South Salt Lake’s Mural Fest is an international-artist-known attraction that started back in 2018. This year, 13 artists, both local and international, made their way to what’s known as the creative industries zone to create their vibrant pieces.
Lesly Allen, festival organizer and arts council director for the area, said these murals bring pride to the community.
“The art does a lot of different things. It revitalizes the area. It encourages businesses to move in. It brings people into the neighborhood,” Allen said. “But the most important thing really is it adds a sense of place to the neighborhood.”
Here is some of what we saw as the artists were putting on their finishing touches: