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Emerging Artists

Explore artists who are breaking barriers in our community.

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Emerging Artists

In 2022 we launched the Emerging Artists program in the hope of providing opportunities and a platform for under-recognized artists to show their work and evolve in a variety of genres and mediums. It represents artists of all ages, races, experience, ethnicity, gender identity, and ability whose careers are on the rise, and whose voices and artistic perspectives break barriers and contribute to a greater dialogue in our community about issues of social justice, belonging, inclusion and diversity.

Our ultimate goal is to help to define new styles, lift up amazing work, give under-represented artists a voice and further support professional development. We are thrilled to present the following amazing artists in our inaugural year.

Visual Artists

Visual Artists are located in the Emerging Artists area between The Leonardo and the Library, along with a Diné Bikéyah Exhibit from various artists inside The Leonardo.

  • 2022 Emerging Visual Artists

Music, Dance & Literary Artists

Salt Lake Dance & Parkour

Salt Lake Dance & Parkour

June 23, 2:45 pm
YWCA Color Collective

YWCA Color Collective

June 23, 4:00 pm
YWCA Woke Words

YWCA Woke Words

June 23, 5:15 pm
Chelsea Guevara

Chelsea Guevara

June 24, 2:00 pm
C. Valenta

C. Valenta

June 24, 4:15 pm
Shea Freedom

Shea Freedom

June 24, 6:15 pm
Carnaval de Barranquilla Utah
The1andOnlyZeke

The1andOnlyZeke

June 25, 4:30 pm
Ami Divine

Ami Divine

June 25, 6:15 pm
Mel Soul

Mel Soul

June 26, 2:00 pm
Grace Jean

Grace Jean

June 26, 3:15 pm
Rees Sweeten

Rees Sweeten

June 26, 4:30 pm

Community Partners

These organizations are working to build community, promote culture, and promote diversity, accessibility and inclusion through art.

  • YWCA: Stop by and learn a little bit about their mission and work to empower women and eliminate racism as well as how the YWCA is using the power of art and spoken word to encourage thoughtful discussion around issues of race, gender, and identity, and inspire writers to give voice to their experiences, forge empowering connections, and create new languages for reaching across cultures and communities.
  • Artes de Mexico en Utah: United by cultural connections and multiculturalism, they are building community and a sense of belonging united by cultural connections and through the appreciation and creation of art. At their booth you’ll discover the work of various local, visual artists and hear the stories of how they create their beautifully intricate pieces as well as how these artists are using their work to tell the story of their heritage.
  • Art Access: Art Access will be featuring artists from their Embodied Ecologies and Partners programs. Embodied Ecologies engages artists interested in making work about disability, health and their relationship to the environment with the goal of sparking change-making conversations in our community. The Partners program matches an emerging artist with a disability with an established artist for collaborative mentoring. The main focus is for the emerging artists to learn new skills and advance as a professional artist.
  • Utah Black Artists Collective: The Utah Black Artists Collective presents African American artists and their work throughout the state of Utah. They promote diversity in the arts by supporting Black artists, musicians, dancers, and creatives, also mentoring and encouraging youth to share their unique voices through creativity.

Applications for 2023 Emerging Artists program will open in November 2022. For questions or additional information contact us at .

 

Community Partners

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