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The Shop Workspace invites art lovers to enjoy art stroll

Salt Lake City — The Shop Workspace is inviting the public to experience several awe-inspiring works from its diverse art collection during the July Gallery Stroll. Outside the impressive architecture, art stroll participants will notice two newly completed murals: The Return of Pink Floyd by Philip Adams and Home Again by Keya Tama. 

Opened in April, The Shop boasts 30,000 square feet of stunning mixed-use coworking space. It is the first carbon-neutral space with a rooftop in downtown Salt Lake City and is known for its unique events, best-in-class hospitality, and incredible artwork. The Shop’s collection features commissions and curated work from more than 20 award-winning, Utah-based artists. The art transformed the newly opened co-working space into a living breathing gallery with stories drawing audiences deeper into thought.

“Domain is committed to supporting the arts in the Salt Lake community. Part of that commitment includes working with local artists and artisans wherever possible, from unique interior and exterior artwork to furnishings and finishes,” says Matt Schwartz, CEO of Domain Companies who has partnered with Giv Group to bring The Shop to life.  “Our support for the arts extends beyond the development itself, as our MyDomain community engagement program includes a strong emphasis on the arts. That support includes events at The Shop to highlight arts organizations, team members serving on boards and committees of local arts groups, and support for arts-related non-profit organizations.”

Several artists on display at The Shop include:

  • Shalee Cooper, photo editor of 15 Bytes magazine, associate instructor at the University of Utah and independent photographer and curator.
  • Matthew Sketch, painter and draftsman.
  • Jorge Rojas, performance artists and museum educator at Utah Museum of Fine Art
  • Pia Van Nuland, linocut and mixed media artist.
  • Cara Despain, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor and installation artist.

Each work gracing the space tells a story and those narratives are as diverse as the artists. Themes of the works include: collisions between nature and people, Navajo creation myths, ancient traditions, Manifest Destiny, the intersection of nature and culture, Western landscape and the sublime, Urban mythologies, architecture, and landscape as the nexus of form, symbolic narratives, climatic change, human activity and geology, idealized visions of modern/urban landscapes and idealized space.

View The Shop’s complete art brochure and guide HERE. 

The architecture firm behind The Shop Workpace’’s design is EskewDumezRipple, a winner of the AIA Architecture Firm Award. Located next to The Shop Workspace are vibrant downtown apartment buildings Avia and Mya which were also developed by Domain Companies. Both buildings also boast an impressive collection of curated artwork from award-winning artists.

Individuals interested in learning more about The Shop can visit shopworkspace.com