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Salt Lake Art Center


The purpose of the Salt Lake Art Center is to encourage contemporary visual artists and art which challenge and educate public perceptions of civil, social and aesthetic issues affecting society.

The Salt Lake Art Center was founded in 1931 as a private, non-profit organization to foster visual arts and support artists in Utah. Mrs. Alta Rawlins Jensen, considered the founder of the Art Center, worked tirelessly to gain community enthusiasm and financial support for the risky, Depression-era venture. The Art Center became a home for visual art and artists, as well as a gathering place for poets, writers, musicians and artists of all mediums.


Phillips Gallery


Phillips Gallery is the oldest commercial gallery in the intermountain west. We represent artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, and mixed media. Our artists, many of whom have been with us for 37 years, are primarily from Utah or the surrounding area. Phillips Gallery also represents national and international artists who have an association with Utah. You will discover a full range of subject matter from traditional to contemporary.


Utah Symphony


Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony has become a vital presence on the American music scene through its distinctive performances worldwide and its well-known recording legacy. The orchestra became recognized as a leading ensemble largely through the efforts of Maurice Abravanel, its Music Director from 1947 to 1979. Under his direction, the orchestra made its first recordings of works by Varese, Milhaud, Gottschalk, Honegger and Satie, as well as the first complete cycle of Mahler Symphonies.


Utah Opera


The Mission of the Utah Opera is:

    To produce opera of high artistic quality
    To promote broad public knowledge and appreciation of opera
    To provide opportunities for promising young artists
    To operate in a fiscally-sound manner

Since 1978, Utah Opera has stirred a growing audience of over 130,000 people annually in Utah and in neighboring states. We produce opera with artistic standards of distinction and with a fresh vibrancy - works new to our area as well as the beloved classics.


Salt Lake City Symphony


Founded in 1976, the Salt Lake Symphony is one of the area's most highly respected volunteer driven orchestras. The Salt Lake Symphony is a non-profit organization dedicated to performing quality classical music concerts for the Wasatch Front community. Now in its 24th year, the Symphony performs approximately 15 concerts per year.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts


The Utah Museum of Fine Arts engages visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world's cultures. We fulfill our mission by:

    Acting as responsible stewards of the material legacy of the visual arts for the people of Utah
    Serving as a teaching, learning and research resource for the University of Utah, the greater educational community, and the general public
    Promoting an open dialogue with visitors and the community about the role of the visual arts in our society
    Fostering and celebrating the diverse artistic expressions and accomplishments of the people of Utah and around the world
    Cultivating community partnerships and collaborations to ensure that the visual arts will reach a broad public
    Offering a wide range of experiences that enable visitors to explore the variety of ways the arts can inform and enhance human experience

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