With the major art institutions in SLC located on the East Side, too often the lush and spirited art scene on the city's west side is overlooked.

If you aren't plugged into the creative excitement where the sun sets over I-15, now is a good time to come up to speed. Artes de México en Utah is showcasing the life and work of five artists who have been inspired by Mexico's artistic tradition.

Over the last year, Artes de México en Utah has been recording the oral histories of visual artists Jorge Rojas, Veronica Pérez and Ruby Chacón; choreographer Jessica Salazar and Tina Misrachi Martin, who is the goddaughter of Frida Kahlo.

The artists' work will be exhibited Sept. 16 through Oct. 12 at Mestizo Gallery (631 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, 801-596-0500). On September 20, three of the artists will greet visitors to the exhibit from during Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

For more info: artesdemexicoenutah.org