Public Art in Public Spaces Initiative

Historic Heber Downtown Mural Initiative  

Phase 3 of Art in Public Places

Call to Mural Artists

Project Sponsors



Heber City, Utah 
 United States of America


Heber City + Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce + The Community Alliance for Main street are excited to announce phase three of Heber’s Art in Public Places initiative.  The goal of the  initiative is to support the transformation of Heber’s historic downtown into a world class destination.  Phases 1 and 2 of our art initiative produced two world-class murals.  Phase 3 is intended to consider murals of equal or higher qualify. 



 Open to all artists.  Must be 18 years or older to apply.


 May 16,  2022

We are seeking an artist or artist team to create a mural for the west facing wall of the Alpine Lodge located at 90 N. Main, Heber City, Utah. The wall is made of painted metal siding (see pic below). Wall length is 31 feet and 3 ½ inches. Wall Height 8 feet and 8 inches and includes the 11 inch brown bottom concrete (wall pic below). It is hoped the mural would be sized to fit most of the wall area.



The selected site is visible to the 30,000 cars that drive by the building on a daily basis.  This site is also located immediately across the street from Heber’s most historic building site—the Tabernacle Building built in 1889.  The importance of this mural project cannot be under estimated due to its visibility on Main Street and proximity to the Tabernacle building.  

The selected artwork should consider the themes of welcoming visitors, outdoor sports destination and activities, wildlife, local mountain and forest scenes, local historical or nostalgic images, historic Heber Main Street images, or variations of these themes.  

The artwork should also be of a creative nature to serve as an instagrammable photo-op for visitors.


  • May 16, 2022: Applications/submittals due
  • May 17 through May 27, 2022: Submittal reviews by art committee of downtown stakeholders and artists
  • Week of May 30, 2022: Mural selection 
  • A finalized sketch of the winning design is due at least two weeks prior to the beginning of painting.   Final sketch will be reviewed by committee to ensure project meets desired outcomes.
  • June through July, 2022: Painting/installation will take place (exact dates are flexible within this timeframe and will be negotiated with individual artist).

COMPENSATION: You'll be asked to enter your estimated expenses for the material cost of paint and compensation for the artist(s) time, on the Artist Application form as directed.  The selection committee will consider mural cost as part of the mural selection criteria.  Heber City will manage the preparation of the wall and scaffolding which do not need to be calculated in the artist’s cost estimate. The selected Artist will be required to execute an agreement detailing terms of the Artist engagement.

To apply, please fill out our Mural Artist Application Form online or by visiting  Include with Application the following items:

  • Application Form
  • Portfolio consisting of at least 2 previous work samples—art samples preferred—and reference information
  • Detailed sketch and/or colored replica of proposed mural art work

If you have questions about the application, please email or call 435-657-7885.

 The Selection Committee will select the winning design based on the following list of criteria:

  • Artistic quality of submitted designs and past work samples
  • Appropriateness of artwork in scale and imagery to be visually effective
  • Relevance to the applicable themes as listed in the project descriptions
  • Instagrammable opportunities for community engagement
  • Mural cost, although not a top factor in the selection of the mural, will be considered in the selection process


Heber City Utah, is located in a beautiful mountain valley just a short drive from the Wasatch Front. The area offers outstanding year-round outdoor recreation including golf, fly fishing, boating, and watersports, plus skiing and other winter sports. In summer, temperatures are usually cool and pleasant. In winter, abundant snowfall makes this a paradise for winter recreation. Several outstanding resorts and romantic bed and breakfast inns are located here. Please visit for more information on Heber City and the Beautiful Heber Valley. 

Heber’s Art in Public Spaces Initiative

Our Vision: Turning empty walls in downtown Heber into huge public canvases is what Heber’s Art in Public Spaces initiative intends to accomplish.  Murals build a sense of community, they make it welcoming and walkable and make you want to go there. Public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces.  

Our Goal(s): To commission one world class mural, or other meaningful art work, in Heber’s downtown each year beginning in 2020.

Did you Know:   Heber’s downtown has suffered from limited public and private investment.  Public art is a proven tool for encouraging private investment.  According to Downtown Redevelopment Services, investments within a downtown have the highest return on investment of any economic development, averaging $3 to $1.   

Who Are We: Heber’s Art in Public Spaces initiative is a collaborative effort between the Community Alliance for Main Street (CAMS), the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Heber City. 

Our First Project: Located on the north facing wall of the Heber Chamber of Commerce, work on our first project commenced on July 20, 2020 by muralist Jason Quinn.   Jason was selected by an art’s committee from a call to muralists issued in the early spring of 2020.   

            About the Muralist:

Investors for our first mural project included the Community Alliance for Main Street, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and Heber City.  

How to get involved: 

Investors:  Investors will be recognized publically and have their name, or the name of their business or family member, placed permanently on a plaque memorializing the investment in our downtown. Contact Heber City, CAMS or Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Muralist/Artist: Calls to artists will be issued periodically by Heber’s Art in Public Spaces.  Calls will be issued via Entry Thingy, Heber City Web Site, CAMS Web Site and Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce web site.

Mural 8/9/2020

Mural 7/27/2020

Public Art in PublicSpaces Initiative Kick-Off 7/27/20