It’s been twenty years since the St. George Art Museum opened its doors in the renovated U&I Sugar beet seed factory on the corner of Main Street and 200 North in the complex known as the Pioneer Center for the Arts. Ask people in town about its location and their directions might be something like “the building behind Brigham Young’s Opera House across from the post office.”
How to celebrate two decades of displaying quality art, creating and safely storing a permanent collection for the City of St. George; educating young and old about the value of art; and, developing popular and enduring fundraising events year-after-year, became the question for board members and staff. What to do to excite the community, visitors and tourist; entice new patrons to “their museum” and be memorable for young and old? The answer … “20 for 20!”
Starting in mid-January with an exciting 20th Birthday exhibit, the St. George Art Museum is going to fill 2017 with a wide array of attractive, fun and inviting events including poetry jams, game nights, a chalk art celebration, a pumpkin carving contest and auction; monthly art conversations, book clubs; and, lots of art on display. There will also be an evening of art songs presented on February 11 by the St. George Opera Company followed by the 12th annual Soup N’ Bowl fundraiser on March 3. In the fall, the popular “For the Love of Art” Home Tour will take place on the weekend of September 22-23. To celebrate Halloween, the SGAM will host its first ever “Boo Ball” dinner and scare fest! November will bring the 3rd annual Fashion Show – this time fashions will be created using – what else – celebration materials? The year will wrap up on December 22 with a spectacular 20th event we are calling the Winter Solstice celebration.
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