An art sale of important works by many of Utah's best artists will begin Friday, Nov. 16, at American Savings & Loan, 77 W. 200 South.

According to Bruce Bell & Associates, 500 drawings, paintings, sculptures and prints will be sold at or below original purchase prices. These works have been collected over the past 20 years by American Savings and Loan, Williamsburg Savings Bank and Deseret Federal Savings and Loan. Proceeds from this sale will help reduce the deficit created by the closure of these institutions.Some of the artists whose works will be available for purchase are Philip Barlow, Ken Baxter, Gary Collins, Harrison Groutage, George Handrahan, Earl Jones, Randall Lake, Nancy Lund, Frank Magleby, Robert Marshall, Richard Murray, Denis Phillips, Kirk Randle, Don Ricks and K.C. Wilson. Also for sale will be a number of small and large sculptures by Dennis Smith.

Sale hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will end at 5:30 on Saturday, Dec. 15. For additional information, contact Paul Evans at 359-8430.