The Third Annual Connect Gala, at the Urban Arts GalleryEvent Celebrates 11 Months of Community ParticipationSalt Lake City - November 25, 2013 – Peer reviewed, community art will showcase at this years black tie event, the Connect Gala, at the Urban Arts Gallery in the Gateway mall, December 13, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm. $10.00 tickets will go towards the Utah Arts Alliance non-profit mission to foster the arts in all forms, and will help support UAA’s flagship community arts program, the monthlyConnect.Few events in Utah celebrate the underground scene of art in the same way as the December Connect Gala. All art is local… Made by people you know… (or at least will likely run into)How does it work? The art is gathered throughout the year at each monthly Connect event. Each event is open to the public and all artists are welcome to submit up to three pieces of their art. At which point, artists and community vote for their favorite three pieces—as well the Urban Arts Gallery curator and a special guest critic select their favored pieces. The point being?…to award peer reviewed grant money!The December Connect Gala is UAA’s chance to give back to the top selected artists and for the community to invest in their arts community (the Gala is the only Connect event with a $10 ticket fee). The art is unique. There is a silent auction. There are refreshments. The crowd is YOUR community. The atmosphere is impeccable. It is a sincere hope that any art/community lover in Utah will come out and support this great, utterly unique program and join in the 3rd annual Connect Gala celebration.The December Connect Gala, and Connect, are programs of Utah Arts Alliance [UAA], a nonprofit arts and community organization. UAA provides facilities, venues, and studios to house a variety of artists and art forms as well as offers programs, events, and services created to promote and establish artists in the community. UAA is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, in 2013. Learn more at www.UtahArts.orgConnect is sponsored by Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County ZAP program and the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation.