March 2022

Kayenta Arts Foundation

New Date March 19, 2022

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:  

Kayenta Garden TourAttention Kayenta Plant Lovers: You are in for a treat! Six homeowners are generously opening their private courtyards to residents to view their plant and hardscape creations. This FREE opportunity is for Kayenta residents only, it’s limited to 50 participants and promises to be an incredible feast for the eyes and dare we say, souls.

Kayenta Private Courtyard Tour
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Begins in Kayenta Art Village
More details will be provided privately to those registering below:

(If you have any difficulty registering, please contact Trish Olson.

Be Inspired – by desert plant selection and placement~
Be Dazzled – by desert color and texture~
Be Informed – by homeowners’ knowledge of plant names and needs~

Kayenta Garden Tour

Kayenta Garden Tour

Parade of Homes, 2022Kayenta’s Parade of Homes 2022 Entry Stats

It was another successful Saint George Parade of Homes tour. We had a total of 11,563 people through our Parade Home this year. A little rain and snow did not stop the crowds with many attendees coming back for a second visit to enjoy this beautiful Kayenta home showpiece. Matt Marten of Gulch Design Group and Jake Joines of J2 Construction have been creating our Parade Home for over the last 15 years. Their combined skills and efforts always create a “show stopper” home that Kayenta Homes & Properties is proud to present along with our community volunteer hosts.

Our Parade home not only stands out in design and construction but also with our volunteer community hosts.  We here at Kayenta Homes & Properties would like to give a special thanks to all that participated.  Having the community involved in the hosting process takes our home to another level and brings a sense of community pride to our home.

Kayenta’s Parade Homes draws large crowds due in part to the depth and reach of Kayenta Homes & Properties marketing campaigns.  Visitors know about Kayenta, what’s happening and what properties are for sale because our websites are the go-to resource for up-to-date community information.

We appreciate your continued support.

2021 Real Estate Summary For Kayenta, Ivins, Utah

Presented by Kayenta Homes & Properties

For most of us who live in Kayenta, our home beneath the Red Mountain is the most significant asset in our respective financial portfolios. For this reason, we’re strongly encouraged to attend and actively participate in the annual HOA meetings typically held this time of year (Shonto Point’s was held on February 26th while Taviawk’s annual meeting will be on March 3rd). After all, the ultimate goal of the HOA is to preserve and enhance the value (financial and otherwise) of our Kayenta investment.

With respect to home values, in fact, you might be interested to know that 2021 was a banner year for real estate across the USA…and Kayenta was certainly no exception. A severe shortage of housing supply; prospective buyers flush with cash or with access to mortgages under 3%; a wave of migration from large urban centers to smaller cities and rural areas; and custom home building timelines approaching three years created a firestorm of interest in existing Kayenta homes.

During the calendar year 2021, 25 homes in Kayenta hit the market and sold in record time. The profile of the “average” home sold? Built-in 2004, with more than 3,000 square feet of interior space; located on a 1-acre lot; and selling for $1.3 million. Yes, you read that right! Home prices soared during 2021. The average price per square foot for a home sold in Kayenta, which was $277 in 2020, finished at $444 at year-end 2021. That’s an increase of 60%!

Meanwhile, almost 30 lots were sold during the year, with the average price of land in Kayenta now topping $380k for a 1-acre lot, with one premium lot selling for just under $900k. Developer lot sales were placed on a temporary moratorium one year ago in an attempt to relieve the pressure on the design team and builders. Though we live in increasingly turbulent times, most economic forecasters expect the housing market to remain robust through 2022.

Should you be interested in a complimentary and personalized market analysis specific to your home, please contact Jeff, Steve, or Naomi with Kayenta Homes & Properties (435-628-7234). You may be surprised by the results!

Please view the slidedeck presented at the HOA Annual Meetings below.

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


Center for the Arts at Kayenta


March 2022

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.  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.

“Perseverance: The Mother Of Good Luck”

St. George Dance Company

March 31 - April 2

“Perseverance: The Mother Of Good Luck”

This show aims to embody the movement, culture, and history of Ireland through a physical retelling of major historical events intermingled with folklore and fable. St. George Dance Company invites you to join us as we celebrate the resiliency of the Irish people, and do our best to honor both the hardship and joy found in their stories. There is much to be learned by emulating their perseverance when faced with difficulty in our own lives.


Drawing + Painting Workshop: Discovering The Beauty Of The Earth And Its Grounding Spiritual Energy

With Anita H. Lehmann

Workshop: Anita Lehmann Professional Artist Workshop
Dates: May 16-20, – Daily times to be announced
Price: $500 Registration. The workshop is limited so don’t wait to book tickets.

In this workshop, we will begin by observing the environment of an arts-oriented desert community set in the beautiful Red Rock area and its surrounding context of Southern Utah, a few miles outside of St. George. Drawing by hand, reinforces and expresses the true experience of a place in time, again, using all five senses, and instilling permanent habits of drawing, as well as creating indelible memories.

Anita H. Lehmann is a teacher, an artist, and an award-winning architectural illustrator. She is a registered architect in the state of Washington with a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. She teaches group art classes in the United States and Europe, focusing on free-hand drawing, painting, and design. Her other skills include architectural design, graphic design, community planning, and design illustration. Anita brings over 35 years of teaching experience and continues to discover intention.

MakeSpace Kayenta

Many new classes are now live at


Make Space Class

Fundamentals Reduction Linoleum

March 30 - April 20

Instructor: Carol Bold

4 Week Series on Wednesday’s 1-4pm

Carol will show you how to design, carve and print a multi-colored reduction print. You will learn how to transfer your design and techniques for proper linoleum block carving. Finally, you will learn registration methods for lining up each print and tips for effective inking and hand printing.

No previous art experience is needed to attend this course and the class fee covers all needed materials.

Make Space Class

Mixed Media Madness

April 5 - 26

Instructor: Colleen Gianatiempo

4 week series on Tuesday’s 10 am -2 pm

Painting with Mixed Media encourages you to step out of the box, to move beyond the concept of simply applying paint to canvas and to try new things, explore new combinations, and experiment with new techniques.

If this sounds appealing but you don’t know where to begin, this class is for you. There are no limits to what you can create with paper, paint, stencils, stamps, spray paint, pastels, graphite, paint markers, and more! Mixed media is a beautiful form of creative play and the process is meditative in nature. You will learn techniques in a step-by-step manner and also learn about the principles of design.

Make Space Class

Yearn to Burn

April 23 & 24 or May 21 & 22

Instructor: Kathy Johnson

10 am-5 pm each day (with a lunch break) limited to 6 students per class.

Encaustics, the art of painting with hot wax, has been one of our most popular classes so far and many of you asked for a weekend workshop and so we are offering;  two different 2-day workshops with Instructor, Kathy Johnson.

Enjoy the process of learning and practicing multiple techniques, creating your own unique art pieces.

Spotlight on Instructor Linda Tay’nahza

A professional painter, printmaker, and instructor, Linda’s main focus has been the monotype for many years. Her prints reflect the medium’s unique capacity for high color saturation.

After teaching at Sundance for over twenty years, Linda brings her printmaking prowess to MakeSpace. This two-day workshop will center around creating individual artworks inspired by our majestic natural surroundings.

Monotype is a method of printmaking that offers the artist a unique opportunity to draw, paint, collage, and print all at once and is prized for its unique textural qualities. Linda will lead process demonstrations, providing students with inspiration to mix and match varied applications. No previous art experience is necessary.

Linda Tay’nahza

Make Space


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.

Charley Moore

Kayenta Art Village

Unique Experiences,
Local Perspective,
Exceptional Art.


Mystic Canyon Light Gallery, Charley Moore 

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Why we fight Tamarisk the terrorist

A call to action

In the natural world, tamarisk is a terrorist. An invasive species, it takes over large swaths of land, kills other plants, and generally wreaks havoc in the environment where it imposes its implacable will. As with other terrorists, it sometimes tricks us, dressing in beautiful robes of fragile pink flowers so that we momentarily forget the destruction it causes. Do not be fooled, the tamarisk is a terrorist.

Tamarisk, also known as Saltcedar, has deep roots that, combined with salt glands on its leaves, redistribute salt from deep soil deposits to the surface where excessive salt kills some native plants and drives away animals that feed on those plants. Those same deep roots do more damage—they clog waterways and suck up water that is often not available to plants with shallow root systems, causing further plant die-out. Large tamarisk plants can pull up to 200 gallons of water per day, drying up ponds and streams. And the deep roots also force seasonal water flow to cut downward, destroying the natural streambed and often creating steep vertical banks.

But there’s more. Tamarisk also increases fire danger. Records show that fires in areas of tamarisk infestation are bigger and more frequent than in non-infested areas. The accumulation of dead branches and leaf litter create a highly combustible fuel load. Yet tamarisk recovers more quickly from a fire than other plants because it resprouts vigorously from its crown—creating the potential for yet another fire down the road.

So, what does this mean for Kayenta?

It means that homeowners need to understand the damage and dangers posed by the tamarisk and how tamarisk removal fits in with the vision of preserving the natural landscape that is the foundation of the Kayenta concept. To understand the danger that tamarisk growth presents in Kayenta, one need only read about the many tamarisk removal projects and groups located throughout the southwestern United States. Local removal projects have taken place on 90 miles of the Escalante River, in Confluence Park along the Virgin River in LaVerkin, and on Willow Creek and Meadow Creek in northeastern Utah as part of the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative.

Removing tamarisk is difficult, as it grows in dense, nearly impenetrable thickets. Yet doing so will also benefit trail maintenance, which is important in Kayenta as hiking is a favored activity of residents and their guests.

The primary target for removal is a mile-long collection of tamarisk stands in the Kayenta Wash, which Chuck Warren, head of the Kayenta Trail Builders group, calls “an absolute jungle.” Citing tamarisk groupings 100 to 150 yards wide, including some with trees as large as 1 ½ feet in diameter, Warren is spearheading the Kayenta Natural Area Restoration Project designed to remove the invasive species and replant natural plants.

Preparing for this project requires defining jobs and safety procedures to dispose of cuttings and stumps treated with herbicide, gathering volunteers and tools, forecasting costs, and requesting permission from homeowners whose property extends into the wash. However, moving forward in a timely manner is imperative. The longer we wait, the stronger the terrorists become. Now is the time to banish the invaders, before it’s too late.

Questions? Contact: Chuck Warren
Want to join the fight? Contact: Dan Beck, volunteer coordinator

Further reading: 

Moab Protect & Preserve 


Photo 1: Tamarisk in the Kayenta Wash pose multiple dangers, from destroying native species to creating a fire hazard, particularly for homes along the wash.

Photo 2: Chuck Warren of the Kayenta Trail Builders offers a perspective on the density of accumulated tamarisk deadwood.

Photo 3 and 4: Above and below: Tamarisk can create steep vertical banks and destroy natural streambeds, clogging waterways with roots and debris.

Photos by Liz Fortney

Ivins City Council February Update

Mike Scott, Council Member

Ground Mounted Solar
The City Council discussed the Planning Commission’s recommendations for allowing ground mounted solar in Ivins. The Council appears to be unanimously against allowing commercial solar farms, but in favor of allowing ground mounted solar in all residential zones. They expressed concerns about some issues, particularly screening. There will be a public hearing on this soon, but until then it would help to get your input.

Ground mounted solar

Exterior Building Colors
Ivins has required building exteriors to be warmer muted earth tones for years so that, as the City’s ordinance states, “buildings compliment and be in harmony with the natural environment.” The Planning Commission is questioning this requirement because, as a tour of this year’s Parade homes shows, there is a trend towards white, grays and other cooler colors. They also question whether the City’s regulation of color is over-regulation.

They have spent many meetings discussing this, so it is clearly a thorny issue that needs public input. There will be a public hearing, probably on March 15th. The photo below shows two Parade homes that illustrate the different color ideas.

Watering in IvinsWater we to do?
The Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) is getting detailed information on how many commitments cities have made for new development, and therefore water. With that information, the WCWCD is working with the cities on how to manage and allocate water connection commitments.

At the same time, WCWCD is looking to cities to pass its proposed water conservation ordinance for new construction as quickly as possible. Recommendations in the proposed ordinance include limiting grass, requiring recirculating hot water, using water and energy efficient appliances and fixtures, limiting water features, landscaping requirements, and more.

Download WCWCDs proposed ordinance at Please read it and share your ideas for effective measures to conserve water.

This is a critical issue that deserves a lot of public involvement and input as soon as possible. The City Council will be discussing this soon, hopefully next week, so your input now is important.

General Plan and Land Use Plan Updates
The Planning Commission continues to discuss changes to the Land use Plan at each meeting. Last week they talked about where to locate commercial development and denser housing and considered eliminating two currently allowed uses primarily because of concerns about water: golf courses and car washes.

They decided to leave them in but will spend more time looking at ways to minimize the noise impact from car washes. They will continue to discuss these issues at their March 1st meeting and plan to have one or more community meetings to get input as well as a public hearing.

Know More in Less Time
We’re dealing with big issues this year. It pays to be as informed as possible when they come up to public hearings. Here’s a simple way to do that without spending a lot of time. The audio of each meeting is on the City’s website the day after the meeting. Maybe late in the day.

Go to and near the upper right of the home page under “upcoming meetings” click on Planning Commission or City Council under “Sections on this page.” That takes you to links for every meeting. For yesterday’s meeting, click on the “audio” link. Now, instead of having to listen to the entire meeting, just click on the topic you are interested in.

Watch meeting live in IvinsYou can also watch the meetings live on the City’s YouTube channel at It’s new this year and has been frustrating with so many problems. But hopefully it starts working glitch-free soon.

There was a presentation on UTOPIA Fiber. See the February Ivins newsletter for more information and answer the survey at This is a service the City is considering if enough residents want to sign on to it.

New Arts Commission Appointments
Three new members were appointed to the Ivins Arts Commission: Liz Fortney, Sally Jacobsen, and Daphne Schroth. Also, two members of the Commission were reappointed: Connie Gates and Jennifer Pleiki. The Arts Commission is working on some exciting projects we’ll hear more about soon.

The new Ivins Youth Council
The City Council approved the creation of the “Ivins Youth Council” for youth in grades 9-11 who live in Ivins. They will act as advisors to the Mayor and City Council and be a voice for youth on city issues. See more information on the Ivins youth Council website at

Wreaths Across America
Anton Kuhlman, a 91-year-old Navy veteran, has funded the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony for veterans at the Ivins Cemetery. Ivins residents, Laela Gaylord and Tiffany Martineau, asked the City to step in to fund this each year. The City Council agreed.

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 Deseret Arboretum

The Kayenta Desert Arboretum’s
Annual Plant Sale

Each year we sell the plants approved by the Landscaping Committee and the most likely to survive in the Kayenta desert environment.

Over 400 water-wise plants will be available.

Where: Kayenta Art Village

When: March 31 – April 3,  9 am-5 pm

Why: All proceeds benefit Kayenta Arboretum.

Maintenance and improvements to the Arboretum are funded primarily from the plant sale so please consider visiting us at the Arboretum for your annual plant purchases.

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 supporting our annual plant sale or 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.

Native and water-wise plants at low price!
*** cash and checks accepted – no credit cards ***

Your Kayenta volunteers working to make Kayenta more beautiful!

Petite Feast

Reserve Your Seat at the Table

March and April’s Petite Feast Dinners have sold out but there’s room for you at May’s table!


SUNDAY, MAY 15th, 2022











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

For the health and safety of all our guests, we request that all guests be fully vaccinated.

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

“Attended my first Petite Feast this evening and I must say, it was absolutely amazing! Great food, wonderful people, welcoming atmosphere… If you haven’t had a chance to try it yet, I highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed.” – Melissa Bushman


When I was a freshman in highschool I went to the homecoming dance with Steve Marushek.  I don’t remember much about my date or the evening – it was 45 years ago – but one thing I vividly remember is the dessert I ordered after dinner.  Before the dance, our group of twelve dined at a local Salt Lake City spot called The Five Alls that catered to the ‘high school dance’ crowd.  The menu featured traditional English dishes served, as their menu stated, “in a romantic Olde-English atmosphere overlooking the valley.”  Strangely, the big deal for me wasn’t that our dinner was served to us on pewter plates by a server wearing knickers and a waistcoat, or even that it was my first real date.  No, the big deal for me was the French dessert I was served. Tender crêpes folded just so, covered with Grand Marnier and flambéed tableside.  It was spectacular!

While they seem impressive, crêpes are actually quite easy to make. They are basically thin pancakes made from an unleavened batter in a hot skillet on the stove top. They are almost as easy to make as Sunday morning flapjacks – but they do require a light hand and a bit of practice. As a bonus, they can be made from everyday ingredients that you probably already have on hand – flour, eggs, milk, salt, a bit of fat and maybe some sugar. Simply combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until you have a smooth-ish batter that is the consistency of slightly watered down cream. Once made, it’s important to let the batter rest for an hour or so in the refrigerator. Letting the batter rest relaxes gluten in the flour, making the crêpes more tender and delicate.

While crêpes make for a dramatic and delicious dessert, they can also be used in a myriad of savory applications.  So, for our 68th dinner together, let’s make Vietnamese-style Scallion Crepes with Spicy Pork and Pickled Vegetables. I know this recipe has a lot of components, but everything can be made ahead of time and then assembled when you’re ready to eat.

The recipe calls for Korean gochujang paste (a spicy ketchup like chili pepper condiment) to make a spicy-sweet pepper sauce called chojang.  The chojang sauce adds significant spice to the dish but it is mellowed with the honey’s sweetness – feel free to mess around with the proportions to suit your taste bud’s heat tolerance.  Gochujang can be found in most supermarkets in bright red tubs or in squeeze bottles. The recipe  is infinitely customizable; chicken, beef, tofu or even roasted sweet potato planks could be used in place of the pork and almost any vegetables can be used for the pickles.

To serve with the dish, our resident wine experts, Tim and Judy, thought that an off-dry Riesling, Gewurztraminer, or Alsatian Pinot Gris would complement the dish nicely. I couldn’t agree more – We tried the Pinot Gris pairing and it was a delightful combination.

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 fills 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 Crepe in a Cup

 ¼ C carrots, sliced into matchstick
¼ C cucumber, thinly sliced,
¼ C red, orange or yellow bell pepper, sliced into matchstick
4 T rice vinegar
2 T sugar
1 T cilantro, minced
½ t sesame oil
4 T prepared gochuchang (Korean chili pepper paste)
1 T sugar
2 T honey
4 T rice wine vinegar
6 oz. cooked pork, sliced into strips
2 C greens
2 eggs
1 ½ C milk
2 T vegetable oil
1 C all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
2 scallions, minced very fine
Make the crêpe batter:  Combine eggs, flour, milk, oil, minced scallions and salt in a mixing bowl using an immersion blender or wire whisk.  Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined.  Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
Make the pickles:  Toss carrot, cucumber, peppers, vinegar, sugar, cilantro, salt, and sesame oil together in a bowl and set aside.
Make the sauce: Combine gochujang, honey, sugar and vinegar together in a bowl and set aside.
Make the crêpes:  Heat a 7-10” non-stick skillet with pan spray.  Pour ¼ C batter into the pan. Immediately twirl the skilled to coat the bottom of the pan evenly with batter.  Cook crêpe until edges begin to brown, about 1 minute.  Loosen the crêpe around the edge with a heatproof spatula.  Gently pick up the crêpe with your fingers and flip it. Cook about 20 seconds on the second side. Transfer crêpe to a wire cooling rack. Continue cooking crêpes, coating pan with pan spray for each one.
Assemble crêpes:  spread some of the prepared chojang sauce on the crepe, top with sliced pork and pickled vegetables and greens. Roll crepe like a burrito and serve with additional sauce on the side.
Chef’s notes:  Crêpes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to a month.  Once crêpes have cooled, stack them between pieces of parchment paper and wrap well with plastic film.  Warm briefly in microwave before proceeding with recipe.
Serves 2 with ample leftovers

Trips and trails March 2022

Trips and Trails

Monday, March 21st, 2022

We will be going to the Ghost Town and Mine of Gold Strike, West of Gunlock.

Meet and the Kayenta Design Center at 9 am.

Bring a lunch • 40 miles of dirt road • Day trip.

For details call Charles Dilllier at 435-656-1956

Coyote Tales



Get your story heard.
FREE live storytelling event under the stars at Ivins City Park

Featured Storyteller: Brady Udall

Theme for the evening’s stories: “SILVER LINING”

Poignant, thought provoking, vivid and entertaining as all get out, Coyote Tales Storytelling Events are a hit for all the right reasons! Coyote Tales are true stories told live, onstage without notes, props or accompaniments. Stories told must be based on the evening’s theme and be told within five minutes. Storytellers may interpret the theme in any way they choose.

Do you have an interesting story about optimism? Has a gloomy situation revealed a rosy interior? Has a bit of Pollyannaism comforted you in a time of disappointment? Perhaps a set-back contained the potential for beneficial outcome? Has an unfortunate event has enticed you to look on the bright side?  We want to hear your story of finding the silver lining. But even if you just want to listen to the stories, come and enjoy a night of live storytelling and great bluegrass music under the stars at Ivins City Park.

We are excited to announce that New York Times bestselling author, Brady Udall will also be joining us to share a true tale on the Coyote Tales’ stage. His widely anthologized stories and non-fiction have been published in journals and magazines such as Story, Esquire, GQ and The Paris Review. He is the author of a short story collection, Letting Loose the Hounds, and two novels, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, which was an international bestseller and translated into more than twenty languages, and The Lonely Polygamist, which was a New York Times bestseller.  I am thrilled that he has agreed to join us for the event. 

But there is room on the stage for YOU too. 

This free event begins with bluegrass music provided by Stillhouse Road and a bring-your-own-picnic party, where potential storytellers put their names in the hat in hopes of being one of the ten people chosen to share their tale of finding the bright side. Kayenta Homes and Properties will be on hand hosting a free gourmet water ‘trough’ for thirsty story lovers.

If you’re interested in getting on stage, or to find out more about us,

contact Victoria at

While there you can hear previous live and virtual events and get tips and tricks for crafting your own great tale.

Everyone has a story 

Coyote Tales events are sponsored by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Kayenta Homes and Properties & Desert Dweller Realty. All proceeds from previous live events have been donated to local nonprofits.

Copies of all the evening’s invited storyteller’s books will be available for sale at April 30th’s Coyote Tales outdoor event and at The Book Bungalow. The Book Bungalow is an independent bookstore located in downtown St. George at the corner of 100 West and Tabernacle Street.

Brady Udall
Brady Udall Book
Brady Udall Book
Brady Udall Book

Xetava Gardens Cafe

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.

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” ~ Fred DeVito, Founder of Barre Fitness

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) 

Pickleball is one of the fast-growing sports in the US.

It helps us stay fit; allows us to meet and make friends in our community and – most importantly – have fun!

Organized drop-in play occurs 4 mornings a week. Start time is currently 10:00, but changes with the seasons.

Mondays-Women’s League,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – Mixed drop-in play.
Currently, there are 30 active players in this thriving group of Kayenta residents.

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 April 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

Pat Evans teaching a ‘Learn to Play’ class to Kayenta residents in January 2022

Kayenta Pickleball Group

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.

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

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

Village Fitenss 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

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 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 

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

March 14 & 28

Dumpster Dates

March 5 & 26

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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