The 49th Annual Park City Kimball Art Festival: What’s New this Summer
Ranked as one of the best art festivals in the country, the 49th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival is upon us! The event will take place August 3rd – 5th on the town’s Historic Main Street.
The competition to participate is steep. The Kimball Art Center received 995 artist applications for the Festival this year. Through a blind jury process, the artists were carefully selected. “We’re thrilled to welcome over 225 juror-selected artists from around country,” noted Festival manager, Allison Webb. “While the innovative artwork across twelve different mediums is always the focus, there are several new features this year we’re pretty excited about as well.”
Among them, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is adding tequila to the mix. Attendees 21 + can explore the Vida Tequila lounge and enjoy a specialty cocktail — the Vida MargARTrita — crafted just for Arts Fest. Additionally, Kimball Art Center teachers will host a Studio on Main, allowing participants to create unique pieces of art to take home. And if that doesn’t have you spinning, this surely will — Peloton will be set up with a chance to experience its indoor cycling bike with live or on-demand classes.
As always, the Festival will host an array of live music, kids’ area activities, beer gardens, and gourmet cuisine. “Festival After Dark is back with concerts, a free film at City Park, and the symphony. We’re also partnering with local art galleries and showcase a weekend-long Gallery Stroll” added Allison.
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is the Kimball Art Center’s largest fundraiser and allows the organization to provide free year-round exhibitions, education, and creative community events. Arts Fest draws a crowd of over 53,000 people and brings more than $20 million in economic impact to the state of Utah each year.
People planning to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids when purchased before the Festival. Adult ticket prices increase to $15 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now along with a complete list of Festival activities, artists, an interactive walking map, and other information at parkcitykimballartsfestival.org.
Interested in getting involved? The Kimball Art Center is still looking for volunteers to help support the event. To sign up for a volunteer position, click here.