Salt Lake City installs 18 permanent public art sculptures downtown
The Salt Lake City Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of the permanent Flying Objects public art sculpture series. The installation of 18 large-scale sculptures will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 7a.m. to 7p.m. on 300 South between 400 West and 300 East. The current, temporary series of Flying Objects, 4.0 was installed in 2014 and will be taken down on April 14th from 8a.m. to 5p.m. All Flying Objects 4.0 sculptures are currently for sale through the artists.
The Flying Objects series began in 2005 when downtown Salt Lake City was under considerable construction for the City Creek Center, one of the nation’s largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects. The project was designed by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Art Program to stage a series of temporary, rotating sculptures, installed in three locations that added color, shape, interest, whimsy, and vitality to the streetscape through a curated series of sculptures in a range of styles and materials.
Since then, four series of Flying Objects have been completed with great support from the artists and community. Each series took 2 to 2 ½ years to install.
The Flying Objects project has offered more than 45 established and emerging Utah artists an opportunity to participate in a temporary public art project and create one-of-a-kind sculptures. Each selected artist/team is paid an honorarium for the loan of their work. At the end of the project period the artwork is returned to the artists. However, the upcoming installation, being the final, will be up permanently for residents to enjoy for many years to come.
We invite the media to capture this final installation of the Flying Objects series.
Officials from the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Redevelopment Agency, and local businesses will be available for interviews (300 South between West Temple and 200 West).
WHAT: Flying Objects installation
WHEN: Saturday, April 15 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m.
WHERE: 300 South between 400 West and 300 East