Call to Artists // Third Annual Monster Drawing Rally

The Park City Summit County Arts Council will once again team up with the Kimball Art Center to host this year’s third-annual Monster Drawing Rally, an event that allows artists to interact with spectators, collectors, and other local artists. The organizations are now accepting artist applications for the event, which will be held June 6th at Kimball Art Center. Artists applications are due by Apr. 15, 2019.

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Egyptian Theatre Brings Mamma Mia! A Story of Love, Friendship and Laughter to Park City

ABBA’s music comes to life in the feel-good story of Mamma Mia! Their catchy tunes and upbeat blend of disco and pop tells the story of love, friendship and laughter in this hit broadway production. Just recently, licensing rights became available to theatres across North America to produce and perform this musical. The Egyptian Theatre jumped right on the opportunity to bring this musical to Park City.

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Local Profile // Editor Leslie Miller on "Reimagining a Place for the Wild"

Leslie Miller's relocation to Park City happened accidentally and long ago. She'd heard tales from friends of deep, powder skiing with snorkels. In 1973, Leslie, her college sweetheart and her dog were turned away from living in Little Cottonwood Canyon due to it being a watershed and directed up to an unknown place called Park City. Leslie's activism accomplishments are endless and on-going. She worked for the “Park Record”, was a contributing writer for “Park City Magazine”, and published the “Wasatch Mountain Times”. In 1991 she was elected to the Park City Council as an open space advocate.  

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
An Open Call to Project Your Voice in Summit County!

Share your Summit County story! An open call for all voices in Summit County to promote and celebrate community connection through public art. The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board (‘SCPAAB’) has released this open call for a literary art projection project called Project Your Voice. The purpose is to create spaces for self-expression for our community through transforming literary arts into visual installations.

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Open CallsLeslie Chavez
New Public Art Mural Wild City Connects Community and Park City Culture

Last September, the China Bridge parking structure became a canvas for a four-wall mural entitled Wild City.

Emily Herr, from Richmond, Virginia, was awarded the project after submitting a proposed schedule, budget, concept design and mockup. “Putting together an application for a project of this scale is pretty involved, requiring research about the context for the piece (environmental, social, historical, etc) as well as logistics research.”

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PCSC Arts Council to Host Project ABC Community Convening on Rural Arts Development and Arts Resources

The Park City Summit County Arts Council will hold its second Project ABC Community Convening on Friday, February 22 from 9am - noon at the Kamas Library. The first was held in November and focused on Spaces and Funding. The idea of ‘Community Conveings’ emerged from the cultural planning process as a Strategic Recommendation. Each of our Community Convenings focus on specific Collective Priorities that were identified in the Cultural Plan, and are opportunities to learn from others and to discuss the role of arts and culture in Summit County as well as network with the arts and culture community.

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Local Artist Profile: Photographer Allison English Watkins

Allison English Watkins, Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and founder of English Photography has won countless local, regional, national and international awards for her images and has been published in books and magazines. Recently, she received Professional Photographers of America National Award presented for meritorious contributions to professional photography — basically a lifetime achievement award for service to the industry and her fellow professional photographers.

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Visual ArtsBarbara Bretz
Local Author Profile: Bonnie Park

An unexpected find tucked away in her parents' closet was the first step of Bonnie Park's journey to becoming a memoirist and author. Her parents passed away shortly after celebrating 70 years of marriage. In April of 2012, while cleaning out their apartment, a box surfaced, filled with correspondence and the details of their courtship over distance and time.

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
2019 World Championships // Music Lineup Feb 1-10

The 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships just released a stacked music lineup for the event coming up February 1 - 10 — and we’re excited to say the least. 2019 World Champs athletic events will take place at Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort, but the the performances will be in our backyard February 2, 5, and 10 on the Canyons Village Stage and Historic Main Street.

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Local Author Profile: Shannon Bahrke

Shannon Bahrke Happe, Olympic medalist in freestyle skiing, founder of Team Empowerment Hour, motivational speaker and entrepreneur has added another accomplishment to her resume — author.

Shannon's trademark “hot pink hair” has long inspired her determination for success and now given rise to the theme of her new book.

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
BRANDed PC Singer/Songwriter Series Brings Four Local Acts to Park City

BRANDed PC had it’s opening night on Main Street last night, and has been an amazing success! Thanks to local makers, we have a great spread of exciting and high quality merchandise— there’s truly something for everyone, making it the perfect place to buy unique last minute holiday gifts for anyone.

New this year to BRANDed PC is a singer/songwriter series featuring four local bands: The Backyard Revival, Carlos Emjay, Alicia Stockman, and Katya & Moodlite. The bands will play live Wedesday Dec. 18- Saturday Dec. from 6-7 pm. Each band gives their own unique taste of the music scene in Park City.

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Creative Maker Workshops at BRANDed PC // Engaging Guests Through Creative Experiences

BRANDed PC, a pop-up shop created by Park City Summit County Arts Council to spotlight local creative brands, will take over the Rockwell Room at 268 Main Street Dec. 18-22. The pop-up is a one-stop-shop to interact with local products and the stories of the makers who have boldly moved their vision forward. New this year are Creative Maker Workshops — an opportunity for guests to get a behind the scenes look at some of the participating brands and their creative process.

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BRANDed PC // A Pop-Up Shop and Editorial Spotlight of Our Local Creative Entrepreners

Three years ago the Park City Summit County Arts council recognized a need to bridge the gap between arts and culture and creative entrepreneurs. From that realization came a dynamic experience to celebrate and highlight the creativity of local entrepreneurs: BRANDed PC. BRANDed PC is a pop-up shop created by Park City Summit County Arts Council to spotlight local creative brands and entrepreneurs who are each integral in making our county a gem of the Beehive State. This is a four day event to show our appreciation for the makers and risk takers amongst us.

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