• Honor •

Americans for the Arts will present a national award to Gov. Gary R. Herbert for his support of the arts sector.

• Experience •

Transcontinental: People, Place, Impact is a unique art exhibit featuring living Utah artists exploring themes surrounding the Transcontinental Railroad. 

• Celebrate •

The Department of Heritage & Arts will unveil a new Utah cultural magazine.

Rio Grande Depot
300 South Rio Grande Street
SaltLakeCity, UT 84101


Please use the password “April23” once entering Eventbrite.

Program Begins at 6:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Jill Remington Love Executive Director Department of Heritage & Arts

150 Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad
Aimee McConkie President, Spike 150 Commission
Doug Foxley Chair, Spike 150 Commission
Spencer Stokes Chair, Spike 150 Commission

Poetry Reading
Paisley Rekdal Utah Poet Laureate

Americans For The Arts Honor

Vicki Panella Bourns Director, Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Jay Dick Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts
A. Scott Anderson CEO Zions Bank

Award Acceptance and Remarks
Governor Gary R. Herbert

Closing Remarks
Jill Remington Love

Evening Entertainment
boomBAPbam Quartet