October 25 is designated National Art Day, and there are so many different ways to celebrate the arts in Utah County. There's no shortage of plays, galleries or performances for those looking to enjoy a day or evening full of fine art.
Whether with your family, friends or date, check out these 11 places right in your backyard to celebrate National Art Day.
The SCERA Center for the Arts is a great opportunity for citizens and visitors to experience the arts. From galleries to indoor and outdoor theatre, and from film to musical performances, the SCERA is your one-shop-stop for all things arts.
Location: 745 S. State St., Orem
The Covey Center in downtown Provo is all about community arts. Visitors can experience art exhibits, theatre, symphony and other live music, ballet ... the list goes on and on!
Location: 425 W. Center St., Provo
Hale Center Theatre
As a smaller theatre-in-the-round, Hale Center Theatre in Orem provides an intimate, engaging theatre experience for its audience members. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is currently playing. Upcoming plays include the theatre's annual "A Christmas Carol," "Man With the Pointed Toes" and "Matilda."
Location: 225 W. 400 N., Orem
BYU Museum of Art
The BYU Museum of Art, affectionately referred to at the MOA by many, showcases permanent and temporary art exhibits of a broad range. Current exhibits include "Windswept," "Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine," "Becoming America," and "From the Vault: Highlights from the MOA collection."
Location: Campus Drive, BYU campus, Provo
Woodbury Art Museum
UVU's art museum on the second floor of the University Mall features rotating collections of eclectic photographs, fine art and sculpture.
Location: 575 E. University Mall, Orem (entrance located on the southeast corner of University Place)
Springville Museum of Art
Springville Museum of Art is Utah's oldest museum for the visual fine arts. The 34th annual "Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah," collection is currently on display.
Location: 126 E. 400 South, Springville
The Boxcar Gallery & Studios
The Boxcar is both an art gallery and music studio aimed to create "magical moments for friends old and new" and to "share art and music and good times," according to their site.
Location: 156 W. 500 S., Provo
Alpine Community Theatre
Alpine Community Theater's motto is, "Where everyone can get into the ACT!" Locals can register for The ACT Performing Arts Academy, or stay off the stage and in the audience for the upcoming "A Christmas Carol" play.
Give ceramics painting a go at Wildflower Studios. Pick out an unpainted ceramic, choose from the studio's various paints and painting tools, and get creative!
Location: 1274 E. Center St., Spanish Fork
Pleasant Grove Players
Another community theater, Pleasant Grove Players offers both acting opportunities and play tickets to locals. Its currently playing show is "Wait Until Dark."
Location: 30 E. Center St., Pleasant Grove
Utah County Art Board
Utah County Art Board has been in operation for over 50 years in Utah County. The gallery boasts a wide variety of exhibits, including photography, abstract art, sculptures, computer art, Christian art, landscape paintings, pottery and more.
Location: 151 S. University Ave., Provo