Rodrigo Y Gabriella Coming to the Deer Valley Music Festival

The Deer Valley Music Festival is known for consistently curating high quality and musically diverse line-ups in serene settings amongst the Wasatch Mountains. Many musicians have partnered with the Deer Valley Music Festival to provide exhilarating outdoor concerts, including the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera . The partnership between the these organizations offer pleasant cultural experiences in a gorgeous outdoor setting. 

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PCSC Arts Council Announces the Launch of the Summit County Creative Directory

The Park City Summit County Arts Council is excited to announce the public launch of its Creative Directory, a central resource for arts and culture listings in Park City and Summit County, Utah. The idea for a Creative Directory emerged from the cultural planning and advocacy initiatives of Project ABC: art, beauty, culture, and is a result of community input gathered during the Project ABC planning process that ran from 2017-2018. Project ABC is a community wide cultural planning initiative that grew out of a desire to more effectively connect the arts and culture community and plan for the future.

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Local Author Spotlight // Melissa Marsted

Melissa Marsted, the author and creative leader behind Lucky Penny Press and Silver Dollar Press, has written a total of 4 books, with 3 more books on the way to publication. Marsted was first inspired to write by her 2nd grade teacher, at the young age of 7. From then on she avidly brought journals on family vacations to take notes and typed up her version of the trip afterwards. Even with the passing of time, Marsted still writes daily. “Whether it be for an upcoming book or for personal enjoyment,” Marsted says, “she simply loves to write.“

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Park City Gallery Spotlight // David Beavis Fine Art Gallery

We are pleased to introduce our second installment in our monthly blog series that showcases all of our wonderful Park City galleries on a rotating basis! A prestigious and diverse art scene awaits visitors and local art aficionados alike throughout Park City’s historic district and beyond.  Every month we will be telling the story of a local gallery and the gallerists and artists behind them. For this month’s spotlight we spoke with David Beavis, who’s gallery is located on 314 Main St. View some of his award winning photography on his website here, and read on to learn more about David in our exclusive interview with him! 

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Experiencing the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Pop-Up Concerts Throughout Summit County

Artists from both the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera resident artist programs performed at pop-up community concerts throughout the month of June at public libraries located in Park City Summit County. Each pop-up concert offered listeners with a unique experience. Pianos at all pop-up concerts were artistically decorated, giving attendees the chance to look at and hear two very beautiful art forms. 

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Show Off Your Artwork at the 2019 Summit County Fair

The annual Summit County Fair brings the community together for a week of food, fun, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and rides. In addition to the demolition derby (always a locals favorite), the livestock showings, the 4H displays, parade, pie baking contest, and the little buckeroo rodeo, the Fair hosts the Fine Arts Exhibit  which gives local artists the opportunity to share their creative work with the public. Admission to all Fair events is free and a full schedule of activities is available on the Fair website.

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Local Spotlight // Amber Hansen, Director of A CHORUS LINE

A CHORUS LINE returns to The Egyptian Theatre July 5-21 and Artistic Director Amber Hansen is at the helm as director. In 2014, while directing this play as an in-house musical, she discovered she was pregnant and decided taking a break was in order. "During that time, we formed our relationship with the Ziegfeld Theatre which is great because we can combine talent pools and share the cost and labor," says Hansen

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Local Artist Spotlight // Samantha DaSilva

Since moving from Brazil and then building a tiny house in Hawaii, Samantha DaSilva has found herself in Park City to be closer to other artists. DaSilva loves working with plaster and metallic and pigmented powders. She also loves to be outdoors, where she is inspired to create her own mediums using local newspaper and acrylics on canvas. While in Utah, DaSilva has found something profound about the space Antelope Island and how it has inspired her in her artwork.

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Utah Job Growth in the Creative Industry

The Utah creative industry grew 11% in 2018, putting Utah in 3rd place for the fastest growth rate in the country. This statistic is incredible! Not only is Utah the 3rd fastest growing state for arts and culture, it also ranks first in live arts participation per capita. These numbers can all be attributed to the healthy, vibrant and diverse cultural scene Utah has cultivated. The Utah Cultural Alliance collected data and found that Utah’s cultural sector employs a little under 112 thousand Utans a year, while also generating $4 billion in earnings.

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Park City International Summer Film

Park City Film will once again be screening international film this summer to enjoy great stories from around the world, with your beloved family or friends. The summer film series is presented in partnership with the Park City Library as part of the School Break Film Series. The School Break Film Series provides students, who are on a Park City School District break, a secure and entertaining space to engage with international film produced by talented individuals across the globe.  

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Second Annual Park City Nursery Plein Air “Paint Out.”

Gallery MAR and the Park City Nursery is excited to hold the second annual Park City Nursery Plein Air “Paint Out.” This festive and free event is for the Park City Community to experience participating artists painting in “open air” style. This event is free for artists wanting to participate as well. For the second year, Gallery MAR and the Park City Nursery are collaborating to bring this festive and free event to the Park City Community.

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Summit County Public Art Board & Deer Valley Music Festival Unite to Present Art Piano Pop-Up Community Concerts

The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Deer Valley Music Festival are excited to present three Art Pianos for All Pop-Up Community Concerts featuring artists from Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, which will be free and open to the public. The goal of this concert series is to bring accessible, high caliber music to our community using the Art Pianos for All program as the vehicle.

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PCSC Arts Council to Host Project ABC Community Convening with Robb Woulfe, President + CEO, Breckenridge Creative Arts

The Park City Summit County Arts Council will hold its third Project ABC Community Convening on Friday, June 7th from 9am - noon at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park - 3419 Olympic Parkway. The idea of ‘Community Conveings’ emerged from the cultural planning process as a Strategic Recommendation. Join us as we speak to Robb Woulfe, President + CEO of the Breckenridge Creative Arts.

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Kickoff the Summer with Savor the Summit

It’s the time of year again when Park City celebrates the beginning of summer with its largest outdoor dinner party, Savor the Summit. Hosted by Park City Area Restaurant Association, the event draws in over 2,000 participants being served by a variety of restaurants on historic Main Street.

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Park City Artists at the Red Butte Garden Exhibition

The Park City Professional Artists Association (PCPAA) will exhibit at Red Butte Gardens Visitor Center May 31 through June 23. Twenty-four artists from the organization will display themes of local mountains, birds, flora and fauna in the exhibit.  Jeanne Hansen, PCPAA Spokesperson is excited to display the artwork at Red Butte Gardens. “Come out and support our local artists, and enjoy a colorful variety of work and techniques,” said Hansen.

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Latino Arts Festival 2019

The Latino Arts Festival, an event co-hosted by the Christian Center of Park City (CCPC) and the Park City Summit County Arts Council, highlights the arts and crafts, cuisine, music, and folkloric dance of latino cultures from around the world.

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Egyptian Theatre's YouTheatre // Learning Beyond the Stage

Egyptian Theatre YouTheatre was established in 1995 and has enriched children’s lives through various programs. Today, YouTheatre has 31 kids appearing on stage and four backstage tech crew students. This program has taught over a thousand aspiring actors - some who have gone on to study acting in college or pursue careers in the theatrical arts. Some of their students have even performed on Broadway.

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