About 

Connect is a free monthly pop-up art exhibit that invites all visual artists to showcase their art (up to two pieces). Helpful connections and friendships are made as artists learn skills necessary for art careers, gained through lectures, workshops, and activities. Attendees complete the evening by voting for their favorite art, an experience which helps prepare and educate the participating artists.
Our events, perfect for emerging artists and art lovers, occur at the Urban Arts Gallery (and Online), Gallery. Established 2010 by Utah Arts Alliance in Salt Lake City, UT.

About Connect Finals:

All of the finalists throughout the year of 2020 are invited to a special event on December 11th, for a final voting in three categories, Year Long Choice ($1,500 prize), Artist Choice ($1,500 prize), and Patron Choice ($1,000 prize).

Our events are perfect for emerging artists and art lovers and usually occurs at the Urban Arts Gallery (now online). Established 2010 by Utah Arts Alliance in Salt Lake City, UT. 
 

Schedule:

The event begins at 7 pm MST and will end at approximately 8:15 pm MST

7 pm - Connect Director Michael Christensen gives a voting tutorial

A few words from UAA Executive Director Derek Dyer on UAA

Artist Interviews - Voting Begins

A few words Utah Film Center Director Patrick Hubley on Collaboration with Connect Film

STEAM Punk Academy presentation with Justice Morath

A few words from Connect Mentor Raynola Dominguez 

8 pm - Winners are announced

 

To get notifications that UAA is going live, you must go to the YouTube Channel and push the ‘Subscribe’ button, in order to this you must be logged in to your YouTube account.

 

Utah Arts Alliance YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ZuDv2Qe4LdTmabkOBebzQ/videos

 

We will be doing the event from YouTube but we will post links to the following online locations

Connect Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/uaa.connect

*To get a notification on FB that we are going live you must follow the page by pushing the ‘Like’ button.

Utah Arts Alliance Connect website: https://www.connectforart.org/

 

*there will be a tutorial on how to vote at 7 pm sharp, please be on time if you want to see the tutorial on how to vote. Voting link will be posted at that time.

 

Instead of tix sales, we are asking for donations and it benefits artists directly text the word ‘UAACONNECT’ to phone number 44-321.

 

Can’t join the event? Consider becoming a monthly sponsor of Connect starting at $5 a month

Follow link: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-arts-alliance/connect

CONNECT FAQ Sheet

 

IS CONNECT CANCELED?

No! Connect has moved online due to the COVID 19 epidemic. Artists meet via ZOOM and discuss art they have uploaded to our website, ConnectforArt.org.


 

HOW DO I FIND CONNECT ONLINE?

  1. Be sure to join our monthly newsletter! Subscribe by emailing m​ ichael@utaharts.org​ -- let him know you’d like to be added to the newsletter. You will get all the links necessary to participate in our events.

  2. Be sure to follow us on social media! Instagram: uaa.connect, facebook: facebook.com/uaa.connect.

  3. Be sure to check out the UAA events calendar.


 

HOW DOES VOTING WORK ONLINE?

Through the help of computers! Each art piece is automatically assigned a voting number when a form is filled out. At 7:35pm sharp, our Tech Manager adds a “Vote Now” tab to our website (connectforart.org). Patrons and artists alike then vote on the “Vote Now” tab. The voting ballot allows for three votes and the art is displayed on the side with their proper correlating voting number.


 

HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE EVENTS?

We have a regular event every 2nd Friday of the month (minus December and January). We also have extra monthly events peppered throughout the months.


 

WILL CONNECT RETURN TO IN PERSON?

Yes! We are planning to have our October and November 2nd Friday events at the Urban Arts Gallery! We also plan to host our December Connect Finals in person.


 

 WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS / CONCERNS?

Contact Connect Director Michael Christensen via email: michael@utaharts.org.

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