December 17, 2019 @ the UAA

Urban Arts Festival, Urban Arts Gallery, Connect, Festivals, Music, UAA Studios & Event Rental
Fostering the arts in all forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community. 

Urban Arts Gallery

116 S Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City

? The perfect place to find that special gift this season! ?

Within and Without

A collection of abstract and figurative work

Our December exhibit “Within and Without” is a dynamic combination of abstract work and figurative work, exploring and celebrating the human experience from a multitude of angles. Local abstract artists use color, texture, and composition to express ineffable inner states, while figurative artists portray the outer human form with a broad spectrum of techniques, ranging from realism to expressionism. The result is a refreshingly diverse mix of approaches and styles, with something to offer for art lovers of all kinds.

Featured artists include: Alicia Cicalese, Bailey Hatcher, Bea Hurd, Chris Kirkham, Christina Levi, Debbie Joplin, Emma Goldgar, Garrett Phillips, Hank Mattson, Heather Olsen, Ivan Ramos, Jeovanni Xoumphonphackdy, Jill Bauer, Julie Fesko-Penman, Justin Grant, Lloyd Knowles, Maryann Paradise, Meg Warnock, Merissa Hansen, Michael Lawlor, Nathan Mulford, Sara Luna, Sofia Chimaras, Steve Rasmussen, Thomas Burdett, Tony Di Donato, Travis Braun, William Ramirez, and Zac Campbell.

The show will hang December 3rd through January 5th, with a gallery stroll reception on December 6th from 6-9pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Gallery Stroll

Just to confuse you for the holidays, Gallery Stroll was on the 1st Friday of December instead of the 3rd Friday, like you are used to. Sorry if you were planning on coming to stroll on the 20th. The next Gallery Stroll will be on January 17th.


110 S Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City

❄️ Make magical memories with your loved ones at Dreamscapes over the holidays! ❄️

Salt Lake City’s Immersive Art Experience

Ticketed experience – Come in costume for $5 off admission.

Now a permanent attraction, Dreamscapes was born at ILLUMINATE in 2018 as an experiment in immersive art and collaboration of 100 local artists and builders. During the festival, more than 8000 guests toured the space. The enthusiastic response to the debut encouraged our team at the Utah Arts Alliance and our hosts at the Gateway to take this project to the next level. We are now open four days a week, year round, at the Gateway. Dreamscapes continues to evolve, inspire and highlight the creative culture in Utah.

Please note, winter hours are in effect!

SLC White Party Tickets Are The Stocking Stuffers with the Most Moxie!

You know what gift will make you the bee’s knees for your favorite dame or beau? SLC White Party Tickets! They are on sale now so get them before they are gone. The theme is Roaring 20’s which can be interpreted at your discretion as flappers and bootleggers, or wild animals, or some surreal combination of the two. Just wear white with lots of flare and you’ll be the cat’s meow. It’s happening on February 8th, 2020. Get your tickets here.

The Urban Arts Gallery voted “Best Gallery” and “Best Friend of the Arts” in annual City Weekly Best in Utah Awards

City Weekly’s Best in Utah awards are in and The Urban Arts Gallery came out shining this year with “Best Gallery” and “Best Friend of the Arts” awards.

“What does it mean to be a “friend of the arts?” In part, maybe it means putting together opportunities for as many people in the community to participate in the arts. That includes the Urban Arts Festival, a free event that places no financial barrier on allowing interested visitors to experience a wide range of arts experiences. And it includes the monthly Connect pop-up exhibitions, which allow artists to bring in two of their works for free, so that they can be seen by the public. Art belongs to all of us, and helping facilitate that … well, that’s what friends are for.” 

The Utah Arts Alliance owns the Urban Arts Gallery and utilizes it as a hub that features local artists and supports culture and the cultivation of Salt Lake City’s thriving art community.

“Its exhibitions incorporate popular culture, like in the fantasy-themed Spellbound show and the annual Star Wars-themed showcase, plus turning practical objects like skateboards into works of visual art, helping feed the idea that creativity isn’t just something for a highfalutin crowd. Plus, it’s wonderful to get an exhibition dedicated to work by Utah’s art teachers and their students.”

The Gallery has opened its doors and partnered with creatives to take over and explore, from fashion shows to gingerbread bridge engineering contests to immersive plays, and magic shows. The Urban Arts Gallery is a home for creativity, culture, love and art to flourish while supporting the talented artists behind the magic of it all.


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.
We’re delighted to be featured in the SLC Tribune on the day of our annual Connect Finals! Special thanks to reporter Julie Hirschi for painting us in such an exciting light. Thank you SL Tribune @sltrib Photo by Michael Mangum. Read it here.

And the Connect Finals winners are…

Emma Goldgar won Year Long Choice. Over the course of the year she has won 7 out of 8 times that she has submitted art for the Connect at Urban Arts Gallery. The prize was $1500.

Austyn Victoria won Artist Choice for her amazing cast resin pine cone price. The prize was also $1500.

Elizabeth Carter won patrons Choice for her dynamic, wire figure sculpture. The prize was $1000.

All in all, it was an exciting night of looking at great art and building a strong community of artists.


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!

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.

Volunteering with UAA!

Interested in giving back in your community? Come volunteer with the Utah Arts Alliance! We are always looking for volunteers to help out around our gallery, Arts Hub, and all the events we’re doing around Salt Lake City!


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: 

UAA Shared Resources Program

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

For more info, email

Save the Dates!

SLC White Party on February 8, 2020

SLC White Party tickets are live! Go here to get your tickets before they are gone.

S.T.E.A.M.punk presents the Zines For Change in the Topaz Incarceration Camp with Jane Beckwith and the Community Writing Center

Presentation about publishing from the WWII Japanese Incarceration Camp at Topaz on Fri, February 7th, 6 p.m. at the Urban Arts Gallery. Zines for Change workshops on Wed, February 19 & 26, 6-8 p.m. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 East 400 South, Ste. 8.

S.T.E.A.M.punk presents the Adult Science Fair on April 3, 2020

Get your baking soda volcanos ready. You can do a science too! Stay tuned for details.

Utah Arts Alliance Gala, June 13, 2020

Come support the arts and enjoy a great party.

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