Community Artist Program

The scenery within the national parks in southeast Utah inspired the creation of the Community Artist in the Parks program. The program began in 2009 as a way to highlight the connection between local artists and the landscapes contained within the parks of the National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument.

The program gives visitors from across the globe an opportunity to see first-hand the results of artistic inspiration from wild nature. It provides local artists an ability to teach and demonstrate their medium and passion for creative expression.

Community artists host events throughout the summer where you can watch them in action, and even try your hand at some artwork. Click the link for the current artist (below) to see a schedule of upcoming park visits.

a man paints on a piece of wood near an easel
Antonio Savarese, the 2019 Community Artist in the Parks

2019 Community Artist Antonio Savarese

Antonio Savarese is the 2019 Community Artist in the Parks.

Read more about Antonio and check his schedule to find him in the parks.


Art Galleries

Check out some of the artwork produced by community artists over the years.


Becoming a Community Artist

Interested in participating in the program? Browse the program FAQs, read about a Day in the Life of the Community Artist, or jump right to How to Apply.

The next open call for applications will be in the fall of 2019 for the 2020 season.

Last updated: February 12, 2019

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