If you enjoy looking for new work by up-and-coming Utah artists, consider taking in lunch soon at Cannella’s restaurant. Cannella’s is among the many fine local establishments offering their wall space to display the talent of Utah artists.
Cannella’s, which became the daily hangout of the Italian media during the recent Olympics, has been serving up tasty Italian fare and fine art ever since they opened twenty-five years ago. Owners Joe and Missy Cannella take an informal approach to accepting artists and hanging their work. And they have always provided the display space at no charge to the artists. Without the healthy commission charged by galleries, art at this kind of venue can be very attractive to art lovers on a budget. Most of the artwork at Cannella’s is in the $50-500 range.
Cannella’s is located in Salt Lake City at 204 East 100 South and is open for lunch Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner Thursday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This article appeared in the February 2002 edition of 15 Bytes.
Steve Coray has a background in photojournalism and now runs his own business providing creative, affordable event and portrait photography to clients all along the Wasatch Front and beyond.