The Salt Lake City Arts Council will host a walking tour to celebrate Salt Lake City’s newest public art project, Colorful Connection, and other new artwork located in the North Temple neighborhood, commonly known as the “NOTE District.” The Arts Council invites neighborhood residents and business owners and the general public to bring their reusable beverage mugs and meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 16 at the tour’s starting point, Mestizo Coffeehouse (631 W. North Temple).
Attendees can view Mestizo’s current indoor gallery exhibition, grab a to-go coffee/beverage, and follow tour leaders to North Temple’s I-15 Underpass to hear brief comments from Colorful Connection artist Traci O’Very Covey, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, and Salt Lake City Council Member Andrew Johnston. The tour will then stop at two murals in the area, and conclude at approximately 12 p.m. at the large-scale sculptural art element commissioned by local business Red Iguana 2. Attendees are encouraged to stay in the area and grab lunch at one of the many NOTE District restaurants.
As part of Salt Lake City’s I-15 Underpass Pedestrian Improvements Project, the Arts Council commissioned O’Very Covey to design, fabricate, and install a mixed-media installation that would welcome visitors and residents to the NOTE District and enhance the pedestrian, bicycling, and transportation experience for those traveling east-west under I-15 on North Temple. Colorful Connection consists of steel sculptures, NOTE District signage, a vinyl mural utility box wrap, and complementary landscaping. Playful and bright, O’Very Covey’s imaginative characters and installations incorporate the colors and circular shapes of the NOTE District branding throughout the project, highlighting the sense of community and connection in the neighborhood.
The City’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA), Engineering Division, and Housing and Neighborhood Division (HAND) were also involved in the Pedestrian Improvements Project.
WHAT: NOTE District Art Walking Tour
WHO: Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski
Salt Lake City Council Member Andrew Johnston
Colorful Connection artist Traci O’Very Covey
WHEN: Monday, September 16, 2019
11 a.m to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Starting point – Mestizo Coffeehouse, 631 W North Temple @ 11 a.m.
Speaking portion – North Temple I-15 Underpass (North side) @ 11:15 a.m.
Ending point – Red Iguana 2, 866 W. South Temple @ approx. 12 p.m.
TRAVEL: Use of public transit or carpooling encouraged. UTA TRAX and Bus stops nearby.