Sprucing Up Main Street Through Art
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Members of the committee who launched the 1st annual art project to help beautify Heber’s Main Street stand in front of a mural painted by local artist, Jason Quinn, on the north side of the Heber Valley Tourism Building.
Members of the committee who launched the 1st annual art project to help beautify Heber’s Main Street stand in front of a mural painted by local artist, Jason Quinn, on the north side of the Heber Valley Tourism Building.
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By Laurie B Wynn

Wave CoPublisher

Heber City is about to get a whole lot prettier!

The Community Alliance for Main Street (CAMS), Heber City and Heber Valley Chamber, plus numerous other financial donors, have all pitched in to have the first community mural/art project completed on the north side of the Heber Valley Chamber and Visitor’s Building at 500 North Main Street.

This mural, painted by local artist Jason Quinn, is the first installation of what the group hopes to be an annual project.

Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter said, “The goal of this endeavor is to beautify Main Street. We hope to turn some empty walls into [a] beautiful canvas for local art.”

According to Mayor Potter, a Request for Artists (RFP) was put out, with numerous artists responding to the RFP to paint the mural. “Local artist, Jason Quinn, really captured the vision of what we want to see in our community,” said Potter.

Quinn responded by stating, “I am flattered to be chosen as the first artist for this important project. I have strong ties to Heber and its history.” Quinn has also been the artist behind two large murals in Wasatch High School and Rocky Mountain Middle School.

Tom Stone, local businessman and president of CAMS, said, “Art is important to the aesthetics of downtown. We want visitors to stop and spend money in our town. We want to bridge the community and come together during these times of division. This is the first art to [beautify] gathering places and spaces on Main Street.”

This was a community effort, with numerous individuals and businesses contributing to the project. “When Sherwin Williams Paints opened, we asked them to be a part of the project by donating paint,” said Heber Valley Chamber Executive Director Dallin Koecher. “Other businesses and organizations have donated upwards of $5000 each to launch the project.”

Organizers are looking for additional financial donors for this, and future, projects. “Donors will be honored on a plaque for their contribution,” said Mayor Potter. “We will also be looking for future artists for future year’s art projects.”

If you’re interested in donating, contact the Heber Valley Chamber office at 435-654-3666.
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