Recap: "Submerged in Art" Benefit in Salt Lake City
This past weekend in Salt Lake City the Submerged in Art charity event held their 3rd annual art show. It features 15 unconventional and often overlooked artists with undeniable talent, as well as DJ’s, live music and a huge silent auction with donations from over 30 local businesses. Each year, the show attracts a huge number of supporters to view and purchase paintings, stencils, sculptures, jewelry and photographs from their favorite artists with all proceeds going to The Road Home homeless shelter.
Amongst the featured artists, a couple stood out. Daniel Overstreet’s uses humor in stencils as well as a classic tattoo style. Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh) does pencil drawings and cut-out wooden pieces. His take on Hunter S. Thompson as a human puzzle was a popular piece. The local veteran graffiti artist Dusk One boasts a little bit of that raw feel and a lot of gritty intricacy within his canvas pieces.
Events that join art and charity are a strong reminder of just how much we can do for others who have less than we do. This event is thankfully growing every year. Submerged in Art, a really dope event for a really great cause.
Text and Photo: Bethany Fischer