Springville Museum of Art

Springville has a rich history. First explored by Father Escalante, a Jesuit Priest, in 1776, Springville was originally settled by eight pioneer families in 1850. It was first called Hobble Creek by the early pioneers because their horses were often hobbled (by loosely tying their front feet together) and left along the stream to graze in the lush grass. If the horses wandered into the creek, the hobbles came off in the water. Thus, the settlement earned its original name. Later as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville, but the canyon, stream and golf course have retained the name of Hobble Creek.

The city is in an ideal location. Springville is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the nationnestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, two miles east of Utah Lake and just 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. Lying astride the I-15 freeway that runs between Canada and Los Angeles, the City is ideally positioned with easy access to Interstate 80 running between San Francisco and New York for distribution of goods by road to the major markets in the West. All vehicular traffic that transports goods to the north, south, east and west funnels through the interstate hub near Springville’s strategically important freeway location.

It is a community with great potential. With its strong connection to the arts, Springville is a thriving community that has experienced steady growth over the past ten years. Its current population of 30,000 continues to increase with 4.6% annual growth.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: paintings, Photography, printmaking and sculptures

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