Arts Council - Finch Lane / Park Galleries

The Salt Lake City Arts Council, located at the Art Barn in Reservoir Park, programs visual arts exhibits year-round in the Finch Lane and Park Galleries. Artist are invited to apply for exhibits annually. Typically, the applications are made available in January and due back to the Arts Council in March. The exhibition program is designed to give local artist an opportunity to show their current body of work. The application process includes a thorough and competitve review by the Visual Arts Committee of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with members from the board of directors and visual artists from the community.

Both one-person shows and group exhibits are considered. The quality of work, as evidenced by images of previous work submitted with the application, a range of styles and mediums, and a balanced exhibition season are among the criteria considered in the application review process.


 

Address

54 Finch Lane
(1320 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102


Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
Third Friday of each month
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For information on the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, visit their web site.


 

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective

The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years in the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” It features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. 
 
The Salt Lake City Arts Council has managed the Finch Lane Gallery at the “Art Barn” since the late 1970s, when the former tenants, the Salt Lake Art Center (now Utah Museum of Contemporary Art) moved to its current location. Selecting only 30 artists from among the illustrious list of Utah artists who have shown at our venue was the most difficult part of organizing the exhibition. For as many artists as we selected, there are literally dozens more who could have been asked. 

The exhibition tries to represent one artist from each year of our exhibition history. Lee Deffebach and Ed Maryon’s work are being exhibited posthumously. Living artists were asked to exhibit works they have completed in the last two years. Some artists have shown here multiple times over the years; other artists may have only shown here once or twice in the past, or are primarily represented in public art in Salt Lake City. A few of the artists were mere toddlers 30 years ago.
 
The roster of exhibiting artists is a representation of some of the most prolific and recognized artists in the state and include: Trent Alvey, David Baddley, Susan Beck, Anna Campbell Bliss, Robert Bliss, Connie Borup, Sandy Brunvand, Royden Card, Laurel Casjens, Wendy Chidester, Caitlin Connolly, Lee Deffebach, Mark England, Dan Gerhart, Paul Heath, Jeff Juhlin, Lenka Konopasek, Beth Krensky, Willy Littig, Jimmy Lucero, Ed Maryon, Layne Meacham, Ron Richmond, John Sproul, Bonnie Sucec, Darl Thomas, Maureen O’Hara Ure, Clay Wagstaff, Rebecca Wagstaff, and Justin Wheatley.