Architectural Nexus
An architectural rendering of the liquor store planned for Syracuse.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Division of Arts and Museums' Utah Public Art Program is seeking artists for projects at Utah state liquor stores planned for Herriman and Syracuse.

The selection committee suggests the artwork draw inspiration from the two communities, the services offered by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or Utah’s landscape. The project is open to artists residing in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming.

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A full description of the projects, as well as application instructions, can be found at publicart.utah.gov. Deadline for receipt of material from iartists is 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. Applications may be submitted online at callforentry.org.

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art Act. This statute allows for 1 percent of construction costs for new or remodeled state facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art. To date, more than 230 works have been placed in state facilities.