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Kate J. Gates

District 1

Serving since 2022

Kate is a mixed media and glass artist who has lived in Salt Lake City's west side since 2016. In 2021 she started Clever Cucumber, a free community art studio dedicated to art accessibility for her west side neighbors. With a BA in Art Education, her favorite thing to do is teach, as well as working on her own artworks and commissions when there is time. Previously she taught art in public schools, completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service term at Clever Octopus, and managed her local Buy Nothing group. She's inspired by her husband, Brendan (who makes her art practice possible); her silly house rabbits and pet goldfish; the kindness of her neighbors; her journey with pregnancy loss and infertility; and the satisfying challenge of sustainable, compassionate living. Find out more about her work and Clever Cucumber at

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is a division of Salt Lake City Corporation in the Department of Economic Development and also maintains a nonprofit corporation, the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation with 501(c)(3) status.

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