Tuesday, Nov 24th

About Ivins

Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts

frontBuilding1100 Tuacahn Drive Ivins, UT 84738
Phone: (435) 652-3201
Fax: (435) 652-3306

2014 Ivins City Observed Holidays

Date Holiday Observed Holiday Description
1/1/2014 (W) New Year’s Day
1/20/2014 (M) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2/17/2014 (M) President’s Day
5/26/2014 (M) Memorial Day
7/4/2014 (F) Independence Day
7/24/2014 (Th) Pioneer Day
9/1/2014 (M) Labor Day
10/13/2014 (M) Columbus Day
11/11/2014 (T) Veterans’ Day
11/27/2014 (Th) Thanksgiving Day
11/28/2014 (F) Thanksgiving
12/25/2014 (Th) Christmas Day

Ivins City

City Hall

Ivins City, Utah

Our Home Beneath The Big Red Mountain
55 N Main
Ivins, UT  84738
(435) 628-0606  Phone
(435) 674-5486  Fax

Nestled at the base of the majestic cliffs of towering vermilion sandstone lies the community of Ivins. Nowhere in the United States can so many reasons be found to relax and enjoy life as you will find here.  Located in Southwestern Utah, next to the City of St. George and away from the busy I-15 corridor, you can still wander and hear the whispering solitude of the delicate desert.  Here is the place for the rest of your life — figuratively and literally.  Read more…

Kayenta Art Festival

The Kayenta Art Festival takes place in October in beautiful Kayenta.  There are several booths as well as galleries with art on display including acrylics, watercolors, oils, bronze sculptures, fused glass, gourd art, mosaics, photography, metal art, jewelry, pottery and more.  For more information about the upcoming festival, Click Here.

View Video of Past Festivals below…

Kayenta Art Festival Video

Tuacahn Outdoor Theater

“Tuacahn” comes from a Mayan word meaning “Canyon of the Gods.” Built in the shadow of 1500-foot spectacular red rock cliffs, the Tuacahn Amphitheatre and Center for the Arts was created to awaken the nobility of the human soul and transmit light and hope to people everywhere through the arts and education.

 The Tuacahn Theatre brings “Broadway in the Desert” to southern Utah! Throughout the warm months, this theatre company features Utah’s finest actors (new and seasoned), in some of Broadway’s greatest productions! The intimate, outdoor theatre is always enhanced by the brilliant, natural redrock backdrop. A night out at Tuacahn is a night not soon forgotten! Click for this year’s production schedule.

Red Mountain Elementary

RMES2012Red Mountain Elementary is located in the heart of Ivins at 263 East 200 South.  The school is a part of the Washington County School District with grades Kindergarten through 5th.  Visit their website at www.rmes.washK12.org for more information about their programs and staff. 

Recently the school entered a tree in the Jubilee of Trees and won a visit from the IHC lifeflight helicopter.  The students were excited to have the helicopter land on school grounds and give them an opportunity to check it out.  You can see a short video of their experience by visiting their website. 

263 E 200 S

Ivins, UT  84738


435-656-3812 (fax)

Vista Charter School

3295622Vista is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade public charter school committed to providing a superior academic program enhanced by training in performing arts and a technologically advanced curriculum.  For more information about Vista visit their website at www.vistautah.com

585 E Center Street
Ivins, Utah 84738
Phone: (435) 673-4110
Fax: (435) 256-6433
Email: info@vistautah.com

Ivins City History

Ivins Chapel 1926Ivins City was settled from 1922 to 1926 by settlers descended from Swiss immigrants. The early settlers were sent to the “Santa Clara Bench”, as the town was then called, to farm using water brought via a canal from the Santa Clara River. Culinary water was obtained from a spring known as the Snow Canyon Springs, located in Snow Canyon State Park and now known as Johnson Arch Spring. Families supported themselves through the raising of agricultural crops and some grazed cattle on the Pine Valley Mountain and Pinto areas.The first survey of the original town site completed in the 1920’s was called the Santa Clara Bench Survey. The town was named after Anthony Ivins. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints subscribed for a considerable amount of land and water stock, when the project of building a canal on the Santa Clara bench was started. The Church paid in cash, which was so very important in purchasing the needed materials such as cement, flume materials, and other expenses. Apostle Anthony W. Ivins was the investigating authority sent down from Salt Lake City by the General Authorities, and his report was very favorable to the Church Officials.After the town was settled and the Chapel built, it was dedicated in November 1926 by President Anthony W. Ivins.At that time he was second counselor to President Heber J. Grant.A meeting was held with President Ivins being the principle speaker.Leo Reber wrote, “I see him now, forty years later, as he spoke to us and related how he had come down to Santa Clara with his father [in 1861], when [nine] years of age, bringing the original Swiss Company that President Brigham Young had called to come to Dixie… He said he remembered…after everything had been unloaded, and his father was turning the wagons around to leave, he said to his Father, “Father, how are those people going to live?” His Father answered him thus, “I don’t know my son, but the Lord will provide for them.” (Life History of Leo Frei Reber, 1966, page 21, 26-27). It was decided that this town should have a name other than Santa Clara bench. Several names were submitted by the new settlers, however, the name chosen was sent in by Edward H. Snow, President of the St. George Stake. He suggested the new settlement be named after President Anthony W. Ivins, who had endeared himself to the people in this part of the country through his missionary work with the Indians. A short time after this, President Ivins met with the people and when they asked him if he objected to the town being named  Ivins, he said, “No, as long as they spell it Ivins, instead of Ivens.” At that time he contributed one hundred dollars in cash toward a new chapel and promised to send them a bell. This he did, and the bell still hangs in the belfry of the old church.(History of the Town of Ivins, by Myrtle L. Gubler, 1914-1966, page 3-4).

Ivins City Cemetery

Founded in 1981, the Ivins City Cemetery is located on the corner of 200 West and 400 North.

Please visit Names in Stone at www.namesinstone.com for a list of graves and headstones.

The Ivins City Cemetery is maintained by the Ivins City Parks Department.  A map of the cemetery can found at Ivins City Hall.  Please contact the Ivins City Cemetery Superintendent to set up an appointment if you are interested in purchasing a plot.

Office  435-634-0689
Fax 435-656-2286


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