Over the next few minutes we will be breaking down everything we know about art in Provo in full detail and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Provo art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
We have written other posts on the Southwest that you can look through if interested.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Provo
The best art galleries and museums in Provo would be:
- Brigham Young University Museum of Art at N Campus Dr
- Covey Center For The Art at 425 W Center St
- Hopkinson Art Gallery at 212 N 500 W
- Coleman Studios at 2822 Rolling Knolls Dr
- Utah County Art Board at 151 S University Ave
- Artcetera Student Art Gallery at 1200 Towne Centre Blvd
- Woodbury Art Museum at 575 E University Pkwy, Orem
- Tree Art Gallery at 738 S State St, Orem
The Brigham Young University Museum of Art opens at 10am on weekends and is a four-story modern structure that spans more than 102,000 square feet with eleven exhibition galleries, an auditorium, classrooms, a small theater, a print study room, and a gift shop. It is also home to cutting-edge design, fabrication, imaging, registration, and storage facilities while the Museum Café looks out over a lovely sculpture garden and reflection pool.
There are four art galleries at The Covey Center which include the Eccles and Secured Galleries on the main level, the Center Street Exhibit Gallery near the front door, and the Upper Gallery on the second floor. They are open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and admission is free.
Hopkinson Art Gallery is open from 11am to 5pm every day but Sunday featuring original oil paintings, books, and reprints by Glen S. Hopkinson who was a well-known western artist. Housed in one of Provo’s original 1800’s pioneer houses with 1,300 square feet dedicated to salon-style art exhibition, historical backgrounds of some of the creator’s more well-known pieces, and a live painting area for open-studio days you will have a great time if you visit.
The UVU Museum of Art in your area is also known as the Woodbury Art Museum and opened in 2002 thanks to the generosity of Orin and Wally Woodbury. Since its beginnings the museum has amassed a collection of around 600 works and has a public-facing department of the School of the Arts, engages artists, local stakeholders, the community, students, and professors in a variety of learning exhibitions and events. Head over from 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and until 8pm on Tuesday to check out all they have to offer.
Founded in 2017 by Neyda de la Pea Tree Art Gallery is open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and
has a special interest in new generations of artists as well as space for established creators. Works from various artists including Neyda de la Pea, Manuel González Romero, Andres Bravo, and Amanda Barke are either currently up or have been exhibited at the gallery recently.
Materials & Supplies Near You
When you need some new materials or supplies go to art stores like:
- Craft Supplies USA at 1287 E 1120 S
- Dollar Tree at 1360 N State St
- Artist Corner Retail Store at 380 S Orem Blvd, Orem
- Michaels at 321 E 1300 S St, Orem
- Hobby Lobby at 360 W University Pkwy, Orem
Craft Supplies USA has been providing the finest woodturning tools and supplies available in Provo for over 35 years and they are all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Artist Corner is a one-stop shop for all things creative as they carry a large inventory of numerous top quality and exclusive brands as a result of being in business for about 15 years, serving over 350 schools, and connecting with thousands of artists with varying preferences.
You probably already know what chain stores like the Michaels and Hobby Lobby near you have to offer.
Dollar Tree is an OK place to buy cheap art supplies in your area for anyone on a budget or who just needs something quick and cheap.
Shows & Events
Some good local art shows, events, and festivals would be:
The Utah Arts Festival is the states largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event attracting over 70,000 visitors each summer. With multiple international, national, and local accolades the event continues to be one of the prime events that kicks off the summer season in the state each June.
America’s Freedom Festival is a private, non-profit, non-partisan foundation whose aim is to celebrate, teach, honor, and reinforce traditional American values like God, family, freedom, and country.
Don’t forget about the Downtown Provo Art Stroll that takes place on the first Friday of each month that we are linking you to in the walking tours section either.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
When you want to buy something new or learn the current value of something in your collection you can go to art dealers and appraisers near you like:
- McNaughton Fine Art at 1200 Towne Centre Blvd #2060
- Writ & Vision at 274 W Center St
- Cats Cradle Antiques & Art at 168 W Center St
- Heirloom Art Co at 4801 N University Ave #350
- New Vision Art at 276 Ridge Rd, Orem
Jon McNaughton is a well-known local artist whose new works have captured the attention of millions throughout the world in recent years while his paintings are focused on highly detailed religious and patriotic issues.
For a fine art gallery and rare book store located in the historic downtown area check out Writ & Vision who shows and sells original fine art, purchases, sells, and consigns rare books and papers, and conducts public events ranging from book releases and author signings to round table discussions and lectures in addition to public art courses and private parties.
Glen Rollins launched Cats Cradle in 1989 and has been dedicated to the antiques and art trade in your area ever since with a specialty in dolls, jewelry, odd decorative things, and fine art for the discerning collector and connoisseur.
Heirloom Art Co. is a small group of people that are passionate about art and about their house who encourage the usage of art, books, and presents that are more than merely functional.
Fine art prints and drawings by Brian Kershisnik, Emily Fox King, Colby Sanford, Michael Workman, Jacqui Larsen, Sarah Richards Samuelson, Daniel Bartholomew, Steve and Tonya Vistaunet, HIldebrando De Melo, and other local artists are available at New Vision Art.
The Provo Art Stroll is a self-guided art tour that takes place downtown on the first Friday of each month and maps for the Art Stroll can be found at each participating location which will illustrate where art, music, and events are taking place.
Sculptures & Statues
Another good way to enjoy nice weather would be to check out some of these statues and sculptures in the area:
- In The Family Circle Statue at 45 W Center St
- Statue of Chief Massasoit at 1 Campus Dr
- Tree of Wisdom at Brigham Young University
Keith and Teri Wilson sculpted the In the Family Circle statue in front of the City Center Temple in the mid 1970’s.
On the campus of Brigham Young University there is a bronze sculpture of Massasoit of the Delaware Indian tribe that was created by sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin.
The Tree of Wisdom was originally created in 1975 by Frank Nackos.
Don’t forget about the great sculpture garden at The Brigham Young University Museum of Art either, and if you are a fan of the full statue making process then you may also want to check out Big Statues at 815 W Columbia Lane.
Provo Art Classes
Whether you are trying to find lessons for kids, teens, or adults some of the best Provo art schools and classes can be found at:
- Beaux Arts Academy at 1082 E 930 S
- Neighborhood Art Center at 1200 Towne Centre Blvd #2108
- Patty’s Ceramics at 649 W Center St
- Color Me Mine at 5033 N Edgewood Dr #40
- Utah Valley University School of the Arts at 800 W University Pkwy, Orem
- Liquid Lead Art at 380 S Orem Blvd, Orem
- SCERA Art Studio at 340 E 720 S St, Orem
The Beaux Arts Academy provides classical training in painting, sculpture, and architecture to students of all ages.
Children and families can learn about and make art at The Neighborhood Art Center where screen printing, painting on the walls of their paint room, creating self-portraits, sewing, and many other creative lessons all take place.
Patty’s Ceramics was founded in 1987 in Orem and provides local ceramic painting workshops for both beginners and advanced students.
Color Me Mine is a do-it-yourself ceramics studio that also has the largest ceramic assortment in your area with over 400 pieces.
Beginning in 1941 as the Central Utah Vocational School (CUVS) with the primary purpose of providing war industry training Utah Valley University is a great choice today as they have around 41,000 students in total with an average class size of 23.
SCERA Art Studio was established in 1933 and is a year-round producer and presenter of performing arts at the historic SCERA Center for the Arts and under the stars at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre.
You can also find arts education programs and the Orem Heritage Museum.
Studios For Rent Near You
White Space Studios at 50 East 500 North is a creative space for photographers, videographers, classes, workshops and small events and they are lovers of simplistic design and beautiful natural light and have designed their spaces to highlight that.
Scera Art Studio and Coleman Studios might also have studio space available.
Some of the most highly recommended places to go for art framing in Provo are:
- My Barnwood Frames at 2279 Mountain Vista Ln #4
- Border & Square at 1079 E 420 S St
- A & A Art And Frame at 661 N State, Orem
- Aspen Art & Frame at 624 N State St, Orem
My Barnwood Frames is North America’s leading maker of rustic barn wood picture frames as well as a seller of other distinctive rustic wood, western and wildlife decor, cabin furniture, and other items.
High-quality bespoke framing is the specialty of Border & Square which is housed in a picture frame shop and art gallery.
A & A Art And Frame is a locally owned and operated art and framing business where customers have been served with fine art supplies, books, ready made frames and matting, and custom framing since 1961.
Aspen Art & Frame recognizes that there is a frame for everyone and with over a thousand frame variations and many mat alternatives in their store the possibilities are limitless.
In case you might be interested we have also written about:
- SLC Art Galleries & Museums
- Las Vegas Art Galleries & Museums
- Boise Art Galleries & Museums
- Denver Art Galleries & Museums
Have Fun Enjoying The Provo Art Scene
We wish we had more to share about the art scene near you but for now that is all we’ve got. We listed the best local galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
You can let us know about any of your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also mention if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated. Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Provo!