Exploring the intersection of art and food through community outreach. (MAY – OCT)

EATEat Art Together (E.A.T.) is a community outreach initiative that explores the intersection of art and food as a way to re-imagine our relationships to the land, the city, and each other. UMOCA pairs local artists, designers, and horticulturalists with local community initiatives to create public art pieces from re-purposed or recycled materials that serve as improvements to each garden site.

Last year, UMOCA worked with horticulturalist Fritz Kollmann who designed a community garden installation outside the museum—all of the plants were edible, in one way or another. UMOCA also paired Nate Lane, designer of one of the 2015 Downtown Garden Stroll pop-up parks, with Wasatch Community Gardens. Lane created a water catchment sculpture for Wasatch’s community garden located at 337 S. 400 E.

By exploring contemporary concepts of sustainability, E.A.T. encourages participants to think about the role of horticulture, food production and urban farming, and how these systems generate communal exchange and collaboration. Through E.A.T., UMOCA and its partners strive to draw local communities together through educational components, including bike tours, sustainable urban living workshops, and monthly art activities, throughout the growing season.