About the Collections
Percent-for-art (or public art as it has become known) legislation allows up to one percent of moneys appropriated for capital expenditures by government departments or agencies be used for the acquisition and installation of works of public art. Salt Lake County adopted this legislation in May of 1982. Public art is designed to complement a specific site and in Salt Lake County the pieces range from murals and sculptures to mosaics, stained glass, or larger environmental works.
The Fine Art Collection
The Fine Art Collection is a permanent collection including paintings, photographs, mixed media and sculpture. The Collection is eclectic with a unifying theme - Utah. Each artist represented has lived or worked in Utah, or is currently working in Utah. All works in the collection are on public display at county facilities, with the majority displayed at the County Government Center. The County allocates an annual budget to continue to grow the collection. Through the creation, maintenance and development of this art collection, Salt Lake County is honoring the spirit and values of the people who live and work in this County.