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Art Related Date Ideas!
BY ISABELLA SORENSON
MIND & BODY EDITOR
Valentine's day is...over. But February is still the time to catch up on last minute dates! I think doing something related to art is the best way to bond with your partner, or someone you’d like to ask out. This also does not have to be romantic. I find that these ideas are just as fun with friends or something to do when you’re bored. However, art is very romantic. So here’s a bunch of ideas for the romantic month of the year!
There are so many different ways to paint together. You can paint each other, or something from your imagination! There is also a fun game to play where you start any painting you’d like, but
leave room to switch after a chosen time of painting. Then, the other person can finish it! There is also paint by numbers you can buy, you can paint objects such as items of clothing. I think the
coolest variation of this date is wax painting. You buy a bunch of little colored teacup candles,
and two white candlesticks. Then you can take the tip of a paintbrush, dip it into the colored wax and use it as paint on the white candlesticks. A painting date idea can also be very simple. You can easily get some acrylic paint, brushes and a small canvas. Put on some music and paint!
#2. Art Gallery
This is such a romantic and classy way of getting together with someone.
This can even be
such a fun friend date idea, or just something you can do with yourself. Put on something cute, something clean, go to an art gallery and stare into anything that catches your eye. It’s quite fun! Here is a list of nearby galleries in Utah:
- The Utah Museum of Arts
- The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
#3. Open Mic
Enjoy music together! You can find a local cafe with an open mic and listen to some live music, or you can show each other your favorite songs and listen in silence. If you are really brave, you can also sign up for an open mic and perform. Music brings people together. Here is a list of
places in utah that you can listen to live music and poetry:
open mic near me
#4. Nature Mandala
A fun and unique way to spend a date is outside. I know it’s cold, but here me out: Take leaves, rocks, flowers, sticks, anything, and create a really cool design on the ground. This is super fun! You can put on music, talk, and create something really cool with nature. You can also take
things home and create sculpture for, or of each other. There are so many things you can do that do not require any money, and still is a fun way to spend time with someone you really like!
Some might think this one is strange, but think about it...
“Art brings people together physically — at galleries, museums, performance spaces — and culturally, through its capacity to tell a community’s shared story, to inspire reflection, and form connections that transcend differences.” - Knight Foundation
“The arts allow us to share ideas, skills, and experiences in a way that cultivates lasting
connections critical to building these relationships.” - Kennedy Center
“Spontaneous, fun-loving, and playful, these people are always looking for exciting new things
to do with their partners. Dating a creative person will rarely ever be dull, because they always
have new adventures in mind.” - Love panky
Canyons District Art Show
BY NOVEN CAISSON
Mark your calendars! The Canyons District Art Show is going to be held at The Southtown mall from the end of February to the beginning of March. Students from many different schools in Canyons District had an option to submit artworks to be featured in this art show! Head over to the west side of the mall where Homegoods is located and go check out all of the art and support all these amazing artists and their artworks!
“One of my favorite parts of the district art show is being able to see everyone’s unique pieces,” said Tess McBride, a CCHS senior. The district art show is an opportunity for artists to show off their artworks and their talents. As well as friends and family going over to check out all these amazing artworks, anyone who is shopping at the mall could also head over and take a look at all of these pieces. People also have an opportunity to vote for winners of who they think has the best artwork, or who’s artwork they like most. Tess also added that she likes how the district puts on this art show every year because “it truly brings all of these schools together, and it helps students gain recognition for their creative efforts.”
There are many people who have the same views about the Canyons District Art Show; in fact, everyone who participates and submits a few or even just one artwork to be featured in the show, seem to love the amount of recognition a whole bunch of different students and schools in Canyons District get for their artwork. Janneke Remick, a senior at CCHS, explained that she loves this art show because it’s a chance “to see a diverse group [of] artists come with their individual ideas to create [an] experience that is memorable[!]”
So, whenever you get a chance, or if you just happen to be roaming around the mall, make sure to stop by and take a look at all of the art pieces, and if you wish, vote for which artwork you think is the best and make these artists feel appreciated! These artists really are so talented, so make sure to give them the credit and recognition that they deserve!