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Press Releases:

Mindy Wilson, UMFA's Director of Marketing and Communications, Names President of Foothill Cultural District

Foothill Cultural Distrit Launches Major Promotional Campaigns

Sundance Winner Featured in Final Days of UMFA Latino Art Show

UMFA's Third Saturday for Families Program Celebrates Latino Art

UMFA Special Projects Director Selected for Prestigious Getty Leadership Institute

UMFA Salt 11: Duane Linklater Exhibition

Red Butte Gardens Bulbs & Blooms Festival

UMFA Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art





SALT LAKE CITY – The Foothill Cultural District today announced the election of Mindy Wilson as President of the organization’s nine-member board. Wilson, who has served as the District’s Vice President since 2014, currently is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.


Immediate-past Foothill Cultural District President, University Guest House and Conference Center’s Marketing Manager Debbie Tucker-Harrison, will continue as the board’s Treasurer, with The Natural History Museum of Utah’s Director of Marketing Jim Breitinger serving as the District’s Vice President and Amy McIff, the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium’s Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, serving as the organization’s Secretary.


In her position as the UMFA’S Director of Marketing and Communications, Wilson is responsible for comprehensive public relations, communications, and marketing strategy for the flagship fine arts museum for the state and University of Utah

The Foothill Cultural District is a consortium of nine diverse attractions, located within a three square mile area on Salt Lake’s east bench just minutes from downtown. The venues include Utah’s Hogle Zoo; the Utah Museum of Fine Arts; The Natural History Museum of Utah; Fort Douglas Military Museum; the Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium; Red Butte Garden & Arboretum; This Is The Place Heritage Park; Tracy Aviary; and the University Guest House Hotel & Conference Center.








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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Foothill Cultural District marked the opening of its summer season with a series of KJZZ/KUTV television and I HEART Radio promotions along with the raising of colorful banners along the Foothill Boulevard corridor. The campaigns, designed to draw visitors to the district’s nine attractions, highlight the fun, family-oriented escapes all within a three mile area in Salt Lake City’s eastside.


Leading the parade of the district’s summertime fun spots is Hogle Zoo’s new Red Panda exhibit in the Asian Highlands, followed by The Natural History Museum’s annual Blue Grass & BBQ concert series; Red Butte Garden’s Nature Connects®: Art with Lego Bricks®; the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ critically acclaimed Chiura Obata: an American Modern; Tracy Aviary’s Breakfast with the Birds; Fort Douglas Military Museum’s Film Series: Classic Hollywood Cinema and the Imagination of the American West; and This Is The Place’s new Native American Village. At The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium anticipation is building for fall’s 2018 PAC-12 Ute Football season. After exhausting so many of these choices, at the end of the day the University Guest House Hotel and Conference Center offers visitors from across the country and around the world its renowned hospitality.


Nowhere in the Salt Lake Valley is there so much to see or do as in the Foothill Cultural District. It’s easily accessible on TRAX and by bus; parking is ample and the gift shops are dazzling in their array of unusual items for adults and kids alike.


Last year alone the Foothill Cultural District’s nine attractions hosted upwards of 3.5 million people, making it one of the most visited entertainment locales in Utah for tourists and residents.