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Moab Arts

Visitors from around the world visit Moab for its incredible landscapes and scenic beauty. Many are moved by the beauty found here and express that beauty in the arts. Some actually move to Moab because of their desire to be more closely connected with the inspiration for their art. Whether you come to Moab for adventure, to play, or for business, you can always find something going on in the arts to extend and enhance your stay!

Moab may have more artists-per-capita than any other town in America, certainly in Utah! Here you can find painters, potters, poets, photographers, and writers, dancers, actors, musicians and mimes. There are also jewelers, sculptors, playwrights and just about any other form of artist and art that you can think of, including body art! The Moab Artist Directory has identified over 200 practicing artists (almost 2.5% of the county population) and the number keeps on growing.

Well before Moab was founded, the people of the Fremont and Anasazi cultures practiced their own forms of art. Rock art, in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs, are found at hundreds of sites within a short radius of Moab. Combined with the art forms of the early pioneers and the thriving arts community of today, Moab has nurtured creativity for eons.

Take a Stroll Through Moab's Art Galleries

Supporting and complimenting the work of resident artists is a growing number of businesses who sell artwork. There are several fine art galleries, 3 bookstores and a host of other businesses who display local artists work.

Attend an Event

Moab is also the home of several internationally known arts events. The Moab Music Festival and the Moab Folk Festival have made their mark. The annual Moab Arts Festival draws both visitor and residents to Swanny City Park for fun and festivities. Check out our Calendar of Events page for the latest arts events.

Moab Photography Symposium

Moab Arts Festival

Learn Something New

The Museum of Moab and the Moab Information Center host a lecture series focusing on area human and natural history. The Moab Arts and Recreation Center conducts a year-round series of diverse classes ranging from tai-chi to watercolor.

Check out Moab's Public Art

Public art is growing in Moab. Numerous government and private buildings are adorned with murals painted by local adult and child artists. City Hall (217 East Center Street) is home to the Moonstone Gallery (outdoor sculpture) and is right next to Sun Court, Star Hall (theater) and our new county library.

Moab Arts Council

Moab Arts CouncilThe Moab Arts Council is "your one-stop for the arts in Moab." Visit their website to view a list of services and activities. The Moab Arts Council's mission is to promote and support the arts in Southeastern Utah. They act as an arts advocacy, leadership and granting organization. This is done with the belief and understanding that arts activities, events and education provide for general community well-being while contributing to economic diversity. Ultimately they see the growth of the arts in all directions as simply making Moab a better place to be for residents and visitors alike.

For more information regarding the Moab Arts Council visit:

Moab Arts and Recreation Center

Since its formation in 1997, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) has become a place where community is built. The renovated church, constructed in 1925, sat vacant for two years before volunteers brought the building and the idea of an arts center to life. Today the MARC (111 East 100 North) is a center for art classes and workshops, special events & cultural offerings.

  • Classes & Workshops - Ongoing classes and seasonal workshops include: Ceramics, Watercolor Painting, Silk Scarf Painting, Stained Glass, Pottery, Art Coach for Kids ages 7-14, and Art Coach for Adults.
  • Special Events & Cultural Offerings - The MARC regularly hosts special events such as the Youth Garden Project's Chocolate Lovers Fling, Moab Repertory Theatre productions, The Holiday Craft Fair, monthly Art Walk exhibits, the moving waters art exhibit in May and June, concerts, dances, and lectures.

Moab Information Center

Moab Information Center

Once you arrive in Moab, your first stop should be the Moab Information Center. Conveniently located at the corner of Main and Center Street in Moab, the MIC offers information on recreational opportunities and visitor services throughout southeastern Utah. Allow some time for the interpretive displays and large gift shop featuring guide books, maps, videos, DVD's, postcards, and much more.

GPSGPS - Moab Info Ctr
Lat/Long (WGS84)

38° 34' 22.4" N
109° 33' 0.1" W

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