Jun
1
Mon
2020
SoJo Summerfest Chalk Art Contest and Stroll @ West Riverfront Park
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm

 

This event is for both artists and residents. Once the art is complete, residents can stroll past the beautiful displays starting on June 3rd.

For artists, Chalk Art Contest supplies can be picked up on Monday, June 1 and June 2 at the South Jordan Community Center, 10778 S. Redwood Rd. South Jordan, Utah 84095.

Contest Rules & Regulations
1. Registration will only be accepted online at register.sjc.utah.gov.

2. $20 registration is due on or before May 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Registration after May 15, 2020 is $20 and a t-shirt is NOT guaranteed.

3. The registration fee provides each team/individual: 1 tote, 1 t-shirt, and 1 box of thin chalk.
-The surface is more bumpy and rough than average sidewalk concrete – we strongly encourage you to bring extra chalk with you if possible.
-Additional chalk may be available upon request, while supplies last, but is not guaranteed. Square Size: Adults – 6ft x 6ft and Youth – 5ft x 5ft

4. Categories:
-Adult (18+), Teen (13-17), and Child (12 & under)
-Teams will be assigned an age category based on the oldest team member. Teams can ONLY consist of two people who live in the same household.

5. South Jordan City Staff reserve the right to disqualify any artwork that is deemed inappropriate.

6. If the artwork is not your own idea, please give credit to the original source.

7. Photos of the artwork will be taken and may be used for advertising and voting purposes.

8. Judging:
-All chalk art will be judged on Wednesday, June 3, regardless of completion.
-Use your time and space wisely. All decisions of the judges are final.
-Chalk art will be judged on Originality, Creativity, and Overall Artistic Impression.

9. Awards: Announced on the City of South Jordan Facebook page on Friday, June 5.

**This program is sponsored by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program.**

 

Jun
11
Thu
2020
South Jordan Resident: Light Pole Banner Contest @ Online Submissions
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm

The South Jordan Arts Council is requesting South Jordan Residents to submit artwork for a Light Pole Banner Contest. All submissions must be family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. The goal of this project is to display artwork on light poles around the City to add vibrancy to the street. Designs that are bright, colorful, and represent South Jordan in a positive light are encouraged.  **2 artwork submissions per person**

Reminders:

  • Banners will be approximately 20 feet off of the ground
  • Vehicles will be driving past these banners, only allowing for a quick glance at the artwork
  • Simplistic, colorful designs look best

Contest ends on July 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

The South Jordan Arts Council has sole decision-making authority. Selected artists will be contacted with more information on the banner creation process.

Contact sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov with questions.

Light Pole Banner Contest

  • Accepted file types: bmp, jpg, jpeg, gif, pdf, png, tif, tiff, raw, jfif, exif, ppm, webp.
  • The following terms and conditions shall also apply:
    • By submitting artwork to the SoJo Light Pole Banner Contest, Applicant understands and agrees that the City may use any artwork submitted, whether timely or not, for the City's own purposes, including (but not limited to) marketing campaigns, social media sites, websites, and official documents and publications, and may make any edits to said artworks or combine said artworks with other images and media, which the City, in its sole discretion, chooses to make.
    • Applicant represents and warrants that any artwork submitted to the SoJo Light Pole Banner Contest by Applicant is the original products of the Applicant, and does not violate any intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any kind enjoyed by any individual or entity, nor do any of Applicant's submissions feature artwork or intellectual property created or owned by another individual or entity.
    • Applicant agrees to execute such other documents and to take such other action as may be reasonably necessary to further the purposes of this Agreement.
    • Applicant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City against all claims, damages, lawsuits, losses, liabilities, liens, costs, citations, penalties, fines and expenses, including (but not limited to) attorneys' fees, arising out of or resulting from the submission of Applicant's submitted artwork.
    • Time is of the essence with this Agreement, as well as every term, covenant, and condition contained herein.
    • If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall, nevertheless, be construed, performed, and enforced as if the invalidated or unenforceable provision had not been included I the text of the Agreement.
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Jul
22
Wed
2020
Towne Center Crosswalk Mural(s) – RFP @ Online Application Only
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 7 @ 12:00 am

CALL FOR UTAH ARTISTS: Request for Proposals

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 6, 2020

COMMISSION BUDGET: $3,000 – for each crosswalk mural.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The City of South Jordan and the South Jordan Arts Council are requesting proposals for the commissioning of two professional murals on the center crosswalks located at 1665 Towne Center Drive. As part of the South Jordan Art Council’s Vibrancy Project, the purpose of this project is to create a sense of community and add vibrancy to the Towne Center plaza. The plaza includes seating areas, picnic tables, restaurants, and local businesses.

The organizations mentioned above are pleased to provide an opportunity for any Utah artist or Utah artist lead team to respond to this RFP with a mural proposal. **Proposals can be for one or both crosswalks**

SITE DIMENSIONS

Crosswalk A: Length 18ft & Width 20ft                    Crosswalk B: Length 18ft & Width 17ft

ARTWORK GOALS

The South Jordan Arts Council seeks a site-specific mural that:

  • Is visually engaging for passersby and those who use and visit the plaza.
  • Is simplistic yet interesting – The designs should be simple enough to easily maintain them by a non-artist if desired.

PROJECT BUDGET & ELIGIBILITY

The total budget for this project is $6,000 ($3,000 per crosswalks, artists can create a proposal for one or both crosswalks). The budget is inclusive of artist’s fees and related expenses for design, include all costs associated with the creation and completion of the mural/artwork, including artists’ travel, prep work, materials, supplies, surface preparation, installation, and an anti-graffiti protective coating. Any fees incurred for design/artwork related engineering or assistance from any contractors shall be the responsibility of the artist.

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

  • Artwork shall not contain any standards, traffic signals, or sign icons.
  • Artwork shall not contain logos, text, advertising, or promote a specific business, political party, or religion.
  • No directional markings.
  • Artwork must be contained within the white “stop arm” lines that are already painted on the crosswalk.
  • Colors will be limited to five (5) per crosswalk.
  • Unless otherwise requested and pre-approved, paint for the artwork must be one of the following brands/types:
    • Watco Anti-Slip Traffic Paint
    • Transpo Color-Safe Durable Pavement Marking Material (paint) – H&C
    • COLORTOP Water-Based Solid Color Concrete Stain available at Sherwin Williams
  • Colors: Colors utilized must be reproducible and the color name and number shall be submitted with this application.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Application Deadline – Thursday, August 6, 2020

Notification of Artist Selection – Monday, August 17, 2020

Contract Preparation – Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Day 1 of Artwork Installation– Saturday, September 5, 2020**

Day 2 of Artwork Installation– Saturday, September 12, 2020**

**Installation will coincide with the South Jordan Farmers Market. Artists will only have two days (Saturday, September 5 and Saturday, September 12) to complete the murals.**

Dates are subject to change, except for the application deadline of Thursday, August 6, 2020.

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS

The City of South Jordan and The South Jordan Arts Council will review all of the properly submitted applications and will recommend the artist/teams for the commission.

In selecting the artist/team for this project, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Final artwork that is one-of-a-kind, site-specific, and meets the project goals;
  • Artistic excellence, innovation, and originality as evidence by visual documentation and supporting materials;
  • The artist’s final work meets all operational, maintenance, American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), and public safety requirements;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budget and to perform work in a timely, professional manner;
  • The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project including the ability to work with stakeholders, project managers, and community members.

The artist or artist lead team selected for the project will sign an agreement with the City of South Jordan.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions that arrive on or before 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and meet all of the application requirements will be reviewed. To be considered for this project, applicants must submit all of the required materials via this website. There is no application fee to apply or to use the online application system. No other method of submission will be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all submitted materials.

Art Proposal

  • (first name _ last name.proposal.pdf) Artists must submit a color, scale visual rendering, and a written description including project intent, dimensions, materials and a preliminary budget. (2 pages maximum)
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, tif, doc, docx, odf.
  • (first name _ last name.title1.jpg, first name _ last name.title2.jpg, etc.) Three to five (3-5) jpeg images of unique examples of past work. If applicable, please provide examples of completed past work of similar, scope, scale, and budget. Each image must not exceed 1MB in size. Five images per application, not per team member. Each image must include the title, date of completion/installation, media, dimensions (height x width x depth, in feet), location, final project cost and a brief description of the work.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, tif.
  • (first name _ last name.references.pdf) A list of two professional references with contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, phone number, email address), and relationship to each reference.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, tif, doc, docx, odf.

All materials not specifically requested as part of this application or exceeding the maximum page length or format requirements will not be considered or reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Incomplete submissions or any application that has not been submitted within the parameters set forth above, as determined by the Arts Program Coordinator, will not be reviewed or considered.

QUESTIONS
All questions regarding this RFP are to be directed only to the Art Program Coordinator for the City of South Jordan at the email address listed below. Applications may be disqualified if any unsolicited contact related to this RFP is made with an employee of the City of South Jordan, the South Jordan Arts Council, or any project stakeholders and partners that are not the Arts Program Coordinator. All communication will occur electronically via email.

Contact: Haley Greene, sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov

Jul
24
Fri
2020
SoJo Plein Air Contest- Quick Draw @ Virtual Event
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm

SoJo Plein Air Contest – Quick Draw from afar! Since our 2020 Plein Air event was canceled in May due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are bringing the event to YOU from afar! This fun, fast-paced, Plein Air painting contest is open to all ages & abilities and is free to participate.

Submission Deadline: All art to be submitted via email to sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov by 5:00 pm on August 7, 2020.

Categories: Professional 18 years older, Amateur 18 years and older, or Youth 17 years old and younger.

Guidelines:

1. Artists have 3 hours to produce their art in one sitting.

2. Art must be produced in real life, either on location outdoors or indoors using still life. The art must be original work of the artist including the composition. *Please practice all social distancing recommendations.*

3. Any Medium may be used to produce the art, except for photography, computer-generated/assisted art, marker, or crayon.

4. Artists will photograph and submit the beginning blank canvas, ½ way at 1.5-hour progress, and then the final piece at 3 hours. All entries, with the attached three photos, should be emailed to sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov before the deadline.

5. When submitting, please enter one of the three categories: Professional 18 years and older, Amateur 18 years and older, or Youth 17 years old and younger. Please include name, category, age, city, title of work, mediums used, address, and phone number.

A final gallery of all submitted pieces will be posted on the City of South Jordan Facebook page and on this event page. Judging will be by a panel of experts and the top 3 winners in each category will receive a prize.

By entering this show artists allow the City of South Jordan and/or the South Jordan Arts Council to use their art images in advertising other art events without receiving compensation.

Art deadline: August 7, 2020

Sep
1
Tue
2020
Get to the River 2020 @ Virtual Events
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

2020 Get to the River Festival

About the Festival: The Get to the River Festival is a month-long series of community events centered on the Jordan River and Jordan River Parkway. During 30 days in September, cities and counties along the river will host events near their section that help celebrate, protect, and restore the Jordan River.

The Jordan River corridor runs through three counties and sixteen cities flowing from Utah Lake, through the Salt Lake Valley, and finally into the Great Salt Lake. The 50-mile river has tremendous value – environmentally, recreationally, economically, and culturally – for both the communities through which it flows and for the entire Wasatch Front.

Around 15,000 people utilize the Jordan River Parkway each month. This paved, non-motorized trails that follows the river and weaves in and out of urban areas, parks, and lush riverside areas is the perfect place for walking, running, cycling, skating, or simply escaping from the city. The river and trail provides a unique offering in our urban landscape and adds to our community’s beauty and wellness.

Get to the River in SoJo:

Activities Planned for the month of September:
  • Week of 7-13: SoJo Arts Coloring Page – Pages can be picked up from the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd) Monday – Thursday between 8:30 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   (Print coloring page HERE
  • Week of 14-20: Virtual Race Series   (For more information click HERE
  • Week of 21-27: Jordan River Trail Story Walk at 947 W. Shields Lane, South Jordan   (For more information click HERE)
Learn more about the Jordan River’s ecosystem by watching these videos from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Get to the River 2020 Color Page

 

Oct
5
Mon
2020
2020 South Jordan Resident Art Show @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm

Art is for everyone! Join us October 5 – October 16 for the 13th Annual South Jordan Art Show. At a new location this year, the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd), will house incredible artwork from talented artists from our very own South Jordan community. Both adult and youth residents are welcome to submit pieces. The show is free and open to the public, hours of operation are listed below. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts!

Art Show Hours of Operation:

Sensitive Groups/High-Risk Individuals Only 

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 am

General Public

Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

General Public 

Friday – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

If you are interested in displaying your artwork in the show or have any questions, please contact Haley Greene at sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov.

  • Artists must be South Jordan residents.
  • Each artist can submit up to 2 pieces of original artwork, those pieces should be no older than three years old and not shown previously in the South Jordan Art Show.
  • The Categories include: Traditional Mediums (Drawing, Watercolor, Oil, and Digital), Photography, 3D (Sculpture, Ceramic, and Pottery). **3D category for Adults and Professionals only**
  • Any hanging art must be securely wired to hang.
  • The participant’s name, address, phone number, and email must be provided on the back of all photo entries.
  • All artists must sign an Artwork Loan Agreement before their artwork will be accepted. **To limit face to face interaction at drop off, please fill out the Artwork Loan Agreement online**
  • Artwork will be displayed at the Community Center throughout the entire duration of the show.

Pieces can be dropped off at the Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd, South Jordan, UT) October 1 from 12 pm-5:30 pm and October 2 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Age Groups: Child (6 years – 9 years), Youth (10 years – 13 years), Teen (14 years – 17 years), Adult (18+), Professional (Artists that have ever been paid for their work), Seniors (55+)

Artwork Loan Agreement

Nov
23
Mon
2020
Holiday Lights Tour 2020
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm

We could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year! Join us in “lighting up” South Jordan and Salt Lake Valley by participating in the 2020 Holiday Lights Tour! Cities from around Salt Lake County are teaming up to bring you a Holiday Lights Tour like never before! Visit homes from South Jordan, Bluffdale, Herriman, Midvale, Millcreek, South Salt Lake, and West Jordan! To register your home, take the tour, or vote for your favorite house, visit bit.ly/lightstourut

Registration

Registration begins on Monday, November 23rd and will remain open until December 21st. Register early for a better chance to win the People’s Choice Award!

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Do not cover/interfere with any fire safety equipment or walkways
  • Keep everything family-friendly
  • Homes must be located in a participating city
  • Winners will be announced on social media and all winners will receive an email
  • Judging will only include the portion of your house/yard that is visible from the driveway or street
  • Decorated houses should remain decorated through December 26th

Looking for other holiday activities in South Jordan? Check out our Virtual Light the Night event here!

Nov
30
Mon
2020
2020 Gingerbread House Contest @ South Jordan City Hall
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm

Test your baking and decorating skills in South Jordan’s annual amateur Gingerbread House Contest! Gingerbread House submissions are due on Monday, November 30 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at South Jordan City Hall. The Gingerbread Houses will be on display in City Hall from December 1 – December 10. We can’t wait to see what you bake up!

COVID 19 City Hall Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Closed- Saturday and Sunday

JUDGING INFORMATION

  1. Judging will take place on Monday, November 30. Please remember this is an amateur contest and that Judges’ decisions are final.
  2. The People’s Choice voting will start Tuesday, December 1 at 8:00 am and will go until Friday, December 4th at 12:00 pm in City Hall. 
  3. Winners will be announced via the City of South Jordan Facebook Page.

 

2020 Gingerbread House Contest Entry Form

  • Rules

    1. Entries must be totally edible. All candy must be unwrapped, no lollipop sticks, and no perishable foods may be used.
    2. Entries must be original, no gingerbread house kits allowed.
    3. Entries must be freestanding and securely attached to a plywood base.
    4. Only battery-operated lighting can be used.
    5. Entries will remain on display at City Hall through December 10. 
    6. Entries must be dropped off at City Hall on Monday, November 30 between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    7. Entries must be picked up on December 11  or they will be discarded.
    I understand that to be eligible for the competition; I must agree to the following as indicated by my signature below:
    1. I must deliver my completed entry to City Hall on Monday, November 30, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    2. I must follow all of the Rules and Procedures set forth by the City of South Jordan.
    3. My entry will remain on display in City Hall through December 10, 2020.
    4. Permission is hereby granted to the City of South Jordan, to print or otherwise duplicate the picture or likeness of my entry and/or myself, with my entry, for either internal or external release, this includes print and online publications, plus local and network television. I understand that the image of my entry becomes the property of the City of South Jordan.
    5. By participating, each competitor agrees to be bound by all of the Rules and Procedures herein, which may be amended from time to time. The City of South Jordan reserves the right to refuse entries that are deemed inappropriate for display, to disqualify any competitor who fails to follow the Rules and Procedures contained herein and/or to disqualify any competitor who falsifies any information which is submitted on this entry form.
    6. I agree to HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, DEFEND, AND INDEMNIFY, the City of South Jordan, their respective agents, employees, representatives, assignees, officers, directors, members, partners, volunteers and shareholders (each a "RELEASED PARTY") for ANY AND ALL LIABILITY and/or claims arising from injury to persons or damage to property arising from the incident, any RELEASED PARTY'S alleged or actual NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF any express or implied WARRANTY, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care, or mistakes or errors in judgment of any kind. By signing this release, I Agree that I am releasing any right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against the City of South Jordan.
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Dec
1
Tue
2020
Candy Windows on Towne Center @ Towne Center Drive
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Make Candy Windows a holiday tradition! Join South Jordan City for our Virtual Light the Night event to kick off the most wonderful time of year! Take a stroll down Towne Center Drive and enjoy the incredible Candy Window displays. The Candy Window exhibits will be displayed in storefront windows on December 1st – December 31st.

Featured Artists: Krista Johanson and Jennifer Vesper 

Locations:

  • Salt Lake County Library
  • West Doors of City Hall
  • East Doors of City Hall
  • Painting with a Twist
  • South Jordan City Hall Annex
  • Flake Pie Company
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Elements Massage