(Photo courtesy of Joshua Black/Salt Lake Acting Company) The old 19th Ward meetinghouse, which is home to Salt Lake Acting Company, is undergoing renovations.

5 things you’ll see in the remodel of Salt Lake Acting Company’s quirky former LDS meetinghouse

By Scott D. Pierce | May 7, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Workers place a new art installation featuring a life-size sumo wrestler, in front of the Mountain West Commercial Real Estate building, previously the KALL Radio 910 broadcast station, on South Temple, in Salt Lake City, on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Photos: Sumo wrestler sculpture unveiled on South Temple in SLC

By Rick Egan | March 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Jazz Khai Bynum) Jazz Khai Bynum is a member of Ballet West II.

Black Utah ballerinas help shape new policies to welcome dancers of color into the ‘white ballet world’

By Scott D. Pierce | February 21, 2021, 11:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The marquee of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City. The theater, home to Ballet West and Utah Opera, is one of four Salt Lake County-operated arts venues that will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salt Lake County will keep its art venues closed through February because of COVID-19 concerns

By Sean P. Means | December 18, 2020, 8:14 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Salt Lake City Art for Hope public art project, in Sugar House. The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City launched the project, displays original, digital artwork depicting messages of hope, resilience and unity from local artists.

This outdoor art project adds vibrancy to overlooked parts of Salt Lake City

By Sara Tabin | December 12, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Beau Pearson  |  courtesy of Ballet West) Artist Olivia Gusti and first soloist Tyler Gum (foreground) rehearse, in socially distanced conditions, for Ballet West's season opener, "Nine Sinatra Stories."

Here’s how Utah’s struggling live-event businesses can get $3 million in grants

By Sara Tabin | December 13, 2020, 3:26 a.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) A view of the Bearclaw run at Sundance Mountain Resort, when a group called Follow the Flag had a 150-foot long American flag taken down the slope  by skiers in 2018. Actor, filmmaker and activist Robert Redford announced Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, that he is selling the resort he opened in 1969 to two investment companies, Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners, for an undisclosed sum.

Exclusive: Robert Redford sells Sundance Mountain Resort to pair of high-end resort firms

By Sean P. Means | December 12, 2020, 3:38 a.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) A nearly 10-foot tall steel sculpture that discovered in a remote canyon in San Juan County in mid-November drew attention from around the world.

Robert Gehrke: Utah’s obelisk was a beautiful mystery and it’s a good thing it’s gone

By Robert Gehrke | December 2, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

(Casey Welch  |  Photo courtesy of The 5 Browns) The Utah-raised piano quintet The 5 Browns — from left, Gregory, Desirae, Deondra, Melody and Ryan — will perform a livestreamed benefit concert from Utah Valley University's Noorda Center on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

Venues are closed, so Utah arts groups are streaming their holiday cheer

By Sean P. Means | November 30, 2020, 11:38 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) Dreamscapes, the interactive walk-through art exhibition in The Gateway, will close at its current location, 111 S. Rio Grande, in Salt Lake City, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Artists will be creating a new "Dreamscapes" in a larger location across the street, to open in 2021.

‘Dreamscapes’ art installation closing Nov. 29, to move into a bigger space in 2021

By Sean P. Means | November 20, 2020, 9:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of SONDERimmersive) Martina Jorgensen is one of three actors who play the character Brandy in the experimental theater group SONDERimmersive's new production, "The Carousel," staged at the Dreamscapes walk-through art installation in The Gateway.

A new play in Utah is moving forward during the pandemic with actors in masks and a tale about dreams

By Sean P. Means | November 7, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

(Beau Pearson  |  Courtesy of Ballet West) Principal artists Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell rehearse for Ballet West's season opener, "Nine Sinatra Stories." Because of COVID-19 restrictions, only married and cohabitating dancers are performing duets for this show.

Utah’s Ballet West, stopped by COVID-19 in March, returns with a socially distanced ‘Nine Sinatra Songs’

By Sean P. Means | October 31, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Lisa Sewell, seen here during the 2010 Utah Arts Festival, is stepping down as the festival's executive director, a job she has held since October 2006.

Utah Arts Festival director leaving after 14 years; assistant director will take over

By Sean P. Means | October 29, 2020, 6:28 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) John Hess, who messed up his back and ended up in a senior center right as Covid hit, talks about some of the remarkable woven works of art he has created over the past few months on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Robert Gehrke: How one Utahn used this pandemic to create works of art

By Robert Gehrke | September 30, 2020, 1:23 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: Like the mural in their honor, the history of Utah women should evolve toward inclusiveness

By Robert Gehrke | August 31, 2020, 12:15 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Shari Lindsey looks at Diego Rivera’s La ofrenda as Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City opens for the first time in five months, with new COVID-19 restrictions in place, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts reopens, with shorter hours and safety protocols to battle COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | August 30, 2020, 4:59 p.m.

(Annie Tritt | The New York Times) Doug Leen, a retired backcountry dentist who collects and reproduces national park posters created by Works Progress Administration artists, at his home on Alaska’s Kupreanof Island, Aug. 19, 2020. Leen has made it his life’s work to track down as many of the original WPA national park posters as he can, after they were scattered across the country for 70 years with few records.

Meet the National Parks’ ‘ranger of the lost art’

By Erin Berger | The New York Times | August 26, 2020, 8:35 p.m.

(Arden Wray | The New York Times) The author Cherie Dimaline near her home in Midland, Ontario, Canada, July 28, 2020. Long underrepresented in genre fiction, Native American and First Nations authors are reshaping science fiction's otherworldly (but still often Eurocentric) worlds.

‘We’ve already survived an apocalypse’: Indigenous writers are changing sci-fi

By Alexandra Alter | The New York Times | August 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The LDS Church plans to remove three original paintings by LDS artist Minerva Teichert from an east Salt Lake City chapel, including “Shepherds of Bethlehem,” left, and “Three Women Encountering an Angel at the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea,” which has some local members concerned.

The LDS Church is removing Minerva Teichert paintings from its own chapels, prompting a question: Where does the art belong?

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | August 16, 2020, 2:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  Georgia O'Keeffe's "Manhattan (1932)" is one of three iconic landscape paintings on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City on Friday Oct. 25, 2019. The painting and three others on loan to the museum will be on display when UMFA reopens on Aug. 26, 2020.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts sets a reopening date of Aug. 26

By Sean P. Means | August 14, 2020, 7:41 p.m.

(Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sione Vea, a member of the USO Car Club, shows off details on his restored 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline, on Rio Grande Street at The Gateway in Salt Lake City, Aug. 13, 2020. Lowriders and classic cars like Vea's will be on display at The Gateway on Sept. 6 — one of the events of the 10th annual Urban Arts Festival, which will be broken into "elements" for safe viewing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Urban Arts Fest plans separate events through September to stay safe from COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | August 13, 2020, 9:25 p.m.

(Image courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Sundance Institute gives grants to arts groups hit hardest by COVID-19 pandemic

By Sean P. Means | August 14, 2020, 7:49 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Ballet West) David Heuvel, director of costume production for Ballet West, works on a costume for a sugar-plum fairy in the troupe's production of "The Nutcracker" in 2017. Ballet West announced on Aug. 5, 2020, that Heuvel is retiring after 41 years with the company.

Ballet West’s main costume designer is retiring after 31 years

By Sean P. Means | August 7, 2020, 8:12 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  Snow falls on the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Friday January 20, 2017.

Sundance Film Festival looking to trim to seven days for 2021, because of COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | August 3, 2020, 9:37 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jacob Weitlauf (center, in tied white shirt) leads "50 Ways to Name Your Gender" during the 2019 production of "Saturday's Voyeur" by Salt Lake Acting Company, July 14, 2019.

‘Saturday’s Voyeur’ is over. Salt Lake Acting Company won’t produce it again.

By Scott D. Pierce | July 9, 2020, 11:19 p.m.