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World Renowned Muralists Adorn The Gateway

Art, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Examples of what you might see at the Gateway from the muralists.

THE GATEWAY EMBRACES LOCAL ART SCENE WITH WALL MURALS AND MORE FROM INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTISTS

The Gateway — Murals from 2Alas and Dourone connect Salt Lake City to Paris, Havana, and Madrid as The Gateway builds Utah’s largest outdoor art gallery.

It’s one of the biggest public art initiatives in Utah history. And as international art collectives 2Alas and Dourone put their finishing touches on their massive murals—one adorning the walls of the Clark Planetarium, and the other one looming above the Planetarium TRAX station on 400 West—The Gateway has begun building Utah’s largest outdoor art gallery and redefining its role in downtown Salt Lake City.

“We’re dedicating various areas of the property to mixed-medium art installations—digital, traditional, video, and vinyl,” says Bergendi Hatch, Creative Director at Vestar. “As we continue to move away from a traditional ‘mall’ concept and into a place where people can experience something new, we’re excited to bring in artists like 2Alas and Dourone to help redefine our space and our part of Salt Lake City.”

...“It’s amazing to see the color and texture these pieces add to our landscape,” says Hatch. “We’re honored to have these artists share our vision. It’s exciting to have people come and share in the experience, and embrace the flourishing art scene in Salt Lake City. A project of this scale isn’t something Salt Lake has really had before and I look forward to seeing how the conversation continues.”

These pieces are part of several art initiatives at The Gateway, which will be ongoing through Spring of 2018. With more large-scale installations from David Flores, Brendan Monroe, INSA, and Felipe Pantone, the curation will celebrate the history of the region, the exciting future ahead, and the connectivity of the downtown Salt Lake City community.