In September 2018, two murals were completed in Salo as part of the programme of the UPEA18 Art Festival, which spread into different parts of Finland. Organised for the third time in 2018, the art festival is a major art event in the public space, generating works of public art around Finland. For the first time, Salo participated in the UPEA art festival in 2018.
Leon Keer (b. 1980) from the Netherlands painted a 3D mural on the wall of the police station in honour of the equipment of motorcycle police. Leon Keer is known for artworks that play with 3D effects and optical illusion. Keer has implemented murals across Europe, the United States, Mexico, the Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and several Asian countries. The production of the mural was supported by the City of Salo, Senaatti-kiinteistöt, SSO, Tikkurila and Pintaväri, as well as lift companies.