May 1st at the Utah Arts Alliance

Fostering the arts in all forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community. 
We all know that the arts are the hardest hit and the last to recover after a crisis. That’s why the Utah Arts Alliance is doing everything we can to adapt to Social Distancing and moving our programs online. Everything we do supports the arts and the artists who make the aware, empowered, and connected community.

Utah Arts Alliance joins #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

 #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. The Utah Arts Alliance is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow because of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our programs, events, and cultural facilities.

For the Utah Arts Alliance, along with so many others in our community, the future of our organization is uncertain. For over a month we have closed all of our cultural facilities and stopped hosting all community events and because of this, a majority of our revenue sources have significantly decreased. Until we can safely re-open all cultural facilities and once again embrace our full range of programming, our revenue will continue to suffer.

From the beginning, we’ve relied on in-person events and programs because we believe the act of gathering is a powerful tool for creating community, especially in the arts. Due to the pandemic, we are now shifting our programming to include new online and digital elements to foster the arts in other ways. We are doing our best to pivot with the resources we have available and preparing for the day we believe we can safely re-open our facilities and connect through in-person events and festivals.

We are asking, if you are able, for your support this #GivingTuesdayNow. We believe the arts are an integral part of the fabric of our communities and any donation we receive will go directly to our programs and cultural facilities that support artists and creatives in Utah. The support we receive during #GivingTuesdayNow will also go toward the free or low-cost opportunities to experience arts and culture that we have always provided in our community.

It will be through the generous giving of individuals and organizations in our community, that we and so many others will be able to weather these unprecedented times. We ask that if you find yourself unable to donate today, that you show your generosity in other ways whether it be through helping a neighbor, showing gratitude to our healthcare workers, or sharing in the skills or resources you have at hand. Every act of generosity counts and we hope that you will find a way to join us on this day of giving and unity.

“We recognize this moment of extreme crisis as having an irreversible effect on individuals and communities across the globe. It is undeniable the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and we stand with those being affected,” Said Derek Dyer, Executive Director of the Utah Arts Alliance. “At the UAA we know the path of an artist has never been easy and we stand, especially, with the artists and creatives in our community who are struggling to find adequate resources and support. Now, more than ever, we are committed to fostering the arts and supporting our creative community in the ways that we can. We think that #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity to get creative and expand the ways in which we give in order to support others. It’s a chance to show limitless kindness, compassion, and gratitude in spite of this moment uncertainty.”

Those interested in supporting our #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can click here!

About Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.


116 Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Ut

May the 4th Be With You – Virtual Opening

Continuing an annual tradition, the May exhibit at Urban Arts Gallery features fan art from the Star Wars universe and beyond. This show invites local artists to submit art celebrating their favorite franchises from popular geek culture, such as Marvel, DC Comics, and other beloved sci-fi and fantasy titles. The result is always a diverse and delightful collection of artwork for fans of all ages. We are hosting a virtual opening “May the 4th Be With You” reception on May 4th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We’ll be interviewing artists about their work and inspiration as we take a look at the fan art they’ve created.
Click here to learn more!

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 Gallery now selling PPE!

Show you’re an art supporter and keep yourself safe with a Utah Arts Alliance “I Heart Art” mask. Order yours today!

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 for Spanish/English and for English. We recommended a 30-minute Zoom appointment on May 2nd between noon and 4.
Email 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:
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Do you want to try your hand at designing a Dreamscapes 2020 LIMITED Edition T-Shirt? You are in luck! Dreamscapes is holding a T-shirt Design Contest!

Rules for the contest are:

*Designs must be white on black.
*Digital drafts MUST BE submitted by May 4th at midnight.
*Artists will submit a 10” x 10” design.
*Submit design as a vector compatible with Adobe, or high res JPEG.
*Design must incorporate Dreamscapes logo.

*To enter your design, please fill out the google form found here.

All ages are welcome to apply.

$250 will be awarded to the winner. 1 CIRRUS – Duo Annual Membership to Dreamscapes ($100 Value), discounted tickets to any Dreamscapes events, and recognition on our social media pages.

Limited shirts and tank tops will be sold in our gallery store online and will be available for sale at the Urban Arts Gallery.

DEADLINE: Friday May 4st, 2020.

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Monday, May 11th

We can’t WAIT to see what you guys come up with!

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

We are bringing pub trivia to you! Join S.T.E.A.M.punk Academy and Tracy Aviary for an evening of friendly competition from the comfort of your home. The theme of this game will be the effect of light pollution on bird migrations. If you want to study before hand, Molly Warner, a research intern at the Tracy Aviary, will be our Drunk Science Virtual Happy Hour guest on Tuesday, May 5th and will tell you everything you need to know.
This event will be hosted on Zoom. Check back here for the link.

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!
KUAA is very busy bringing Quarantine Relief along with Community information during this unprecedented moment in history. We’re working tirelessly behind the scenes with our Dj’s and guests to make sure we can continue to bring you quality programing and messaging from our own homes. Tune in daily for guest DJ spots and community updates, also please if you haven’t – check out our new web page at and if you feel inclined consider making a tax deductible donation while you’re there.

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


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: 

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!

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