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Union Pacific Railroad Station

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 terrazzo 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, lunchroom, 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.

Union Pacific Depot
18 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Rio Grande Depot

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

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

Ring Around the Rose

Ring 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.

May 14, 2022, 11 am

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City
(801) 355-2787

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

Donavon Frankenreiter

See Donavon Frankenreiter when his tour in support of his upcoming release, “Glow,” stops at The Depot November 10th. An American musician and surfer. He is a long-time friend of Jack Johnson and his debut self-titled album was released in 2004 on Johnson’s Brushfire Records through Universal Music and made the Australian ARIA Top-40 charts in April 2004.

Related Information

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

Children’s Dance Theatre

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.

Ring 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.

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Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 355-2787

Old World Christmas Market

Old World Christmas Market, Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City, Utah, European Style

Enjoy a new downtown holiday tradition with the Old World Christmas Market beginning the day after Thanksgiving at The Gateway Mall in the Union Pacific Depot Grand Hall. Vendors will be located both indoors and out. The outdoor vendors are housed in traditional old-world style chalets and the vendor booths indoors with be decked out with holiday splendor.

The festive atmosphere at the Old World Christmas Market is modeled after the Christmas Markets of Europe. A yearly event with origins in Germany as early as the 1300’s, the Old World Christmas Market is reminiscent of days past.

Visitors will be able to shop for one of a kind, handmade items by local artisans and crafters for holiday gift giving. There will also be food vendors offering traditional flavors of the season including baked goods, traditional German food, kettle corn, candied nuts, spiced cider, and hot chocolate as well as specialty packaged food items.

Simply put, the atmosphere at the Old World Christmas Market is irresistible!

The Union Pacific Depot on the upper level of The Gateway Mall located in the heart of Salt Lake City along 400 West and South Temple.

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