Flying Objects 5.0 (2017)





Dare to Swim Upstream with Style

150 East 300 South

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The Flying Objects public art project began in 2005 during a time when downtown Salt Lake City was under considerable construction for the City Creek Center, one of the nation’s largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects. The project was designed to stage a series of sculptures, installed in three locations, that added color, shape, interest, whimsy, and vitality to the streetscape through a curated series of twelve sculptures in a range of styles and materials.

Since then, five series’ of Flying Objects have been accomplished with great support from the artists and the community. The first four series were installed for a period of 2 to 2½ years; however, Flying Objects 5.0 which consists of 18 sculptures will be a permanent installation. The permanent series is located on the medians of 300 South and 400 West to 300 East. Flying Objects 5.0 was paid for collaboratively by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake City Public Art Program

The Flying Objects project has offered both established and emerging Utah artists an opportunity to participate in a temporary public art project and create sculptures on a smaller scale using a variety of materials and subject matter.

Artwork featured in header: Through the Safety Lens by Alexander Tylevich