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Jazz and AT&T Host Public Unveiling of Community Art Project

by Bill Lea

The Utah Jazz and AT&T recently held a public ceremony to debut a new community art project on the exterior of the Artspace Bridge Projects in downtown Salt Lake City. The 12-by-5 foot mural, titled “All Hands In! Together We Can Make a Change,” is comprised of more than 200 ceramic tiles created by local residents and youth from The Road Home shelter with an assist from Jazz forward and artist Jeremy Evans. The event was emceed by Jazz broadcaster Craig Bolerjack and participants included Jazz President Randy Rigby, AT&T Utah Director of External Affairs Tara Thue, Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank, Art Access Executive Director Sheryl Gillilan, Jazz Bear, and the America First Jazz Dancers. 


The project highlights community building through the power of art and is part of the Jazz and AT&T’s shared commitment to youth development and community enrichment. Art Access, a local non-profit organization that offers inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to art, helped to facilitate the project.  The organization also received a $10,000 donation through the Jazz and AT&T’s “Assisting the Community” program, which featured a $5 donation from AT&T for every assist made by the Utah Jazz during the 2013-14 season.

Earlier this season, Jeremy Evans worked together with kids on the mural at Art Access. Watch Video:

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