• Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbara Streisand

    A monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • Holiday Used Book Sale Sat, Dec 5 - 9am–5pm

    Get your holiday shopping done at the Friends of The City Library Holiday Used Book Sale, where you’ll find deals on books, music, movies, and more. This sale features a wide variety of holiday books, movies, and CDs that make great gift options.

  • Diwali, Festival of Lights
    May the glow of the lamps light your path towards prosperity

    Diwali, Festival of Lights

    Enjoy a selection of Indian cultural performances at The City Library’s annual Diwali Celebration from 2–4pm on Saturday, December 12.

  • Creative Lab Open House
    Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams

    Creative Lab Open House

    Explore the Library's new Creative Lab and learn about the tools this space has to offer. Tours and demonstrations will be offered throughout the day.

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The Salt Lake City Library hosts art exibits throughout the year. We also lists citywide exhibits here and in our events calendar. If you are a local artist, click on "Call for Entries" to get involved.

From Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of format for each library's physical space. Submissions are accepted twice annually: during the two-week periods prior to April 10 and October 10.


Teen artists and art instructors, submit your or your student's portfolio to be featured at The City Library! We are always on the lookout for original art exhibitions for the Main Library's Canteena Space on Level 2, and welcome submissions year-round.