Craft Lake City & Rape Recovery Center Present New Installation, Local Voices: 50 Years of Healing and Community

Craft Lake City is honored to be partnering with Rape Recovery Center (RRC) on a brand new street-side installation, Local Voices: 50 Years of Healing and Community. This installation celebrates 50 years of the RRC’s work and aims to spread awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness month and RRC’s 50th Anniversary. Local Voices: 50 Years of Healing and Community will be displayed to the public in 4 steel frames along Broadway (300 S), between West Temple and Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City through the end of June.

This installation supports the Rape Recovery Center’s mission to support and empower survivors and victims of sexual violence and educate the community about the cause, impact and prevention of sexual violence.

“Over the past five decades, the center has provided a safe space for survivors and their families, offering unwavering support and guidance,” says Stephany Murguia, Associate Director of the Rape Recovery Center. “Our exhibit celebrates 50 years of healing and community. We honor survivors/victims through the steadfast support of the community and the hope that we can create a society free from sexual violence.”

The Rape Recovery Center began in 1974 as a local community rape awareness program, started by community members committed to change. Today, the Rape Recovery Center assists nearly 800 survivors annually through its Mobile Response Team, while their in-office services (which include personal advocacy, short and long-term counseling, and an array of therapy and support groups) serve over 3,000 clients annually. The RRC also provides outreach and education programs, reaching roughly 40,000 community members annually. 

“Craft Lake City is deeply honored to partner with the Rape Recovery Center during their 50th Anniversary for this new seasonal installation,” says Craft Lake City Artisan & Programs Manager Tiana Young. “The RRC does such important work bringing awareness to the topic of sexual violence, we’re excited to be partnering to bring their message of supporting and empowering survivors to the streets of Salt Lake in an educational and artful way.”

Local Voices: 50 Years of Healing and Community is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge. To learn more about Rape Recovery Center’s mission and programs, visitors will have the opportunity to scan a QR code while viewing the artwork series on the streets of downtown Salt Lake City. Local Voices: 50 Years of Healing and Community will be on display in 4 frames on Broadway (300 S) from April 1 to June 30, 2023.
With support from The Center for the Living City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, Craft Lake City’s Local Voices installation series spotlights the inspiring work of Utah-based organizations in an effort to connect the community with ideas that matter. Craft Lake City curates this seasonal, rotating outdoor art exhibition for the Salt Lake community. The exhibits feature visually inspiring and interactive artwork meant to engage visitors and patrons. All Local Voices installations are displayed in fourteen metal frames along the sidewalks on the north and south sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information, please visit us at:

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