannaism comforted you in a time of disappointment? Or maybe a set-back contained the potential for a beneficial outcome. Tell us how you may have looked on the bright side. But even if you just want to listen to the stories, come and enjoy a night of live storytelling and great Stillhouse Road bluegrass music under the stars.

Need inspiration and more details?  Check out our audio archives, get event details, and learn about how YOU can get on stage on our website,

Everyone has a story – Vic

This event is sponsored by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and Desert Dweller Realty

Xetava Gardens Cafe

Winter Hours of Operation

Monday 11:30am – 5pm


Thursday 11:30 – 5pm

Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 8pm

Sun 9am – 8pm (Brunch served 9-12)


Thank you very much for your continued support.

Blue Raven Bike RentalSpend an entire day in our beautiful environment.

With Blue Raven, there is no need to load the bikes onto your vehicle and drive to the trails. From our front doors, you can access any kind of riding you want, from paved trails through Snow Canyon to mountain bike adventures that can last from sunrise to sunset, and everything in between. With e-bikes, you can make the ride as easy or as challenging as you like.

We also have some pretty ingenious bikes to bring your kids along.

Check our website for pricing and hours.

(435) 225-0295 •

Health, Fitness & Wellness

Kayenta’s locally run gyms, fitness classes, spas,  group workouts, wellness activities and mindful experiences.

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity ~ John F. Kennedy

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) 

January is the BEST time of year to join the KPG!

Your membership dues paid in January are good for the entire year.

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport that helps us stay fit; allows us to meet and make friends in our community
and most importantly – have fun.

We Want You!

Kayenta Pickleball Group

Learn to Play (better)

One more FREE opportunity for Kayenta community members to give pickleball a try is Wednesday, February 9th @ 1:00pm

Sheree Giesenhagen will be offering lessons to any Kayenta member who wants some introductory help.
Contact her directly via text at 308-380-0555.

Organized drop-in play occurs 4 mornings a week; Mondays-Women Only, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but players are welcome to set up their own matches, do drills and use the courts freely outside of those designated times.

Plans for 2022 include spring and fall skill sessions with a guest instructor, a KPG- member tournament in March and possible ‘field trips’ for social play in a new location. If you would like more information, please contact Trish Olson: or Barbara Vaughn:

Kayenta Pickleball Group

Elevate Fitness

Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private, and group training workouts.

Class sizes are limited due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Participants MUST be vaccinated. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular. For more information please visit our website.

Elevate Studio’s Class offerings!

ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside. A fun, invigorating challenging class for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. 

ElevateYoga class is offered Saturday at 10:00 am and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:00 pm.  This class is for yogis & yoginis with some experience.

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast!  ELEVATE!

Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 •

Sacred Space Spa

Body, Skin, and Energy Work

Check out these exciting new add-ons to enhance your treatment! 

$15~ Peppermint Foot Reflexology 

$15~Wild Child hair and scalp treatment

$15~CBD infused spot treatment

$20~Age Defying facial mask

Please call or text to schedule or with any questions! Please remember that I am usually booked at least 2 weeks out.

Namaste, Aly Hansen


For a full list of Spa Treatments visit:

Tel: 435-862-7743 •

Village Fitness Center

We are open

The Village Fitness Center is open but with limited class sizes. Following social distancing protocols for the safety of everyone, we are only allowing 4 participants for each class.

The Village Fitness Center located near the theater and next to the room for thought has circuit training classes M/W/F at 8 am and Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am. ($4 per session). Other options to use the facility are also available. Come join your neighbors to strengthen your muscles, improve your heart rate and have some fun.

Please contact Gloria Prahl for more information and to check on class availability.

435-674-2824    435-669-0430

Find Your Joy Yoga

Find Your Joy Yoga Classes
resume February 3rd 2022.

Class will be held in The Room for Thought in Kayenta Art Village (next to Kayenta Art Center) at 9:30 am on Thursdays.

Vaccination cards are required to attend in-person classes.


Javier’s Massage

Javier Guzman LMT/LMMT

(Kayenta Resident)

Massage is medicine for the body and mind

Call or text for an appointment:

“I think he is a neighborhood treasure. He has a very nice casita where he works. I love his massage and he is a really nice, thoughtful, considerate, good guy.” ~ Christy Lueders

Community Advocates

Are you a Kayenta resident? Do you have a cause or passion that you are personally involved with in the St. George area?
If so, let your neighbors know right here.

Inkas no kill Animal Supporters

INKAS – Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters
Advocate: Lois Hewitt 

Happy Valentines Day

All our pets need our love too.

We will be back soon with more Inkas updates.

The Ivins Animal Shelter

Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Lois Hewitt: President. 435-414-4802
Sara Dupre: Secretary. 206-724-5902
Please visit our website to read INKAS accomplishments!
Remember the pets waiting for adoptions or fostering at the Ivins City Animal Shelter.
INKAS is a 501(c) 3 organization and is a Registered Utah Charity.  You can also check us out on Facebook.

Dogs and Cats

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Isabelle Kalantzes


In-person events have returned! Friends of Snow Canyon will offer outdoor events in 2022! See the volunteer opportunities below as well as outdoor hike/lecture presentations. At this point, we are not planning indoor events due to the COVID situation. Zoom presentations remain available for your enjoyment at home. They are posted below the Event listings on this page.

We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site.

E-mail us at “Like” us on FriendsofSnowCanyon.

Nextdoor Kayenta

Nextdoor Kayenta
Nathan Dupre & Kathi Fox

Nextdoor is a completely private on-line web-site environment and we now have ONE Kayenta Nextdoor neighborhood with two leaders Nathan Dupre and Kathi Fox.

Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle
Advocates: Emily Evans

Three Corners Woman's Giving CircleWe invite women and men residents of Kayenta to join us in our mission to fund local nonprofits that support women and girls of all ages in the southern Utah area. Through the strength of collective giving we make high impact grants to improve lives in our community. Please Join Us.



Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Kai Reed

Ivins Night SkyPlease visit the Initiative’s website for more information at or email them at

The mission of the Ivins Night Sky Initiative is to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins and our heritage of dark skies through education and information about environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and to serve as a resource for City officials, residents, and businesses.

Let us know if this Initiative is important to you, if you are willing to get involved, and what else you think we should be doing to improve, preserve, and protect the night skies in Ivins.

Community and City Resources

Resident support services, businesses, and education and enrichment programs

Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN Hair Artist embodies the artistic creativity and passion of the beauty industry. She thrives in creating natural, sexy cuts and color styles for men and women. She looks forward to pampering you.

924A Art Village Way, Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text)

Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service.

Services Include:

• Personal Shopping
• Health Recovery Assistance
• Meal Prep
• Snowbird Service
• Home Organization
• Event Assistance

Call or email Andrea, your trustworthy neighbor at
401-258-9772 or

Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all.  The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.

For Reservations or Pricing call:

Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.

For information contact
Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta

Art Classes

“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”

Artwork by Sher

Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.

PLACE • New Studio
Fire and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.

HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616

Kayenta Committees

Board opportunities, landscaping, and ACC & HOA contact information.

Kayenta Deseret ArboretumKayenta Desert Arboretum

Interested in volunteering in the arboretum?  Or just looking for information about the arboretum or our lecture series.  Please contact Roger Head, or 435-632-1814.

kayenta landscape committeeKayenta Landscaping Committee

Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.

Kayenta HOAACC & HOA Information

The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.

Questions? Ellen Nathan

Phone: 435-652-8333, email:

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

February 14 & 28

Dumpster Dates

February 5

Ivins City

Ivins City Offices are open.

For Appointments with a specific department call:
Administration: 435-628-0606   
: 435-634-9753
Parks or Cemetery: 435-634-7719
Public Works: 435-634-0689
Dispatch: 435-634-5730 or Animal Control: 435-628-1049

Ongoing Events and Activities

Weekly and monthly gatherings

Kayenta Book Lovers

Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact our bookclub

Kayenta Weavers

The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving.

For information contact Katie at:

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal church meets every Sunday at 3 pm at 272 E Center Street, Suite 203, in Ivins for worship, music, and fellowship. The building is located across the street from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine on the second floor, west end. We welcome everyone to join us whether you are a visitor, a newcomer, an inquirer, or a member of another church or faith tradition. We are a Christian community that cares for one another, and we’d like to care for you, too. For additional information or questions, email Father Lee Montgomery at

*Tahri Marpo Ling Tibetan Buddhist Sangha

Weekly Meditation Practices:  OPEN TO ALL

Friday, 10-11 am, Green Tara Practice

Green Tara is known as the Mother of All Buddhas.  We engage in this practice to awaken our capacity for enlightened activity, present in the form of the feminine dimension of the primordial nature of mind.  Green Tara is known for her ability to dispel fear, anxiety and suffering.

Tuesday, 10-11 am, Awakened Mornings

This practice begins with three guided meditations to focus the mind, open the heart, and generate compassion for all sentient beings.  Then, a short form of the Chenrezig practice is led, in English.  Chenrezig is known as the Buddha of Compassion.

Contact Lhamo Khandro by calling or texting 801-671-8758 or emailing

for Zoom instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.

For more information on classes, weekly meditation practices and retreats, please go to our website:

Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017 with the blessing and guidance of Lama Thupten Rinpoche.  Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. 



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