Salt Lake Art Center

The Salt Lake Art Center showcases contemporary art. It was founded in 1931 and is in the center of Salt Lake City. They also offer workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, and educational programs.

Want to know the best part? Admission is free.

They have Art Saturday which is for families. An upcoming event is creating solar prints and creating masterpieces with sidewalk chalk in the sculpture garden, sounds really cool. My kids and I have participated in some of these Art Saturdays and have had a blast.

There is also the Art Truck. Yes, it is mobile. The last exhibit was hands on and we were able to create and add to the art display.

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If you live in Salt Lake be sure to offer your support and visit the gallery. If you are visiting Salt Lake be sure to stop by and experience contemporary art at its best.

Enjoy, ~Alie

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Kayo Gallery and Frosty Darling

If you venture to Salt Lake City or live here, a must see is the Kayo Gallery and Frosty Darling. They are located on the corner of 200 East and Broadway (300 South). Both are local favorites and hidden gems in a mostly homogeneous city.

The Kayo Gallery is currently owned by Shilo Jackson. She took over the space from Kenny Riches in 2008. The gallery hosts cutting edge art and showcases many emerging artists. It is one of my favorite galleries and a “must stop and visit” during the gallery strolls.

Along with great art, Kayo also rents their space for special events and hosts workshops. Please visit Kayo’s website for more information.

Image courtesy of City Weekly
Image courtesy of City Weekly

Sharing the space next door is the fun and funky, Frosty Darling. Many of the items are hand made by the owner Gentry Blackburn. It is a boutique that features unique one of a kind crafts, art, furniture, and jewelry.

Frosty Darling is like taking a step back in time. It is difficult to leave because you want to linger and really take in each and every item. There is also a carnival style dart board where you can win tickets to purchase candy, along with old fashioned rocking horses for kids to ride.

Image courtesy of Frosty Darling website
Image courtesy of Frosty Darling website

So now that you have been introduced, please stop by and support local shops and art. They are open late on the third Friday of every month for the gallery stroll.

Thank you Shilo and Gentry for giving me permission to feature both of you amazing women.

~Alie