Park City Follies: A Yearly Tradition

April arrives, the weather gets cantankerous, ski resorts close, and Parkites long for summer to appear. What better way to bridge the gap than to head to the theatre? For over 15 years, the Park City community has looked forward to the end of April when The Park City Follies take the stage at The Egyptian Theatre. The Follies features an all-local cast that spoofs and lampoons all things Park City. From politics to transportation to community developments, no topic is considered taboo. If you’re a local, it’s an opportunity to remember the big issues from the year, laughing and cringing alongside your neighbors. If you’re a visitor, The Follies offer a special window into Park City and its local culture.
 

Last Friday Gallery Stroll

With its world-class ski resorts and miles of hiking and biking trails, Park City is widely known for its year-round outdoor activities. What’s perhaps less known, however, is the diversity of the Park City visual art scene. From contemporary to traditional, and from sculpture to oils and experimental mediums, the galleries in Park City offer the perfect cultural complement to the great outdoors. Of course, you can explore the many galleries on any given day, but The Last Friday Gallery Stroll is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the arts as an organized event. This free community activity takes place all year long on the last Friday of each month and is presented by the Park City Gallery Association (PCGA) and its members.

Visual ArtsDana Craig
Basket Weaving Classes at the Kimball Art Center

Native American basket weaving traditions come to Park City!  Check out the kids, family, and adult workshops taking place at the Kimball Art Center April 21, 22 and 23. Visiting Artist Stephanie is an enrolled member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. She is Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya, Cow Creek Umpqua, Takelma Rogue River, Clackamas Chinook and Iroquois. She grew up listening to her mother, my Chich (Grandmother in Chinuk Wawa) and aunties telling stories of her family’s weaving traditions.

ClassesJocelyn Scudder
Spirited: Prohibition in America at the Park City Museum

SPIRITED: Prohibition in America, is the temporary exhibit at Park City Museum appropriately located in the Saloon. Donna Kozlowski, Park City Chamber staffer assigned to the museum says, “This is one of the best exhibits we've ever had. It's so much more than just prohibition, it’s about the whole era.” Videos, photos, fashion, memorabilia and storyboards illustrate life in the USA during that era and the concerns which led up to the enactment of the 18th amendment.Be sure to visit before it closes on May 25.

 

Free Spring Break Film Screenings

Since the fall of 1999, the Park City Film Series, has brought films to Park City and Summit County that are often not readily available at larger, commercial theaters. Most weekends you can find screenings Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm, at the Jim Santy Auditorium. The auditorium seats 400 patrons and is located at 1255 Park Avenue, in the historic building that originally housed the high school. From documentaries to independent film to special community screening events, the Park City Film Series takes its service to our community seriously. And nowhere is that commitment more evident, perhaps, than during spring break.

Egyptian's YouTheatre Production of Emma - A Pop Musical is Coming Soon

Although there’s some argument as to who first coined the phrase, it’s nonetheless widely accepted that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perhaps no one has been more flattered over the years than famed author Jane Austen – movies, parodies, reimagined novels, and now, a musical.  Coming to Park City’s Egyptian Theatre in May, Emma – A Pop Musical is the modern day retelling of Austen’s similarly precocious Emma.

Local Artist Profile: Frank E. Johnson

In Park City, you never know who you will meet riding up a chair lift, hitting a golf ball, or walking the dog. Olympians, celebrities, and filmmakers might cross your path on any given day without you even knowing it. Cameraman and Director Frank Johnson is one of those types.

FilmBarbara Bretz
Bruno Sammartino Documentary: La Mama Mia

Bruno Sammartino, dubbed 'THE LIVING LEGEND' for holding the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for over 11 years, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. The documentary in post-production at Park City Film Studios, however, is not about his famed career but the road he traveled to get there.

FilmBarbara Bretz
Local Artist Profile: Maria Zielinska, Nature Abstracted

Fine art painter, Maria Zielinska lives in Park City, Utah where she maintains an art studio. Her wonderful canvases are inspired by nature and the happenings she sees around her. She expresses herself in broad brush strokes and a compendium of wonderful colors which stimulates the viewer's imagination. Her sense of composition is impeccable. No matter if the subject is deftly defined or loosely interpreted, the observer’s emotion fills in and one experiences nature from Maria's point of view.

Leadership Park City Community Lecture

On Monday, March 20 at 7pm in Jim Santy Auditorium, Leadership Park City hosts their 10th annual Community Lecture, this one featuring speaker, David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab. His book Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds, is an honest, practical guide for aspiring leaders. Pottruck, is the most recent in a long line of remarkable people who have presented at the free Community Lecture series.

The View From My Door

Community Created Public Art
Open Call for Artists
Photo Submission Deadline: Friday March 17, 2017

The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board is launching the second installation of their Dark Storefronts project. The View From My Door aims to engage Summit County locals in the creation of the exhibit, by featuring photography submitted by residents, artists and non-artists alike.

Open CallsHadley Dynak
The Art of Inspiration

The literary arts are vibrant in Summit County. Our schools bring in writers to speak about the creative process, our Libraries and Education Foundation host the annual One Book One Community event, and we are home to many local authors and illustrators who find creative inspiration in our natural environment, our history, our wildlife, and our small town relationships. As part of a monthly arts and culture segment on KPCW’s The Mountain Life curated by PCSC Arts, we invited artist and author Corrine Humphrey to share the story of her inspiration which resulted in her award winning line of children’s books about her dog Rudy.

LiteraryHadley DynakKPCW
Savor the Summit 2017

Ever stop traffic? Ever stop traffic and dine on tables clad with white linens and hundreds of your new best friends in the fresh mountain air of Park City? This is your opportunity to do just that! Make your reservations today to join Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party, Savour the Summit on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 6 p.m..

FestivalsJuliann Fritz
Mountains and Music: A Perfect Mix for Spring Skiing

Bring your best goggle tan and rock out! Park City Mountain will host its annual après ski Spring Gruv Concert Series at the base of its two mountain villages. Mixing a great day of skiing with methodical melodies in the mountains, the Concert Series is every Saturday through April 16 at 3 p.m. at both the Canyons Village base and PayDay Plaza Patio of Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain.

MusicJuliann FritzVail
Poetry Out Loud

Poetry is a magical art. It entices us to view things through metaphor and symbolism. To pay attention to detail and the meaning beneath the words. To hear color and see sound. The annual Poetry Out Loud Festival encourages students from across the country to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Each year since 2012, the Utah Arts & Museums Arts Education Program has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to host school wide competitions across the state.

PerformanceHadley Dynak
Open Call: Park Silly Sunday Market

It’s been an epic snow season with more powder days than we’ve seen in some time. Occasionally, however, dreams of warm weather, outdoor concerts, and tank tops start creeping in. Synonymous with summer is the Park Silly Sunday Market. Each Sunday from June 4th-September 14th music, food, crafts, creative producers, a farmer’s market, and a whole lot of silliness takes over lower Main Street. Now is your chance to bring your business to the action. 

BRANDed PC

Park City is not only home to world class arts and culture experiences, we have a growing creative maker movement. From artisan chocolate and coffee to ski poles, t-shirts, shoes, books, jewelry, and toys, our town is bursting with locals who have moved a creative vision from idea to product. In December 2016, the Park City Summit County Arts Council launched a three day pop-up called BRANDed PC to showcase some of our creative producers and tell their stories. The space was designed as a gallery, editorial spotlight, and matchmaker between makers and the larger community.

Hadley DynakBRANDed PC
Wine on Your Terms

“Chardonnay Smackdown”, “No Student Left Behind”, “Finding the Promise”. The Fox School of Wine, formally Park City School of Wine, is a non-denominational wine education school located in Park City, UT. The school’s Head Mistress, Executive Sommelier, and Certified Specialist of Wine, Kristen Henry Fox, began her wine education watching her mom and dad enjoy wine with dinner. There are faculty at The Fox School of Wine, who have a knack for making wine education understandable, enjoyable and insightful. And with their “No Student Left Behind” policy, there are lots of “aha” moments, no matter what your level.