SALT LAKE CITY — South Salt Lake is home to the creative hotspot of the county. Each year, South Salt Lake’s Creative Industries Zone hosts artists from all over Utah and across the country through an event called Mural fest. The open-air gallery in South Salt Lake grows as newly selected artists bring unique art to the area.
With 11 murals going up for Saturday’s unveiling, drab industrial walls are becoming colorful attractions.
In 2018, South Salt Lake had virtually no public art — unusual for a central community along the Wasatch Front.
The industrial areas of the municipality just south of the city limits of Salt Lake City were “just asking for murals to be painted on them,” said Derek Dyer, executive director of the Utah Arts Alliance and the co-director of South Salt Lake’s Mural Fest project.
Murals featuring imagery ranging from cranes to cats were added to Utah’s “largest collection of street art” this month during the fourth annual Mural Fest.
Artists from Utah and beyond added murals to 10 locations, most of them in South Salt Lake’s Creative Industries Zone, an area between 2100 South and 2700 South, and 300 West and State Street. People are welcome to walk through the area and see the murals whenever they like… READ MORE
South Salt Lake’s blocks of plain warehouses embodied little more than unrealized potential a few years ago, but some discovered inspiration in those big, blank walls. Today, the area has found a niche as a zone for creative industries and a beautiful solution to those big, blank walls…READ MORE