|Incorporated As a City:||September 13, 1909|
2013 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Award
by Utah Arts & Museums
The Governor's Awards were created in 1980 to honor
individuals and organizations who encourage
and support arts and culture in Utah. In 2002 the awards
were put on hold as the state prepared for the Olympics.
As part of the first annual Mountain West Conference on the Arts
the awards were reinstated in 2007. In a time when innovative
artistic and cultural projects are continually emerging
throughout the state, we look forward to many future
years of honoring Utah's artistic visionaries and supporters.
Click here for more information on the Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards
Gunnison Clock Tower Project
About the Tower:
· 35 feet high
· Four 4-foot diameter illuminated clocks
· Carillon Bells– rings at the hour and half hour with countless tones and patterns
· Built by the esteemed Verdin Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
· The Clock Tower will be a Landmark for our City for the next 200 years
· This magnificent tower will create a point of interest and add significance to our downtown district
· Symbolic Importance - no other clock of its size and stature in the Intermountain West
· Ongoing community effort since 2009, when funds raised from Sesquicentennial Events were earmarked for a large clock tower to help commemorate our valley’s history.
· The hourly chimes will connect the people of our community in time and space.
· The tower will stand as a lasting tribute - honoring the past, saluting the present and inspiring the future for all Gunnison Valley Citizens.