We invite everyone to visit the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, located in the center of Salt Lake’s Liberty Park. This museum is one of just a few places to view art objects made by Utah’s living American Indian artists. Here you can view art from all of the state’s land-based tribes as well as objects made by artists from other tribal groups who now live in Utah’s urban areas. Buckskin moccasins, bags, jewelry and other accessories beautifully decorated with glass beads or porcupine quills from the Northern Ute and Northwestern Band of Shoshone are displayed alongside ancient forms of Goshute-made utilitarian baskets and brightly-colored ceremonial and decorative baskets woven by Ute Mountain Ute and Navajo weavers. A variety of woodcarving, toys, cradle boards and musical instruments are also on display.
Since 1987, the Utah Arts Council’s Folk Arts Program has hosted free folk music concerts and ethnic dance performances at the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, located in the center of Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. Concerts take place Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and run from July 7, 2008 through August 25. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic dinner! For more information call 533-5760 or visit arts.utah.gov.
The Chase Home is open from mid-April through mid-October on weekends only during the spring and fall and daily during the summer. Group tours are available year-round. For more information, please call 801-533-5760 or visit http://arts.utah.gov/experience_arts/galleries/chase_home_museum/index.html