Featured Artist

Each year, the Avenues Street Fair Committee selects a different local artist to create an original painting or digital work of art that represents the artist’s concept of what “the Avenues” means to them. The design becomes the official promotional art for the Fair. This year's choice is Evan Smith, an Avenues resident and Utah native. Evan has prepared an original work that highlights Evan's passion and appreciation for our wonderful community. Look for Evan's work on Street Fair posters around the neighborhood, on the GACC website, and in other publications.

Evan grew up on the corner of P Street and 1st Avenue, a son of two well respected artists. While attending Wasatch Elementary, Bryant Jr. High, and East High School, Evan pursued other interests, but ultimately discovered his talent for art while attending the University of Utah. Evan has a drive for teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. After receiving a BFA from the University of Utah, he taught at the Visual Arts Institute, and then in Botswana, Africa while volunteering for the Peace Corps with his wife, Carolyn. Evan taught at Hillsdale Middle School and is now in his 11th year at West High School, teaching Drawing and Painting. Evan preaches principles of hard work, dedication, and persistancy. 

Evan will have a booth at the Street Fair, on the South side of 8th Avenue between J and K Streets, near the GACC Booth. There you will be able to see (and purchase) more of Evan's work. You'll also be able to purchase Evan's work on a T-shirt at the GACC Booth, with proceeds going to the GACC general fund. Please stop by and say hello!

 

Past Featured Art can be seen pdfhere