Utah Wildlife Walls
29+ monumental murals across Utah
“Wildlife encounters are a big reason why many of us love living in Utah, and we want to celebrate the unique, local species that create those moments of magic across our state's diverse landscape”.
A grassroots-led public art & engagement initiative
Utah Wildlife Walls seeks to celebrate Utah's wildlife diversity and heritage by installing at least one monumental wildlife mural in each of Utah’s 29 counties.
Brown Trout Mural, Heber, 2023
How it Started...
Utah Wildlife Walls is a collaboration between Utah artist Chris Peterson, writer Brett Prettyman and the Utah Wildlife Federation. It began in 2022 with the installation of a 120 foot Bonneville cutthroat trout mural and the first annual Bonnie Ball Street Festival in Salt Lake City. In 2023, we installed three new walls in Midvale, Vernal and Heber....
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Mural, Salt Lake, 2022
Photo courtesy of Francisco Kjoseth
How it's going!
With four walls complete at the close of 2023, we are excited for all of the projects we have in the works for 2024. We are exploring many more opportunities with interested nonprofit partners, property owners, and local governments. If you'd like to collaborate with us on a monumental wildlife mural, shoot us a note!
Desert Tortoise- Saint George
Bison, Pronghorn, Burrowing Owl- Antelope Island
Lake Trout- Manila
Elk- Summit County
Bear River cutthroat-Cache County?
Pinyon Blue Jay- Escalante
Bonneville cutthroat-Salt Lake City, Oct. '22
Golden Eagle, Rattlesnake-Midvale, June '23
Colorado River cutthroat-Vernal, Aug. '23
Brown Trout-Heber, Nov. '23
Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Mural, Vernal, 2023