CreatePC and BrandPC are Now Open on Park City’s Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah (September 23, 2019) -- The Park City Summit County Arts Council (Arts Council) welcomes the opportunity to highlight the county’s creative sector with two unique pop-ups — CreatePC and BrandPC. Both are located on Park City’s Historic Main Street and invigorate two long-empty retail spaces.
“CreatePC and BrandPC bring to life the Arts Council’s mission to promote, strengthen and advocate for our local creative sector,” said Jocelyn Scudder, executive director for the Arts Council. “These pop-ups are a metamorphosis of programs we championed in the past like the Summit County Public Arts’ Dark Storefronts photography exhibitions, and our annual BrandedPC local makers showcase but with a new approach.”
“The goal is to highlight Summit County artists and creative makers that are not currently represented on Main Street nor in many brick and mortar locations. This will help bring a fresh vibe to Old Town and provide an opportunity for local talents.”
Artists Join CreatePC
CreatePC is located at 660 Main Street in what was formerly Zoom restaurant. The space doubles as a cooperative artists studio and retail gallery, has 7 local artists and 6 more joining in the coming weeks. This unique store allows artists and visitors to form a deeper connection with creativity and the resulting artwork.
“This space is a gift to the community,” shared Emily Loughlin, a mixed media artist working with reclaimed materials. “As a native Parkite and lifelong artist, I’m thrilled to be a part of this opportunity. CreatePC invokes the spirit and connection of many of our local nonprofits like Kimball’s Arts Festival and the Sundance Film Festival; however, with a modern, intimate twist. The Arts Council continues to find ways to help provide year round opportunities for local artists.”
BrandPC Hosts Makers
The sister pop-up, BrandPC, is located next door at 692 Main Street, and showcases community creative makers who call Summit County, Utah, home. With an eclectic mix of products showcasing 13 locally grown brands, the space will bring all of these creatives under one roof.
“BrandPC is showcasing my work in a fantastic space in a beautiful part of town. This would have been hard for small maker-entrepreneurs like myself,” said Elizabeth Carrington, a contemporary artist and designer of home accessories and furnishings. “Our local creativity is on display and the world can see what this mountain community is made of — a mix of innovative, creative makers and doers. It’s truly an honor to have my creations alongside some of the most talented people.”
Mike Sweeney approached the Arts Council with the opportunity to temporarily activate the spaces which had been dark without long term tenants. Wishing to honor the Park City’s Main Street Vibrancy Ordinance and energize the spaces on Main Street, a unique solution was sought.
“The arts have the power to spark possibilities and that includes supporting economic development. We were honored to be asked by the property owner to see what we could do with the spaces,” said Scudder. “Community collaborations are key, good for the creative sector and for all of us.”
Additional programming and activation events also will be added to the spaces in the coming months. Learn more about CreatePC and BrandPC at www.pcscarts.org or on social media on Facebook @ParkCitySummitCountyArts and Instagram @PCSCArts.