Utah Sandscape - Gallivan Utah Center - Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 40° 45.858 W 111° 53.389
12T E 424898 N 4512973
Quick Description: This unique abstract landscape sculpture is located in the central area of the Gallivan Utah Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2011 1:35:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMCJX9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Located in the central area of the Gallivan Utah Center, this art piece titled, "Utah Sandscape", is described by the Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog as: "On two sides of a footbridge, abstract landscape of hills, mountains, and strategraphic layers. Various colored sands behind a wall of glass squares."

Its dimensions are listed as: "Approx. H. 54 in. x W. 37 ft."

This very colorful piece of art flanks both side of a pedestrian bridge. While the wall of glass squares have been removed, the sandscape itself is still present. On each side of the bridge are grassy areas that accentuate the sculpture.

This pedestrian bridge is constructed of colorful elements to create a fascinating and colorful "sandscape." It is situated in Gallivan Utah Center, in the central plaza. Galivan Utah Center occupies much of the inner block bounded by State Street, 200 South, Main Street, and 300 South.

The John W. Gallivan Utah Center is furnished with an array of unique art projects, an amphitheater, an ice rink and pond, a huge outdoor chess board, and an aviary. Its inviting atmosphere is complemented with performance areas of all sizes, lots of seating, intimate spaces and vantage points that make the Center a comfortable and fun place to enjoy the activities, casual strolling or "people watching."

The Center provides a focal point for the downtown crowd to gather for lunch or a short reprieve from the day's hectic work schedule. Special events such as exhibits, fairs, performances, parades, festivals and holiday celebrations make the John W. Gallivan Utah Center a lively and exciting gathering place year-round.
TITLE: Utah Sandscape

ARTIST(S): James McBeth

DATE: 1993

MEDIUM: Sand & Concrete


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

The Main Street entrance to the plaza is at 239 South Main Street. This piece of art is situated in the central area of the Gallivan Utah Center.

The sandscape is still present, but the glass squares have been removed.

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