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A world of gateways to arts communities and creative greatness.


Connect is a free, monthly pop-up art exhibit that invites all visual artists to showcase their art (up to two pieces). Helpful connections and friendships are made as artists learn skills necessary for art careers, gained through lectures, workshops, and activities. Attendees complete the evening by voting for their favorite art, an experience which helps prepare and educate the participating artists.

Our events, perfect for emerging artists and art lovers, occur at the Urban Arts Gallery and Draw Inc, Gallery. Established 2010 by Utah Arts Alliance in Salt Lake City, UT.


Connect @ Urban Arts Gallery // 2nd Friday, 6:30-9pm // February-November // 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Connect @ Draw Inc. Gallery // 4th Friday, 6:30-9pm // April-October // 752 6th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Connect @ Layton Hills Mall // 6:30-9pm // May 17th // 1201 North Hill Field Road, Layton UT 84041


The Discussion

The Connect Vlog is a bi-weekly video blog. Each episode, Connect Founder Michael Christensen explores philosophical tangents about the arts and building arts community.

The Connect Broadcast is a bi-weekly podcast. We explore the talents, passions, and insights of creators, educators, and doers within arts communities.

Go to Patreon to find Vlogs & Broadcasts (CLICK HERE)!


Connect Stats

Connect: has served approximately 1,200 artists since its creation in 2010 // has awarded $20,000 in grant money to emerging artists, since 2010 // serves diverse demographics // on average, 50% of exhibiting artists have never exhibited art publicly prior to Connect

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