April 15 at the UAA

Fostering the arts in all forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community. 

116 Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Ut

For the time being, we are closing our doors to do our part to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. All events will be cancelled or postponed until further notice. We will be taking this opportunity to make improvements to the gallery and looking forward to the day that we can open our doors again.

“Earthrise” Virtual Gallery Stroll

“To see the Earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the Earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold–brothers who know now they are truly brothers.”
—Archibald MacLeish

Guest curated by local artist and activist Maomi Sunshine Blackburn, the Urban Arts Gallery’s April exhibit “Earthrise: Artists for the Earth” features a collection of work celebrating the fragile beauty of our home planet. April 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and the topic of environmental stewardship has never been more timely. This exhibit of art strives to shine a spotlight on the relationship between our species and our planet, as well as on the beauty of our environment that so urgently needs our protection.“Earthrise: Artists for the Earth” hangs from March 31st to April 26th, with a digital gallery stroll reception on Friday, April 17th from 6-9pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

BIG NEWS: we are proud to announce the launch of our new online store!

Our physical location may be closed temporarily, but you can still support our talented and hardworking artists from home. We offer shipping, curbside pickup, and even free local delivery (within 15 miles of the gallery)!
If you don’t see your favorite gallery artist on here yet, don’t worry! This is just the beginning; we’ll be regularly adding more artists and products as time goes on.
Check it out and let us know what you think HERE!

Urban Arts Festival Application Assistance

We are offering appointments to keep the health and safety of our vendors in mind! Instructions are simple: directly email Jonathan@utaharts.org for Spanish/English and Chelsea@utaharts.org for English. We recommended a 30-minute Zoom appointment on May 2nd between noon and 4.
Email Kat@utaharts.org if you need your artwork photographed.

One month away from the application deadline, May 17th, for both entertainment and art vendor marketplace! Get your application in ASAP!

Even the most dire models of how the Novel Coronavirus will spread indicate that if we all stay home now, we’ll be in the clear by the end of the summer. Which means the Urban Arts Festival is a go! What are you going to do with all the art you’ve been making in quarantine? Sell it at Utah’s only free art festival! Apply here to be an artist vendor at the Urban Arts Festival coming in September.
Want to show off your performance skills that you’ve been practicing in quarantine? Apply here to perform at the Urban Arts Festival coming in September.

Resources for artists to get through the pandemic

Unfortunately, we can’t be open right now to foster the arts in all forms, but here are some resources for artists and creative freelancers who need help now.

110 West Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT

Dreamscapes is temporarily closed as our community works together to slow the spread of COVID-19. We feel this is the best decision for our community, our employees and the general public. We are monitoring this situation daily and can’t wait to reopen. This down time gives our team of dream makers a chance to sanitize, refresh and build new art installations for you to experience when this is behind us.

In the meantime, you can purchase tickets that are valid through the end of the year, no reservation required. Our nonprofit appreciates the support year round and especially now.
Purchase dreamscapes 2020 tickets here:
Follow us on social media for latest updates:
instagram (@dreamscapes.art)
facebook (/Dreamscapes SLC)


We will be announcing a T-Shirt design contest for Limited Edition Dreamscapes T-shirts. Winners will be featured and win a $250 cash prize.
More coming soon!

More of our programing is adapting to social distancing with Utah Arts Alliance Online

Connect Online returns for Round 2!

We’ve also been working on our own website specifically for art upload and voting. Excited to see you there! Video Chat details will be found on facebook.
7-8pm (6:30pm early entry)


KUAA Radio  99.9 FM

At the Arts Hub 663 west 100 South, Salt Lake City

KUAA Radio is our multilingual, multi-cultural community radio station. Be sure to dial in at 99.9FM, or Listen online, here!
All of the KUAA staff have been learning how to program their shows from home and have been learning new skills to keep the station up and running. All the DJs have been participating in recording special messages to our listeners letting them know to stay safe and stay connected to KUAA during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ve also been airing a variety of messages from the CDC to keep people informed about best practices.If you haven’t had a chance yet please check out our new web-site at kuaafm.org – it’s great source of both information and entertainment during this time.

KUAA Radio  Underwriting

At the Arts Hub 663 west 100 South, Salt Lake City

UAA 99.9 FM, Salt Lake City’s newest independent, listener supported community radio station, broadcasting programming that is innovative, human-driven and free from commercial influence. Because KUAA doesn’t have commercials, we rely on individuals and businesses in our community to underwrite and sponsor the station, to help keep us on the air and growing!

What is underwriting? 
KUAA 99.9 FM is a non-commercial community radio station supported by contributions and not advertising. When you make a business contribution, your support is acknowledged via on-air messages. This is called underwriting. Underwriting and sponsorship are a great way for you to help support the station, let listeners know about your business or upcoming events and its tax deductible!

Why underwrite with KUAA 99.9 FM?
Underwriting is a critical piece of KUAA’s funding. Your underwriting support shows you have an interest in the community in which you do business and want to participate in it. KUAA listeners care about their communities and want to support local businesses. Underwriting messages on KUAA are a great way to keep your business on their mind when they are looking for products or services you offer. Listeners will want to support you because they know you share many of the values, they hold dear.

Counterpoint Studios

Counterpoint Studios is a world class recording studio located in the heart of Salt Lake City. They provide state of the art recording services at a non profit rate. Learn more about them here.

What’s going on at Counterpoint Studios

Alex Wintersmith Lackey recently released his album “Of Ash and Soot”. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Terrance DH at Counterpoint. Listen here.
Post Malone released one of the songs he tracked at Counterpoint which is featured on the Justin Bieber song “Forever”.

UAA Shared Resources Program

Need creative workspace? Participate in our Shared Resources Program at the Arts Hub!

For more info, email travis@utaharts.org


UAA Space Rental

Are you a creative professional, local nonprofit, and/ or event-thrower? Then we’re happy to help with all your studio space and venue-ing needs. We look forward to hearing from you!
For Special Event Rental Contact our Events Manager: Jonathan@utaharts.org 

Save the Date!

S.T.E.A.M.punk Academy presents Drunk Science, a virtual science happy hour every Tuesday at 7pm

For the foreseeable future, ST.E.A.M.punk Academy will be hosting talks with scientists from the safety of your home. These will take place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. you can watch live on Facebook or Youtube. You just missed our first one with seismologists, Dr. Amir Allam, but you can watch it anytime here!

August 1, 2020:
Utah Arts Alliance Gala

Come support the arts and enjoy a great party. Learn more here!