by Katy Stephens
on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 2:06am.
I was shopping in Ancestor Square in downtown St. George and I came across the St. George Art Museum. I wondered if there would be galleries and art museums when I moved here from the Salt Lake City area and I have found a wealth of museums and galleries throughout St. George, Washington and Hurricane, Utah.
The mission of the St. George Art Museum is “to education 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”.
The St. George Art Museum is right across from the Main Street Post Office in historic downtown St. George. The museum was formerly used as a sugar beet seed storage facility. Now it is a wonderful showcase for art. The museum is celebrating 20 years in the building with three new exhibits:
Manifestation of Collage and Paint – Stewart Seidman
Vistas and Visions of the Colorado Plateau – Ron Larson
Gifts to the Permanent Collection – Celebrating Art
The St. George Art Museum has a Family Discovery Center where they offer hands-on learning activities for children that expand upon the concepts featured in the exhibit being displayed in the museum. According to their website the goal of the Family Discovery Center is to “increase the child’s awareness and thought processes” through art exploration. If you are looking for something to do with your children or grandchildren, you should visit the exhibits at the museum and then help younger children to create their own exhibit together in the Family Discovery Center.
Check the St. George calendar for numerous events that are sponsored by the museum. There are tours, a book club, conversations about art meetings, game nights, poetry jams, singles nights and teens take the museum nights.
St. George Art Museum Information
47 East 200 North
Monday – Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pom
Third Thursday of each month from 10:00am – 9:00pm