Art Access, a gallery and organization that brings art and art training to underserved communities, including people with disabilities and disadvantaged and minority groups, is unveiling a exhibit that plays with the meaning of "drive-by".
On Tuesday Art Access is celebrating Drive-by Art, a public art installation on a vacant building on the westside of Salt Lake City. The installation showcases the art of several westside artists and, once again, reminds much of the city of the vitality and creativity emerging just across I-15.
Art Access' executive director Sheryl Gillilan, says Drive-by Art plays with levels of meaning. First, the title upends the negative connotation linked to urban violence. Second, viewers can literally drive by to experience the art that is (third) community driven.
Art Access developed the project with westside businessman Heneli Kaufusi, using grant money from Salt Lake City Corporation Community Improvement and Outreach and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.