Mural Fest held in Salt Lake County’s creative hotspot

May 12, 2022, 2:17 PM | Updated: 2:24 pm

Mural Fest...

Two artists work on finishing touches on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Photo credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — South Salt Lake is home to the creative hotspot of the county. Each year, South Salt Lake’s Creative Industries Zone hosts artists from all over Utah and across the country through an event called Mural fest. The open-air gallery in South Salt Lake grows as newly selected artists bring unique art to the area.

The lineup of new artists is displayed on the Mural Fest Website. A meet and greet will take place on May 14, 2022, along West Temple from Main St to 300 West. This will give the community a chance to see 10 new murals and meet this year’s selected artists, according to the event’s Website. 

Additionally, food trucks and live entertainment will be present at the event. Pink directional flags and giant balloons will aid as direction to the festival. Maps will also be available at Level Crossing Brewing Co, Beehive Distilling, or Saltfire Brewing Co. 

The South Salt Lake Arts Council and the Utah Arts Alliance make events like this possible. 

What makes Mural Fest important 

“… contribution to our wellbeing that nature gives you, it helps you feel joy or happiness,” Utah Arts Alliance Executive Director Derek Dyer said.

Dyer said he believes murals are an easy and inexpensive way to add art to public places. 

The Utah Arts Alliance is working to bring even more murals into the community by purchasing a 125-year-old church building. They hope to use this building for murals, immersive art experiences, community events, concerts, and more. 

Derek Dyer said although some of the artists may have attended art school, there are some self-taught participants in Mural Fest. 

Mural Fest will have a meet and greet on May 14, 2022.

Map of Mural Fest Directions
Photo Credit: The Mural Fest Website

Related Story: What can you do in Salt Lake County? Just about anything!

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Salt Lake City

Utah's water supply is doing well. Promontory Point during an EcoFlight around the Great Salt Lake....

Adam Small

Salt Lake having very dry April, but Utah’s water supply is still in top-notch shape

Utah's water supply is growing but Salt Lake City received a dry start to April. Utah might have something to worry about if May is dry.

3 days ago

'BBQ' Braden Schroeder and 'Aioli' Anna Murphy say they're having a great time driving a big hot do...

Mark Jackson

Utahns ‘relish’ visit by the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

People in Utah might have seen the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile driving through Salt Lake City this week while they were in the area.

3 days ago

SLCPD is reminding anyone in the city this weekend to be mindful of travel impacts during the Salt ...

Devin Oldroyd

Salt Lake City Marathon will cause travel impacts, SLCPD warns

SLCPD is reminding anyone in the city this weekend to be mindful of travel impacts during the Salt Lake City Marathon.

5 days ago

possible new jazz arena shown in rendering of downtown salt lake...

Aimee Cobabe

Jazz owner files application to house NHL team in Salt Lake City

What isn't clear is whether Ryan Smith wants to build a new arena for the NHL or revamp the Delta Center.

6 days ago

The slc Twilight Concert Series...

Eliza Pace, KSL TV

SLC 2024 Twilight Concert Series announces lineup

Salt Lake City Arts Council released the 2024 Twilight Concert Series lineup for this coming summer.

7 days ago

Signs promoting a "closing sale" are posted UWM Men's Shop in downtown Salt Lake City Monday. The b...

Carter Williams,

Salt Lake business to relocate to Murray after 119 years; building to be torn down

The business formerly kown as Utah Woolen Mills, is stated to move to Murray before the building is torn down later this year.

8 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

Mural Fest held in Salt Lake County’s creative hotspot