Extended application deadline for artist interested in creating 3,263 square foot outdoor mural

Mural coming to the exterior of The Shops at South Town in Summer 2018

SANDY, Utah ​(February 27, 2018) – The Shops at South Town in partnership with Sandy City seeks a local artist to be at the center of the South Town Mural Project. One lucky artist or artist team will be granted the opportunity to create a 3,263 square foot mural on the exterior of the State Street entrance wall, with all expenses paid. Interested artists are invited to apply HERE by March 31, 2018. Guests of the center and the community will enjoy the outdoor gallery upon the project’s completion in May 2018. “The opportunity to partner with a local muralist to create an unparalleled public art piece is very special,” stated Najla Kayyem, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners. “Art truly can transform perceptions, fuel urban revitalization and become an economic stimulus.”

In partnership with Sandy City and as part of The Shops at South Town’s comprehensive exterior improvement plan, the South Town Mural Project will create a public art piece reflecting the spirit of Utah and the The Cairns project. Promoting engagement and visibility, the project invites artist applicants to extend the city and center’s shared vision celebrating the community and beauty of The Shops at South Town’s location as base-camp to the Wasatch Mountains.

“With this mural, we will replace a dull wall with positive and vibrant art… transforming it into a canvas with a distinctively ‘local’ feel,” said Kayyem. “It’s my hope that the South Town Mural Project will not only make a blank wall come to life, but also bring the community together.”

Pacific Retail Capital Partners recently completed the world’s largest collection of outdoor murals on a shopping center at Eastridge in San Jose, California. The project features four unique murals by four different artists, spanning 20,000 square feet of exterior space. Upon completion, video recaps demonstrating the breadth of the project were released and can be seen HERE. Exceeding expectations at Eastridge, Pacific Retail Capital Partners is excited to continue the initiative by partnering with the city to realize it’s success here in Sandy.

A qualified artist or artist team who can (1) demonstrate artistic excellence, (2) complete the project on time, and (3) complete the project within the budget allotted, are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered, all artist applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in Utah. For further information and to apply, please review and submit all fields of the application online and available HERE.