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Speaking on Business: Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts is focused on preserving our cultural identity.

Chris Redgrave Sep 21, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

In Utah, we’ve always embraced the arts, and in fact, Utah was the first state in the U.S. to have an arts council, official created in 1899 and driven by Alice Merrill-Horne. It’s thanks to Alice that we have an impressive state art collection which you can see today in the Alice Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City with exhibits that change all the time. It’s operated by the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, a state-run organization with 6 divisions and 140 employees, all focused on preserving our cultural identity.

Executive Director Jill Remington Love spent 12 years serving on the Salt Lake City Council where she was the director of community development. She has always been a champion for libraries and historic preservation and has taken her passion into her current role at the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts.

An important focus for the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts is building communities with arts in the center of our rural communities by providing grants that are supporting local arts agencies, museums, artists and fund research and preservation projects. In addition, these grants become catalysts for economic development projects throughout the state, especially along the “Main Street” in a town. They also support growth of exiting organizations, like local music festivals.

Discover all they offer at www.heritage.utah.gov 

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
300 S. Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801-864-2727

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