Jazz and AT&T Team Up to Beautify Downtown Salt Lake City
The Utah Jazz and AT&T have teamed up on a mural that will be installed on the exterior of the Artspace Bridge Projects in downtown Salt Lake City. The community art project was created by local residents and youth from The Road Home shelter with an assist from Jazz forward and artist Jeremy Evans. The project highlights community building through the power of art and is part of the Jazz and AT&T’s shared commitment to youth development and community enrichment.
“I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember. This project is a great way to encourage creativity among local youth while helping to beautify our city,” said Evans. “I enjoyed working with the group to create something that they can be proud of and that will be on display for the entire community to enjoy for years to come.”
Art Access, a non-profit organization that offers inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to art, helped to facilitate the project. The organization will also receive a $10,000 donation courtesy of AT&T’s “Assisting the Community” program, which features a $5 donation from AT&T for every assist made by the Utah Jazz during the 2013-14 season.
The completed mural, measuring 12-by-5 feet and comprised of more than 200 ceramic tiles, will be unveiled during a special public ceremony at the Artspace Bridge Projects later this spring.