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Rio Gallery

Located in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot, the Rio Gallery was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue.

Currently at the Rio Gallery:

“Spring City Atelier”

June 19 – July 23, 2015

An artist reception will be held on June 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. for
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Whatever it is that compels people to make art exists in abundance in Spring City, long before Scandinavian settlers came to the Sanpete valley, the people who lived there were making art. They created art to enhance their surroundings, tell their stories, and to pass their traditions down to their children. Today, people from the region continue to make utilitarian objects and works of art including mixed media, paintings, sculpture, textiles, clothing, weapons, and jewelry. Spring City is home to ceramic artists, multimedia and collage artists, photographers, and furniture makers. Spring City offers an abundance of subject matter for the inspiration and creation of artwork.

A National Historic District, Spring City was built by Mormon pioneers starting in 1852. It’s rural, beautiful, and it’s a fascinating place to live and work as an artist. Spring City Atelier is an exhibition about the artists of Spring City, Utah. The exhibition is also about Spring City itself, and the various ways living there informs and inspires the artist community. Works range from traditional to contemporary in a variety of media including painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture.

Artists include: Lee and Joe Bennion, Ken Baxter, Eileen Brown ,Randall Lake, Susan Gallacher, Richard Gate, Kathleen Peterson, Cassandria Parsons, M’Lisa Paulsen, Lisa Potter, Jamie Webb, Sophie Soprano, Lynn Farrar, Shirley Britsch, Lanny Britsch, Larry Campbell, Joan Durfey, George Olson, Ruth Olson, Kerry Soper, Ed Soper, and Loni Wallace.

Location & Hours

Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street (455 West), Salt Lake City; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Thr Rio Grande Depot will be open every other Saturday from 10-2pm for Winter Market beginning November 8-April, 2015

Click HERE for information about the Art-o-mat.

Proposals for Rio Gallery Exhibitions

Proposals for exhibitions in January-July of 2016 will be accepted August 1-September 1, 2015. Be sure to download the guidelines prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.



Contact the Rio Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

The Rio Gallery is a member of the

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