Public Art in Public Spaces Initiative
Heber City, Utah
United States of America
Heber City + Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce + The Community Alliance for Main street are excited to announce phase three of Heber’s Art in Public Places initiative. The goal of the initiative is to support the transformation of Heber’s historic downtown into a world class destination. Phases 1 and 2 of our art initiative produced two world-class murals. Phase 3 is intended to consider murals of equal or higher qualify.
**PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE APPLICATION FORM**
Open to all artists. Must be 18 years or older to apply.
May 16, 2022
We are seeking an artist or artist team to create a mural for the west facing wall of the Alpine Lodge located at 90 N. Main, Heber City, Utah. The wall is made of painted metal siding (see pic below). Wall length is 31 feet and 3 ½ inches. Wall Height 8 feet and 8 inches and includes the 11 inch brown bottom concrete (wall pic below). It is hoped the mural would be sized to fit most of the wall area.
The selected site is visible to the 30,000 cars that drive by the building on a daily basis. This site is also located immediately across the street from Heber’s most historic building site—the Tabernacle Building built in 1889. The importance of this mural project cannot be under estimated due to its visibility on Main Street and proximity to the Tabernacle building.
Heber’s Art in Public Spaces Initiative
Our Vision: Turning empty walls in downtown Heber into huge public canvases is what Heber’s Art in Public Spaces initiative intends to accomplish. Murals build a sense of community, they make it welcoming and walkable and make you want to go there. Public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces.
Our Goal(s): To commission one world class mural, or other meaningful art work, in Heber’s downtown each year beginning in 2020.
Did you Know: Heber’s downtown has suffered from limited public and private investment. Public art is a proven tool for encouraging private investment. According to Downtown Redevelopment Services, investments within a downtown have the highest return on investment of any economic development, averaging $3 to $1.
Who Are We: Heber’s Art in Public Spaces initiative is a collaborative effort between the Community Alliance for Main Street (CAMS), the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Heber City.
Our First Project: Located on the north facing wall of the Heber Chamber of Commerce, work on our first project commenced on July 20, 2020 by muralist Jason Quinn. Jason was selected by an art’s committee from a call to muralists issued in the early spring of 2020.
About the Muralist: https://hebervalleylife.com/jason-quinn/
Investors for our first mural project included the Community Alliance for Main Street, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and Heber City.
How to get involved:
Investors: Investors will be recognized publically and have their name, or the name of their business or family member, placed permanently on a plaque memorializing the investment in our downtown. Contact Heber City, CAMS or Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Muralist/Artist: Calls to artists will be issued periodically by Heber’s Art in Public Spaces. Calls will be issued via Entry Thingy, Heber City Web Site, CAMS Web Site and Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce web site.