The Blocks

THE BLOCKS is Salt Lake’s Cultural Core.

It represents the highest concentration of arts, culture, events, activities and entertainment in Utah. It is an invitation to explore and discover. It is a promise to support the arts and build audiences. It is a collection of experiences including performances, festivals, concerts, murals, exhibits and more.

Salt Lake’s artistic and cultural legacy

THE BLOCKS is an atmosphere, a new chapter, in the historic narrative of Salt Lake’s artistic and cultural legacy. By leveraging the abundance of world-class programming and the energy of our creative community, this collaborative, 20-year investment will establish downtown Salt Lake as the premier urban cultural district of the Intermountain West.

Partnering with arts organizations, creatives, and community leaders

THE BLOCKS is a partnership with arts organizations, creatives, and community leaders to highlight and explore more inclusive, diverse, and collaborative arts and cultural programming and to create a sustainable and supportive environment for our creative community.





Spotlighting a range of diverse cultural programming

THE BLOCKS aims to engage and bolster audiences across Utah by promoting our existing programming, identifying creative cross-promotional collaborations between artists and organizations and spotlighting a range of diverse cultural programming to foster an inclusive and participatory downtown atmosphere.

Activation of underutilized urban space.

THE BLOCKS encourages activation of underutilized urban space through local visual art, music, temporary installations, performances, projections, experiential marketing and engaging mid- block experiences.

THE BLOCKS is the brand identity of Salt Lake’s Cultural Core

THE BLOCKS is the brand identity of Salt Lake’s Cultural Core, an initiative created by the City and County of Salt Lake to promote and develop arts and culture in the downtown area and to provide a reliable revenue source for 20-years.

New collaborations, enhance the public right of way, celebrate our diversity

With more people living, working, commuting into, and experiencing downtown, now is the ideal time to re-imagine our public spaces, forge new collaborations, enhance the public right of way, celebrate our diversity, build audiences and support the energy of our creative community.