Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

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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.

Local and Hopeful: “Art for Hope” Public Art Project Adorns City Properties

Posted on:November 19th, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY – As part of its Art for Hope SLC public art project, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) announced today the addition of 43 outdoor, large-scale artworks from 33 local artists on three properties in the Downtown, North Temple, and Sugar House neighborhoods. Inspired by the need to bolster community […]

2020 State of the City Address

Posted on:March 3rd, 2020
Good evening! Thank you all so much for being here. I want to give a special thanks to all of the city staff who are here tonight. I see Economic Development, Community and Neighborhoods, our Salt Lake City Police Department, 911 dispatch, The Salt Lake City Fire Department, Public Services, finance, the Airport, Sustainability, The […]

2019 Westside Music, Arts and Food Festival Returns for Third Year

Posted on:June 20th, 2019
With financial support from the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, the Westside Music, Arts and Food Festival returns this Saturday,June 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm at Sugar Space (132 S. 800 W.) in Salt Lake City. The Festival features a variety of food, art and performers on several stages. Along with live entertainment, an […]

Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artists Awards honor art educators, visual artists, museum initiative and a rock n’ roll camp

Posted on:June 18th, 2019
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Mayor’s Artists Awards, which will be presented in conjunction with the Utah Arts Festival on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Square.  A Utah Arts Festival tradition for more than 25 years, the Mayor’s Artist Awards recognize individuals […]

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 […]