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October 2021

Kayenta Arts Foundation

Art in Kayenta

October 8-10, 2021

Heading into its 21st year, the Kayenta Arts Foundation is proud to present Art In Kayenta, an exceptional three-day festival.

Each year thousands of art enthusiasts make their way to Kayenta Art Village to enjoy not just art, but stunning autumn desert vistas, culinary delights from festival vendors, a beer and wine garden with live music, and Kayenta’s own delightful Xetava Gardens Cafe.

Make your way through a collection of over 40 juried, regional and national artists who specialize in media ranging from sculpture to painting, jewelry to ceramics, wood to metal, and more. And then, unwind to live music at the beer and wine garden.

The festival also hosts a silent auction featuring the original work of the attending artists and offerings from local businesses. Festival guests will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on selected art pieces. Auction is hosted by the nonprofit Kayenta Arts Foundation, with the proceeds benefiting The Center For the Arts at Kayenta.

Art in Kayenta Volunteers Needed

We can’t do this festival without your help. Click on this link to be taken to our sign-up portal.

Volunteers are needed for:

Shuttle Driver (Golf Carts) • Information Tables

Beer Garden Entrance Control • Beer Garden Security and Safety

Silent Auction Set-up and Monitors

Call for Entries

The theme is
“From the Earth:  Fiber and Ceramics”
Entries for this show will be accepted at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta on:
Wednesday, October 27th
3 – 6:00 PM.

This Exhibit is open to 2-D and 3-D artworks comprised of mostly natural materials such as clay, fiber, fabric, etc.  Artists may showcase woven/quilted hangings, wheel-thrown/hand-built pottery, and sculptures.  (Wall art must have a rod or wire across the back or top, suitable for hanging on our hook system.)

(If you cannot drop off your art during these times, contact Kathy Johnson at

Unsold entries can be picked up on December 29th between 3:00 and 6:00 PM.  Please do not retrieve your work before that date.  (If you are unable to pick it up on that date, send written permission for a friend to pick it up for you.)

Download entry forms and instructions here.

From the EarthOctober 29 – December 29, 2021

Tentative Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 3rd

6:30 – 8:00 PM • Center for the Arts at Kayenta

This show will end Wednesday, December 29th.


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

Stop by the Kayenta Homes & Properties
Art Village Office

for a free bottle of water during the 2021 Art in Kayenta Festival.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Our Concept Home will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
October 8, 9, and 10 from 11 am – 4 pm during the festival.

We look forward to seeing you.

Your Kayenta Home and Properties Sales Team:

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


Center for the Arts at Kayenta



The End of the Horizon

September 30 - October 10

The fictional story of Utah Legend Everett Ruess.

This Southern Utah Premiere is Presented by Man of Two Worlds Productions, the Producer of Prior Center hits “Sylvia” and “Art.”

Was Everett Ruess murdered? Was he abducted? Or did he simply wander off into the horizon “to live more intensely and richly?” The mystery of this iconic Utah legend has endured for more than 80 years and is every bit as compelling today. Everett Ruess was last seen in 1934 near Escalante UT. Since then books, documentaries, and now this riveting play have chronicled his life and strange disappearance in which only his campsite and burros remained as bewildering clues. More than eight decades later his mystery and memory remain firmly entrenched in Utah lore. He has become the quintessential iconic figure of red rock canyon walkabouts and desert explorers everywhere.

Join us as we explore the captivating story behind the man and myth that is Everett Ruess, with the fictional story written by Utah Playright, Debora Threedy.

Teddy and Eleanor

Teddy & Eleanor Roosevelt – “What We Are Fighting For”

October 15 & 16

A Presentation of  Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II

War is a controversial topic any day of the week. The stakes are higher if you have been working for world peace for over twenty years – ever since the end of the first World War, the “war to end all wars” – and your husband is the president of the United States while your country is embroiled in the largest war the planet has ever known. How does one stay true to one’s ideals in the midst of war’s mayhem? How can we build the world we want while surrounded by tumult? It is December 1942, and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has just returned from England where she visited with soldiers, generals, royalty, and the working people. Find out how the First Lady feels about the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty.

Voyager Lecture Series

Voyager Lecture Series

October 19

Sticks and Stones-An Exploration of Prehistoric Tools and Weapons


Learn about early axes, Indigenous traditions of Central and South America, ancient graffiti, tales of fieldwork, archeology heroes, spears, sharp rocks, ancient blades, bows and arrows, ancient graffiti ….. and atlatls?

What is an Atlatl? You have likely never heard of an atlatl, but by the end of the presentation, you’ll be carving one out of old lumber and instructed on the physics of how far you can lob this ancient weaponry. Also, learn about the World Atlatl Association and what to do if you find artifacts on a hike.

Experimental archeologist and decades-long ancient tool enthusiast Angelo Robledo is as passionate as an “ologist” can get.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Thank you to 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 Art Village

Shop Local • Support the Arts

Visit our NEW website for up-to-date gallery and business information.

Each Gallery in the Art Village has a dedicated page which showcases thier featured artists.


The Kayenta Art Village is open 7 days a week.


Hutch Studio, Web Necklace

Ivins Candidate forum

All candidates running for Ivins City Mayor and City Council have been invited to attend a Candidate Forum on

Monday, October 4th, 6-8 pm

 Lava Ridge School  •  2425 Rachel Drive, Santa Clara.

You can also watch this first forum via zoom by clicking on this LINK. Passcode: MeetIvins

A 2nd Forum has been scheduled for

Tuesday, October 12th, Check back for start time

Vista Elementary School • 585 E. Center Street, Ivins


The public is invited to hear the candidates address 8 questions that they are given in advance.

For all questions concerning voter registration, updating addresses, out of town ballots, and all candidate information please visit:


Little Free LIbraryKayenta Art Village’s Outdoor Theater, Next to the Pink Door

9 am – 4 pm the first Friday of each month
(2021 Dates: November 5th, December 3rd)

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

Pink Door

September 2021 Recap of Ivins City Council Activities

Hello – 

Here are the highlights of the activities discussed by City Council in September, lots of activity to report including:

Lighting –

The revised Outdoor Lighting Ordinance was finally approved by City Council.  I’m extremely pleased with the ordinance as it retains protections for the dark sky so many of us enjoy in Ivins.

Spin Scooter proposal –

Council rejected a proposal from Spin Scooters to position eclectic scooters in Ivins.  We felt that trails and sidewalks already receive heavy usage and the addition of scooters would be less about a transportation alternative and more about using it as a “toy.”  In addition, Spin wanted to have the scooters in Snow Canyon and the Park doesn’t permit them; they also wanted to operate within Kayenta and many of our roads are privately owned by our HOAs so that was a potential issue too.  It was a unanimous vote to deny Spin access to Ivins.

Black Desert Height Variance Special Exemption Request – 

Lots of discussion occurred in September relative to BDR’s height variance request.  The request was denied by a 3-2 vote in our Sept 2nd meeting.  I stated that my reason for voting against the request was because of the public access to the rooftop of the hotel which would generate noise and light pollution and as such didn’t comply with the criteria:  

     (d)   The special exception will not have a materially adverse effect upon the character of the area or the public health, safety and welfare.

      (e)   The special exception will not result in the destruction, loss or damage of natural, scenic or historic features of significance.

      (f)   The special exception will not cause air, water, soil or noise pollution or other types of pollution.

Black Desert approached the City with a revised request that removed the elevator shaft from the roof thereby removing public access to the rooftop.  The maximum height is now 45 ft which is 10 feet higher than the 35 ft height limit for commercial buildings.  In my opinion, the new request meets the criteria listed above and as such, I support the motion to reconsider the height request.   Council will be discussing the request at our first meeting in October.  

Fire Stations in Ivins – 

I think it’s important for all Ivins residents to be aware that we no longer have a manned fire station on Center Street.  The decision was made within the Fire Department to relocate the manned station to Rachel Dr in Santa Clara.  In addition, the station that was in the Art Village was closed a few months ago.  That wasn’t a manned station but there was equipment located there in the event of a fire in Kayenta.  

The City Manager, Mayor, and some Council members are concerned that portions of Ivins are outside of the response limit for insurance.  In the current staffing, the upper portions of Kayenta are outside a 10 minute response time.  I believe this must be addressed.  Discussions are ongoing between Ivins and Santa Clara (for those who aren’t aware, we have joint police and fire departments) and there is a potential for a manned fire station on Kwavasa.  A station there would definitely ensure all of Kayenta is within the necessary response time window.  The other location being considered is on the east side of Ivins close to Black Desert.  I’ll keep you posted as discussions continue.

Water – 

Zach Renstrom, Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD), presented the proposed ordinances for new construction.  He stated that our primary water source, the Virgin River, is 100% allocated and as such, new development must have strict water conservation requirements.  

The intent is to have all WCWCD communities approve and implement the ordinances so that the savings are experienced across all of Washington County.  It doesn’t help if all the cities except St. George adopt the ordinances, this truly is a situation where we’re all in the same boat and it requires all of us to participate.  Ivins Council will be discussing the ordinances at our first meeting in Oct.  I support both the indoor and outdoor ordinances recommended by the WCWCD.

The indoor requirements are all common sense focusing on things such as:

  • Hot water recirculating system
  • Water Sense labeled fixtures
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Multi-family housing must have individual metering

Outdoor requirements focus on grass, plants, and pools:

  • Limit the size of lawns requiring irrigation to 2,500 square feet and lawns to 750 square feet. Locate lawns for functional use only, not decoration. Avoid lawns on parking strips, slopes greater than 25%, and areas less than 8 feet wide. 
  • Pool covers will be required.  If a new home has an uncovered swimming pool and/or spa, then the square footage of the pool/spa will be counted in the lawn limit. 
  • Water features may count as part of the lawn area limit depending on the size of the feature
  • Install drought-tolerant trees and plants from an approved list
  • Install landscape specific meters at each property

Census 2020 – 

The results of the 2020 Census were presented to Council, Ivins population is listed as 8978 which is a 33% increase over the 2010 population of 6753.  Here’s a list of the top growth communities in % growth order: 

  • Washington City 49%, 
  • Hurricane 46%, 
  • Toquerville 37%, 
  • Pine Valley 34%, 
  • Ivins 33%, 
  • St. George 26%, 
  • Santa Clara 22%

Election Information – 

Council opted to continue the discussion of a  zoning change request for increased density because we wanted to wait on the outcome of the discussion about water reuse with WCWCD.  Once we start denying zoning change requests, we must continue to deny them until the water situation changes.  I believe WCWCD should be informing cities as to what and when specific conservation measures are appropriate.  It’s so important that all cities served by the WCWCD enact similar water conservation steps at the same time – we are all in this together!

Meet the Candidate Nights for Ivins Council and Mayor – 

There are two opportunities to attend candidate forums:

  • Monday Oct 4th at 6pm at Lava Ridge School in Santa Clara (yes, this is for Ivins residents)
  • Tuesday, Oct 12th at 6:30pm at Vista Elementary on Center St in Ivins

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov 8th.  Per usual, this will be a vote-by-mail election.  In addition to selecting two City Council members, we will also be voting for Mayor.  

Thanks much – 


Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Kayenta Weavers

Several members of the Kayenta Weavers have donated their time and materials to make approximately 200 ornaments.  They are beautiful gifts, and come packaged in a gift box, letting the recipient know that all proceeds this year will be donated to the Shivwits Toy Drive.  This handwoven ornament is called Spirit Woman, honoring the feminine divine across all traditions.  It was designed by Kay Barickman.  If you would like to support this project by purchasing some Spirit Women,

Please contact Kay Barickman: 801-671-8758.

Spirit Woman

Reserve Your Seat at the Table

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

October Cool Weather Dinner














For the health and safety of all our diners, we require that ALL guests be fully vaccinated

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

“The food was delicious, the company grand, and it was so fun getting to know Kayenta newcomers, Deb and Dan. Many thanks for the wonderful (as always) dinner last night.”
– Sue Shives
“What fun to be able to celebrate not one, not two, but three anniversaries last night!”
– Matt Topham

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

The onset of autumn means days will be getting shorter and the weather will be getting cooler, but don’t think it means that it’s all doom and gloom from here on out.  Fall brings a cornucopia of produce from apples to a multi-hued variety of vegetables and winter squash.  Please join us for a dinner that showcases the bounty of this wonderful season. Roasted carrots shine in a carrot ginger custard, pumpkin, sage, and blue cheese unite for a delightful first course, and classic carrot cake becomes a decadent dessert (and special birthday cake) when served with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and pineapple. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this special dinner that celebrates the unbelievable bounty of the season and the company of good friends and neighbors.

Petite Feast Dinner Club


As we enter our 62nd week of dining together with the Petite Feast Virtual Dinner Party, our group continues to share meals that are at once nourishing but also comforting and enjoyable. I am hopeful that the well-being that comes from our time spent in the kitchen working on these recipes is as beneficial to you as it is to me.  If you have not joined our group but would like to dine with us, please prepare this recipe and share it (virtually or in-person) with your friends and neighbors. There is no specified cook date for this week but I do hope you’ll try it and keep checking in with the VDP. Your participation in the group, instructive comments, and Nextdoor posts are helping me become a better chef and recipe writer while also keeping our community of cooks, friends, and diners connected.

I hope you enjoy the process as much as I do. Thanks for coming to the party and cook on!




garbonzo bean and KaleI know what you are thinking: “Seriously, kale?….How 2010.” I’m with you. Kale is everywhere. A quick internet search turns up recipes for kale chips, kale smoothies, grilled kale, fried kale, steamed kale, kale pesto, and about a million and a half hipster kale salad ideas. But whatever your thoughts are on kale, there is no denying it. Kale is a nutritional bad-a**.   It is high in fiber, iron, calcium and vitamins A, C and E. It also provides a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems, it is loaded with antioxidants, and it boasts being one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. And, just in case you didn’t know, October 7th is National Kale Day. So I say; let’s give in to the craze and throw a few handfuls of this superfood poster child into the saucepan!

This week’s recipe couldn’t be easier.  Start building a strong flavor base by sautéing a generous amount of slivered garlic in oil. Cook the garlic slowly over low heat for about 5 minutes until it is very fragrant but not browned. Then added a can of diced tomatoes and a pinch of both red pepper and fennel seed. Allow the sauce to thicken and then stir in the garbanzo beans and chopped kale and cook until wilted. Finally, to give the sauce body, I added salt, pepper, and a generous tablespoon of butter. It is beautiful served in shallow bowls topped with a handful of chopped basil and finely grated pecorino Romano. One taste and you’ll be giving yourself a hearty back-slap for preparing such a healthy dinner – Kale YEAH!!!!

Usually, you think of red wine with a tomato sauce but Tim Terrell suggests avoiding red wine because of the kale.  The bitterness would not go well with the tannins in red wine. He recommends an unoaked Chardonnay or a Chenin Blanc.


¼ C extra virgin olive oil

3 large cloves garlic, peeled and thinly slivered

1 (28 oz.) can peeled and diced tomatoes in juice

Pinch  crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tsp. fennel seed

1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 bunch Tuscan kale

1 T unsalted butter

Fresh basil, pecorino Romano for serving

Salt and pepper

METHOD: Heat oil in a medium saucepan over low heat.  Add garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally until very fragrant but not browned, about 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes and their juice, red pepper flakes, fennel seed and salt.  Bring up to a simmer and cook about 20 minutes or until tomatoes break down and sauce has thickened slightly.

Stir chopped kale into sauce and cook until it has wilted.  Stir in beans and cook an additional minute or two until heated through.  Taste for S and P.  Spoon into shallow bowls and garnish with fresh basil and grated pecorino Romano.

Serves 2

Coyote Tales



 “When I went to third grade at East Elementary in St George in1963, I was just like any other skinny, shy, butch-headed kid except for one thing, I couldn’t read…”
– Lyman Hafen, storyteller from our last event

 Nine storytellers took the stage at Ivins City Park last month for Coyote Tales’ return to live storytelling. The warm and encouraging crowd welcomed the mildly anxious but willing performers to the spotlight to share their true tales of Triumph.  Stories ranged from the value of silencing your inner voice to a frigid battle against the elements, to a future author’s struggle to learn to read as a young boy. The evening began with a pre-event pack-your-own picnic soiree with toe-tapping bluegrass music provided by Stillhouse Road. The pre-show picnic provided a celebratory atmosphere for attendees to pony-up and put their name in the hat in the hopes of being chosen to get on stage.


If you were unable to attend but want to hear the stories, please visit the Coyote Tales story archives on our website.

Let us know what you think!

The evening was a roller-coaster of emotions.  We laughed, we were inspired, we reflected, but overall we were mesmerized by the authenticity of each story and its presenter. As always, the goal of each of these events is to foster community spirit through the telling of well-crafted stories. Coyote Tales hopes to build on the shared connection between the teller and the audience. Our stage is a no-pressure arena to celebrate our diversity, our community and our experiences.


We’re planning our next event now, so follow us on Facebook so you won’t miss any of the details. And remember, if you are interested in getting on stage to share your story, please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website.

Everyone has a story.

Trips and Trails

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Going to Apple Valley and the Cannan Gap Petroglyphs

Meet at the Main Kayenta Office, 800 Kayenta Parkway, at 10 am.

Bring a Lunch • 5 Miles of Dirt Road • 1-Mile Hike • Half-day trip

For details contact Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956

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 (even the 4-legged kind…:)

Check our website for pricing and hours. We are conveniently located in the Kayenta Art Village

(435) 225-0295

Xetava Gardens Cafe

Our Hours of Operation.

Monday 11:30am – 5pm


Thursday 11:30 – 5pm

Friday 11:30am – 8pm

Saturday-Sunday 9am – 8pm (Brunch served 9-12)


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.

“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself.  Be proud of yourself every step you take toward reaching that goal.”

~ Unknown

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) 

“Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the US and it’s especially popular in areas that attract active retirees.  Like you!!  It’s easy to learn, fast and fun and is a great fitness activity.  The Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) – 2021 is off to a roaring start with two dozen active members.   Drop-in play occurs on Mondays (women only); Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.  The start time is 9:00 and adjusts with the seasons.   There was a “trial run” tournament played in March and we anticipate more organized events planned for later in 2021.  If you’d like more information please contact Mike Hopwood @ or Trish Olson @  Join us – It’s a great game!

Sacred Space Spa

Body, Skin, and Energy Work

The practice is moving from the Kayenta Art Village to owner and solo practitioner Aly Hansen’s home studio. Both Sacred Space & Find Your Joy Yoga Classes will resume in October 2021.
Please call or text to schedule or with any questions!


Tel: 435-862-7743

Find Your Joy Yoga

Find Your Joy Yoga classes to resume mid-October!

Text or call to book your appointments out of my home office beginning in October as well.


Elevate Fitness

ElevateFIT is Back!

Elevate Studio has resumed its popular ElevateFIT Class and Saturday Morning Yoga. ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside. ElevateYOGA is offered Saturday mornigns at 10am. Stay tuned for informaion on additinal Fall 2021 Yoga Classes. Participants MUST be vaccinated. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular. For class descriptions please visit our website.

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

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 

Not only does October bring a change in weather (thankfully!), it’s also the beginning of the exciting holiday season.

Starting things off, October 8th, 9th, and 10th welcomes back Art in Kayenta.  Along with artists’ offerings, food and music, INKAS will have our table with locally made items and gifts. So start your Christmas shopping early!

INKAS Annual Yard Sale, always a highly anticipated event, will be held at the P.A.W.S adoption center, 1125 W 1130 N, St. George on Friday, November 5th, and Saturday, November 6th from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This year looks to be one of our best!   We have been collecting wonderful items all year and it’s never too late to donate. To schedule a pick-up call, Sara Dupre, at 206-724-5902, Connie Butterfield at 435-817-1616, or Lois Hewitt at 435-414-4802.   And please come to browse and buy!

A new event will take place on Saturday, November 13th at Unity Park in Ivins. The Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter has invited Washington County shelters and rescue groups to bring homeless pets for Fall in Love with Adoption.  In addition to the opportunity to adopt a new furry member into your family, there will be K-9 dogs demonstrations, the chance to Strut Your Mutt, fun educational activities for children, and the INKASl low-cost microchipping clinic for dogs and cats in carriers.

There’s a lot to look forward to this fall so mark your calendars and plan on coming out to have a good time and support our wonderful community!

All money raised by INKAS at these events goes directly to helping homeless animals in our area. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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


The Friends of Snow Canyon continue to have online events only in 2021 due to the COVID situation. It is hoped that we will be able to resume “in-person” events in the fall. Please check back frequently. We will update the Events page to reflect any return to “live” events. Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy our Zoom presentations. They are posted on the site after the date of the live ZOOM presentation for your continued enjoyment.

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: Nathan Dupre

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

October 11 & 25

Dumpster Dates

October 9

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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