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Union Pacific Railroad Station

13 N 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot is a spacious building located in the new Gateway District, next to the Jazz Basketball Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Built from 1908 to 1909 and  is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad and the Oregon Short Line, both later wholly owned by the Union Pacific at an estimated cost of $450,000. Both railroads’ initials were prominently displayed on the front of the building.

The sandstone building is constructed in French Second Empire style, and includes a terazzo floor and stained glass windows. One ceiling mural by San Francisco artist Harry Hopp depicts the driving of the Golden Spike north of Salt Lake City at “Promontory Summit” signifying the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Another mural by San Francisco artist John McQuarrie shows the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers to what is now Salt Lake City.

Several side rooms were originally used for separate male and female waiting areas. The depot once housed an emergency hospital, lunch room, baggage rooms, and offices for both of the original railroads.

In January 2006, three floors of the old Union Pacific depot re-opened as a restaurant and music venue, fittingly called The Depot. The Depot brings a wide variety of musical talent to Salt Lake City.

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Panoramic View of Union Pacific Railroad Station and Surrounding Area

Rio Grande Depot

300 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1104
(801) 236-7555

Rio Art Gallery

Located in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot, the Rio Gallery was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to gather and educate the community through their artwork.

Rio Grande Depot History

Rio Grande Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah, Art Gallery, GalleriesIt was a busy place – with the huffing of locomotives pulling in and out, the echoing hubbub of the grand lobby, steps hurrying across the marble floor, the calls of baggage handlers, passengers at the ticket counter, people chatting in the coffee shop.

Built for $750,000, the depot was the main jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad—and a worthy challenge to new Union Pacific Depot, which cost a mere $300,000. Railroads were big business in those days. And a fierce competition raged between the D&RGW’s George Gould and UP’s E. H. Harriman.

Rio Grande Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah, Art Galleries, GalleryThe main Rio Grande line ran to Denver through Carbon County and Grand Junction. Spur lines ran to several mining areas and to Ogden. But the Union Pacific controlled the rail traffic to the Pacific. So George Gould decided to build his own line to San Francisco. He succeeded, but the line cost twice as much as he had planned on–$75 million—and sucked his family’s fortune dry. He lost his railroad empire shortly after.

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Art Gallery Hours

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday; Closed Friday and Saturday

(801) 236-7555 – Arts & Museums Main Number
(801) 533-3592 – Museum Services

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The Depot

The Depot is one of Salt Lake City’s most unique venue spaces. Located in the Union Pacific Station at The Gateway District.

  • Live Music Venue
  • 3 Event Floors
  • Non-Smoking
  • Private Club for Members
  • 21+

 

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    13 N 400 W Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1368 (801) 456-2800

Children’s Dance Theatre

Celebrate the art of modern dance as some of Utah’s most talented young dancers take the stage! Presented by Tanner Dance Company as part of the Repertory Dance Theatre’s Ring Around the Rose dance series.

Children's Dance TheatreRing Around the Rose is Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Ring Around the Rose is made possible in part by grants from the Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program.
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All shows begin at 11:00 am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $5 for all seats (ages 2 and under free), and can be purchased in advance by calling ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS.

Ring Around the Rose with Ballet West

What is it really like to be a ballet dancer? Ballet West shows you in one of Rose Wagner’s Performing Arts Centers biggest shows of the year in it’s Jeanné Wagner Theatre!

BalletWest Dancer UtahRing Around the Rose is Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. Ring Around the Rose is made possible in part by grants from the Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program.

All shows begin at 11:00 am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $5 for all seats (ages 2 and under free), and can be purchased in advance by calling ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS.

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Utah Annual Artist Competition

Current Exhibit: 2010 Mixed Media & Works on Paper

A Statewide Annual Competition featuring the work of artists across the state of Utah.

Utah Artist - Bill LeeLocated in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot, the Rio Gallery was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to gather and educate the community through their artwork.

OCTAPPELLA Christmas

Octappella, Acappella Singers, Utah, Group, Salt Lake CityAn acappella Christmas concert event for the whole family!

No instruments. Big sound. Come unwind from the holidays with OCTAPPELLA as the Octa-Guys bring their contemporary a cappella harmonies, amazing vocal percussion, cutting-edge arrangements, gut-busting hilarity to the stage.
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Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center’s Jeanne’ Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City

BT

Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971) a music producer, composer, audio technician, singer and songwriter better known by his stage name, BT. He is an artist in the electronic genre. Has produced and written for artists such as Peter Gabriel, ‘N Sync, Sting, Blake Lewis, Tori Amos and Tiesto. As a film composer he has worked on films such as The Fast and the Furious and Monster.

BT is known for using a technique he calls the stutter edit. This technique consists of taking a small fragments of sound and then repeating it rhythmically (Glitching and Beat slicing). BT was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for his song Somnambulist. This song was recognized as using the largest number of vocal edits in a song (6,178 edits).

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    13 N 400 W Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1368 (801) 456-2800

Disney on Ice

Make imagination your destination! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a journey into the magical worlds of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. Discover Ariel and Sebastian’s enchanting undersea kingdom; vist the Pride Lands with Simba and Nala; soar through starry skies with Peter Pan and his sassy fairy friend Tinker Bell; and say “aloha” to fun with Lilo & Stitch. You’ll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical, you’ll never want to go home.

Disney On Ice, Salt Lake City, Utah

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