Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah

Craft Lake City and Equality Utah are excited to announce a new street-side installation, Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah, on view outdoors in downtown Salt Lake City from May 1 to June 30, 2020. This social distancing-friendly project, supported in part by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and The Center for the Living City, will be displayed in 14 steel frames along Broadway (300 S), between 200 West and 200 East.

Celebrating 20 years of Equality Utah, 10 dynamic designs highlight important moments from the organization’s advocacy work championing diversity, inclusion and belonging in Utah. The artwork features quotes and reflections from prominent activists and leaders including Laverne Cox, Doug Wortham and Equality Utah Executive Director, Troy Williams.

“This is our third year partnering with Equality Utah for this street-side installation,” says Craft Lake City Executive Director, Angela H. Brown. “Utah’s robust maker community is made up of all types of individuals. Organizations like Equality Utah advocate for equality and representation for everyone on a state level, allowing for a more inclusive creative culture.”

Members of the public can join Craft Lake City and Equality Utah for a free virtual Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday, May 19 at noon. Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about Equality Utah, ask questions about their community-based programs, and share ideas inspired by the plakat installation. To register for the Lunch & Learn Event click HERE.

The Local Voices steel frames, also known as “plakats,” allow for appropriate outdoor, social distancing while viewing. Visitors will have the opportunity to scan a QR code to take an audio tour of the installation with audio narration provided by 90.9 FM KRCL. Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah will be on view in all 14 frames from May 1 to June 30, 2021.

Local Voices: 20 Years of Equality Utah is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge. The Local Voices installation series highlights the inspiring work of Utah-based organizations in an effort to connect the community with ideas that matter. The plakat displays rotate throughout the year. Those interested in learning can visit https://craftlakecity.com/local-voices for more information.

For more information about Equality Utah, please visit https://www.equalityutah.org/.

Local Voices highlights the inspiring work of Utah-based organizations in an effort to connect the community with ideas that matter. Local Voices is an installation series supported by Craft Lake City, The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and The Center for the Living City.  For more information about the series, click here.