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Summit County Artscape adds public art to the Wasatch Back

Summit County Artscape adds public art to the Wasatch Back

There’s a whirlwind of artistic activity along the Wasatch Back this year: a large metal piece called “Urban Tornado” by Salt Lake City’s Lenka Konopasek has been installed at the Summit County Building in Kimball Junction and Riverton artist Tim Little’s assemblage “Fly Utah” is in front of Coalville City Hall. Both installations are part...

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UTAH Copper: Thomas Schulte's Tacoral

UTAH Copper: Thomas Schulte’s Tacoral

Thomas Schulte Tacoral 1982 Copper and aluminum On June 30, 1980, a storm in Salt Lake City blew copper off the Utah State Capitol dome. In an attempt to salvage the copper and preserve a significant piece of Utah history (the copper was installed in 1916), Governor Scott M. Matheson, the Utah Arts Council, and...

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Art in South Salt Lake

Art in South Salt Lake

Take a detour into South Salt Lake to check out interactive murals, painted electrical boxes and other eclectic artistic expression.

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Utah's Public Art Program

Utah’s Public Art Program

“Cloud,” a public artwork commissioned by Utah Arts & Museums, has been named as one of the 50 best public art projects by the 2013 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. Installed at Dixie State University’s Commons Building, Christian Moeller’s “Cloud”...

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West Side Story: TRAX's Art in Transit

West Side Story: TRAX’s Art in Transit

As the new light rail line to the airport opens this month, we can learn a lot about our Westside neighbors through the public art installed at TRAX stations. In fact, 15 Bytes and Salt Lake City Arts Council, in partnership with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, invite you to take a stroll via TRAX on...

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Impromptu graffiti art at Liberty Park

Impromptu graffiti art at Liberty Park

It’s that time of year in Utah when it’s hard to tell if it is spring or winter. Days brimming with sixty degree weather can be chased away by snowstorms that blow horizontally. Earlier this week someone down at Liberty Park decided to embrace the warm weather to create some impromptu public art. Stretching saran...

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Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings

For over 50 years a Salt Lake City neighborhood has celebrated the season by displaying paintings illustrating the Bible story of the nativity in their front yards. The current owners of the houses aren’t sure how the tradition started, they just know that when they moved in they found large boards in their garage, featuring...

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James Burnes Sculpture Installed in Park City

James Burnes Sculpture Installed in Park City

Gallery MAR recently announced that their featured artist James Burnes installed a new public artwork in Park City. “Flanco” was selected by the Park City Public Art Advisory Board as part of their Rotating Sculpture Project. It is for sale through Gallery MAR and will be on display for a period of at least one...

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Utah's Art City

Utah’s Art City

Walk along the streets of Springville to see why they call it "Art City."

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Bridge Over Barriers

Bridge Over Barriers

In October 2008 we first reported on Salt Lake’s Bridge Over Barriers, saying the project to transform the underbelly of an I-15 overpass between the Guadalupe and Jackson neighborhoods of Salt Lake into a work of art might take years to complete. Our prediction proved prescient: four years later the 22,000 square foot work of art...

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Salt Lake City: Still Flying

Salt Lake City: Still Flying

Kelly Green takes a look at Salt Lake's new Flying Objects.

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Sweet Visuals: Sugar House In Plain Site

Sweet Visuals: Sugar House In Plain Site

Originally the neighborhood was supposed to be home to a sugar beet factory that would alleviate the financial burden early pioneers endured to import sugar. When this initial attempt failed (it took thirty years and a move to Lehi for the state to get a local sweetner), the neighborhood became home to the state’s penitentiary,...

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Urban Arts & the SLC Arts Hub

Urban Arts & the SLC Arts Hub

Though graffiti artists are almost always outdoors when they work, we usually don’t think of paint cans when we think plein air.  Which may explain why when we mentioned a list of plein air events in last week’s blog post we failed to mention the Urban Arts Festival, which takes over the SLC Arts Hub...

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Identify the Photo, Win a Free T-shirt

Identify the Photo, Win a Free T-shirt

Our June edition of 15 Bytes will include an article on a varied and rapidly growing district of Salt lake City that is receiving a lot of attention these days. We sent our photographer out to take some shots of the neighborhood, including the one above. Can you identify the location? Be the first one...

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Granite Furniture Tear-Down

Granite Furniture Tear-Down

The Granite Furniture building in Sugarhouse, empty for half a decade, is finally being transformed. We’re not sure what to make of the architectural renderings for what the new owners, Boulder Ventures, plan on doing with the space (“uninspired” comes to mind, but the image is small so we’ll have to withhold judgment for now),...

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