In South Summit County, a new services building is being constructed on Kamas’ Main Street. The Kamas Services Building is an important gathering space that will greet annual visitors as they enter the “Gateway to the Uintas”. Once completed, the building will house the Kamas branch library, DMV, medical services, a new senior center, a space for public meetings and a computer classroom. This building will display public art inside and out as part of the Summit County Public Art Program, which allocates one percent of capital facility funds for public arts in new county structures.
THE GOAL OF PUBLIC ART IS TO UNITE AND CELEBRATE, WHILE ADDRESSING ISSUES IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITIES. THE SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC ARTS ADVISORY BOARD COMMISSIONS ART FOR NEW PUBLIC BUILDINGS THAT REFLECT THE DESIGN AND AESTHETICS OF THE SPACE AND THE COMMUNITY’S CONNECTION TO IT. PUBLIC ART CAN BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER, REFLECT HISTORY AND LOCAL FLAVOR, AND REPRESENT NEW IDEAS AND VIEWPOINTS.
The primary themes of these art pieces are to engage the local area and portray a sense of community, unity, family and multigenerational history, as well as reflect the stunning natural and agricultural environment that surrounds Kamas Valley. Residents from all parts of the county look forward to coming together in the new Kamas Building for services, learning and community-building activities, which will be enhanced by public art.