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Shaun L Christensen sent me this email with links on the Salt Lake City Sidewalk Entertainers and Artists Ordinance. I also researched the subject and found several other links and stories. The ordinance had a sunset clause of November 1, 2003. Discussions are on-going about reenactment and revisions. I will update this page with the information.
It was great to talk to with you. Hear are some links to info on Salt Lake City Street Artists.
City Weekly Jun 19, 2003 Art Spar: Artisans voice dissent over street-artist regulations and Farmers Market expansion. http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2003/city_2003-06-19.cfm
Salt Lake City Arts Council Sidewalk Entertainers and Artists http://www.slcgov.com/arts/sidewalk.htm
SIDEWALK ENTERTAINERS AND ARTISTS ORDINANCE http://www.slcgov.com/arts/sidewalkord_full.htm
I hope that this will help. Till then.
Shaun L Christensen Email: ShaunC@ShaunLChristensen.com
Sidewalk Entertainers and Artists and Special Events
Ordinance 18 of 2003/sidewalk entertainers and artists & special events.
SALT LAKE CITY ORDINANCE
No. 18 of 2003
(Sidewalk Entertainers & Artists and Special Events)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING 14.38.030, SALT LAKE CITY CODE, PERTAINING TO DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 14.38.140, SALT LAKE CITY CODE, PERTAINING TO LOCATION RESTRICTIONS; AMENDING SECTION 14.38.190, SALT LAKE CITY CODE, RELATING TO SPECIAL EVENTS; AND EXTENDING THE EXPIRATION DATE OF ORDINANCE NO. 22 OF 2002.
Be it ordained by the City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah:
SECTION 1. That Section 14.38.030, Salt Lake City Code, pertaining to definitions be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
A. "Artist" means a sidewalk entertainer or a sidewalk artist.
B. "Available city property" means:
1. Sidewalk and park strips. Portions of publicly owned sidewalks and park strip areas, within the following commercially zoned districts:
Section 21A.26.020, "CN Neighborhood Commercial District", of this code;
Section 21A.26.030, "CB Community Business District", of this code;
Section 21A.26.040, "CS Community Shopping District", of this code;
Section 21A.26.050, "CC Corridor Commercial District", of this code;
Section 21A.26.060, "CSHBD Sugar House Business District", of this code;
Section 21A.26.070, "CG General Commercial District", of this code;
Section 21A.30.020, "D-1 Central Business District", of this code;
Section 21A.30.030, "D-2 Downtown Support District", of this code;
Section 21A.30.040, "D-3 Downtown Warehouse/Residential District", of this code;
Section 21A.30.045, "D-4 Downtown Secondary Central Business District", of this code; and
Section 21A.31.020, "G-MU Gateway-Mixed-Use District", of this code,
but not including landscaped areas in the middle of any street;
2. Parks. Areas within city operated parks specifically designated by the director of public services, and
3. Downtown library block. An area or areas within the downtown library block specifically designated by the director of public services.
C. "Display" includes display for sale or display without charge.
D. "Downtown library block" means the city block bounded by 200 East Street, 400 South Street, 300 East Street, and 500 South Street
E. "Perform" includes performing for compensation or performing without charge.
F. "Sidewalk entertainer" means a person, or group of persons together, who perform(s) sidewalk entertainment.
G. "Sidewalk entertainment" means vocal, instrumental, or other entertainment performed personally by a person or a group of persons together, upon publicly owned sidewalks and park strip areas, or in city operated parks.
H. "Sidewalk art" means original works of art displayed upon publicly owned sidewalks and park strip areas, or in city operated parks. It shall not include: 1) any artwork produced by any person other than the sidewalk artist displaying the artwork, 2) any artwork purchased or taken on consignment and held for resale, or 3) any clothing other than jewelry and other accessories or hand painted or tie dyed garments, which if containing mass produced or commercially manufactured parts, such mass produced or commercially manufactured parts, have been assembled by the artist and are not the predominant element of an item sold.
I. "Sidewalk artist" means any person who displays his or her own sidewalk art.
SECTION 2. That Section 14.38.140, Salt Lake City Code, pertaining to location restrictions be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:
14.38.140 Location Restrictions:
A. Sidewalk And Park Strips: No artist may perform or display in any of the following places:
1. Within ten feet (10') of the intersection of a sidewalk with any other sidewalk, marked or unmarked crosswalk or midblock crosswalk;
2. Within the inner eight feet (8') of any sidewalk over twelve feet (12') in width, "inner" meaning as measured from its farthest point from the curb;
3. Within the inner three-quarters (3/4) of the width of any sidewalk less than twelve feet (12') in width, but in no event nearer than four feet (4') from the inner edge of any sidewalk;
4. Within five feet (5') of an imaginary perpendicular line running from any building entrance or doorway to the curb line;
5. Within five feet (5') of any handicapped parking space, or access ramp;
6. Within ten feet (10') of the boundary of any designated bus stop;
7. Within five feet (5') of any office window or display window; or
8. In the case of sidewalk artists, within one hundred feet (100') on the same linear block face of a door to a business displaying or selling artwork as its predominant business activity, if that business has direct access to the sidewalk.
9. At the same location for more than seven (7) consecutive days and not sooner than seven (7) days after the last date on which such artist previously performed or displayed at a particular location. For purposes of this subsection A9, the "same location" shall mean within one hundred ten feet (110') along the same block face from where the artist previously performed or displayed.
B. Parks and the downtown library block: The director of public services, in designating areas within city operated parks and the downtown library block, shall take into consideration the interests: 1) of providing artists reasonable opportunities for self-expression, 2) of providing reasonable opportunities for the public to experience the artists' work, 3) of the public to peaceably enjoy the city's parks and the downtown library block, and 4) of adequately maintaining park and downtown library block vegetation and properties. No artist may perform or display within city operated parks or the downtown library block except within areas designated by the director of public services.
C. Special Events: No artist shall perform or display within one hundred feet (100') of the boundary of a location included in a special event permit issued by the city under chapter 3.50 of this code.
SECTION 3. That Section 14.38.190, Salt Lake City Code, pertaining to special events be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:
14.38.190 Special Events:
The restrictions of this chapter notwithstanding, nothing herein shall prohibit the city from authorizing persons to conduct sidewalk entertainment, art displays, or vending operations within such areas as the city may deem appropriate, as a part of a special event or free expression activity (special event artists or entertainers). Special event artists or entertainers shall not be governed by this chapter, but shall be governed by Chapter 3.50 of this Code or such other ordinance, city policy, or executive order as may be applicable. During such special event or free expression activity the city may require one or more sidewalk artists or sidewalk entertainers to relocate and perform or display art at another available location within available city property during the period of such special event or free expression activity. No sidewalk entertainer or sidewalk artist shall perform or display at a location included in a special event or free expression activity permit issued by the city under chapter 3.50 of this Code without the permission of the special event or free expression activity permittee.
SECTION 4. That Section 5 of Ordinance No. 22 of 2002 pertaining to sidewalk entertainers and artists be and is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 5. This ordinance shall expire on November 30, 2003 unless extended by ordinance enacted by the city council.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon the date of its first publication.
Passed by the City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah this 15th day of April, 2003.
Bill No. 18 of 2003.
Published: April 19, 2003
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