OurSLC is a creative-placemaking program of the Sorenson Unity Center in partnership with the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands, and numerous community partners.
Funded through an NEA: Our Town grant, this program is designed to provide arts-based civic engagement opportunities to generate creative place-making strategies that can enhance livability in the westside neighborhoods of Glendale and Poplar Grove. The program engages residents in community arts processes and activities to activate key sites and “implement the Westside Master Plan“.
Community Art Educators are currently working with three youth groups in 84104 neighborhoods to “claim” three key neighborhood spaces and participate in the collaborative design of three public art installations valued at $19,000 each.
A final exhibit and celebration will happen in Winter 2016, curated by Erin Carraher. Stay tuned for more about that. Between now and then, this blog will provide updates on activities and opportunities for community participation on this project.