Connect Schedule:

What: Connect @ Urban Arts Gallery
When: 7-9pm, every 2nd Friday of the month (except for January)
Where: 137 south Rio Grande Street, SLC UT (in the Gateway mall)
Rules: Bring up to 3 pieces of your original visual art (photography, painting, sculpture, etc). Network with other artists. Listen to our guest lecture series.


What: Connect @ Rustic Mtn Art
When: 7-9pm, every 3rd Thursday of the month
Where: 1120 south Richards St (approx. 50 West)
Rules: Show up ready to paint!

SEPT VOTESAbout Connect

Since 2010, Utah Arts Alliance has opened its doors every month to the arts community with its free program, “Connect.”

Connect in the Urban Arts Gallery, visual artists (painters, sketch artists, photographers, sculptors, mixed media, and culinary artists) are able to submit work for public showcase, vote for their favorite works to be entered into Urban Arts Gallery and December Connect, and hear from established artistsand organizations on the subject of art.

Connect in the Rustic Mtn Art Gallery, art lovers get a rare opportunity to mingle with like minds, learn new art techniques, and create art.


Program Schedule

Connect (7:00-9:00pm)

A community art event where artists are welcome to bring up to three pieces of their art to exhibit, network, hear from a guest lecturer, and vote for their favorite three pieces.

  • Voting (7:00-8:00pm)
  • Guest Speaker (8:00-8:20pm)
  • Results of vote announced after Guest Speaker is finished

Guest Speakers

Connect (at the Urban Arts Gallery) offers the community free guest lectures by some of the City’s most notable, talented, and connected arts folk.


December Connect Gala

Voting for art is an important aspect of Connect. In addition to offering a chance for artists to exhibit in the Urban Arts Gallery, top selected artists are also eligible to win grant money at the end of the Connect year (in December).

This annual event is unique from the typical Connect event in that it is also a fundraiser for the program. Patrons are asked to purchase $10.00 tickets, and both top selected artists and patrons alike are asked to dress to the nines!



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