The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater Celebrates its 7th Year as an Economic and Cultural Force on Main Street
What: Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, Matthew Castillo, Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Division Director, and Dee Brewer, Downtown Alliance Executive Director, will mark the 7th anniversary of the Eccles Theater, an economic and cultural powerhouse in our region.
Since the Theater’s reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2021, the venue has been an important player in the revitalization of Downtown Salt Lake and its Cultural Core. In 2022, the Theater, along with all other nonprofit arts & culture organizations and their audiences within the Downtown SLC Cultural Core, generated more than $260 million in direct and event-related spending.
In addition to the positive post-pandemic economic benefits, the Eccles Theater and its partners including the Downtown Alliance have expanded their programming with new, free arts programs that attract new audiences to Downtown and uplift local arts organizations and individual artists.
When: Monday, October 23, 2023
Both Mayors, Matthew Castillo, and Dee Brewer will be available for media questions in the Lobby following the formal program.
Where: Eccles Theater Grand Lobby