SALT LAKE COUNTY
Salt Lake County is a diverse Utah community located between the shores of the Great Salt Lake and the towering Wasatch Mountains. The county encompasses the Salt Lake City metro area which is home to more than 1 million residents. Salt Lake County is a strong supporter of arts and culture through its Center for the Arts division.
SALT LAKE COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Since its earliest days, Utah’s citizens have made arts and culture an integral part of their lives and a part of our thriving community. That strong tradition and support of arts and culture continues today. Arts and culture, and the facilities to house them, remain an important factor in community planning and development. The Center for the Arts to serve the local citizens in operating both historical and brand-new buildings that bring top-tier arts and culture to Salt Lake County and the surrounding communities. The Salt Lake County Center for the Arts supports the vibrant arts and culture community through World Class performing arts venues, a state-of-the-art ticketing system for, a robust public arts program, and the Cultural Facilities Support Program.
Members of Salt Lake County CFA participate in a monthly board meetings that is open to the public. We welcome anyone to listen in to these meetings via the Utah Public Notice Website.
Salt Lake County Center for the Arts Careers
Interested in a career with Salt Lake’s beloved performing arts centers Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater and the Rose Wagner? See our listing of current job openings.
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall is celebrated for its acoustical excellence and is an architectural icon in the City. The Hall is adorned with more than 12,000 square feet of hand-brushed 24‑karat gold leaf and its grand four-story lobby offers stunning views of the city. The newly redesigned public plaza complements the original architecture while modernizing the space. Abravanel Hall is also the home of the 27-foot-tall Olympic Tower statue by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
The Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre has been at the center of the Salt Lake arts community since 1913. Its rich architectural features and more than 100 years of exceptional theater, dance, opera, music, vaudeville and film performances have made the Capitol Theatre a treasured historic landmark. With recent renovations including improved seating, a remodeled lobby, and a newly installed orchestra pit, the Capitol Theatre building is now joined with the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre.
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is Salt Lake City’s newest performing arts center, scheduled to open in fall 2016. The state-of-the-art theater will feature the 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall, an intimate black box theater, event and rehearsal spaces, a 6-story grand lobby, an outdoor plaza, and a galleria which will connect the theater to the adjacent 111 Main office tower. The theater’s various spaces will host national touring Broadway, concerts, comedy and other popular entertainment events, as well as innovative local performances and community events.
The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
The Rose is a vibrant, active hub for emerging and established artists and arts organizations in Salt Lake City. This versatile venue houses three theaters as well as rehearsal and creation spaces for a host of performing arts companies.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts (UMOCA)
Since its founding 1931, UMOCA has been a driving force for creating and nurturing the local art scene. Utah’s only contemporary art museum provides education and lectures to help local artists grow and succeed. The museum’s galleries showcase rotating exhibitions by local, national and international contemporary artists.
Learn more about the local performing arts organizations who call our venues home.
ArtTix is the official ticketing service for the Eccles Theater, Abravanel Hall, Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. By purchasing your tickets through ArtTix for events at these venues, you are assured that your tickets are valid, are being sold at the correct cost and can be replaced if lost or stolen; tickets purchased through a third party do not have that guarantee.
SALT LAKE COUNTY ARTS PROGRAMS
Cultural Facilities Support Program
The Cultural Facilities Support Program encourages any qualified Salt Lake County-based arts group, cultural organization, or business to apply and be considered for possible County matching support for the construction, renovation, or study of an arts or cultural facility.
Salt Lake County Public Art Program
The Salt Lake County Public Art Program is an eclectic collection of nearly 600 pieces of art by Utah artists. Every artist represented has lived or worked in Utah and every visual art form is included – painting, sculpture, mosaic, photography, mixed media.
Each piece in the collection is on display to the public at County-owned facilities, including main Government County Buildings, County Libraries and Recreation Centers, Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Wheeler Farm, and other County owned facilities.
Zoo, Arts & Parks
The Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program uses a small portion of county tax revenue to fund art and cultural organizations in Salt Lake County. ZAP funds more than 160 arts and cultural organizations in the county.
Every year ZAP provides the following benefits to Salt Lake County:
– 8 million people receive FREE admission to an arts or cultural event
– Over 7.3 million participate in a ZAP organization activity
– Over 20,000 education events are produced by ZAP grantees