Rio Gallery


The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition-making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art-making and dialogue. The Rio Gallery is located in the grand lobby of the historic Rio Grande Depot.

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm | Open Saturdays from 10 – 2, Nov 10 – Apr 20 for Winter Market
Closed Sunday

300 S Rio Grande Street SLC, UT 84101
Free and open to the public

March 22 – June 14
Gallery Stroll Reception, April 19, 6 – 9pm
This exhibit is part of the Spike 150 celebrations that mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. The 35 artists featured in this exhibition currently live and work in Utah, or have significant ties to Utah. The work ranges from traditional to contemporary and includes a variety of media including: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation, performance, and video. The artists have created work focusing on topics such as transportation, innovation, immigrant and labor issues, impact on Indigenous communities, environmental issues, globalization, historical figures and stories, and personal heritage. This exhibition is part of a host of Spike 150 activities that aim to inspire, educate, and reflect on the legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad. This exhibit was curated by Felicia Baca and Amanda Moore.
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Christine Baczek, Ken Baxter, Ryan Bench, Joseph Bennion, Erin Berrett, Linnie Brown, Royden Card, Russell Case, John Clark, Caitlin Connolly, Nicholas Courdy, Russel Daniels, Gregg Deal, Cara Despain, Stefanie Dykes, Edward Fraughton, Karen Horne, David Hyams, Anthony Ithurralde, David Koch, Lenka Konopasek, Jeronimo Lozano, Alison Neville, Rios Alex Pacheco, Cassandria Parsons, Nick Pedersen, Zachary Proctor, Chris Purdie, Denae Shanidiin, Amie Tullius, John Vehar, Mary Wells, Simon Winegar, Richard Wong, Xi Zhang

Upcoming Exhibitions

Jacqui Larsen, Richard Gate, Heidi Moller Somsen June 21 – August 30

DesignArts ’19 September 6 – October 18

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Nancy Rivera – Visual Arts Coordinator

Lisa Greenhalgh  Visual Arts