Visual Arts

Community Communication With UMOCA’s ‘For Freedoms’

UMOCA creates a space for community communications with 'For Freedoms'

Petersen Art Center Teaches Anyone Can Be an Artist

Petersen Art Center teaches anyone can be an artist.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Moves Salt Lake Audiences

Beyond Van Gogh defies the definition of a typical museum exhibit. While not directly interactive, it is immersive and captivating. After traveling the country for months, the exhibit has arrived in Salt Lake...

Owen Mortensen Tames Wild Artifacts into Functional Art

“I remember a tumbleweed blowing into my yard and thinking ‘Wow, what am I going to do with this?’ I put it on a shelf knowing it would eventually present itself.” Artist Owen...

Meet The Monarch

Inside Studio 32, down the west hallway of The Monarch in Ogden, you’ll find Carli Miller of Wild Meraki Creations practicing her alchemy. She’s creating concoctions of herbs, oils and minerals to...

Kimball Arts Festival Stages a Creative Comeback

Cacophonies are common on Main Street. At least they used to be before a pandemic upended society. Still, the Kimball Arts Festival feels different. A succession of tents stretches to Old Town,...

Modern West’s ‘Variant’ Takes a Meditative Approach to Collective Uncertainty

Time and growth—a mutually reliant pair—come together in Modern West Fine Art’s new exhibition Variant, showcasing previous and new works by artists Al Denyer, Jorge Rojas and Paul Reynolds.  “We wanted to do...

More Art in the Wild at South Salt Lake’s Mural Fest

South Salt Lake's blocks of plain warehouses embodied little more than unrealized potential a few years ago, but some discovered inspiration in those big, blank walls. Today, the area has found a...

Local Artists Find Safe Haven At UMOCA

A cloud made up of the cloud — a mass of desktop files shaped to resemble non-digital fluffy formations. A surreal mountain landscape that turns into a layered crepe cake. A playful...

Faith and Change at Granary Arts  

Religion’s relationship with modern day Utah and a celebration of women as catalysts for change—two new exhibits debut at Granary Arts from Feb. 10 through April 30.  Even with an ever diversifying population,...

The New Normal from Salt Lake Photographers

We asked Salt Lake photographers to share their creative eyes on the year that was 2020 and the new normal. March 2020 Location: Temple Square, SLC “After the earthquake, I went to see the damage....

A Rare Opportunity at UMFA

There’s technique and medium. But maybe most importantly, there’s point of view. This third thing that distinguishes works of art is the most enlightening to the general viewer and chances are good...

Artist of SLC: When Art Venues Close, Online Sales Can Boom

In the beginning, Issac Hastings found himself in a collective space with a bunch of different artists and thought that being a painter was the only way to go about his work...

6 New Murals in South Salt Lake

As part of Mural Fest 2020 during the month of June—six new murals—created by seven different artists were completed in South Salt Lake's Creative Industries Zone. In its third year, Mural Fest...

The Power of Murals—More than just paint.

Incorporated as a city in 1938, South Salt Lake is made up of seven (very flat) square miles, from 21st to 39th South, and running west of 500 and 700 East to...

Trent Harris Sends Postcards to Himself

In 1869, some genius in Austria invented the “non-postal”—cards, ones where you had to actually put the stamp on yourself. Within a year, everyone was doing it. Greetings from everywhere were being...
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