The only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state free of charge.

Each on-site visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum art educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. Teachers are provided with structured lesson plans to supplement their tour and incorporate the Art Truck more deeply into their curriculum.


Art Truck 2019-2020

Work: An Audio-Visual Exploration of Effortful Lives
Presented by: Framework Arts, KRCL Community Radio, and the students and families of Escalante Elementary School

Framework Arts transforms UMOCA’s Art Truck with Work: An Audio-Visual Exploration of Effortful Lives. Work is a collective, participatory art project generated by the students and families of West side neighborhoods of Salt Lake City. Students investigated the concept of work in all its forms and use a broad storytelling framework to present it through sound and images. They ask and answer such questions as, What does work look like at home? What kind of work do you help me do to be a good student and family member? What job did you want when you were my age? What kind of job do you hope I have one day? Work invites viewers of all ages to participate in this storytelling effort with hands-on activities, audio experiences, and conversations about what work looks like and feels like for all of us. KRCL Community Radio produced the audio portion of this project.


Upcoming Public Appearances

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The Art Truck is available free-of-charge for a wide variety of educational and charitable purposes.

For more information or to request a visit by the Art Truck, contact Erin Hartley at or call 801-328-4201 x 124.


Past Art Truck Teacher Guides

2018-19: Céline Downen

2017-18: Maria Molteni

2016-17: Jaime Salvador Castillo & Michael Anthony García

2015-16: Mary Toscano

2014-15: Meridith Pingree

2013-14: Calder Kamin

2012-13: Carlos Rosales-Silva

2011-12: Peter Everett



Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks; The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation; Salt Lake City Arts Council; Utah Division of Arts & Museums; and Driftwood Auto Body.


“The Art Truck is a great way to expose my students to different ideas, concepts, people and experiences.”
“Great content and diverse information to intrigue all ages and abilities.”
“Erin was lovely, knowledgeable and kind. Students were thrilled for the personal lesson, and loved the dynamic activity. Thank you very much for making this a priority in our community. Students benefit from your program, and I am a wholehearted supporter!”
“The Art Truck was an awesome experience for the students. My classes loved the hands-on learning outside the classroom.”
“My students came back excited and talking about it!”