Envision Escalante, a non-profit 501-c3 organization,will be a catalyst for a vibrant, self-sustaining
community by encouraging an appreciation of the arts, working towards preserving the local heritage and fostering
community pride. Envision Escalante encourages community involvement and volunteerism to unite and
partner to address local concerns and needs.
PROJECTS AND NEWS
Skyhoopi Thrift Store
Envision Escalante opened the Skyhoopi Thrift Store on July 1, 2008. Skyhoopi is a success story. The store provides jobs and rents a building on the main street of town. Proceeds from the store benefit community projects voted on by store customers.
Envision Escalante and Skyhoopi Thrift Store presented the city of Escalante received a check for $500.00 for help with a much needed toddlers playground at the city park. Winner of the voting for 2011.
The 2009 store proceeds were given to Escalante Elementary School to help with a running track project. Physical Ed teacher Karin Smith-Simmons was given a check for the school in the amount of $2,000 by Envision Escalante and the thrift store employees.
The Escalante Library won the vote for 2010. Envision Escalante board member Susan Nelson presented the City of Escalante a check for the library in the amount of $1,500.
Located at Center and Main Street
Escalante Community Workshop
The Escalante City community with Dr. Steven Daniel's from Utah State University Cooperative Extension sponsored the 2nd annual, one day asset building workshop. The day opened with remarks by Mayor Jerry Taylor on the importance of community, followed by a brief speech by Jerry Roundy regarding the completion of the first phase of the Escalante Heritage Center. Citizen then formed groups to discuss community projects. At the end of the day there were many good ideas including a community garden, assisted living, improving the town parks and rodeo grounds and lighting the welcome signs on each end of town.
Past workshop accomplishments include The Skyhoopi Thrift Store, Escalante Saturday Market, Pioneer House Visitor Center, Red Rock Recycling an the Escalante Newsletter.
Escalante Canyons Working Arts Festival
Best of Show Award in Mixed Media was garnered by Boulder UT resident Scotty Mitchell and Best of Show Award in Oil/Acrylic, as well as Paint-Out Artists' Award winner was Ben Sowards of Cedar City UT. Also from Cedar City, Rob Wilson was the recipient of both the Student Award, a first-time competition which includes a lengthy exhibit at the USFS Red Canyon Visitor Center, and an Honorable Mention in the open competition.
Community SideWalk Sale
Art Festival Float July 24th Parade
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