Art in the Arboretum

Celebrate spring with this free, all-ages, community event! This is an outdoor public celebration of art and music in the garden. Come view diverse styles of art nestled among the trees and shrubs of the Varga Arboretum, participate in our Mom & Me themed art class, fill our sidewalks with chalk art, and enjoy some tasty culinary treats. All donations directly supports the garden. To participate, contact our Outreach Manager, Alex Zesiger (

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We love hosting fun community events and want to keep them FREE when possible. Please DONATE if you can. All contributions will help us expand this event in the future. 

Exhibitor Entry (2024)

Presented by Utah State University (USU) Botanical Center, the Art in the Arboretum exhibition has space for quilts of all styles and sizes, sculptures, canvases and more! This show is open to all current and previous Utah residents. Exhibitors may enter art in different mediums. Deadline for submission is May 03, 2024 

2024 Exhibitor Entry Form

Entertainment Application (2024)

Are you a talented musician, dancer, solo artist, or performer looking for an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and spread joy? Apply today to be part of our Art in the Arboretum event. This event is all about celebrating the vibrant diversity within our community and bringing people together for an unforgettable experience. While we're unable to offer financial compensation, we can promise you an incredible platform to share your talent and make a meaningful impact. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network, gain exposure, and create lasting memories. Deadline for submission is April 25, 2024.  

2024 Entertainment Application

Food Truck Application (2024)

We're on the hunt for food trucks to be part of our upcoming Art in the Arboretum event. It's an incredible opportunity for you to showcase your culinary creations, tantalize taste buds, and become a highlight of the day's festivities.  Deadline for submission is May 01, 2024 

2024 Food Truck Application

 Send an email to if you have any questions!


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Tulip pattern quilt displayed in garden

quilts lined up in arboretum