Art on the Trails 2019 // Meet the Performers

Hiking in Utah is already beautiful as is, with our mountain air, clean lakes and the occasional moose sighting, one can see why our canyons are so crowded. It’s hard not to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous views Utah has to offer. As the summer months come to an end, PCSC Arts Council is more than pleased to hold an event that incorporates Utah trails and local art.

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Park City Songwriters Festival // A Celebration of Folk, Americans, Country, Rock and Soul

Calling all music lovers! On September 13-14th Park City’s Main Street will be inundated with musical performances by our country’s most prolific songwriters for the Park City Songwriter’s Festival. If you are a music lover, a musician, a songwriter, or someone who just likes to feel good, there will be no shortage of goose bumps and chills at this festival of award-winning talent. 

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Music, FestivalsLeslie Chavez
Park Silly Sunday Market // Food Truck Feature

Park City has the wonderful privilege every summer to offer the community the Park Silly Sunday Market! The market began June 2 and runs until September 22, so the good news is there is still time left to visit if you haven't made it out yet! While at the market, you can enjoy delicious food, arts and crafts as well as fresh fruits and vegetables to take home to cook up tasty dinners for the week ahead. The market begins at 10am and ends at 5pm, perfect for early risers and those who prefer to sleep in! Regardless of the time you show up, food will be available throughout the entire day. Whether you are in the mood for a substantial meal, a sweet treat or something to cool you off from the summer heat, there are options for you! 

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Volunteer for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

It’s that time of year again. Sundance Film Festival is recruiting for their 2020 Festival. Sundance Film Festival brings about 50,000 people to Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance Resort each year, so it goes without saying, they need a lot of help! Sundance Film Festival would not run like a well-oiled machine without a legion of volunteers. 

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Film, FestivalsLeslie Chavez
Park City Public Art Board's Favorite Local Pieces

In our blog series we will be featuring Park City Public Art Board Members favorite local art pieces. See public art through new eyes and experience what makes these pieces so special according to our Park City Public Art Board members. Once you’ve read our blog, go experience these public art pieces for yourself!  For our most recent Park City public art feature, we spoke with Park City Public Art Board member, Beth Armstrong, who’s chosen the kinetic sculpture suspended from the rafters at the Park City MARC.

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Experience Oktoberfest This Labor Day Weekend at Canyon Villages, Park City Mountain 

Let the Polka music and stein lifting competitions commence as Canyons Village at Park City Mountain transforms into a mini-Munich August 30st - September 1st. We all know the infamous Oktoberfest that celebrates Bavarian culture with family-friendly events the entire Labor Day weekend. The event officially begins with an opening ceremony on Friday, followed by an entire weekend of festivities you don’t have to travel to Germany for!

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Pools, Patios and the Invention of the American Backyard // A Park City Museum Exhibit

Many changes swept through the United States in the post WWII era and one of them was the invention of the American Backyard. Through November, Park City Museum's Tozer Gallery is hosting an interesting Smithsonian traveling exhibition explaining many aspects of the late 40's and 50's lifestyle which lead to the desire for and development of those pools, patios, picnic areas of personal backyard space.

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Visual ArtsBarbara Bretz
Art on the Trails | Combining Artful Experiences with the Beauty of our Natural Surroundings, Aug. 24 3-6pm

Art on the Trails is a program that connects art and nature, and celebrates our local performing arts sector. It’s designed to promote local performing artists and musicians, making their work more visible to our community, as well as provide an accessible platform for our community to connect with high caliber performances that are integrated into our natural surroundings. This program is presented by the PCSC Arts Council in partnership with Basin Recreation and is made possible with the support of our sponsors and partners NordicTrack and Copper Moose Farm Stand. 

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Park City Gallery Spotlight // Gallery MAR

We are so excited to introduce our third installment in our monthly blog series that features our amazing Park City galleries on a rotating basis! Each month we tell the story of a local gallery and the gallerists and artists behind them. For this month’s spotlight we spoke with Gallery Mar’s owner, Maren Mullin, who’s gallery is located on 436 Main St in Park City. Check out Gallery Mar’s website here, and subscribe to their monthly newsletter on their homepage for gallery updates and inspiration!

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America in Space Film // A Symphonic Celebration

America in Space: A Symphonic Space Celebration is a highly anticipated film to be played and musically accompanied by the Utah Symphony. The combination of space and music will be an unforgettable experience as it is unique to watch such an impactful film with live music. The film celebrates the 50th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing. During the film, astronauts are honored and interviewed as astronomers and other space explores are recognized for the lasting impact they made. Musical highlights include pieces from Holst’s The Planets, Sprach Zarathustra as well as music from many other films covering the topic of space. 

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Mountain Town Olive Oil // The Next Course Cooking Classes

Jessica McCleary opened the doors to Mountain Town Olive Oil in 2009. Her extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars from Modena has been a stopping point for locals and tourists enjoying Historic Main Street in Park City. McCleary hopes to help her customers use the liquids to obtain maximum flavor in every meal! 

3 years into the store’s opening, McClearly wanted to do more to offer unique experiences for her customers. She came up with the idea to host a demonstration cooking class called Next Course. Those interested in exploring the possibilities of cooking with olive oil and vinegar are encouraged to attend solo or with loved ones! 

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Park City Public Art Board's Favorite Local Pieces

In our new blog series we will be featuring locals favorite Park City public art pieces. See public art through new eyes and experience what makes these pieces so special according to locals. Once you’ve read our blog, go experience the public art pieces for yourself! 

Our first blog will feature a favorite from Park City Public Art Board Member, Zizi Schirf.

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Visual ArtsZizi Schirf
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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CultureLeslie Chavez
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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