Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Jacqueline M. Biskupski | (801) 535-7704 | mayor@slcgov.com

Arts & Culture

When the Department of Economic Development was created, Mayor Biskupski elevated a major economic driver for Salt Lake City: the arts. The Capital City boasts a diverse arts and culture scene, including museums, art galleries, world-class ballet and modern dance companies, opera, Broadway and symphony performances, folk and fine art, and more. On average, over 2,000 individuals and organizations benefit from our Arts, Culture, and Events funding and City arts grants. From the glowing Eccles Theater to the cultural campus of Library Square, Salt Lake City has become recognized as an international arts and culture destination.


Mayor Biskupski Appoints New Arts and Culture Leaders

Posted on:November 29th, 2018
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the appointment of Felicia Baca and Kristian Anderson to help lead Salt Lake City’s arts and culture efforts. Felicia Baca was selected to become the City’s new Arts Division Director and Kristian Anderson will be appointed as Mayor Biskupski’s Senior Advisor for Arts and Culture. Since 2012, Felicia Baca has […]

COLOR SLC: Community Street Art Program

Posted on:October 15th, 2018
Are you interested in bringing some COLOR to your SLC neighborhood? Through the COLOR SLC program, residents and community groups can find a streamlined way of bringing art to their neighborhoods by “adopting” a storm drain, utility box, or intersection. For more information and application instructions, email colorslc@slc.gov  

Arts for All Program

Posted on:March 9th, 2018
Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts have partnered to make the arts accessible to all through the recently announced Arts for All program. The program will reserve a select number of tickets for this season’s Broadway shows.

A New Day for Twilight

Posted on:February 8th, 2018
The Twilight Concert Series is back for 2018! Residents and visitors will continue to enjoy the premiere concert series in downtown Salt Lake City at a price-point unmatched by other major established concert series in the City.

National study: Arts and culture are strong economic drivers for Salt Lake City

Posted on:June 22nd, 2017
According to a new national study, the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Salt Lake City generates $306.6 million in annual economic activity—supporting 10,479 full-time jobs.