Through A Local Lens // Park City Filmmaker Jill Orschel

Jill Orschel’s interest in filmmaking began in front of the camera, participating in a series of Mountain Dew commercials. She fell in love with the camaraderie and teamwork of the filmmaking process. After moving to Utah in 1990, she volunteered at the Sundance Institute eventually transitioning into photographer for the Sundance summer Labs. That’s when she really started to love, appreciate and embrace independent cinema in general and documentary film specifically.

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FilmBarbara Bretz
Old Town Cellars & Kimball Art Center Seek the Soul of Park City

Old Town Cellars and Kimball Art Center have partnered to present an exciting Call for Art to be featured on an OTC wine label!

This project came to fruition through conversations that took place last summer when the KAC first reached out to OTC to develop their Sip + Sketch / Wine + Watercolor classes, which are held at OTC. The classes are taught by KAC instructors, and are meant to be fun and accessible for anyone to enjoy.  The wine, of course, is a nice addition to the art classes.

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YouTheatre on Stage

Jamie Wilcox has seen tremendous growth in her 6 years as director of The Egyptian Youtheatre program. The program offers from 15-18 weekly classes each fall and spring session and 20 summer camps for ages 5-18 and 2 outreach projects each summer for students age 5 and up.

Tickets are on sale now for 'ELF The Musical Jr'. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Get into the holiday spirit and support the Egyptian Youtheatre program!

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KPCW Main Street Music Crawl

The KPCW Main Street Music Crawl returns for its third go-round this Saturday, November 18th. The annual bar/ music crawl will draw attendees into three upper Main Street venues to enjoy five local musical acts. Venues included on the Music Crawl are OP Rockwell, Flanagan's, and The Spur, plus a mid-crawl photo stop outside Egyptian Theatre. Come out and support local bands, our community, and KPCW! Tickets and information are available at

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Celebrate the Season with Park City’s Electric Parade

The final days of autumn are upon us, and that means the holiday season is right on its heels. What better way to kick it off than to gather friends and family for Park City’s annual Electric Parade? Produced by the Historic Park City Alliance, the Electric Parade is a free community event that celebrates Small Business Saturday and starts the holiday season in grand style. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 25. Anyone is welcome to participate - register by November 20!

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Kimball Art Center Inspires and Connects through Art

The mission of the Kimball Art Center (KAC) is to inspire and connect through art. Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate and develop the creative spark that lives within us all. We believe that art changes lives and brings people together, sustaining our vibrant community and catalyzing positive change in the world around us. Click here to support the Kimball Art Center during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.

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Park City Institute // 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season

In just a few weeks, Park City Institute launches its 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center. For two decades, legendary performers and emerging artists have shared their stories—and themselves—with our community. This season, we bring you more phenomenal performances, engaging speakers, and music that will have you dancing at your seats. Click here to support the Park City Institute during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.  

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The Egyptian Theater // Dedicated to Enriching Lives through the Performing Arts

Live theatrical performances have long been a centerpiece of Park City's culture. In the late 1800's, the ornate Park City Opera House was located near our current site. On a warm June night in 1898, fire roared downhill from the American Hotel and quickly consumed most of the town, including the Opera House. In a Determined effort to restore live theatre to the town, the Dewey Theatre soon opened its doors in 1899 on the site of what is now the Egyptian Theatre. The Dewey remained a popular cultural center until its roof collapsed under a record-breaking snow load in 1916. Click here to support the Egyptian Theater during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.  

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The Alf Engen Ski Museum & the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum: A Winter Sports Cultural Center

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend, Alf Engen. With the selection of Salt Lake City as host for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the concept was dramatically expanded to include a Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games gallery and other features which would transform the museum into a winter sports cultural center. Click here to support the Alf Engen Musuem during Live PC Give PC!

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Local Artist Profile: Mixing Passion & Photography

Local photographer, Richard Pick got his first camera in college. “Back then I just shot black and white film. We always had a darkroom back then and would develop our own film and make our own prints. I transitioned to color transparency film and then to digital. So I have kind of been through it all. I am really glad I could start with film and transition to digital.”

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Visual ArtsBarbara Bretz
First Picks of the Season // Art Elevated Holiday Market

Art Elevated, an art and handcrafted gift market featuring local artists and artisans, returns the weekend of Nov. 3-5 at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City’s Newpark Town Center. The three-day event kickoffs the holiday season with one-of-a-kind gifts and festivities including live performances, demos,  and a special wine tasting event.

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Giving A BLEEP

Giving A BLEEP is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization who believes in building community and supporting all nonprofits in the community. Their major fundraiser is an annual performance of “an original show by the people, for the people.” Writers creatively weave local issues, quirks, passions and personalities into a satirical glimpse at the life we love. 

This year’s performances of Giving A BLEEP take place at Prospector Square Theatre on October 27 and 28 as well as Nov 3 and 4.

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Sharing Song and Stories: Johnsmith Concert & Songwriting Workshop

A few years back a friend asked me if I knew of Johnsmith and his music.  They were shocked when I said I did not.  Their advice was very simple, “well you should check him out”.  I did and this is what I found.  

Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized – he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad.

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A Park City Author who “Nailed It”

A manicurist, by trade, Carly Stenmark was living and working in Salt Lake City. She discovered many of her clients enjoyed chatting during the process with her on the receiving end of interesting and entertaining stories. Funny tales and tidbits she wanted to remember were jotted down on scraps of paper and tucked away.

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz