Call for Entries | Opportunities

Temporary Mural Opportunity in Salt Lake City

Due June 18


Salt Lake City recently completed construction of a roundabout in the 9th South & 9th East area of the corridor, at the intersection of Harvey Milk Boulevard (900 South), 1100 East, and Gilmer Drive. Later this year, the Salt Lake City Public Art Program will welcome Out of the Blue, a sculptural artwork by acclaimed Utah artist Stephen Kesler which was as recommended by Salt Lake City’s Art Design Board for commission and approved by Mayor Erin Mendenhall. This sculpture of a humpback whale breeching in the roundabout will have a primed fiberglass surface, which provides a surface for a temporary mural installation to reflect and complement the sculptural artwork and the 9th & 9th neighborhood.

By incorporating temporary murals onto a long-lasting sculpture in the roundabout, we hope the artwork will continually respond to the community that lives in and frequents the 9th and 9th neighborhood. The sculptural component of this project is already commissioned; this particular Call for Artists is exclusively commissioning the temporary mural.

Please visit for more info. The full RFP is also attached.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm MDT


ELIGIBILITY: Utah artists and artist-led teams. Artists with a connection to the 9th and 9th neighborhood are encouraged to apply.

INFO SESSION – Interested applicants are invited to attend a pre-proposal webinar on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12 pm.

QUESTIONS – Direct questions to the Salt Lake City Public Art Program by email at

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