Posts in Culture
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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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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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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Oakley Cattle Drive: A Western Tradition

What makes the American west the “West” as the world knows it? Is it the great stretches of blue skies, sweeping and diverse landscapes, or the history of cowboys and native americans? I think it’s a combination of all of those things. There is plenty of space for both new and old traditions. One tradition that is undeniably a truly “western” experience is a cattle drive, a unique part of our heritage and history in Utah. Summit County is lucky to be the home of traditional cattle drives for working ranches. I had the chance to join the Leavitt family for their annual cattle drive, and it was an adventure not to be forgotten!

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CultureHannah Goldie
Latino Arts Festival 2018

Immerse yourself in creative and cultural offerings at the third Latino Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th from 3-8pm. This year, the event will be held outside at the Park City Library Field (1255 Park Ave.).

Showcasing the talents of the local Latino community, this free, all-ages event celebrates creative expression through fine arts and crafts, folkloric dance, live music, performances, food, and a Sundance film.

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Summer Preview // Outdoor Markets Opening in June

Mark Twain once said “nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs.” As a bit of a food enthusiast myself, I’d have to say that I agree with Mr. Twain on this, however I might swap the bacon for fresh locally grown sweet corn, and warm fresh-baked artisan bread. Lucky for us, the outdoor markets throughout Park City make it possible to have it all! You can have your “bacon and eggs” while enjoying a view like none other.

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Park City Follies // 18 Years of Lampooning Laughs

Park City Follies, the unique play parodying 'all things Park City' is taking over the Egyptian stage for its 18th season on April 20 - 22 and 24 - 29.  

Director, Paul Tan and head writer, Tom Clyde, are joined by a creative team including Rick Klein, Andy Cier, Josh Martin and Terry Moffit. According to Moffit, “We work as a committee. All of us make suggestions, edit, and dream up story lines but Tom does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to the stage play.”

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Literary Art Proposals Take the Lead in Park City Social Equity Innovation Challenge

Park City Council hosted a Social Equity Innovation Challenge during their retreat in March. The challenge invited city staffers to come up with innovative ideas for a social equity project that is not currently funded. $50,000 was budgeted to fund the top ideas that will fill a need in the community. There were 13 total proposals submitted to the challenge. 

The two winning ideas were presented by Katrina Kmak, Youth & Spanish Services Librarian at the Park City Library. Both proposals focused on literary arts and the latino community.

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Calling all Creatives: Park Silly Sunday Market Accepting Vendor Applications for the 2018 Season

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to quit your day job and turn your creative ideas into a feasible business that could support you and your family? Maybe you’ve always wanted to figure out how you could offset the costs of your addiction to creating art or clothing, crafts, gardening, or even gourmet food.

If you are a creative type, or if you’re just looking to see if your idea for a business is actually workable, it’s time for you to apply to the Park Silly Sunday Market and see if your idea will fly.

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Sharing Park City's History: Diane Knispel

Diane Knispel, Director of Education at Park City Museum came to us from New Jersey where she worked at the Hermitage National Landmark and Historic House Museum. Diane employs both her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and certificate in Historic Preservation as she trains museum volunteers, schedules and organizes tours for school and scout groups, Main Street walking tours, Museum tours and lectures for the public.  

 

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Local Spotlight: Sundance Volunteer Carol Dalton

Sundance Film Festival would not run like a well-oiled machine without a legion of volunteers, many of them local.

Carol Dalton, a Parkite who loves attending the festival, has been volunteering for over 20 years. “Friends were doing it and I've been a fan of independent films since my teens. Ever the rebel, my teenage friends and I saw Clockwork Orange, Deep Throat and Reefer Madness. I was hooked!”

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Film, CultureBarbara Bretz
YouTheatre on Stage

Jamie Wilcox has seen tremendous growth in her 6 years as director of The Egyptian Youtheatre program. The program offers from 15-18 weekly classes each fall and spring session and 20 summer camps for ages 5-18 and 2 outreach projects each summer for students age 5 and up.

Tickets are on sale now for 'ELF The Musical Jr'. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Get into the holiday spirit and support the Egyptian Youtheatre program!

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