The leading Museum in the St. George area features fine exhibits of many cultures and times, as well as the work of local and regional artists.
Located across from the Main St. Post Office in historic downtown St. George, the Museum is part of the beautiful Pioneer Center for the Arts Complex. Formerly a sugar beet seed storage facility, the space has been transformed into an elegant showcase for art. In addition to the many programs and events that the Museum hosts, the Family Discovery Center is always available for all visit...
The building which is now the St. George Art Museum was originally built in the 1930's to store beet seed for a sugar beet factory. The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, after determining that sugar beet seed was a good "cash" crop, built the building in 1934, using it along with the already existing opera house and another building which is now the Social Hall. This was the start of a business that would last for nearly fifty years.
Sugar beets were planted in the Washington Fields and Bloomington in the fall. Due to the mild-winter climate in Utah's Dixie, the crop could stay in the ground over winter. In the spring, the plants would be harvested and hauled by horse-drawn wagons to the factory where they would undergo a process to remove the seed which was sorted, cleaned, treated for disease and stored in bins.
Warehouse No. 3, now the St. George Art Museum, was where the seed was stored and later shipped by hauling the bags of seed to Cedar City where it was sent by train to sugar beet plants in West Jordan, Utah; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Montana, and Washington. After 1955 the seed was all shipped with trucking firms until the sugar company closed in 1979.
The building was vacant after 1979 and became home to mice and pigeons and an eyesore to the community. Through the vision, generosity, and hard work of the community and city officials, the ultimate dream to restore the building as part of the St. George's historic district was realized in 1997 when it became the beautiful new home of the Art Museum.
The St. George Art Museum celebrated ten years in the Pioneer Center for the Arts in 2007. The year leading up to that milestone was dedicated to raising funds to buy ten new pieces of art with the initiative to fill Ten Empty Frames with Art That Goes Beyond.
The year 2017 featured special events and exhibits to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the St. George Art Museum's beautiful home in the Pioneer Center for the Arts. Our 20th Anniversary Goal, to receive 20 gifts of fine art, raise $20,000 and to host 20 special events, Twenty for 20, was met and exceeded!
For 2018 and beyond the Museum will continue to present exhibits, changing approximately 3 times per year, that feature the Permanent Collection, local artists, art of Utah and the west, and thought provoking and inspiring art from around the nation and the world.
...r docents usher almost 3,000 Washington County school children through the Museum’s galleries. Beginning in September, a new crop of 5th graders explore the slate of exhibits on display. These field trips expose children to the world of fine art but docent led tours through the exhibits are only half of the experience. The 5th graders also “Meet the Artist” for demonstrations and hands-on art activities.
After a winter break for the holidays, school tours resume in mid-January and the 4th grade students are ready to visit. The Museum tour portion of their visit is similar to that of the 5th graders but the other segment features a St. George history lesson from the Historic St. George LIVE volunteers. This entertaining presentation dovetails nicely with the Utah History that 4th graders are learning in their classrooms.
As curricula in this country focuses more and more on common core subjects of reading and math, many regard art education to be a luxury. However, research has shown that creative activities and exposure visual aesthetics are important building blocks of child development. Improvements in motor skills, language development, decision making, inventiveness and cultural awareness have been attributed to the exposure to art and creativity in early education.
The St. George Art Museum is always looking for more volunteer docents. If you are interested please fill out an application online or in person at the Museum.
Your Museum membership makes it possible for the St. George Art Museum to continue to acquire original art from local and world renowned artists in every media. It also enables us to provide dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs for art lovers of every age in our community.
As a new or renewing Member of the Museum you are invited to exhibit openings and special presentations; you also receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store. W appreciate your involvement in and generous support of the arts.
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Question: How do I schedule a tour?
Answer: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (435) 627-4525
Question: I want to become a volunteer docent, how do I sign up?
Answer: Fill out an application online or in person at the Museum. Call (435) 627-4525 for more information.
Teens, it's your night to take over the art museum!
...ric St. George. Nestled in next to the Splash Pad and the Children’s Museum the Carousel is a wonderful experience for all ages. It’s an a...
Render assistance to local schools to improve the quality of arts education at elementary, secondary and college levels.
Support and cooperate in the operation of other physical facilities for cultural activities.
Support existing arts activities.
Assess future needs of the community for art activities .Recommend to the City the need for financial and logistic support when deemed advisable.
Assist and oversee the availability and application for grant monies.
Solicit matching funds from the community where necessary.
Maintain contact with State and Federal agencies and councils that provide assistance to the arts.
ARTS COMMISSION MEMBERS
Sherlynn Davis, Chairman
Bette Arial, City Council Liaison
Kam Capik, Museum Liaison
Paul Abegg, At Large
Jim Sevy, At Large
Marianne L. Hamilton, At Large
John C. Kessler, At Large
Karman Wilson, At Large
Jane K. Anderson, At Large
Robert Schmidt, WCSD Liaison
The St. George Arts Commission is accepting general fund arts grant applications for the fiscal 2018/2019 year. Please reference the new grant guidelines at the website. Applications are accepted monthly no later than the 2nd Thursday of each month and will be open until April 13, 2018. All General Fund Grant Award funds are required to be expended by June 30, 2019. Completed applications can be mailed or turned in to the following address:
St. George Arts Commission c/o Arts & Events Division 68 East Tabernacle Street St. George, UT 84770 For information (435) 627-4510 The availability of funds will be contingent upon approval of the St. George City Council. The St. City of St. George-Arts Component will be accepting applications for the 2019/2020 RAP Tax Grants in the Spring of 2019. Watch for details.
The City of St. George is accepting RAP Tax Grants for the 2017 year. The grant applications and guidelines are available below. (Arts Component Guidelines 2018 and Arts Component Grant Application 2018). Application deadline is 5:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2019.
Please note this is a competitive grant process, not an entitlement program. The citizens of Washington County and its various cities have generously voted to allow their tax dollars to fund art, cultural activities, programs and organizations in our community. This is a gift and a responsibility for each successful applicant.
Questions may be directed to Gary Sanders, Community Arts and Exhibits Manager (435) 627-4510 or email gary.sanders@sgcity....
The St. George Art Museum Art Conversation series meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm and is lead by various artists.
2019 Art Conversation Series
January 17- Lead by illustrator, Sherry Meidell, and Salt Lake City artist, Rebecca Hartvigsen
February- No Program
March- No Program
April 18- Lead by the amazingly talented quilter, Margaret Abramshe. She is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
May 16- Lead by Utah native artist, D. McGarren Flack on his inspiration of creating unique works of art.
June 20- Lead by multi-talents artist, Ms. Downy Doxey-Marshall on her reverence for landscape and passion for oil painting.
July- No Program
August- No Program
September 19- Lead by local artist, Roland Lee, on the works of Robert Shepherd
October 17- Lead by printmaker and painter, Royden Card on the topic of prints.
November 21- Lead by local fiber artists on artwork designed by Bloom.
December- No Program
Question: What are the hours for the Family Discovery Center?
Answer: The hours for the FDC are the same as the Museum, 10am - 5pm, Monday through Saturday; Thursdays until 8pm.
Question: Do you accept donations of reference materials for this area?
Answer: The Museum welcomes donations of art books and periodicals.
Question: May I borrow the books and reference materials?
Answer: No, but you’re welcome to spend as much time as you like studying the materials in the Museum.
Question: Is there a fee for using this area?
Answer: This area is available to all museum visitors as part of the regular admission.
Question: Is there an additional fee?
Answer: No, it is open to anyone who has paid admission to the Museum.
The City of St. George is partnering with Canyonland Party Rentals and Carnival Midway Attractions to bring the Mega Pass to the Independence Day Celebration. The Mega Pass is a unique opportunity to gain unlimited access to all the rides, attractions, and events that are part of the 4th of July Celebration.
The Mega Pass will include all-day access to:
Carnival Rides (not Carnival Games)
Kids games in the park
Sand Hollow Aquatic Center
Out Door City Pool (Mega Pass will only include admittance to the Outdoor City, not slide rides.)
Children's Museum (Children's Museum will be having their Free Day on the 4th of July)
Train Rides at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park
There will be numerous fun inflatables for kids to use including slides, slip-n-slides, bounce house castles, and a dunk tank. This super fun event will be open all day and located on the Town Square lawn.
Also for sale are Pay One Price Wristbands which are for sale for the Carnival only. These passes are good for only one day that the carnival is open (July 5, July 6, July 7, or July 8) and are not able to be used for the Independence Day Celebration. These passes give all day, unlimited use for the carnival.
Please note: a Mega Pass and/or Pay One Price Wristband will be needed for each individual who intends on being part of the fun. Wristbands can not be used by multiple individuals.
Question: What do I get for my ticket?
Answer: Ticketholders get to choose a bowl from a wide variety created and donated by local potters and enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, bread, and dessert. As an added bonus, a visit to the Art Museum is included in your ticket cost.
...anent Collection. Tickets for this event are available for purchase at the Art Museum or from Advisory Board members for 3 weeks prior to the event or at the door.For a ticket price of only $25 per person, attendees will get to choose a bowl from a wide variety created and donated by local potters and enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, bread, and dessert.Participants will also have the opportunity to bid on gorgeous art pieces offered in the Silent Auction and to meet some of the potters who donated bowls and auction items. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the museum while enjoying a fun outing with family and friends. As an added bonus, a visit to the Art Museum is included in your ticket cost. Don't miss this fun event!
You can:* Support the Museum* Enjoy lunch with fellow art lovers* Keep your beautiful hand-made bowl* Bid on other Pottery* Visit the Art Museum which is included in the ticket price
Question: Where is does the Soup N Bowl take place?
Answer: In the Social Hall and courtyard of the Pioneer Center for the Arts, located one block north of St. George Boulevard on the corner of Main Street and 200 North, where the Art Museum is also located.
...hands-on learning activities that expand upon the concepts featured in the art and increase the child's awareness and thought processes of that art.
"Researchers tell us that getting an early start in the arts can make a real difference in the lives of children. The benefits of early arts education extend way beyond providing a creative outlet. Involvement in the creative arts can help develop imagination, cognitive skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, social skills, and a host of other benefits. Art education can play a major role in a child's academic and social development."
Spend some quality time with your children or grandchildren at the St. George Art Museum by visiting the exhibits and talking about them with the kids. Then create your own exhibit related artworks together in the Family Discovery Center."
... spectacular views of the newly lit Christmas Lights! The race will start and end at the Christmas Tree in the middle of the park and will be run entirely in the park!
This event is being held in conjunction with the other Christmas Events on Monday, November 26 at Town Square with the City of St. George, St. George Children's Museum, and Cherry Creek Media including the tree lighting ceremony, Christ...
... for something fun to do on Valentine’s Day, don’t miss Sweetheart Swing at the St. George Children’s Museum.The Sweetheart Swing, where guests are invited to swing dance to live music by Southern Utah Rebel Jazz Band, is presented by the St. George Arts Commission. Red Rock Swing Dance will present a floor show.Tickets are available at the door or in advance starting January 13, 2018 at the St. George Art Museum, 47 East 200 North, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 per perso...
Nestled in the heart of southern Utah, The Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum brings the wonders of the planet’s greatest animals in their natur...
Question: Where can I purchase tickets?
Answer: Tickets go on sale about 6 weeks before the tour weekend and can be purchased at the Art Museum, or by phone by calling 435-627-4525.
A Fashion Design Show of Wearable Art to celebrate Exotic and Non-Western Cultures!
Teams of up to 5 people compete for the chance to win great prizes!
For more information see the Fashion Show flyer (coming soon!) and download your entry form below.
Download and print the PDF entry form, fill it out and bring or mail your form to the Museum at 47 East 200 North, 84770. You may also email to: email@example.com or fax to 435-627-4526.
Call if you have questions - 435...
The St. George Art Museum book club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm to discuss art inspired books. The book club is free and open to all. Please join us!
2019 Book Club Featured Literature
January 17- The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us by Lucy Jones
February 21- The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
March 21- The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach
April 18- Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs by Edward Curtis and Timothy Egan
May 16- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
June 20- Neither World nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerbum
July 18- The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
August 15 - Educated by Tara Westover
September 19- An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
October 17- Oppenheimer, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
November 21- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanit...
...Hamblin, Judge John Menzies Macfarlane and a woman pioneer this summer as part of the Historic St. George LIVE! tours. Beginning June 1 and ending August 31, 2017, guests will meet the pioneer settlers in historic buildings around town. Five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, at 10 a.m., the tours will start at the Art Museum at the Pioneer Center for the Arts, 47 East 200 North, across from the St. George Post Office. Added this year are cotton spinners and a player of an Indian flute starting at 9:45 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the St. George Art Museum: They are $3 for ages 12 and up; children are free with an adult. Each ticket is also good for one admission to the St. George Art Museum.
Question: Are there other ways I can get involved at the St. George Art Museum?
Answer: Yes! Visit our exhibits; attend our Third Thursday Art Conversations; cultivate your child’s interest in art by visiting the museum and checking out various classes and activities; become a member!
ST. GEORGE ART MUSEUM IS RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS & DOCENTS
Do you have a love of art? Have you ever thought about becoming a docent or a front desk volunteer at the St. George Art Museum? Now is the time. Wonderful exhibits are always on view and new exhibits arrive 3 to 4 times per year.
Beginning as students themselves, docents receive a basic training about the visual arts and each new exhibit, often meeting with the artists. They then step into the role of educator, communicating that information primarily to 4th and 5th grade school children. "Docents and volunteers need to be dependable, willing to do some studying, fun-loving, and like children and people", said the late Mary Williams, a former member of the St. George Art Museum Advisory Board and the driving force behind our docent program. "It doesn't hurt to be a bit of an actor." For more information on becoming a Museum docent or front desk volunteer, call the St. George Art Museum at 627-4525.
Click on the Volunteer icon below to fill out the application. Then print it and mail or bring it to the Museum. THANK YOU!
CONTRIBUTE TO OUR ANNUAL APPEAL
Dear Friends of the Museum,
As each year draws to a close we send out the St. George Art Museum's Annual Appeal. This is a request for contributions beyond membership that are 100% tax deductible*. It takes a great deal of effort by the city, the staff and the community to fulfill the mission of the St. George Art Museum: to educate all visitors through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures, and media, as well as to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit, and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West. It also requires economic resources and we could not do it without the support of our generous donors. This is the purpose of our Annual Appeal and through that we ask for your support. Contributions of any size are welcome. Please make your donation today to help ensure that the St. George Art Museum, a place of thought and contemplation, maintains its ability to serv...
...and a Bottle
Squirt the Ball
Water Games (Water Area at Town Square) starting at 8:00 am -- sponsored by Hurst General Store / Ace Hardware on Bluff and The Desert Rat
Beach Ball Race
Tennis Water Can Relay
Contests (All Contest will take place at the Contest Stage unless otherwise stated. Sign-ups will take place before the events- spots cannot be reserved.)
9 am - Donut Eating Contest
10 am - Diaper Dash Baby Races, Gazebo
10 am - St. George's Finest Climber (Climbing Competition), Town Square Parking Lot
11 am- Giant Twister, Gazebo
12 pm- Hot Dog Eating Contest
1 pm - Soggy Pants
2 pm - Frozen T-Shirt
3 pm - Minute to Win It
4 pm - Rubber Duck Races, Town Square River
7:00 - 7:45 am - Yoga (Contest Stage) - Put on by the St. George Rec Center Staff
9:00 - 9:45 am - Zumba (Contest Stage) - Put on by the St. George Rec Center Staff
10:00 - 2:00 pm - Talent Show (Main Stage)
10:00 - 3:00 pm - Scavenger Hunt - Put on by the St. George Children's Museum. Please visit the Children's Museum on the southeast corner of Town Square (Main Street and 100 S.) to participate. The Children's Museum will also be holding a free day on the 4th of July!
10:00 - 3:00 pm - Bingo, Arts and Crafts (3rd Floor, Art Museum)
11:00 - 2:00 pm - Karaoke (Gazebo)
Spin Art - $1 for one artwork piece. Not part of the Mega Pass sales.
Please note: this is not a def...
This Class is designed to teach the boys about art and different types of mediums. Each student will create several works of art that are required for their badge. Each scout is required to bring his ...