The Shops at South Town seeks artist for 3,263 square foot public art installation

Mural project coming to the exterior of The Shops at South Town Spring, 2018

SANDY, Utah (January 16, 2018) – The Shops at South Town seeks a local artist to be at the center of their South Town Mural Project. One lucky artist will be given the opportunity to create a 3,263 square foot mural on the exterior of State Street entrance wall, all expenses paid. Interested artists are encouraged to apply at shopsatsouthtown.com/artists-mural-application by February 20, 2018 to be considered. Customers and community will enjoy the outdoor gallery by Spring of 2018.

“The opportunity to partner with a local muralists to create an unparalleled public art piece is very special,” said Najla Kayyem, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners, parent to the San Jose Center. “Art truly can transform perceptions, fuel urban revitalization and become an economic stimulus.”

As part of an overall exterior improvement plan at The Shops at South Town, this project will create a piece of public art to reflect the spirit of Utah and the Carins project. Like with previous renovations, the center seeks an artist who can continue their vision of celebrating the community and beauty of the Wasatch Mountains foothills.

“With this mural, we will replace a dull wall with positive and vibrant street art in a distinctively ‘local’ feel,” said Kayyem. “It’s my hope that the South Town 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 included four unique murals from four different artists and covered 20,000 square feet of exterior space. Once completed a few recap videos were released, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the project seen here. With the success at Eastridge, Pacific Retail Capital Partners are excited to continue the success here in Sandy.

Qualified artist or artist team who can (1) demonstrate artistic excellence while (2) completing the project on time and (3) completing the project within their budget, should apply. All artists, at least 18 years old and residing in Utah, who are interested may apply. Please see the application website for further information and policies.

To Apply:

  • Mural Application found here. Note, all required components must be in a digital format for submission.
  • Create and upload video highlighting why you should be chosen. And the best video submission will receive $500.
  • Submit proposed budget including the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and other associated costs including insurance.
  • Submit previous work as well as references.
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