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Public Art Opportunities in Provo, West Valley City

The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums has issued two calls for letters of interest and qualifications for projects in Provo and West Valley City.

The deadline for the 4th District Court building in Provo is March 31 and for a new liquor store in West Valley City (pictured) is April 7. Details about both projects can be found at publicart.utah.gov and applications may be submitted at callforentry.org.

4th District Court, Provo: The Courts Art Selection Committee is intent on working with an artist that can help contribute to this important new facility for the State of Utah and the community of Provo. The building has been designed to be integral to the transformation of downtown Provo through materials, an open public plaza, site furnishings and landscaping appropriate for an urban setting. The committee is hopeful the artist’s contribution can have a calming influence and acknowledge the influence of law and justice, all while enhancing the community, client and employee experience of the space. Budget: $330,000

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, West Valley City store: The DABC is constructing a new store at 5600 West 6200 South. It is the intention of the Art Committee to commission new work or purchase existing art. This public artwork may draw inspiration from or derive context from the community of West Valley City and/or the services offered by DABC, the architecture, the diverse cultures of West Valley City, the history and/or the magnificent Utah landscape. This project is open to artists residing in the western United States to include Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming. Budget: $17,000

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 percent of construction costs for new or remodeled State facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 230 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit publicart.utah.gov or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801-245-7271 or Mackenzie Morton at mmorton@utah.gov or 801-245-7270.