As the designated arts organization for Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Arts Council provides access to arts opportunities in diverse disciplines, price points, locations, and depth of experience in order to promote public participation. In addition to providing accessible programming opportunities, the Arts Council creates connections between the arts and the public, cultivates future artists and arts organizations, and gives voice to community arts needs. Various opportunities to present programming or partner with other organizations arise throughout the year. Some of these opportunities may become ongoing offerings while others may be one-time events.


This document outlines the findings and insights gleaned from four Stakeholder Roundtable meetings conducted from October to November, 2019 in partnership with the Salt Lake City Arts Council board and staff.

View the full REPORT HERE


In 2018, the Salt Lake City Arts Council hired Union Creative Agency to conduct a Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment study for the Arts Council. The study included reviewing and compiling information for City master plans, studies and raw data sets to identify gaps in programs, resources, and other assets.

Several goals resulting from the study included: Conduct a strategic planning process (to be completed June 2020), Continue to assess and establish clarity in the current organizational model of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and to conduct continued Stakeholder Engagement.

Work with Salt Lake City departments and planning teams to ensure they recognize the value of the Salt Lake City Arts Council as a potential partner in the developments and areas covered by the assessed Master Plans.

View the full REPORT HERE


The Salt Lake City Arts Council partners with local organizations to host literary events in the Finch Lane Gallery. Through the Guest Writer Series and the READ LOCAL Onsite events, the Arts Council hosts monthly readings that feature local and national writers and are free to attend.

Dates for the 2019-2020 season can be found HERE



The Brown Bag Concert Series is a set of FREE music concerts presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council. This series will take place within a variety of small businesses in Salt Lake City during the months of January and February 2020. The series is committed to showcasing and supporting local artists, as well as generating vibrancy throughout the city in geographically diverse areas and within various business entities.

Dates and line-up for the 2019-2020 season can be found HERE


The Salt Lake City Arts Council celebrated the 36th anniversary of the Holiday Craft Market in 2019. With over 60 artists in the market, the Arts Council continues a tradition of providing artists a venue at which to sell their work during the holiday season. The Holiday Craft Market features work by a variety of Utah-based artists and includes jewelry, ceramics, textiles, artwork, prints and letterpress items, glass art, holiday decorations, items for the home, artisan foods, and more.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council will cancel the market in 2020 due to health and safety concerns.

More information can be found HERE


Presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Busker Fest celebrates the city’s rich Vaudeville history by bringing the living tradition of busking and street theatre to downtown. It showcases local and traveling street performers and thrills audiences with musicians, dancers, hula-hoopers, jugglers, and comedy.

More information can be found HERE