January 2020


Volunteers Needed for Kayenta’s Parade of Homes 2020 Entry

St George Area Parade of Homes

We hope you all had a happy, healthy New Year.

130+ party goers attended our holiday open house, with a great mix of long time residents and new home owners. It was wonderful to see all of you! We would like to extend a special thank-you to Victoria and Erin for helping with the food.

Now that we are heading into the New Year, it’s time to bring the community together again for volunteers to our 2020 Parade Home. The dates will be February 14th through the 23rd divided up into 2 hour and 15 minute shifts. Our orientation meeting will be on Wednesday the 12th of February at 2pm at this year’s Parade Home.  We will go over the hosting process and give you the opportunity to be the first people to view the home.

Please follow this link to sign up and lock in your spot or two!


Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful community.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
Steve McAllister, Sale Agent

435-628-7234 www.kayentahomes.com


February Art Festival

Presidents Day Weekend

Saturday Feb. 15th & Sunday, Feb 16th

10am – 5 pm

The February Art festival is a smaller, more intimate affair that showcases fine art, home decor, jewelry, design and art inspiration.

Kayenta Art Village


435.673.6628  | 435.674.2306  |  kayentautah.com

RenewalThe Center for the Arts at Kayenta is hosting an Art Exhibit


Opening and Artist Reception

Wednesday, January 8th

6:30 – 8:00 PM

This Event is FREE

This show will run from January 8th through February 2020.

Come and show your support for local, regional and nationally recognized artists and their works of art interpreting the theme “renewal.”

Kayenta Arts Foundation believes art in all forms enhances our lives, nurtures our spirits, and builds community bonds. The KAF Art Exhibits in the Center for the Arts at Kayenta enliven the community spaces in the Center, promote local and regional artists, and broaden our support from the wider community in southern Utah.

Art Around the World Gala

Join us on January 24, 2020

for a magical evening of international delight!

Art Around the World Gala 2020 will feature the dynamic talents of several Artists, Chefs, Singers, Musicians and Dancers coming together in support of the Kayenta Arts Foundation and the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

Don’t miss this terrific evening of exquisite food, fine art, exciting performances and lasting friendships.

This exclusive event is limited to just 120 guests!

Tickets are available for $100 per person at


Or at the Box Office  – 435-674-ARTS (2787)

 Coyote Gulch Court,  Ivins, Utah, 84738

Kayenta Arts Foundation

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

New Year, New Concerts, New Shows & More!

Make 2020 Your Most Entertaining Year Yet!

The Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) is jumping into the New Year a bit early.  We are more excited than ever!  Why?  Because there are more events, concerts, plays, movies, and lectures than ever – Oh My!

After just two years, the southern Utah grassroots art movement at CFAK is heading into the New Year with a BANG!  Their unique, intimate, multidimensional programming includes renowned singers and entertainers from across the nation.  Did I mention more shows than ever before? 

2020 will feature more than 75 events, including youth theater, music and arts workshops.  After the success of the sold-out camps that culminated in performances in James and the Giant Peach (talk about Grand Finalé!), the whole CFAK crew is looking forward to “launching” the Kayenta Academy for youth ages 8-18 in the summer!

Check out our fabulous January line up, then visit us online to get your tickets today!  Our shows have been selling out – so don’t wait!

Upcoming Events



January 8

Artist Reception 6:30– 8PM

Come and show your support for local, regional and nationally recognized artists and their works of art interpreting the theme “renewal.” The reception will be at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Renewal runs through February, 2020. This event is FREE.



January 11

With the Magician Jonah Lavelle

You saw him in Paul Draper’s “Mysteries of the Mind” with his floating ball, vanishing handkerchiefs, and his magically appearing cane. Now, enter the imagination of local twenty-year old wizard Jonah LaVelle where objects float, things vanish inches from you and change into other things right before your eyes.


The Voyager Lecture Series

January 14

With Geologist Rick Miller

For the past 180+ million years the Southern Utah region has undergone significant geologic activity because of Plate Tectonics. This activity has generated a variety of potential and actual geologic hazards, many of which have impacted our city and surrounding local areas.

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

January 18

by Duncan Macmillan

Center for the Arts at Kayenta is grateful to be accommodating Utah Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of Every Brilliant Thing, a play about what to do when we lose all hope in hope itself. USF is touring this production through every high school in Utah in order to mend depression in youth.

Kayenta Movie Night

January Movie Night at Kayenta

January 20

Movie title TBD

The movie is free and open to the public with the fun starting at 7:30 pm. There will be bottled water, soda, popcorn, candy, and other concessions available for sale. Bring some cash to make a donation to help pay for licensing and labor costs. Everyone is welcome! Seating is first come, first serve.

Art Around the World Gala

Art Around the world Gala

January 24

Gala Fundraiser Event

Join us for a magical evening of international delight! Art Around the World Gala 2020 will feature the dynamic talents of several Artists, Chefs, Singers, Musicians and Dancers coming together in support of The Kayenta Arts Foundation and the Center for the Arts at Kayenta! Don’t miss this terrific evening of exquisite food, fine art, exciting performances and lasting friendships!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

January 30–February 2

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. It parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors.

Coyote Tales - Flawed

Coyote Tales

February 7


Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Each event has a theme on which stories are to be based. Potential storytellers may address that theme in any way they choose. Please visit the Coyote Tales website if you are interested in becoming one of our storytellers.

Thank you to www.alanholbenphoto.com for his talent and photography used to promote many Center for the Arts at Kayenta and Kayenta Arts Foundation shows and events.
All programing is subject to change.

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events

Petite Feast Dinner Club

After 30 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. 

Events will be announced monthly through her website and pricing for each event varies. Each dinner promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures too and a unique and varied guest list!  Victoria is always happy to accommodate special celebration requests too! Petite Feast Dinner Club is the perfect opportunity to share a communal table with your friends and neighbors.

“We put our trust in Steve, Jeff and Nancy and it was an incredible positive experience.”

We can't speak highly enough of our experience with the Kayenta Homes Real Estate team of Nancy Kosick, Steve McAllister and Jeff Sproul.  We had been looking in the Kayenta area for well over a year and truly, having a local team, who knows the area, lives in the area and is so knowledgeable made perfect sense for us.  Being new to the area, the team was very patient, approachable and responsive to all our questions / concerns from start to finish.  They provided great feedback on homes and even lots and represented us with a personal touch on properties we wanted to pursue, providing honest and unbiased feedback for us, not trying to convince us to do anything.  We found that perfect home and the process from making the offer to closing escrow could not have been smoother. Thank-you.

Ray and Abby Borg

Seats for January’s “Ring in the New Year” dinner are selling quickly but there is still room for you.  Reserve you spot today.


Sunday, January 26, 2019

Hor d’Oeuvres



First Course


Second Course






Coyote Tales

February 7, 2020

Coyote Tales

Theme: Flawed!

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Pre-show party: 6:30 pm
Storytelling: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 (includes pre-show party and concession stand)

Where: Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Coyote Tales

Friday, February 7, 2020 is the date for the next Coyote Tales live storytelling event. Do you have a story about imperfection?  Has a defect, a fault, or a flaw brought about an unexpected consequence? Has a blemish, glitch or a weakness spoiled your appreciation of something you once thought beautiful? Perhaps a perceived shortcoming has lead to a serendipitous result. Oh, do tell.

Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Each event has a theme on which stories are to be based. The theme for this event is: “Flawed.”  Potential storytellers may address that theme in any way they choose. Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), and work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending. When the doors open, potential storytellers put their name in the hat in hopes of being chosen to share their tale. If chosen, the storyteller takes the stage to delight the audience.

Before the show, Coyote Tales and Petite Feast are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our third annual gourmet concession stand. All proceeds from the bake sale will be used to fund a one-of-a-kind art project for the students of Red Mountain Elementary School. Through this project we hope to further The Center for the Arts at Kayenta’s mission to bring art in all its forms to our community.

Enthralling stories, fantastic food, great music…and all profits are donated to good causes. Coyote Tales has become one of my absolute favorite events held at The Center for the Arts at Kayenta!” – Kathy Johnson

It is my firm belief that stories bring the community together in a way that is often lacking in our too hectic lives. Through the sharing of stories, we as a community, become more connected and involved.

Thanks for your support – Vic

For more information or to get on stage to share your tale, please contact Victoria through our website.

Coyote Tales Beverage Ticket
This event is generously supported by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast, Desert Dwellers at Equity Real Estate and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

Health & Fitness

Kayenta’s locally run gyms, fitness classes, spas and group workouts.

Fitness Events

Trips and Trails

Tuesday January 21st, 10am

We will be going to the Seven Magic Mountain Totems and the Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas.

Then we will have a late lunch or early dinner in Chinatown.

Full day trip • Meet at the main Kayenta office.

For more details call Charles Dillier at 656-1956

Seven Magic Totems

Elevate Fitness

Elevate Fitness

Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private and group training workouts. Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast!  ELEVATE!

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

Sacred Space Spa

Sacred Space Spa

Sacred Space is a boutique-like day spa offering world renowned spa treatments as well as a wonderful selection of products, books, teas, and gifts. All spa treatments are performed by licensed professional therapists and estheticians that have been extensively trained and are extremely talented body workers and healers.

For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website. Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio.

Tel: 435-862-7743


Find Your Joy Yoga Classes

Find your joy yoga

Tuesday & Thursday FYJY with Aly at 9:30am

Saturday Restorative Yoga/Level 2 alternating with Aly at 10am

Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.

Fitness Yoga

Fitness Yoga with Christy Lueders

Friday mornings 9 to 10:30 am, except most of June, July, and August.

These 90 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate and the style is hatha flow.   We are a warm and welcoming group with an average of 8–14 participants.  The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village.

If you have some experience and would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-619-3475 for more details.

Kayenta Pickleball Group

The KPG has been active this spring on the Kayenta Courts! There’s a women’s league on Monday mornings and mixed doubles drop-in play on Tues, Thurs & Saturday mornings. Contact one of the members below for the current start times

Players’ abilities vary, with some playing in competitive tournaments others more focused on great exercise and having fun on the courts with neighbors. There are currently 17 Kayenta household memberships and there’s room for more! If you’re thinking about giving pickleball a try, please contact a member of the committee or any active member for details about joining. It’s a great game! Members in good standing may access the secured courts at any time.

Joel Lueders: joel_lueders@hotmail.com
Michael Hopwood: mhop802@gmail.com
Trish Olson: pason@comcast.net

See you on the courts!

Village Fitness Center

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. ($3 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. Drop in some morning or contact Gloria Prahl.




The Village Gym

For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria Prahl.

We would love to have you join us.



Kayenta Committees

Board opportunities, landscaping, and ACC & HOA contact information.
Kayenta Deseret Arboretum

Kayenta Desert Arboretum

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping us maintain and develop this great addition to our community, Contact Roger Head.



Kayenta Landscaping Committee

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

Kayenta HOA

ACC & 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: arneen@infowest.com

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 2020!!!
To “kick-off” the new year INKAS would like to:

REINTRODUCE INKAS Officers and Directors:

President/Director:  Lois Hewitt
Vice President/Director:  Shan Hansen
Secretary/Director:  Kim Rubel
Treasurer/Director:  Ruth Webb
Director:  Sara Dupre
Please use the INKAS e-mail address at inkas4pets@gmail.com to contact any of the Officers and Directors.

RESTATE why INKAS does what we do:

We believe that all homeless animals deserve shelter, food and compassionate care while waiting for their special person to take them home.  The work we do is a labor of love.  INKAS mission is to provide resources to assist the Ivins Animal Shelter, as well as local non-profit animal rescue groups, in maintaining a no-kill policy.

REMIND everyone to visit our website at: inkas4pets.org to donate, learn about upcoming events, read about our organization and INKAS @ Work. You can also “like us” on Facebook.

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.

Inkas for pets

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Isabelle Kalantzes

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 friendsofsnowcanyon@gmail.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.

Nextdoor Kayenta
Advocates: 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.

Ivins Night Sky Initiative

Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Nathan Dupre

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

WOOF! Wellness Center in Santa Clara

Snake awareness classes now offered at  WOOF! Wellness Center in Santa Clara.

Sunday February 9th, 2020: 9am – 11am – Open & Noon – 2pm – Open

Sunday March 29th, 2020: 9am – 11am – Open & Noon – 2pm – Open

$150.00  2 hour, outdoor session. Second dog from same household: $100.00.  MUST CALL TO RESERVE  A PLACE FOR BOTH RETEST AND CLASS.  Dogs must be over 9 months old.  With Instructor Jay Smith: 15 years experience, mentored by renowned expert Webb Parton.

Southern Utah LOVES Rattlesnakes!  A rattlesnake vaccine only gives you more time before your veterinarian must step in to save your dog. Keep you and your dog safe by training them to avoid snakes!

Is The Training Dangerous? No! As with any avoidance training, it is necessary to begin with the thing to avoid: A live rattlesnake. The animal is de-fanged as a safety necessity, a painless process that only lasts about 7 days before they grow back. This allows the instructor to safely use all three association sources for your dog: sight, sound, and scent.

How Is It Done? Snake behavior modification is achieved with the controlled use of an e-collar. This is the ONLY use of a corrective collar at Woof! After the correction is applied, the dog immediately thinks they have been bitten by the snake and will no longer willingly go near a snake again. This is followed up by lots of loving from you and our instructor. 

Call now (435) 275-4536 to reserve your space- they fill up fast!

Anita DeLelles, Owner/Partner
W: 435-275-4536 .  C: 702-525-3229

Staying Put in Kayenta

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


Happy 2 Help

Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service eager to help you.

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 Happy2help.Andrea@gmail.com

Crescent Moon Inn

Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax and enjoy the picturesque desert surroundings and an unobstructed view of the night sky. 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 Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call

JENN Hair Artist

Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN 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 and helping you visualize your natural beauty!

JENN is located in the Kayenta Art Village
924A Art Village Way
Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text)
Book online at jennhairartist@gmail.com

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

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

January 6th & 20th

Dumpster Dates

January 11th

Ivins City

Volunteer Firefighters Wanted

The Santa Clara City Fire Department is looking for qualified individuals to join our team.

Information and requirements can be found on the Santa Clara City website.

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: kayentakatie@gmail.com.

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church

Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552.

The Tahri Marpo Ling Buddhist Sangha


Join us on Friday and Sunday Mornings from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village.

Friday, 9:00am – 10:00am, Green Tea Practice

Sunday, 9:00am – 10:00am, Awakened Mornings

Visit our website: tahrimarpoling.org for ongoing information about classes and retreats.



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