Salt Lake City, UT – 25 years ago this fall, Squatters founding partners Peter Cole and Jeff Polychronis committed to bring quality brew and delicious pub food to Utah. 12 World Beer Cups, 24 Great American Beer Festival Medals, and 30 North American Brewers Association Medals later, Squatters has teamed up with the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) to commemorate Squatters 25th Anniversary with equally as impressive art.
UMOCA and Squatters have chosen four local artists to each create a 340 square foot mural with the theme “25 Years of Beer” that will be painted on the east side of Squatters Pub. The selected artists are: Trent Call, Mackinzie Donovan, Richard Landvatter and Mike Murdock.
“I’m very excited that Squatters approached UMOCA to collaborate on their 25th Anniversary mural,” says Curator of Education Jared Steffen. “UMOCA and Squatters have had a great partnership over the years, and since both have a commitment to showcasing and serving our community, it’s natural fit.”
Mural painting will begin Saturday, June 28th and will be completed over the 4th of July weekend. The public is invited to vote for their favorite art piece and the winning mural will be featured on the beer label for a limited edition 25th Anniversary brew and 25th Anniversary Squatters t-shirt. Voting will be available at the Pub and also on both UMOCA and Squatters Facebook fan pages.
UMOCA and Squatters would like to thank Layton Construction for their generous donations of supplies and equipment.
About The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Founded in 1931, the award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's purpose is to give Utah residents and visitors access to international, national, regional, and local art that is relevant to our time. UMOCA offers rotating exhibitions in four gallery spaces, youth and adult education, as well as community outreach, an Artist-in-Residence program, and a variety of public programs to cultivate awareness of concepts found in contemporary art. UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts. UMOCA has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation. Admission is a $5 Suggested Donation
About Salt Lake Brewing Co. (Squatters Craft Beers and Pubs & Wasatch Beers and Brewpub)
Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Craft Beers Salt Lake’s original brewpub, in 1989, and currently operate four pubs and a wine and ale house. In 2000 Squatters and Wasatch Beers merged their microbrewery operations for draft and bottle production creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. Squatters and Wasatch bottled and draft beers are available in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Colorado. For more information, please visit www.squatters.com and www.wasatchbeers.com.