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Art Museum

47 East 200 North
St. George, UT 84770
Phone (435) 627-4525
Fax (435) 627-4526
Email museum@sgcity.org


Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
3rd Thursday 10am - 9pm

Admission:

$3 for adults
$1 for children 3 - 11
Free under 3
Free for Current Museum Members

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Mission Statement
The Mission of the St. George Art Museum is to educate 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.



General Information

General Information


Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
3rd Thursday 10am - 9pm

Location:
47 East 200 North
St. George, UT 84770
museum@sgcity.org

Admission:
$3 for adults
$1 for children 3 - 11
Free under 3
Free for Current Museum Members
Click here for Membership Application



Special Programs:
3rd Thursday Art Conversations at 7 pm

History
The building which is now the St. George Art Museum was originally built in the 1930's to store beet seed for a sugar beet factory. The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, after determining that sugar beet seed was a good "cash" crop, built the building in 1934, using it along with the already existing opera house and another building which is now the Social Hall. This was the start of a business that would last for nearly fifty years.

Sugar beets were planted in the Washinton Fields and Bloomington in the fall. Due to the mild-winter climate in Utah's Dixie, the crop could stay in the ground over winter. In the spring, the beets would sprout and grow to several feet high and then fall over. The plants would then be harvested and hauled by horse-drawn wagons to the factory where they would undergo a process to remove the seed and sort it into different sizes and varieties. The seed was cleaned, treated for disease and stored in bins.

Warehouse No. 3, as it was referred to at that time, (which is now the new St. George Art Museum) was where the seed was stored. There were 15 bins which each held 80,000 to 130,000 pounds of seed. From the bins, the seed was put into three sizes of bags, 20, 25, and 50 pounds and then stored until it was shipped. Shipping was done by hauling the bags to Cedar City where it was sent by train to sugar beet plants in West Jordan, Utah; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Montana, and Washington. After 1955 the seed was all shipped with trucking firms until the sugar company closed in 1979.

The building was vacant after 1979 and became home to mice and pigeons and an eyesore to the community. Through the vision, generosity, and hard work of the community and city officials, the ultimate dream to restore the building as part of the St. George's historic district was realized in 1997 when it became the beautiful new home of the Art Museum.
Exhibits

Current Exhibits


Future Exhibits


Past Exhibits
Education



Art Conversations - Every 3rd Thursday at 7 pm
August 21st - Braden Lindstrom on his upcoming book about his father, artist Gaell Lindstrom
September 18th - Artist Bonnie Conrad on her work
October - TBA
November - TBA




10th Anniversary


St. George Art Museum's 2006 Legacy II for the Next Ten Years

The St. George Art Museum celebrated ten years in the Pioneer Center for the Arts in 2007. The year leading up to that milestone was dedicated to raising funds to buy ten new pieces of art with the initiative Ten Empty Frames with Art That Goes Beyond.

  1. Giving to the Annual Appeal
  2. Shopping in the Museum Store's lovely hassle free environment (anytime)
  3. Celebrating with us at the Gala (January 27, 2007)
  4. Lunching at the Soup N' Bowl (March 9, 2007)
  5. Visiting which produces Admission Sales (anytime)
  6. Attending the 1st ever For the Love of Art Home Tour (October 19 & 20, 2007)
  7. Joining the Museum, renewing, or upgrading your membership (annually)
  8. Sponsoring #8 of the 10 Paintings ($5000)
  9. Sponsoring #9 of the 10 Paintings ($5000)
  10. Sponsoring #10 of the Paintings ($5000)



Family Discovery Center



In the Family Discovery Center for each exhibit, we feature multi-disciplinary, hands-on learning activities that expand upon the concepts featured in the art and increase the child's awareness and thought processes of that art.

"Researchers tell us that getting an early start in the arts can make a real difference in the lives of children. The benefits of early arts education extend way beyond providing a creative outlet. Involvement in the creative arts can help develop imagination, cognitive skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, social skills, and a host of other benefits. Art education can play a major role in a child's academic and social development."

Spend some quality time with your children or grandchildren at the St. George Art Museum by visiting the exhibits and talking about them with the kids. Then create your own exhibit related artworks together in the Family Discovery Center."

Children's Art Classes

Art Collection

Art Collection
Get Invloved

ST. GEORGE ART MUSEUM IS RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS & DOCENTS

Do you have a love of art? Have you ever thought about becoming a docent or a front desk volunteer at the St. George Art Museum? Now is the time. Wonderful exhibits are always on view and new exhibits arrive 3 to 4 times per year.
Click here to find out more!

Please sign up to receive e-mails and postal mailings from and about the St. George Art Museum events and exhibits. Be the first to know what is going on and get information and reminders via e-mail. Stay connected with the most beautiful place to see and ponder the wonder of art.

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Contribute - Annual Appeal

Download Contribution Form (PDF)

Dear Friends of the Museum,

As each year draws to a close we send out the St. George Art Museum's Annual Appeal. This is a request for contributions beyond membership that are 100% tax deductible*.

It takes a great deal of effort by the city, the staff and the community to fulfill the mission of the St. George Art Museum: to educate 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. It also requires economic resources and we could not do it without the support of our generous donors. This is the purpose of our Annual Appeal and through that we ask for your support. Contributions of any size are welcome.

Please make your donation today to help ensure that the St. George Art Museum, a place of thought and contemplation, maintains its ability to serve you, Washington County School children, and all of its visitors.

Sincerely,

Deborah Reeder

Manager/Curator

*Tax deductible within the extent of the law. Please see your tax advisor.



Art Museum Newsletters


2014 Newsletter for Summer/Fall

2014 Newsletter for Spring

2013 Newsletter Winter - Spring

2013 Newsletter for summer

2013 Newsletter for Fall

 

Newsletter Archives (2008 - 2012)

Fundraising

Soup N' Bowl Fundraiser – on the First Friday in March

The Annual Soup N' Bowl Fundraiser generates support for the Permanent Collection. Tickets for this event are sold at the Art Museum for about 6 weeks prior and at the door on the day of the event.

For a ticket price of only $20 per person, attendees will get to choose a bowl from a wide variety created and donated by local potters and enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, bread, and dessert.

Participants will also have the opportunity to bid on gorgeous art pieces offered in the Silent Auction and to meet some of the potters who donated bowls and auction items.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support the museum while enjoying a fun outing with family and friends. As an added bonus, a visit to the Art Museum is included in your ticket cost.

Don't miss this fun event!

For the Love of Art Home Tour Fundraiser – on the Third Weekend in October

This tour of art collector homes is offered on Friday and Saturday of the Third weekend in October

Travel together on one of two small buses to the homes of three different art collectors who will show their collections and talk about the artwork. Includes a sumptuous lunch. You can choose to take the tour on Friday or Saturday. Purchase tickets for $60 at the Museum or by phone with your Mastercard or Visa beginning about 6 weeks prior to the Tour weekend.



Become a Museum Member Today



Click here for Membership Application (PDF)

The St. George Art Museum Board wishes to thank you for the continued support you have shown to foster the arts in our community. By becoming a member, attending gallery openings and special presentations, as well as taking part in fundraising efforts-- you make a difference.

Proceeds from membership funds go toward: acquisitions to the Museum's Permanent Collection; quality traveling exhibits for the area; and special artist presentations and scholarly lectures. These programs are enjoyed not only by our members, but also by our many visiting schools throughout the year who take the opportunity to plan quality museum and fine art experiences in their curriculum. Please make note of the following membership benefits and join us!
  • 10% discount on all Gallery and Gift shop purchases
  • Donor recognition
  • Invitation to exhibit openings, presentations, lectures and other special events
  • Your contribution is tax-deductible
  • As programs grow, we look forward to increased benefits to our members
Again, we thank you for your involvement and look forward to your wonderful support of the arts and a terrific year for the Museum!

Museum Store



Visit our Museum Store for a variety of unique gifts.

Our museum store features a wide variety of gifts and books. From jewelry to art supplies, everyone is sure to find exactly what they are looking for. Come in and take a look.

Museum Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone:
(435) 627 - 4525
Museum Tours

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*Type of Group (School, Civic, Etc.):
*Age or Grade of Group:
*Contact Person or Teacher:
* Home Phone # for Contact:
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*E-Mail for Contact:
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*Date(s) Desired:
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*Number of Adults:
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*Total Tour Length:
*Time Per Floor:
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Contacts

Museum Staff


Deborah Reeder
Manager/Curator
Manager, ext. 117

April Cummings
Museum Assistant, Membership & Newsletter
ext. 118

Valerie Sullivan
Gift Shop, Exhibit Installation & Receptions
Front Desk, ext. 110

Ashley Nelson
Volunteers
Front Desk, ext. 110

Anita Wotkyns
Front Desk, ext. 110

Lynne McWilliams
Special Projects

Jodi Adair
Graphic Designer

Advisory Board


Steven Brough
Collin Davis
Clayton Denos
J. Scott Ford
Shar Heitkotter
Clyde Johnston
Linda Lowe
Genevieve McDowell
Linda Sappington
Terance White



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