A Word of Welcome From Harmons
At Harmons, our local roots grow deep. As part of the Utah community since 1932, we’ve been around long enough to know that change is inevitable and that this great state is rich in the resource of industrious, creative people who are able to adapt to that change as a collective community. This has never been truer than it is this year, as sweeping challenges have marked each passing month and presented a host of opportunities for businesses and craftspeople to evolve. We’ve risen to the challenge and as we’ve grown and adapted, we’ve learned that the call to build something new is always within our reach. For this reason, we are as honored as ever to support Craft Lake City in its own adaptation—taking its DIY festival virtual this year.
We’re also proud to support this creative community of artisans. It is the builders, the dreamers, and the crafters who inspire and uplift us during times of challenge. Today, we celebrate all they are doing to keep our communities thriving with vibrant growth. Each virtual booth you visit at the virtual festival represents an artisan who has put their effort and passion into bringing an idea to life. These ideas are seeds that, when planted, will take root, grow, and enhance the landscape that we share as Utahns. This spirit of new business is not so different from the dream that my grandparents, Jake and Irene Harmon, shared 88 years ago when they opened our family’s first location—a small fruit stand.
This weekend is about acknowledging the power of creativity, appreciating the artistry behind each of your passions, and coming together to celebrate what’s possible—even when we can’t be together in person. I hope you enjoy your time and find something to treasure as you explore the virtual 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.