Street Art Tour of Vernal, Utah
Vernal, aka Dinosaur Land, is the county seat and largest city in Uintah County. Known for...well...dinosaurs, state parks, and the oil industry. But do you know what else they have? Well, my friend, they actually have a decent amount of street art.
If you’re like me and many other people, you probably follow a street/urban art page or artist on social media.
According to Google’s Arts and Culture page on street art, “no one really knows if street art happened deliberately or if it was a spontaneous occurrence, but it does seem it all started in Manhattan’s Washington Heights section and by the early 80’s Graffiti was being labeled as Urban Art”.
Discover Goldmark(a gallery located in England) said, “urban art is as old as the streets themselves”. “Graffiti has been found on the walls, marketplaces, and other areas of Rome, Egypt, and Greece”.
It seems that if the materials and time have been available, humans have desired to express themselves through art.
So let's take a look at the street art Vernal has to offer:
Wendy’s Mural: Covers all the landmarks of Vernal. Located at 1120 US-40
L&L Mural: 463 East Main Street
Cobble Rock Park: 29 South Vernal Avenue
Vernal Chamber of Commerce Mural: 300 W and Highway 40
Basin Sports: 511 West Main Street