Photos: Utah’s first lady helps paint murals at domestic violence shelter

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) ​Utah first lady Abby Cox works on a mural during a day of service at the Utah YWCA on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Abby Cox and Gabe Henderson, spouses of Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, respectively, helped brighten up the walls of the Utah YWCA on Tuesday.

Cox and Henderson joined other spouses and partners of Utah legislators to paint two murals on walls inside the facility as part of a “day of service.”

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) ​First Lady Abby Cox and legislative spouses and partners work on a mural art the Utah YWCA, during a day of service. According to the media advisory, the project marks the first public-facing event hosted by the First Lady, and involves painting of two pre-traced murals located in common areas utilized by YWCA shelter and housing residents. The murals reflect the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

The murals “reflect the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women,” according to a news release. They were painted in common areas used by people staying in YWCA’s domestic violence shelter and housing.

YWCA Utah is the oldest and largest provider of domestic violence services in the state, the release states, sheltering up to 250 women and children each night.