FARMINGTON — Art is in the hall.
The ribbon cutting for the new $15.6 million Davis County Administration Building, and 80-piece art exhibit filling its corridor walls, will be at 6 p.m. Friday at 61 S. Main St.
The public is invited to attend.
The ceremony will include light refreshments and tours of the new three-story office building and adjoining $4.6 million library headquarters. The two structures are part of a $23 million Memorial Courthouse campus makeover that also included a new Davis County Children’s Justice Center.
The office building, which county workers began occupying in mid-October, features a lighted rail throughout the building that allows for art to be displayed, County Commissioner Louenda Downs said.
Most of the artwork to be exhibited at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be for sale, while other pieces will become a permanent part of the building’s art display thanks, in part, to a donation by Chevron Oil Company, Downs said.
The county has also set aside money to buy additional works of art.
“Some of the them the county will purchase as part of its purchase award. We have not yet made a determination of what those pieces are,” Director of Planning Barry Burton said.
All the artwork will be labeled in such a way to let the public know which pieces are available to buy.
The art pieces dotting the interior walls of the three-story structure and adjoining library all come from Wasatch Front artists, a majority of those from Davis County, Burton said.
The cost of the pieces ranges from a few hundred dollars to more than $10,000, Burton said.
One exhibit in the building, on the second floor, will feature photography.
Most of what was submitted for that collection of work came by way of Davis County Fair submissions, Burton said, or from photographers who in the past have submitted entries to the fair.
Downs said the art exhibit will allow the county to highlight some of the most talented artists living in the area.
“It is only the beginning,” Downs said.