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Art Scene: Unexpected Moab

Artists have been drawn to Moab for centuries. The Anasazi decorated the area’s rocks with petroglyphs and, today, the tradition of creativity continues. More than two hundred artists have made Moab their home and their presence is reflected in the number of galleries in town. Here are some of my favorite galleries in Moab’s art scene.

Tom Till Gallery

Till’s photography transports you to locales such as Yellowstone National Park, Angkor Wat, and Iceland. That said, much of his work is Utah and nature-focused; his images are suffused with color and movement. The gallery offers metal, canvas and paper prints of Till’s work. If you’re hunting for a souvenir rather than a larger scale piece, check out his posters and notecards, which start under twenty bucks.

Art Gallery, Moab
Earth Studio

Earth Studio focuses on metalwork and has a low key, no pressure vibe. Several different artists craft their pieces in the store’s factory and products range from night lights to jewelry trees, and bicycle art. Earth Studios is a good fit for those who like their art functional as well as fabulous.

Art Gallery, Moab
Kokopelli Gallery

As the name suggests, this gallery sells Native American Art from tribes such as the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Zia, to name a few. It’s interesting to compare the tribal specialties, be it variations in styles of pottery or Zuni fetishes (small carvings of animals and icons that traditionally have a ceremonial use). Prices reflect the handcrafted nature of the pieces.

Art Gallery, Moab
Hogan Trading Company
It’s easy to spot Hogan Trading Company, thanks to the metal whirligigs dancing and twirling near the entrance. The store is arranged into several rooms and the nature of the artwork is diverse. Keep an eye out for Curtis Yanito’s unusual ceramic pottery, Pat Shannon’s mesmerizing copper wall art and wooden wind instruments. As the store also sells fountains, water provides a trickling soundtrack as you browse.

Art Gallery, Moab

Did we miss your favorite Moab gallery? Tell us about it.

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The Duo
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Moab is a nice little town, and more than a jumping off place for the parks surrounding it. Thanks for stopping by!

The Duo
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Thank you!

The Duo
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Thank you.

The Duo
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We were pleasantly surprised by Moab and would love to visit again. Thanks for stopping by.

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