Over six years and with the help of dozens of artists from within and outside Utah, South Salt Lake’s The Mural Fest has planted murals all over the concrete garden of its downtown area and adjacent creative zone.
At this point you could start walking from anywhere within the area (2100 South to 2700 South and 3rd East to 3rd West) and you’d run across a mural within a block or two.
The most recent were finished this weekend, as hundreds braved the cloudbursts to view the newly created murals, listen to music at the various locales and grab a tasty bit at the food trucks.
Ten new murals were added this year. Begin at any one of these and start walking or biking and you’ll be sure to discover something new, or old, to enliven your urban experience.
What exactly is going on here? If you stop in to grab something at Home Depot you might see this across the street, near Grid City Beer Works. There’s a fantasy novel worth of stuff going on here. By LA artist Kiptoe (aka Matt Dean aka). 2120 South 300 West #103
Do you know Haven Ave.? It’s the one place between 2100 and 2700 South that you can cross the TRAX tracks. It slides by RC Willey before bearing slightly south and crossing TRAX. Along the way, you’ll see several murals, including this one, just completed by Canadian artist Fatspatrol. 225 W. Crossroads Square.
Brooke Smart’s mural on the Delvie’s Plastics building was at the heart (or, maybe stomach?) of Mural Fest on Saturday evening. Tent-covered tables provided diners from the food trucks refuge from the rain and the opportunity for a leisurely look. Go at dusk for the best experience. 133 W. Haven Ave.
This mural by Texas artist Feebee is right across the street from a couple of homes. So, yes, whether or not it’s your style, you’ll be looking at this every day. But since looking at the bare concrete wall of the highway is your other option … 80 W. Robert Ave.
Like a bird of paradise blown off course, Poor Yorick Studios has been adding a burst of color to South Salt Lake’s industrial zone since long before Mural Fest arrived. Now the two have come together to adopt a fantastical mural by Oklahoma City artist Denise Duong. 126 W. Crystal Ave.
Look at the appreciation for the colors and lines of our desert country and you know she’s local. Lizzie Wenger is a Salt Lake City native. You might catch a glimpse of her mural on coming off the State Street exit of I-80. This view is from Robert Ave., which deadends at this point. Take your time and enjoy. 2432 S. State.
The shade from a north-facing wall and a wall of chainlink fencing make this mural by Salt Lake City’s Caro Nilsson difficult to spot. It’s located in South Salt Lake City Hall dog park. It will look all closed up, but the gates should be open. Watch your step. 130 E. Oakland Ave.
Since this piece by UVU grad Cole Eisenhour is located in the middle of the South Salt Lake’s City Hall parking lot, you might want to visit after business hours. Check out both sides: it’s two murals for the price of one. 220 E. Morris Ave.
Anna Charney’s mural adds swirling colors and forms to the S-line corridor. The 2-mile corridor that connects Sugar House’s Fairmont Park to South Salt Lake’s downtown is full of both official and unofficial murals and sculptures. 246 E. S-line Corridor.
Banish all thoughts of an industrial zone when you go to check out Charity Hamidullah’s mural. It’s all floral, fauna and sunshine at 60 E. Burton Ave.
We’re in the process of adding these murals to our Art Lake City map.
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