October 2020

Kayenta Homes and Properties

kayenta Views from Kitchen

Kayenta Home Design Trends

Kayenta residents who have lived here for any length of time can’t help but be amazed by the amount of construction taking place in the community.  A walk around the neighborhood, especially in the Taviawk and Posovi areas, will lead you past excavated lots; concrete mixers; wood framers; roofers; painters, window installers and landscapers, just to mention a few.   

Whether your Kayenta home is five years or thirty years old, and whether you’re thinking of updating your home in anticipation of selling it or just simply curious, we thought you might be interested to learn what design trends are shaping the neighborhood and which features new homeowners are seeking most often.  Matt Marten and Teresa Jacobson from Gulch Design Group recently shared their insights.

The construction of the first concept home back in 2013 created a seismic shift in the way future Kayenta homes would be constructed, due to its instant and wide appeal across all demographics.  To this day, almost 8 years later, key elements of this re-imagined desert living space is influence home design locally.  First was the swinging of the exterior design pendulum away from the more traditional Santa Fe-inspired look towards a more contemporized, minimalist aesthetic.  Even so, the past 2-3 years have seen the construction of several stunning Southwest homes that have become instant Kayenta classics. We’re simply seeing more design diversity.

Interestingly, the majority of homes are now built with polished and sealed concrete floors (with lava gray and rawhide light brown being popular color choices), though engineered wood and tile advancements are changing this dynamic somewhat.  Quartz and large format porcelain have replaced the popularity of granite when it comes to countertops. 

There has also been a pronounced interest in larger garages to allow workspaces; fitness areas; etc.  Detached casitas are still requested by some, disliked by others. 

With recent new construction, we are seeing increased interest in both swimming pools as well as electricity-producing solar photovoltaics, with approximately 50% of new homes being installed with one or both.  Conversely, interest in geothermal has declined as solar technology has advanced and become more affordable (federal tax credits have helped, though these are phasing out).  Radiant heat, preferred by northerners, can still be found in some recently-built homes. 

Whereas most Americans still have a preference for gas cooktops, Europeans tend to favor induction and this latter method of cooking is gaining traction in new home construction.  High end appliances (Wolf; SubZero; Miele) have become increasingly popular as the size and expense of lots and new homes have climbed.  Recently, up to 25% of new homes have included steam ovens in addition to or in place of microwave ovens.

Interiors are increasingly characterized by neutral light/bright colors.  This applies to walls, flooring, and finishes, as people increasingly introduce color through their furnishings, accessories, and artwork instead.    Speaking of cabinetry and other woodwork, the trend has been towards simpler and cleaner.  Rift cut white oak and walnut remain perennial favorites with flat panel cabinets, an absence of crown molding, and baseboards painted the same color as the walls, being preferred.  Color palettes tend to be limited to grays, taupe, beige, white, off white, and even “greige” (a combination of gray and beige).   Bathroom and kitchen fixtures tend to be completed using bronze; brushed/satin nickel; or gold hardware.

As new homes are trending larger and larger (3,000 square feet; 3 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; 3 car garages are becoming the Kayenta “baseline”) and emphasis is being placed increasingly on wide open panoramic views (think “large, floor to ceiling windows”), investments in automated blinds are becoming more of a practical rather than a luxury choice.  Similarly, the focus on natural light has resulted in many new homes being fitted with strategically-placed skylights throughout.

Outdoors, the use of dark bronze (or natural “rust”) metal fascia continues to be a big hit at contemporizing the look of the home, as is the strategic use of natural or cut rock to accentuate key architectural features.  The desert climate has led to the elimination of wood trellises and beams, which have been replaced using more durable metal.   The use of materials in exterior retaining walls is dictated somewhat by the lot topography, but there seems to be an equal amount of interest in using the handcut red sandstone or exposed aggregate concrete over stucco.

If you find yourself undertaking a DIY project around the house or if you think you might be in the market to sell in the next 12-18 months, you might wish to review this article and/or contact Kayenta Homes & Properties.   We’ll be pleased to discuss various ways to enhance the value of your property to meet market demands. 

Please remember that remodels or any change to home exteriors will require advanced approval from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC).  Visit www.kayentahoa.com for more details.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Thank you for your continued support.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

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

435-628-7234   www.kayentahomes.com

Inkas no kill Animal Supporters

Annual Yard Sale


P.A.W.S Adoption Center

1125 W. 1130 N. St George, UT


Friday October 23 & Saturday October 24

8:00 am – 2 pm each day.


 We are still accepting donations and to call Sara Dupre at 206-724-5902 or Shan Hansen at 435-674-4344 for pick up.

Gallery 873, Artist Co-op, Meet and Greet October 3, 2020

Meet Gallery Artists

Live Music

Face Covering Contest

Saturday, October 3rd, Noon – 6pm

Join us for a meet and greet event with sixteen Gallery 873 Co-Op Gallery Artists. Come meet our selected artists,  join our face covering contest, relax with some live music provided by the Mountain Meadow Group, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at Xetava Gardens Cafe!

Face Covering Contest Guidelines

Face coverings can help us slow the spread of Covid 19, but there’s no reason they have to be boring! Be creative and show us your best face covering. Masks can be made or decorated at home, or purchased from your favorite retailer.

The staff of Gallery 873 will choose the winning face coverings at the Artist Co-op Opening on October 3rd. Categories include Funny, Cute, Artistic, Inspirational, For the Kids, and Overall Best Mask. There will be 3 winners in each category and 1 overall Best Face Covering.  $25 gift certificates award to each category winner and $75 gift certificate to Best Overall.  Winners will be called and their pictures posted on the Gallery 873 FaceBook page the following week. Come by Gallery 873 to pick up gift certificates.

Anyone who attends the Co-op opening is encouraged to complete an entry form. One entry per person. If you have any questions, call us at (435) 673-6628 or email gallery873@gmail.com.

*Note for parents: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you wear a mask when you leave your home and go to public places. Face masks can be scary for young children who may be experiencing anxiety about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Art and creativity can be a great way to talk to children about difficult subjects and emotions. Designing a face mask together can start a conversation and help children become more comfortable with this personal protective equipment.

Image of fun looking masks


Juniper Sky Gallery invites you to enjoy the autumn weekends in the Kayenta Art Village.

This October, Juniper Sky will feature select artists in the gallery on Saturdays.  Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, lunch or coffee, and chatting with featured artists and art lovers.

October 3rd join us from noon – 6 for a meet & greet with oil artist Matt Pectol and photographer Kay Lynn Reilly (photographs on metal), along with silver jewelry artist Laurette O’Neil. Enjoy new art and jewelry both inside and outside of the gallery, as well as outdoor music in the afternoon. Wear your most creative face covering for the face covering contest held at Gallery 873. This will be a fun afternoon enjoying the beauty of art and fall weather! 
Come meet oil painter Carol Bold and ceramic jeweler Anna Oakden on October 24th from noon – 4pm, and be sure to check our facebook page for updates on our October 10th and October 17th happenings! Pop in on October 31st to show us your costume and enjoy a little treat. Visit Facebook.com/juniperskyfineartgallery for more event details!
Juniper Sky Gallery
851 Coyote Gulch Court 435.674.2306

Juniper Sky Gallery

Kayenta Arts Foundation logo

Kayenta Arts Foundation announces two very exciting community opportunities.


Art in Kayenta

Give Life to the Arts Online Silent Auction

As you know, we had to cancel Art in Kayenta due to COVID-19, but we found a way to keep alive one of the more fun aspects of the festival. The Silent Auction is always a favorite and this year it’s online! We will still display the auction items in the lobby of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta with social distancing and mandatory masks while inside. You won’t need to touch anything, but your own smartphone. While you can come to the Center to view the items, photos and descriptions will also appear on the Auction App. All bidding will be on the Auction App and you can make a bid from anywhere at any time.

This year the AIK Online Silent Auction will run eight days from October 10-17.

There will be a special “live” auction at the final performance of RED on October 17.

Stay tuned for more information. 


The Community Art Project 2020

Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Hollie Ragland and nationally renowned, local artist, Greg Ragland (gregragland.com) are creating a vertical sculpture made of cubes that requires your interaction to construct.

They say, “A sculpture is about deconstruction and construction.  Many involve multiple hands and skills. The effort that everyone puts into this sculpture will make the community project successful. The finished sculpture will be made of 4 by 4 inch cubes that that will be assembled and glued back together to make up approximately a 7 foot column plus base and cap. 

The top portion of this elegant multimedia sculpture will be wrapped with an original abstract painting–the sculptures skin.  The painting will be deconstructed into 4 inch squares consisting of multiple jigsaw type pieces. Then, these pieces once reassembled will be wrapped on the four sides of the tower. 

Your challenge as participants will be to help the artist assemble a 4 inch square section of the abstract painting in a provided tray. Each tray will equal one side of a cube. Four trays equal one cube. The skills required from you are observation, matching, seeing and reconstructing. You will be part of a team of assemblers that are vital to the completion of the sculpture. 

Participants will be scheduled in time slots, four at a time and will need to be able to come to the Studio at the Center for the Arts to participate.

The process will be similar to a jigsaw puzzle. A visual and organizational challenge to reconstruct an abstract painting. Once your elements are assembling in a square, Greg will take and place on the actual sculptural tower.

The participants will enjoy the challenge of the process. Some may finish in a few short minutes; others may take a bit longer.  It is not the speed of your completion but your involvement. It is the integral part of the process that will add the spontaneity to the sculpture.

Your square will not be named, and viewers will not know the exact square your fingertips have touched, but the finished piece will be a victory for the Center. A collaborative effort by a community that when sold will financially benefit the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

A contribution of $100 makes you part of the sculptural team. It buys you your 4 inch square that will be assembled with the others to make one concise piece of art. If there are enough participants to complete the project The Center for the Arts at Kayenta will raise $4,800 by your involvement.  This piece will be donated to the Center with the opportunity for individuals or an individual to purchase the sculpture for their own collection or the Centers. The finished sculpture created by Greg Ragland with the help of your time will be auctioned to the community-a financial bonus for CFAK added on to your already personal financial gift and your time.

Thank you in advance for your support!”

Rob Goodman, Chair
Kayenta Arts Foundation

Center for the Arts at Kayenta


Red, The Pulitzer Prize Winning Play About American Artist Mark Rothko

October 1 - 17

Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting –  New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant.

Voyager Lecture Series with Rick Miller

October 14

How The Planet Works—Plate Tectonics & The Feasibility Of A Hollow Earth

Rick Miller will present the constant movement of our Earth’s crust and discuss his views on the concept of a hollow planet.


St. George Dance Company

October 23-24

Jazz, Mystery & Murder At The Gatsby

A murder mystery, jazz club, and a dance concert all wrapped up into one? St. George Dance Co. returns, more creatively than ever!

VFAK Soiree Musicale

Soiree Musicale Concert: Notes In Diversity And Harmony

November 7

Enjoy chamber music composed especially for an intimate gathering with Soirée Musicale at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

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.

September 2020 Recap of Ivins City Council Activities

Hello – September has been a busy month for Ivins City Council. Here’s a recap of a few issues you might find interesting:

1. CARES Grants – The City received approximately 20 applications from large and small businesses based in Ivins. Awards will be made soon – I’m hopeful that these funds will be of assistance to many Ivins based businesses. Please support our local businesses!

2. Art in Ivins – City Council approved two recommendations of the Ivins Art’s Commission:

a. Relocate the “Heritage Sculpture” currently located in the roundabout in front of Red Mountain Resort to the new City Hall after it is completed. The rational for this recommendation is that the sculpture is so detailed that it’s not able to be appreciated in the middle of the roundabout. City Council had discussed having an art piece that speaks to Ivins and the Heritage Sculpture accomplishes that.

b. Investigate starting an “Art on Loan” program for Ivins – the idea is to create an Art on Loan program for artists who live in Ivins. The Arts Commission will solicit applications for sculptures for the roundabouts in Ivins. The pieces would be “on loan” for a specified period of time, similar to the St George Art Around the Corner program. Currently the roundabout at 400 W and Center St is without art so that would be the first project followed by the Red Mountain roundabout once the Heritage Sculpture is relocated.

3. Fire Lake Park – The long awaited gate has been installed at Fire Lake Park! A group of Kayenta residents requested the gate before the park was developed to prevent after hours use. The gate is automated and will be closed from sunset to sunrise. I’m pleased that we’ve been able to accomplish two significant requests by residents this summer – a ban on amplified noise/music and the gate.

4. Opening on City Council – Miriah Elliott submitted her resignation from City Council, I want to thank Miriah for her service to Ivins. She was excellent council member and I will miss her insightful comments. City Council will be voting on a replacement at our Oct 1st meeting. Seven Ivins residents applied to serve the remainder of Miriah’s term which ends January 2022. Tune in to the City Council meeting to “meet” all of the applicants.

5. Old Highway 91 improvements – A number of improvements are slated for 2021/22 associated with Hwy 91. The City Engineering Dept is working on the design, a few of the improvements include:

a. A paved trail to run along Highway 91 from the eastern edge of Ivins to Fire Lake Park

b. Roundabouts at Kwavasa/600 W & 91 and also at 400W & 91

c. Hwy 91 will be widened; they are currently determining how far west it will go

6. New Ivins City Hall – A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, Oct 25th, it was well attended and construction has begun. The building is anticipated to be done in one year.

Take care – Sue

Kayenta Art Village Rules of entering stores and Galleries

Washington County • Yellow: Low Risk

Up to date information on Washington County COVID-19 saftey guidelines can be found on the following websites.

Thank you Ellen!

Kayenta Water Aerobics

Have you participated in Kayenta Water Aerobics in the past or present?  Join all current and past water aerobic participants in celebrating and thanking Ellen Tadken for her many years of leading us through a wonderful exercise experience over the past eighteen years.

Stop in for a few minutes to say “Thank You” to Ellen on Wednesday, October 14, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.  We will hold this celebration at the Ivins Unity Park Pavilion.  Please wear a face mask and bring your own beverage.  Questions?  Call Carolynn Thomas 435.817.8288 or email  carolynn_thomas@yahoo.com

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

“Coventertaining” Has never been easier!

Date Night Dinner for 2 to Go

October 18, 2020

Sharing a meal with friends and family is one of life’s most important and restorative activities. Whether you are dining with a special someone or entertaining a group, the act of breaking bread and sharing a meal provides us with something meaningful and needed in our lives. Restaurants and dinner tables often serve as places of community providing an excuse to talk, to listen and to connect.
Even though the activity of eating out or having friends over doesn’t look or feel quite like it used to, it’s still doable! Petite Feast has it all figured out.  The menu is perfect whether you are dining alone, with a special someone or even if you are “Coventertaining” a small group of friends.
Have questions?  Just contact Victoria at petitefeastutah.com and she’ll be happy to talk through some of the options with you.

Welcome Cooler Weather Dinner

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Gingered Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pepitas and Crème Fraiche
Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Horseradish and Fried Capers
Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower Puree and Mustard Herb Vinaigrette
French Apple Tart with Calvados Cream
Beverage recommendation:  Pinot Noir
Movie recommendation: Maudie
View Trailer on YouTube HERE
Available to rent or purchase on several streaming platforms including Roku, Netflix, and Amazon
Petite Feast has everything you need to enjoy the perfect dinner in your home or on your patio.  This made from scratch four course dinner comes completely cooked with easy to follow heating and serving instructions. And, to make an evening out of it, we include an easy-to-find wine recommendation, a cocktail/mocktail recipe, and an ideal date night movie option.  The menu requires little more than heating and plating work on your part.

Dinner date: Sunday, October 18, 2020

Dinners must be purchased by Thursday, October 15, 2020.
Dinners are $85.00 for 2 adults and come with complete heating and serving instructions.
Single dinners are available for purchase by contacting Victoria through the website.
Dinners come boxed and ready for pick up: Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Customer pick up 10/18 between 4-5pm. Unfortunately delivery is not available for this dinner.
Pick up address will be given in confirmation email after purchase.

Petite Feast Dinner Club


Virtual Dinner Party chefs and diners kicked off September with a Provencal-style vegetable pie that put the food processor to use in making a buttery and tender pate brisee.  Even though it wasn’t the most popular recipe our group has attempted, weekly dinner party chefs, Brent and Pam Layton and Lois Andrews, were up for the challenge. I did not have the pleasure of tasting their results (The Laytons added lamb to the vegetable filling) but I am certain they were delicious.  Ivins resident, Lynette Williams used the infinitely customizable salad vinaigrette recipe presented in week two as a blueprint for creating her own dressing. She smartly exchanged red onion, sesame seeds and honey for the shallot, Dijon and herbs my recipe called for. She tossed her signature dressing with tender spinach, bacon, sliced red pepper and orange segments for an Asian inspired salad. Delicious!

The following week our recipe was for healthy, quick and easy Chicken/Lentil Sloppy Joes. Trish Olsen used ground turkey in place of the called for chicken and bumped up the flavor and nutrition by adding a bit of grated cheddar cheese. She also added grapes to the accompanying coleslaw for a burst of sweetness which played nicely with the spiciness of the joe mix. Betty Marianetti made clever and vibrant substitutions of purple cabbage and pickled beets for the suggested traditional cabbage slaw.  And Keith Bromley posted that he happily ‘colored in the lines’ and made the recipe as written.

September’s final recipe (#28 for our group) was for an unusual take on the standard grilled chicken Caesar salad.  Truth be told, this recipe has been a potluck fave since my husband and I moved to Kayenta. It is guaranteed to be a hit on any buffet table. However, Katy Petersen managed to up the ante by adding bacon to the mix. I imagine the crispy bits added a smoky and toasty crunch to the sprouts.

My hearty thanks to all the chefs and diners who enthusiastically join me each week cooking, tasting and experimenting. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I do. And while I long for the day when we can share a meal around Petite Feast’s communal tables, I am grateful for the opportunity to cook with you each week.

If you are not a member of the Virtual Dinner Party Group but would like to become one, please join us through Nextdoor.  If you would rather just have access to the recipes, all of them are available HERE.  I will continue to cheerfully post weekly recipes until we can dine together again.

Petite Feast is thoughtfully declining to accept reservations for October’s Dinner Club. It is with an abundance of caution and concern for the health of friends and neighbors, that I feel it is best to wait until there is more clarity on indoor coronavirus transmission risks.  I look forward to the time when these concerns are far behind us and we are able to enjoy the company of friends around Petite Feast’s communal tables.  Until that time, be safe and cook on! – Victoria

Coyote Tales

Hear your Kayenta Friends and Neighbors on Coyote Tales’ Virtual Stage!

Kayenta residents Brent Smith, Greg Ragland and Roger Siddoway will be on stage October 2nd for the third Virtual Coyote Tales Storytelling Event. The theme for the evening’s stories is, “Chance Meetings.” Joining them will be 50-time Moth StorySLAM champion Matthew Dicks and Shannon Cason, podcast host of “Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories.”  Five more surprise tellers intend to delight, entertain and connect with our audience in the way that only storytelling can.

Tune in to “see” the show.

On Friday, October 2nd, log on to the Coyote Tales website https://coyotetalesstories.com/ and watch the stories online. The show starts at 7 PM and is FREE to all.

Vote for your favorite story.  

After the show, vote for your favorite story of the evening.  The storyteller who receives the most votes will win a chance to level-up their storytelling game with a 60-minute private virtual storytelling workshop with storytelling pro, Matthew Dicks.  How cool is that? Votes will be accepted from October 2nd through 11:59 PM on October 4th. The winner will be announced October 5th on the Coyote Tales website, on Kayenta Nextdoor and on Utah Humanities’ Facebook page.

Get that Party Started!

The Virtual Dinner Party is hosting a watch party and you’re invited.

Check out the recipes for the party snacks and get the secret recipe for “The Tall Tale,” our signature cocktail/mocktail designed especially for this evening.  With these recipes you can get comfy, relax and enjoy the stories from wherever you’re watching!  Get the recipes HERE

Coyote Tales virtual events are free to all and as always, proceed from live Coyote Tales events are donated to local nonprofits.

Everyone has a story – Vic

This event is sponsored by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast, Desert Dweller, and Zion Brewery Station 2.

Xetava Gardens Cafe

We are now open daily.

Monday – Wednesday, 11:30am – 5pm

Thursday – Friday 11:30am – 8pm

Saturday-Sunday 9am-8pm

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Health, Fitness & Wellness

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

“ It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

~ Socrates

Elevate Fitness

Limited Participation Classes

Elevate Studio is offering a limited participant outdoor fitness class. No more than 4 participants per class and you are required to bring your own equipment. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular.
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

We are Open

I will be taking temperatures (touchless thermometer) upon your arrival. I will be wearing a mask during massage appointments. If you have travelled to a COCID-19 hot-spot, please wait the 14-day period before you join a class or come to the spa. If you feel under the weather please stay home.

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

We are Open

I will be taking temperatures (touchless thermometer) upon your arrival. I will be wearing a mask during massage appointments. If you have travelled to a COCID-19 hot-spot, please wait the 14-day period before you join a class or come to the spa. If you feel under the weather please stay home.

Tuesday & Thursday FYJY with Aly at 9:00 am in the Outdoor theater

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

Fitness Yoga

Classes Temporarily Suspended

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

We have 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.  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.  See you on the courts!

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

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

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 

INKAS is excited to announce that our annual yardsale fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We will be at a new location on the P.A.W.S. Adoption Center property located just off Sunset Blvd. at 1125 W 1130 N.  After months of uncertainty due to the coronavirus, we are pleased to have this larger space that will allow for better social distancing. We will be wearing masks, and hand sanitizer will be available for everyone’s use.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our regular shoppers and meeting new ones, and to seeing everyone go home with new treasures!

We will be accepting donations until a week before the sale.  If you’d like a pick up, or to drop off items, please contact Sara Dupre at 206-724-5902 or Shan Hansen at 435-215-9211.

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.

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Isabelle Kalantzes

NOTICE:  The Park is now open to all visitors.

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

Please visit the Initiative’s website for more information at IvinsNightSky.org or email them at info@IvinsNightSky.org.

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

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


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 Happy2help.Andrea@gmail.com

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:

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)

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

If you haven’t visited the arboretum, take advantage of this unique attraction in our community.  The arboretum was expanded last year and now extends from the north parking lot of Coyote Village to the Desert Rose Labyrinth.

Each year we need volunteers to keep this Kayenta treasure looking its best.  Whether you have volunteered in the past or not, please let us know if you can help with the occasional maintenance needed to keep it beautiful.  We are developing a permanent list of arboretum volunteers.  Please contact Roger Head, rbhkayenta@gmail.com 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: arneen@infowest.com

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

October 12 & 26

Dumpster Dates

October 3

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Pubic Works Employees will be unable to help unload. Please place heavy items on the ground.

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: 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 Tara Practice

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

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



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