Utah artists finish Black Lives Matter mural outside City-County Building

Artists put the final touches on a Black Lives Matter mural outside of the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. In July, city leaders called on local artists, designers and community members to create the mural directly off the east steps of the building. The city outlined the words “Black Lives Matter” and artists chosen by a committee filled in each of the letters. “We want to make it clear that Salt Lake City believes Black Lives Matter and is committed to real change in our community. We’re taking this symbolic step as a city to boldly acknowledge this movement and commit to our role in it,” Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said in a statement at the time. The selected artists were given a stipend of $300 to obtain supplies to complete the work. While the mural will be temporary due to materials, weather and fading, the city plans to document it digitally for preservation.

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