Introducing the Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center
In August 2020, Spy Hop’s 10-year dream of building a space of our own for our young people to learn and grow became our reality. In the days that Spy Hop took occupancy of our new space, the organization also received an incredible contribution to name it the Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center. The donation from the Kahlert Foundation is transformational; it signals how much our community believes in Spy Hop, the importance of this center, and how critical it is to the education and well being of the young people in our community. Spy Hop is incredibly grateful to all of the donors and funders who have been on this journey with us; their collective contributions have proven that if you believe deeply, work hard, and don’t give up, dreams do come true.
The Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center is a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility designed with students in mind. With a recording studio, large classrooms, a student lounge, equipment lab, and more, it is a beacon of creativity and learning for young aspiring digital media artists of all skill levels. The third floor boasts a Rooftop event space available for community events large and small. Designed by Atlas Architects, built by Okland Construction, with solar provided through a grant from Blue Sky Energy with additional support from CE Solar, the facility is LEED Silver equivalent. The Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center is situated perfectly in the Central 9th District of Salt Lake City, providing critical access to public transportation, making the facility accessible to students across the Salt Lake valley.
Spy hop will host a Naming Ceremony in May 2021 to formally celebrate this amazing milestone and open our facility to the public.
Learn more about Spy Hop’s Capital Campaign and how you can get involved.