Eight Utah Artwork Areas You Most likely Didn’t Know About

The Mountain West state of Utah is thought for a lot of issues, together with world-class outside adventures, phenomenal vistas, and the Mormon group’s cultural affect. However Utah can also be dwelling to a thriving artwork scene, replete with artist-run areas, imaginative dual-purpose venues, and established galleries that assist artists at each stage of their careers, attracting consideration from locals and guests alike.


Artist Andrew Alba’s works hold in Vis Optics after an 801 Salon exhibition (photograph Roxanne Grey)

801 Salon

Internet hosting a gallery out of an eyeglass retailer, on this case Vis Optics, could appear to work in concept solely as a result of imaginative and prescient is aligned with visible artwork. The exhibitions organized by 801 Salon, nonetheless, enchantment to extra than simply the eyes. 801 Salon spotlights an area visible artist every month and incorporates totally different components akin to dance, poetry, and music. A latest showcase of labor by artist Jill Whit started as an exhibition of her quilted and airbrushed parachute tapestry and ended with a efficiency of her music. The reveals stay on view at Vis Optics for about one month, permitting guests to the gallery and patrons of the shop alike to expertise the work.

801 Salon/Vis Optics (
801 South 800 East, Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah

Weird Bazaar is taken into account to be Dreamscapes’s Artwork Boutique (photograph Bianca Velasquez)

Weird Bazaar

Situated subsequent to the immersive interactive artwork set up Dreamscapes, Weird Bazaar is a domestically centered gallery that shows work from Utah’s most eclectic and non-traditional artists. Created and supported by the Utah Arts Alliance (UAA), Weird Bazaar accomplishes the UAA’s mission to create house for artists of all backgrounds and media and goals to additional native artists’ publicity and alternative by their platform. From giant canvas acrylic works to small hand-crafted robots produced from recycled supplies, Weird Bazaar retains their assortment mysterious and magical. 

Weird Bazaar (
10450 State Road, #2320, Sandy, Utah

Gallery 25 is one in all Ogden’s oldest native artwork galleries (courtesy the gallery)

Gallery 25

An intriguing staple of Ogden, situated on Utah’s charming and historic twenty fifth Road, Gallery 25 is called the oldest gallery on the town and is an integral a part of the month-to-month Ogden Artwork Stroll. The gallery shows work from each its “proprietor artists” and “visitor artists,” together with David J. Crowther’s vibrant nature pictures, Keith Dabb’s comedic acrylic brown bears, and Susan Jordan’s abstractions. A collective of artists affords portrait commissions, and the gallery encompasses a totally different artist and their work every month.

Gallery 25 (
268 Historic twenty fifth Road, Ogden, Utah

As a group house, the Monarch hosts reveals, occasions, and Ogden Modern Arts (courtesy OCA)

The Monarch

Situated in a historic constructing within the 9 Rails Artistic District in Ogden, Utah, the Monarch has hosted Ogden Modern Arts (OCA) and operated as an occasion house and inventive studio since 2019. The Monarch additionally hosts studio house for native artists who show their work within the gallery, providing elevated publicity by occasions and artwork walks. Maybe the Monarch’s most notable exhibition inside the OCA was The King’s Mouth, an immersive artwork expertise created by The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne in 2021.

The Monarch (
455 twenty fifth Road, Ogden, Utah

Gallery Moab affords an area for artwork among the many city’s notorious pink rocks, with most of the works on view impressed by the encircling panorama (courtesy Shari Michaud)

Gallery Moab

Moab attracts nature-loving vacationers with its pink rocks and scenic outside excursions, and the downtown space extends the journey with vigorous bars, reward outlets, and the collaborative endeavor Gallery Moab. Aiming to foster the humanities group in Moab, the eponymous gallery hosts works from native painters, sculptors, photographers, and extra akin to Antonio Savarese, whose oil work depict the pink Moab landscapes. On the extra kitschy finish of the spectrum is Michael Porter, who makes use of ceramic to morph classic license plate imagery into the form of a mug. Whether or not you go to for panorama artwork or for a memento, Gallery Moab captures the work impressed by its hanging hometown.

Gallery Moab (
59 South Important Road, #1, Moab, Utah

Works from JKR Gallery’s annual Autumn Apparitions exhibition (courtesy the gallery)

JKR Gallery

JKR Gallery constantly provides to the artwork scene of Provo, Utah with artwork exhibitions curated underneath particular themes as one in all two sorts: open calls and curated invite-only. Earlier reveals akin to Autumn Apparitions and the upcoming God’s Grace supply artists the chance to finish a chunk underneath the themed immediate, leading to comparable messages portrayed by varied mediums and views. Rising and skilled artists alike take part on this custom, providing each guests and locals one thing to stay up for month after month.

JKR Gallery (
1675 North Freedom Boulevard, Unit 7B, Provo, Utah

Artists and guests at Medium Studio, Salt Lake Metropolis’s latest underground artwork heart (courtesy Maru Quevedo)

Medium Studio

Medium Studio is bringing tradition, creativity, and studying to the Sugar Home neighborhood in Salt Lake Metropolis. By internet hosting occasions akin to Utah Black Enterprise Market, collaborative jazz nights, AAPI occasions, and Pasifika storytelling occasions, Medium helps create connections between town’s downtown group and various cultures and backgrounds. With a concentrate on design, Medium’s gallery reveals work such the Moody Cactus’s concrete sculptures and items from native furnishings designers like Alise Anderson and Emily Cates. Uniquely curated, Medium offers house for group development and exploration. 

Medium Studio (
2006 South 900 East Entrance, Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah

City Arts Gallery is a downtown Salt Lake Metropolis hotspot for native artwork (courtesy the gallery)

City Arts Gallery

City Arts Gallery gave Salt Lake Metropolis’s The Gateway a breath of life when it made the purchasing heart their new dwelling. Whereas the gallery is thought for internet hosting works such because the psychedelic portray of Scott Tuckfield and annual submissions of their Annual Skate Deck Problem, it performs a a lot bigger position in Salt Lake’s artist group. The house retains the love for native artwork alive by spearheading the recurring gallery stroll, supporting up-and-coming artists, internet hosting artist workshops, and that includes open-call alternatives such because the Watchlist exhibit.

City Arts Gallery (
116 South Rio Grande Road, Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah