Zion Canyon Mesa artist retreat

Zion Canyon Mesa: A Visionary Dream Turned Reality Through Collaboration and Perseverance

Great ideas often require time and resources to become reality. Zion Canyon Mesa is the product of a passionate group from the Utah Humanities Council who recognized the creative inspiration that southern Utah offers. Over 30 years ago, they secured funding and astutely purchased 29 acres in Springdale with breathtaking views of red rocks and protected land. Their vision was to build accommodations for writer and artist retreats, channeling the artistic spirit of other Utah-inspired visionaries like Wallace Stegner.

As one of Mighty Penguin's longest-standing clients, Zion Canyon Mesa has been an exceptional partner, allowing us to support them through robust fundraising, including legislative efforts, and collaborative, solutions-oriented planning.

Today, we are proud to celebrate Zion Canyon Mesa's first phase, including the Commons and living quarters, which will be completed in the summer of 2023. This achievement is a testament to the power of collaboration, visionary thinking, and perseverance, and we are honored to have played a role in bringing this inspiring project to fruition.

Retreat in Nature: The Inspiring Story of Zion Canyon Mesa

Zion Canyon Mesa is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a place of inspiration and renewal for writers, artists, and scholars in the natural beauty of Southern Utah. The organization was founded over 30 years ago by a group from the Utah Humanities Council who recognized the creative potential of the area. They acquired 29 acres of land above Springdale with stunning 360-degree views of red rocks and protected land, with the dream of building accommodations for artist and writer retreats. Over the years, the organization has grown and evolved, attracting creatives from around the world to the natural beauty of Southern Utah. Today, Zion Canyon Mesa continues to provide a unique and inspiring retreat for artists, writers, and scholars looking to connect with nature and their craft.

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