9th South Roundabout Mural Opportunity

9th South Roundabout Mural Opportunity

Posted by Salt Lake City Arts Council

Posted: Mar, 14, 2016

Call for Artists

Website: http://saltlakepublicart.org/9th-south-roundabout-mural-request-for-proposals/

 Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce an opportunity for Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit proposals for the 9th South Roundabout Mural Opportunity. This commission is for a temporary mural to be installed directly onto the surface of a sculptural artwork.


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.