Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

"Topaz: Our Stories" with Kimi Kodani Hill and Friends

Join Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and other descendants of Japanese American internees, as they share their families’ experiences at the Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta, Utah. During World War II the U.S. government forcibly relocated thousands of Japanese Americans to detention camps, including Topaz, culminating decades of government discrimination against Asian immigrants.


"Topaz: Our Stories" with Kimi Kodani Hill and Friends

Join Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and other descendants of Japanese American internees, as they share their families’ experiences at the Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta, Utah. During World War II the U.S. government forcibly relocated thousands of Japanese Americans to detention camps, including Topaz, culminating decades of government discrimination against Asian immigrants.


Coal Black Sky, Utah from Space

May 18 - July 27 Photo exhibit, Utah from high altitude balloon. Emily Chipping takes us on a journey to discover and experience space. From a self-engineered space flight, she launched a weather balloon with multiple cameras to approximately 90,000 feet above the Earth. Images depict our landscape recorded from flight: The Earth's electric blue horizon, sweeping Uintah views, Green River bends and turns and ever changing cloud cover. Both isolating and awe inspiring, we are adrift in the black sky. As astronaut Mike Massimino said, "We’re out here spinning in all this chaos. The Earth is a planet, the Earth is a spaceship and we’re all space travelers." Join us for a reception June 2nd 4-6PM Marriott Library, 1st floor exhibition walls.


Obligatory Consent Art Exhibit by Matthew Sketch

In this collection, artist Matthew Sketch is influenced by the Fibonacci Sequence. The artist was inspired by the mathematic equation that is often called God's Thumbprint. This numeric phenomena is found in art, nature, music and architecture alike. Matthew Sketch explores the Fibonacci Sequence through a collection of color and acrylic works.


Open Studio for Adults: Sumi-e Ink Painting

Explore the diverse styles of printmaking and painting in Chiura Obata: An American Modern. Then drop into the UMFA classroom to try your hand at sumi-e— a Japanese technique of black ink painting that emphasizes the beauty of each individual brushstroke.


BDAC Fundraiser Concert

PERFORMANCES BY CHERIE CALL, CORI CONNORS, & SPECIAL GUEST JON SCHMIDT Earlybird VIP Seating! The first 25 tickets sold will guarantee seats in the front two rows. Help BDAC provide quality artistic and cultural programs to the community and immerse yourself in an intimate evening of performances by singer-songwriters Cori Connors and Cherie Call with a special guest appearance by Jon Schmidt of the Piano Guys. Seating is limited to 150. Each ticket to the Fundraiser Concert includes hors d'oeuvres and an open mocktail and soda bar. Bountiful Davis Art Center's mission is to engage the community through quality artistic and cultural programs, provide educational experiences, and encourage the growth and expression of art. Most of BDAC's programs, including world-class exhibitions, Summerfest International Art & Folk Festival, and Family Art Night are free to the community. BDAC's other services are available at cost or just above, such as a recital venue with two Steinway grand pianos (the Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage), affordable art classes and workshops, and the Silent Film Festival. Enjoy a beautiful musical evening out and support BDAC's efforts to share art and culture with the community.


Night: A New Ballet

Come experience a unique modern-day representation of one of the earliest known ballets! Created by members of our own surrounding communities, this unique encounter is one to mark your calendar for. Municipal Ballet Co. and the local band, Color Animal, are coming together again with a brand new ballet called NIGHT. Director Sarah Longoria and band leader Andrew Shaw, together, created the concept of the ballet, which was inspired by a quote by Valarie Kaur: “What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?” and also by “La Ballet de la Nuit,” a ballet created in 1653, in the court of Louis XIV, which lasted through the night, from sunset until dawn.


UMOCA Spectacle Gala: Seven Deadly Sins

Join UMOCA for Seven Deadly Sins, our 2018 Spectacle, where you will be mystified by tempting eats, sinful cocktails, alluring entertainment and curious procurements. UMOCA’s annual spectacle is the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year and a party like no other. Since its inception 87 years ago, UMOCA has challenged and delighted visitors through its delivery of the contemporary arts in the form of compelling exhibitions, vital educational programs and community enrichment. By participating in this event, you are making contemporary art and art education accessible to a diverse, growing audience. Be a part of the cultural vitality of our state and join us for a night to remember. The spectacle begins at 6 PM with cocktails and a chance to peruse the silent auctions. Valet parking will be provided.


Small: Works by Laura Sharp Wilson - Artist Reception

In Laura Sharp Wilson’s paintings the fabric of people's lives is dissected and broken down into threads, strands, rope, shapes, patterns, and chains, which are allowed to bind, constrict, envelop, unravel, create webs, outline, cover up, and reconcile. Can a structured or chaotic weaving portray a society? Can transparency and opacity suggest ignoring others? Can bound empty spaces represent a deep insecurity? Wilson conveys a narrative illustrating internal feelings of turmoil and confusion which beg to be sorted out and clarified.


Utah Arts Festival

The Utah Arts Festival brings art to life at Library Square through awe-inspiring performances, artistic expression, and surprising discoveries at the state’s largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event June 21-24. The Utah Arts Festival features 160+ visual artists and 100+ performing arts groups, drawing 80,000+ participants each June to celebrate artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. The Festival includes seven performing venues of top world, national and local musicians and performers and program slates in literary arts, visual arts, kids activities, dance performances, musical commissions, street theater, art & technology, urban arts, film and culinary arts. During this four-day celebration of the arts, Festival patrons will discover the sky is not the limit—courtesy of BANDALOOP. In its 42nd year, the Utah Arts Festival welcomes BANDALOOP, an internationally renowned dance company that awakens the human spirit and activates public spaces. In what they dub vertical dance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing—by utilizing the unique curving glass façade of the Downtown Library as their stage. BANDALOOP will perform each night during the 2018 Utah Arts Festival.