Summit Institute believes that art inspires change and artists help us to better understand our world.  Our Artist-in-Residence (Summit AIR) program brings working artists to have a multi-week creative retreat in the mountains of Utah - the artists are inspired by both the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains and Ogden Valley along with the people and ideas that come through Summit Series gatherings.  We have worked with local education groups to get Artists into schools and community events, along with bringing new public art installations to Powder Mountain and the Ogden Valley through our Open Air Museum.

Learn more about the Summit Artists In Residence Program

Arists In The Community


Two of our artists-in-residence held workshops with the community. Bridgette Meinhold had a public workshop at the Huntsville library, and Aithan Shapira held a private session for art students at Weber State in the new Mirror Gallery atop Powder Mountain.



Our Open Air Museum continues to grow, as Summit artist Griffn Loop created a publicly-displayed large, outdoor sculpture in the Ogden Valley called ‘inward perspectives’ to join his well-known "Paper Airplane' (above), which is perched atop Powder Mountain.

Through the inspiration and invention of Summit community member Travis Brewer, we have endeavored to build a magical Tree Lodge in the woods to host Summit Institute conversations and serve as an inspiring gathering place in the trees atop Powder Mountain.  To support this project, feel free to Donate Here



Thanks to a generous donation, we received a beautiful geometric stage, brought all the way from Los Angeles, and now installed on Powder Mountain for outdoor performances.