7 November 2022
The Bountiful Davis Art Center Presents
by Discover Davis
Cover Photo: Colorful Contemplation by Kaylee Castleberry, Bountiful High School
The Bountiful Davis Art Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage the community in educational experiences, cultural programs and high-quality fine art. Visit the free art exhibits to stroll through the galleries and view the artwork or take the leap and learn how to craft your own artistic talent. In addition to art, enjoy quarterly live music performances, seasonal events like Winterfest and Summerfest, and enjoy improv comedy every Friday night!
Bountiful Davis Art Center Presents 2 New Art Exhibits
On View: November 11 – December 23
Opening Reception: November 11 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brooke Bowen & Mya Cluff: Pandemic Motherhood
“To live through a global pandemic is never planned ahead. Artists across the globe made dramatic transformations in the way they created and expressed themselves. Artists who were also primary caregivers of their children found their experiences to be unkempt, complicated, and multifaceted. For many of them it was like floating in the ocean, constantly oscillating up and down, with no clear direction and constantly going further away from where one wants to go. There were moments when the seemingly simple relationships a Parent expects with their children shifted and blurred as the time lacked for an artist-parent to find oneself. The ephemeral nature of each moment seemed dreamlike in the beginning, but left only chaos and murk as time continued.”
Brooke Bowen (b. 1987, Edmonds, United States), and Mother of four, is a painter and illustrator who lives and works in Mapleton, Utah. They are inspired by the visual artist period of mid to late medieval secular work because it is a period where there is a pre-emergence of personal expression beyond religious work. This in combination with the decorative arts allows them to see patterns in the world around them, leading to unique settings for her figurative work.
Mya Cluff (b. 1994, Salem Or, United States), and Mother of two, is a sculptor and ceramicist who lives and works in Belgrade, Montana. Their work is inspired by many women artists, bringing their desire of artistic communication to her current ceramics. Combining the ephemerality of Kiki Smith, the emotion of Kathe Kollowitz, and the figurative quality of Christina Cordova, Mya Cluff has found her own voice through physical representation.
Richard Taylor: Enclosure
“Enclosure represents work produced during the aftermath of the pandemic. In these works, the artist finds himself wrest5ling with the constraints of space on constructed forms. The tension between imposed boundaries and the natural boundaries of our chosen spaces (e.g., the canvas, the studio, the gallery) is ever-present.”
Other Events at the BDAC:
Winterfest Art Jubilee
Each year Winterfest Art Jubilee features affordable art and crafts made by local artists and vendors. The work makes beautiful gifts or lovely décor for your home. Visitors may bring home anything purchased at BDAC the same day. Come through and pickup some one-of-a-kind art during our Winterfest Art Jubilee!
When: November 11 – December 23 | Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: November 11 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gingerbread Competition & Festival
BDAC’s Gingerbread House competition is open to all ages and abilities! We encourage individuals, groups, and families to enter. Categories include: Group Effort, Business, Adult (16+), Youth (11-15), Child (up to age 10).
Gingerbread House drop-off dates: November 16 – 18 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Houses displayed: November 21 – December 3
Winners announced: December 4
Tickets on sale for children up to age 15, accompanying adults get free admission. Tickets are limited and sold in half hour time slots to avoid overcrowding. Find more info and purchase tickets here.
When: December 3 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
THE IMPROVABLES perform live, family-friendly improv every Friday. Each show is custom-tailored to our audience that night, so you never know what to expect – and neither do we! That’s the fun of improv – we take your suggestions and the things you love to create an unforgettable, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind comedy experience. The shows last 90 minutes. Tickets are required.
Family Art Night
Enjoy a free, family art night once a month, every month of the year except for November and December.
When: Check back January 2023!
Each month, the BDAC puts on visual art classes and workshops. This month’s classes include:
Kids Beginning Hand building with Lindsay McBride | November 2
Teens Beginning Hand Building with Lindsay McBride | November 2
Wheel Throwing Sampler with Lindsay McBride | November 12
Musicfest features the highest caliber local and regional musicians, performing a wide variety of music genres, including classical, jazz, folk, and traditional music from cultures worldwide. Each concert is eclectic, engaging, and fulfilling while providing our patrons access to concerts that enhance our community and enrich our local arts and music cultural scene.
Concerts happen quarterly in January, April, June, and October. Each concert is one hour, a perfect length for a night out with friends and family.
Upcoming concert schedule:
January 19 | Winter’s Resonance
April 13 | TBA
June 1 | TBA
Where: 90 N. Main Street, Bountiful | Map
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday | Noon – 5:00 pm
Sunday | Closed
Want to find other ways to play in Davis? See below for ways to #discoverdavis outdoors and indoors!
Our impressive trail system here in Davis has great routes for leisure biking or mountain biking, check out our favorites here.
Davis is home to 10 beautiful golf courses — nine public golf courses and one private country club. Each course has beautiful views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains, and several are highly ranked in Utah and in national golf publications. Check them out here.
Bountiful Town Square
Whether you’re experiencing Dave in the winter or the warmer months, Bountiful’s Town Square has the Bountiful Ice Ribbon in the winter which then becomes a path for roller skating and blading, walking and strollers in the spring. Reservations will not be required, but check with the South Davis Rec Center for opening dates after the ice rink closes for the season. Stay and shop or grab a bite to eat on Bountiful’s Main Street. (Photo: Roger Tuttle)
Discover guided e-biking and horseback riding tours, hike, camp, or get in that salty water. Antelope Island State Park has numerous fun activities!
Take a trip to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve or the Farmington Bay WMA/Eccles Wildlife Education Center to discover the magic of the Great Salt Lake wetlands and ecosystems, which includes fantastic birding opportunities (our area gets 4 million feathered visitors each year)!
Lagoon Amusement Park
Lagoon Amusement Park is Utah’s only amusement park. Depending on when you are visiting, Lagoon has a generous operating season from late March through Halloween in October. Visit and discover the magic that awaits you in Lagoon, Lagoon-A-Beach, and Pioneer Village.
Experience Station Park
Visiting Station Park is more than just stores – it’s an experience in itself! This open-air shopping center features more than 100 shops and restaurants, from nationally branded to locally owned. A great place to spend the day outdoors, with something for everyone in the family. Be sure to watch the beautiful fountain show, designed by the same hydro-engineering wizards who built the famed Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas.
6 Amusement Centers!
Check out our other fun amusement centers for laser tag, go-karting, bowling, arcade games, mini golf and more!
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium
Snorkel with the stingrays, pet a sloth, feed a tortoise, and get a fishy pedicure! Those are just a few of the fun interactive experiences you can have at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium! Plus, you’re right in Layton Hills Mall which means you can easily add in other fun activities for your day, get some shopping done, and have plenty of restaurant options.