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Arts Council Mission Statement: Organize engaging cultural events to promote community interest, involvement and education in the arts.

Past events sponsored by the arts council include a literacy contest, photography contest, Winter Music Fest and our growing community theater with past shows such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Cinderella," and "The Music Man."

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Halloween Concert slated for Oct. 25


The Cottonwood Heights Community Orchestra announced their next concert for Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm in the Butler Middle School Auditorium (7605 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights).

Selections will include several great Halloween-themed musical numbers, including:

  • Music from 'Gladiator'

  • Highlights from 'Wicked'

  • Selections from Tim Burton's 'Corpse Bride'

  • Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird Suite

  • The Complete Harry Potter

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Selection from 'The Phantom of the Opera'

  • Suite from 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • Brahms' Tragic Overture

  • Suite from 'Psycho'

  For more information please contact Shaun Davis at



"Autumn in Cottonwood Heights" Photography Contest


The deadline for entries has passed, and the judging continues for the Autumn Cottonwood Heights Photography Contest. Winners will be announced and awarded at an open house held in their honor Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:30 till 8:30 PM at Whitmore Library, Auditorium Room. Please invite your friends and family.

An exhibit of photos will be held at the Whitmore Library from October 3, 2014 through October 30. 

Part of the event included a photography class that was slated for Sept. 27. That class was canceled and rescheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2014 at the Whitmore Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Drake Busath of Busath Photography will instruct attendees on composition and lighting. In addition, a little time will be spent on how to take pictures with an iPhone, since a growing number of people are taking pictures with smart phones.


SALT Contemporary Dance EMBARK Concert

The Cottonwood Heights Arts Council is proud to present EMBARK, a free dance concert collaboration with SALT Contemporary Dance.  SALT is a professional dance company that is stealing the stage with its artistic, inspiring and compelling work.  

Directed by Michelle Henriksen Nielsen, a native of Cottonwood Heights, SALT has attracted some of the most talented and highly recognized dancers in the state. 

SALT brings in current and breathtaking choreography from across the nation for the enjoyment of local audiences in Utah. 

The free dance concert will be on Friday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Butler Middle School Auditorium (7605 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights).