2017 Studio Art Show & Sale

Now Available for Purchase The paintings below are by 24 of the top landscape painters in the country. These artists have been invited to participate in the 2017 Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational during the week of November 6-12. As a preliminary feature of this event, each artist submitted two studio paintings of national … Continued

Notes From the Field

Momentum and Support Continues to Build Organizations and park enthusiasts band together in taking ownership as stewards of Utah’s crown jewel – Zion National Park SPRINGDALE, Utah, Sept 29, 2017 – After a successful spring launch of Zion Forever Project, the official nonprofit partner of Zion National Park is pleased to announce immediate progress has … Continued

2017 Plein Air Invitational Schedule

The Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational celebrates the role art has played in the creation and history of the park by hosting 24 of the finest landscape artists. During the first full week of November, park visitors have many unique opportunities to watch and interact with great artists at work and attend daily … Continued

Welcome to the Zion Circle

Zion Natural History Association, its component Zion Canyon Field Institute, and Zion National Park Foundation, are now combined under one name: Zion Natl Park Forever Project. Our new identity and this fresh initiative were rolled out in a special launch event in Springdale, Utah, in May, followed by two subsequent events in St. George, Utah, … Continued

Making a Difference for Zion

NOTE: This message was delivered by Lyman Hafen, Executive Director of the Zion Natl Park Forever Project, at launch events held in Springdale, St. George and Salt Lake City, Utah in May & June of 2017. By Lyman Hafen Most weekday mornings I routinely leave my house in Santa Clara, Utah, and set off into … Continued

ZNHA Becomes Zion Natl Park Forever Project

Three events hosted throughout the state in celebration of new era for Zion National Park SPRINGDALE, UTAH – After more than eight decades, the official nonprofit partner of Zion National Park, Zion National History Association (ZNHA) unveiled its new brand and name, Zion Natl Park Forever Project. This historic announcement launches a new era of … Continued


Over 4 Million “Found Their Park” in Zion Last Year By Lyman Hafen, Executive Director – Just about every record in the book was broken in Zion National Park in 2016. For the first time ever, the park’s total visitation topped 4 million (4,317,028, to be exact), and for the first time, retail sales through ZNHA … Continued


(continued from previous page) We randomly polled 302 attendees at the activities and learned that 45 percent were from Utah (with 19 percent local residents), 50 percent were from outside Utah (representing nearly every state across the country), and 5 percent were from outside the US. Of the total, 61 percent came specifically for the plein … Continued

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