A new fire station is also the new home of an art installation

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Salt Lake City completed a second new fire station this year and as part of the design, the station is now home to a unique art installation that the firefighters themselves help to make.

Kat Nix, from the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and artist Sarinda Jones joined GMU to talk about the installation.

The new public art installation at Station No. 3 is located at 2425 South 900 East. It is the second LEED-certified, net-zero energy, Gold fire station in the country.

The two-story new station includes living quarters, kitchen, training rooms, and a public meeting room that is available for community groups to use as needed.

The fire station and public art demonstrates the city’s commitment to sustainability, and a dedication to healthy communities on all levels, from artwork, how firefighters take care of themselves, and our city’s health.

There are three art installations at the firehouse. Artist Sarinda Jones broke them down for us below:

  • As you enter the fire station, you will be greeted by “Common Threads”
    • Inspired by the fabrics of our community, overlapping threads represent the interconnected neighborhood as well as gridded city streets of Salt Lake
    • The color blocks symbolize the organizations, buildings, meeting places that support our communities
  • “Tribute”
    • Iconic image of previous Fire Station 3 building
    • Hand-drawn enamel line work
    • Shadow on wall symbolizes remembrance of Fire Station 3
  • “Parley’s Undercurrent”
    • Parley’s Creek was an inspiration for this work. Runs through Sugar House and connects neighborhoods
    • Calming, meandering effect of creek & colors of creek incorporated into disks
    • 240 kiln-formed glass disks, largest of 3 installations
    • 8 firefighters created disks that were incorporated

You can get a full list of all public art in Salt Lake City on here where you can also sign up for future announcements opening around the city. 

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