City allocates $10K for new public art

American Eagle, by Christopher Coleman of Marysvale sits at the intersection of Center and Main streets. The exhibit is part of the 2018-2019 exhibition by Moab ArTTrails. Photo by Carter Pape

The Moab City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 24, passed an agreement to contribute $10,000 to Moab ArTTrails in exchange for the nonprofit organization installing new art exhibits in public spaces around Moab.

Moab ArTTrails has already installed dozens of exhibits around town, prominently on display at street corners and on the pedestrian bridge over the Colorado River. The works are on sale for various prices ranging from $3,000 to $64,000, and created by artists from a range of locales, primarily in Utah and Colorado.

Besides the City of Moab, Moab ArTTrails is also sponsored by Grand County and the Moab Area Travel Council, as well as local businesses and nonprofit organizations.