Find Unique Gifts, Support Utah Artists, and Experience Art & Culture at Art Elevated

Art Elevated, an art and handcrafted gift market featuring local artists and artisans, takes place the weekend of Dec. 14-16 at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City’s Newpark Town Center. The three-day event will feature one-of-a-kind gifts and festivities including live performances and local artisanal food tastings.

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Youth Sports Alliance ACTiV8 Programs Expand to Help Kids Explore Their Inner Creative

The Park City and Summit County community is lucky to have quality programming for our youth. Taking the lead on afterschool programming is Youth Sports Alliance through their ACTiV8 Program.

Youth Programs Director Heather Sims discusses how the program came to be. “ACTiV8 is a collaboration of local businesses, non-profit, sports clubs and local schools that provide supervised after-school activities on early release days for teens and tweens.”

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ClassesJocelyn Scudder
Olympic Legacy is Alive in Park City

Park City Municipal, in partnership with Alf Engen Museum, is excited to share the Legacy Alive Olympic exhibit. Sponsored by a Summit County Restaurant Tax grant, Legacy Alive is compiled of various exhibits and curated experiences throughout town that raise awareness about Park City’s 2002 Olympic legacy, the 2019 FIS World Championships, and a potential Salt Lake City Olympic bid.

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Local Author Spotlight: Bill Mullen

After years of working for various Fortune 1000 companies, Bill Mullen longed to get out of the corporate scene and move where he wanted to live as opposed to where a company wanted to move him.

No stranger to a small-town scene, since there were only 24 in his high school graduating class, Park City seemed a good match. Bill and his wife Carole, put down a payment on a house in Prospector during a Christmas ski trip in 1988. “We have celebrated Christmas in that house since 1989. My wife Carole & I moved here permanently in July 1994 to the house in which we live in Hidden Cove.”

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
Local Filmmaker Profile: Grant Carsten

Grant Carsten, a 21 year old student at University of Utah is following the passion for filmmaking he developed as a Park City high school student. Originally, he wanted to be an actor. In the fall of 2011, he took a script-writing class which sparked his desire to direct. In 2015, as a high school senior, Grant participated in the Miner Film Festival with a short film entitled Grade Camp and was recognized by the judges with The Sundance Passion for Filmmaking Award.

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Film, Youth FeatureBarbara Bretz
2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle, Freeski World Championships Breaking Boundaries Youth Film Contest Winners Announced

Jack Price was named the winner of the 2019 Breaking Boundaries Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski World Championships Youth Film Contest with his short film titled “Pushing the Boundaries.” The film contest was open to young filmmakers ages 21 and younger to tell their own stories about breaking boundaries.

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Art Classes to Check Out This Fall at the Kimball Art Center

There’s something about the autumn season that presents opportunities for new beginnings. I always feel the need to be more creative in fall. Whether I’m inspired by the vibrant colors displayed on the mountains and in the trees, or that eternal ‘back to school’ feeling that is forever engraved in me this time of year, I am compelled to create something new. Fortunately, our community is incredibly lucky to have an nonprofit organization such as as the Kimball Art Center to satiate any craving for creativity.

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Utah Climate Week Gallery Showcase 2018

Utah Climate Week (October 1-7) was created by the Utah Climate Action Network as a time designated to inspire and support conversation about the climate change issues in Utah. Organizations throughout the state seek to get community involvement in this initiative through special events such as film screenings, speaker panels, and other campaigns aiming to encourage public awareness and advocacy for climate change.  

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The Train of Wonders // New Art Piano in Coalville

The artistic wife and wife team, Sally & Jes Neilson-Berg, are completely enthralled with trains. The duo explained that “having the opportunity to create a Steampunk version using a piano was sheer joy!” The piece called The Train of Wonders, and was completely made from found objects. “What’s particularly fun to notice is what those random parts are that make up the train. For example, the large smokestack is part of a cardboard tube used to pour cement pillars, its silver base is part of a megaphone, and the nose of the train is actually an industrial lamp head!”

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