16th Annual 300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition

Thursday, 21 April 2016 04:06
Published in Special Events


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018
6 - 9 PM

Location: 400 W South Temple, SLC (The Gateway)


VIP Registration will open on April 17, 2018

General Registration will open on April 24, 2018

All Registration will close on May 11, 2018

What is 300 Plates?

300 Plates is the annual Art Access fundraiser and exhibition. This signature event, first hosted in May 2003, presents unique artwork that is both affordable and highly collectible, created by approximately 160 established and emerging artists from the local community. Using 11 x 10-inch plates (tempered panel or plexiglass), each artist prepares small works in their recognizable style. Finished plates include everything from landscape to assemblage to pop art to photography and more. During the fundraiser and month-long exhibition the plates are hung in the Art Access Gallery, creating a kaleidoscope of one-of-a-kind artwork.

How can you participate?

Plate previews are held during the week prior to the event to provide art lovers and potential buyers with a sneak peek of the artwork. On the evening of the event during the preview hours, culinary delights, beverages, and music are enjoyed in the outdoor tent, and each patron is issued one colored wristband in anticipation of the sale. Beginning at 7:00, and every few minutes thereafter, a random color is announced until all wristband colors have been called. Those patrons are invited to enter the gallery and purchase one plate each. Plate prices start at $85 and increase sequentially in one-dollar increments. This year, approximately 10-15 artists' plates will be set aside for a blind silent auction, selling from $400 – the sky's the limit. Plates that do not sell on the night of the event may be purchased at Art Access during regular business hours throughout the exhibition.

To learn more about 300 Plates, view a list of participating artist's, and this year's sponsors, visit our 300 Plates WEBPAGE

We would like to thank our friends at The Gateway for their support in making this year's event possible.

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Our 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition takes place the third Thursday in May each year.