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 Kelli Spencer, a local artist based here in Salt Lake City. She loves that her passions have arrived at a cycle. The world gives her snow and big mountains she can ski and summit, and in return she gives the world her art. It is an invigorating exchange of energy that makes her life meaningful. One side of her work could not exist without the other. She is drawn by her passion to be in the mountains, away from everything, and to become a part of the environment. It’s a beautiful thing, to experience the mountains and valleys, and physically feel their toll on your body. It gives Kelli an appreciation for life, and drives her creativity. She can come back from an excursion or expedition and sit and paint the scenes she physically experienced. She believes this cycle adds a very personalized element to her art.
You’ll be able to purchase Kelli’s work on a T-shirt at the GACC booth, with proceeds going to the GACC general fund. Kelli will also have a booth where you will be able to see this year’s original artworks as well as some of her other work. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @kellispencer or view her projects and full art collection at www. kellispencer.net.

Download more information on the 2018 Featured Artist Program and to see the work of past Featured Artists.