Draper’s art scene soars to new heights

Mayors unveil Lone Peak Cravens as part of two new art installations

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and Draper Mayor Troy Walker dropped the curtain Tuesday on two new art installations overlooking the Price Lone Peak Business Park. The four unique cravens are made of bronze, each weighing 200 pounds. Three sit atop a 22-foot-tall feature over the entrance to the business park. The fourth craven holds a key perched on a 20-foot reclaimed historic Rio Grande/Union Pacific gantry beam that was repurposed for the project.

The art pieces are locally sourced and locally made. Steven Price commissioned Utah artist Michael Wilson to design and sculpt the birds, who worked in partnership with Lehi-based foundry Adonis Bronze to produce them.

“They can bring a little enjoyment to people’s lives,” Wilson said of the installations. “The world’s hurting and the more we can do something positive like this, the better everybody’s going to be.”

“Art matters. Community matters. Beauty matters,” said Price. “Art gives us soul. Art inspires us. Art place-makes a community. Art isn’t a decoration, it’s a destination.”

Price strives to bring these types of “destinations” to the community to inspire and bring people together. The installations join two other Price-commissioned pieces in the area, sculptures of a rhino and polar bears both by artist Dollores Shelledy.

The Lone Peak Cravens can be seen as you drive west from I-15 along 12300 South between 200 West and at the intersection at 265 West.