Urban Development

Street Art

September 21, 2015 Written by

Published in Urban Development


Ranging from entire building faces in plain view of busy intersections to hidden installations in off-the-beaten-path alleyways, the street art scene is thriving in Salt Lake. Champions such as the Utah Arts Alliance, business owners and entrepreneurs work with internationally renowned artists or unknown, and sometimes anonymous, local artists to celebrate diversity, history and more for the public to enjoy. Here are a few dozen of our favorites. While some of these are permanent fixtures in the community, others are impermanent. We recommend checking each of them out several times a year to see if and what may have changed. Once they are gone, they are gone, though you can follow us on Instagram with the hashtag #streetarttuesday for weekly blasts of color.

Mural Guide:

1. SLC Pepper (250 S 400 W)

Arguably Salt Lake’s most famous street mural, is an adaptation of the iconic Sgt. Peppers Beatles album cover. Did you know the Salt Lake version was also done by the original artist, Jann Haworth ?

2. Yardstick Building (52 E 300 S)

3. Walker Center (Alleyway behind 175 S Main St.)

4. Squatters Brew Pub Mural (147 W 300 S)

5. Gallenson's Gun Shop Elk Mural (166 E 200 S)

6. Edison St (150 East between State St. and 200 E)

7.Heavy Metal Shop/Korner Deli & Market (63 E Exchange pl.)

8. FICE Gallery (Alleyway between Este Pizza and FICE, 160 E 200 S)

9. Utah Arts Alliance On 100 S by freeway (663 W 100 S)

10. Books behind E-born Books (254 S Main St.)

11. "Ave Maria" aka the Madonna Mural (Alleyway between Este Pizza and FICE, 160 E 200 S)

12. Car Wash by 300 S and 300 E (307 E 300 S)