SLC commissions 15 artists to add 11 murals to the Granary District

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jann Haworth is seen in front of her mural on 400 West in Salt Lake City, in this 2009 file photo.

Salt Lake City’s Redevelopment Agency has commissioned 15 artists to create 11 large-scale murals in the city’s Granary District.

The outdoor works of art will be painted on privately owned building in the area between Interstate 15 and 300 West, and 600 South and 1000 South. The RDA is spending $147,000 to fund the murals, which are slated to be completed by mid-September.

The artists (some working in teams) who were chosen through the city’s competitive call for artists process are:

• Ruel Brown

• Trent Call, Michael Murdock and Gailon Justus

• Jacqueline Thy Graves and George Thompson

• Jann Haworth

• Cara Jean Means

• Evan Jed Memmott

• Jacob Nielsen

• Jared Norby and Laurie Bray

• Josh Scheuerman

• Nick Sokoloff

• Joseph Toney

According to the RDA, the artists will add more than 6,200 square feet of art to the Granary District, making it the most mural-dense area of Salt Lake City.

“I’m pleased so many local artists have been chosen for the Granary District Mural Grant Program,” said Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski in a prepared statement. “The city looks forward to seeing the ways their works will contribute to the beautification, diversification and economic vitality of this historical manufacturing area.”

A public celebration and tour event for the murals is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, at Atmosphere Studios at 336 W. 700 South.