millcreek arts council slc ut

Artist Willow Manning

Artist Willow Manning


01/Nov/2023 - 30/Nov/2023    
12:00 am - 11:59 pm


Millcreek Community Library
2266 E Evergreen Ave, Millcreek, UT, 84109

Event Type

The Millcreek Arts Council and Salt Lake County Millcreek Library are excited to display the artwork of Willow Manning during the month of November.  A reception with Willow will be held at the Millcreek Library from 6-7 PM on November 3rd.  Music will be performed by Brother Run and light refreshments will be served.


Willow Manning is a 25 year old artist originally from Jacksonville Florida. After leaving Florida in 2019 to travel, Willow has eventually touched base down in Salt Lake City, UT. Specializing in acrylic paint, Willow really enjoys using art as a way to express emotions and vulnerability for mental health. Virtually representing things such as “overthinking”, Willow feels that a picture really is worth a thousand words and expression can be something that is shared under multiple fonts. Having a background in  customer service and management Willow has started taking art more seriously in 2019 as a form of therapy as well as expression. Previously known for art being “creepy, but cool” Willow believes that vulnerability isn’t always happy, positive, beautiful or ugly. However, vulnerability with art makes you feel something and sometimes that feeling of uncomfort can be “creepy”, but isn’t it beautiful how art alone can help you understand your emotions more with a bit of uncomfort? 


A band of brothers. Brother Run comprises an acoustic duo of singer-songwriters starring Austin Stoddard and brother, Skylar Stoddard. Two artists, cut from the same cloth, who decided to bring their talents together to create harmony and good music. Their passion is in composing and performing musical inspiration around Utah. They can also be found performing alongside their father, Gary Stoddard.

These talented musicians have played for 10+ years all over the Salt Lake valley. Including live shows, weddings, restaurants, bars, farmers markets, arts festivals and private parties. They have played places like Deer Valley, Park Silly, Salt Lake Arts festival, Millcreek Arts festival, private parties and weddings in the beautiful Utah mountains.