Fine Art Exhibitions

The Arts Festival has annually offered art in the traditional exhibit format, giving patrons perspective on the wide array of talent in our state. This year let these curated shows inspire you to express your own hidden talents through a growing variety of immersive workshops and demonstrations.

Utah Arts Festival Exhibition: 40 of 117

June 23–July 29, The Gallery at Library Square, 4th Floor

Thu, June 23, 6PM–7:30PM, Opening & Artist Reception

Curated by Jim Glenn.

With this exhibit, we celebrate 40 years of the Utah Arts Festival with selected work of the past 4 decades from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ 117-year-old Alice Art Collection.

  • Anna Laurie Mackay Allred
  • Anna Campbell Bliss
  • G. Russell Case
  • Ruby Chacon
  • Larry E Elsner
  • Daniel Everett
  • Norma Shurliff Forsberg
  • Richard Hammond
  • Earl Jones
  • Jim Jones
  • Brian Kershisnik
  • David Meikle
  • Cyrus Mejia
  • Donald Olsen
  • Bonnie Phillips
  • Bonnie Posselli
  • Boyd Reese
  • Ada Rigby
  • Francis Riggs
  • Rhees Ririe
  • Frank Anthony Smith
  • Trevor Southey
  • John Telford
  • Rock Thompson
  • Maureen O’Hara Ure
  • Josh Winegar
  • John W. Wood


Daily, Main Library, 4th Floor

Curated by Erika Church and Sara Davis, J. Willard Marriott Library - Special Collections Department

The Utah Arts Festival Collection and the Utah Arts Festival Experience Collection came together through a serendipitous conversation at the Mountain West Arts Conference in 2009. After many voices of support from both the Festival and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah the archive was collected: 1,000's of pictures scanned, ephemera documented, and stories recorded. In 2011, for the Festival’s 35th Anniversary, a curated exhibit highlighting the rich history of the UAF shared the City Library gallery with Exhibition: 35x35. This year the exhibit returns to reflect on the Utah Arts Festival’s first 40 years in the company of Exhibition: 40 of 117.

Art at the Main

Gallery Exhibit: New Directions - Paintings by Terrece Beesley

June 13-July 9, The Gallery at Library Square, 4th Floor

Ms. Beesley’s watercolors have rhythm and energy that she says, “create a loose quality to what would otherwise be extremely realistic paintings.” 

Exhibition Sponsors

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