SALT LAKE CITY — The city’s Arts Council and the Department of Airports are looking for artists interested in creating large-scale art walls for the $3 billion Salt Lake City International Airport project.
The art — or “Whimsy Walls” — are vinyl wall wraps that will be created from original artwork and placed throughout the airport’s 24 restrooms. The art is intended to create immersive and engaging experiences for travelers when the new airport opens in 2020.
Though all subject matter will be considered, artists are encouraged to submit work that reflects the culture, community, landscape and spirit of Salt Lake City. The artwork must be appropriate for a diversity of viewers and may not contain advertising, negative, promotional, religious, sexual or violent imagery.
Two-dimensional art styles — including abstract, collage, conceptual, figurative, graphic, landscape, print, photography and representational — will be accepted.
All artwork submitted must be original and one-of-a-kind. The artist’s commission is $7,000 per piece. Salt Lake City will acquire all intellectual property rights associated with the artwork. The deadline for entries is March 20.