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Public Art Opportunity at Planned Liquor Stores in Herriman, Syracuse

Artists or artist teams are encouraged to submit letters of interest and qualifications for public art projects at future Utah state liquor stores in Herriman and Syracuse.

The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, are seeking artists wishing to create public art or propose existing art for the two planned liquor stores.

The Art Selection Committee for the project suggests the artwork may draw inspiration from or derive context from the communities of Herriman and Syracuse, the services offered by DABC, the architecture, or the magnificent Utah landscape. This project is open to artists residing in the western United States, which includes Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming.

The full description of the project as well as application instructions can be found at publicart.utah.gov. Deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Dec. 18, 2017. Applications may be submitted online at callforentry.org.

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.