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High-wire artist Philippe Petit says that discovering our hidden creativity is essential for making a wondrous life. The Utah Arts Festival and KUER's RadioWest are hosting the Creative Utah Project, a series of art challenges to help Utahns young and old discover their hidden creativity and unleash their artistic powers. YOU are the artist. Check back here for the weekly challenges or subscribe to the RadioWest podcast. Then, send us your works of art by tagging #creativeutah on social media or by emailing radiowest@kuer.orgUtah Arts Festival runs June 25 - 28th. Get more information.If you're looking for inspiration, you can also listen to this collection of RadioWest conversations on the creative process.

#CreativeUtah: Unintentional Art

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Found Cat, Courtesy FoundMagazine.com

The Utah Arts Festival is now underway, so #CreativeUtah No. 5 is the final challenge in our creativity series. We've partnered with the Festival to inspire you to see the art around you. This week, we're asking you to find "Unintentional Art." We were inspired by Davy Rothbart, creator of Found Magazine. The idea of the magazine is simple, they collect and publish stuff that readers have found and sent into them - notes, photos, cards, whatever. Rothbart says it's a way to connect to people we share the world with. RadioWest producer Elaine Clark spoke with him.

Share a picture of your unintentional art find on social media with the hashtag #CreativeUtah. You can also use the Found Magazine tags #FoundNote or #FoundPhoto, and the Utah Arts Festival tag #ArtLivesHere.

To learn more about Found Magazine and to see some of their found gems, visit them at foundmagazine.com

Utah Arts Festival runs through Sunday, June 28th. While you're there, visit the media lounge, where KUER has a sound booth for you to record an audio postcard. Stop into the Fear No Film portion of the festival as well. Several KUER VideoWest films are being featured, including Of One Heart, in competition for Utah Short Film of the Year.

Elaine Clark was a producer for RadioWest from July of 2004 to May of 2019. She now serves as News Director for KUER News.