The Park City Summit County Arts Council will hold its second Project ABC Community Convening on Friday, February 22 from 9am - noon at the Kamas Library. The first was held in November and focused on Spaces and Funding. The idea of ‘Community Conveings’ emerged from the cultural planning process as a Strategic Recommendation. Each of our Community Convenings focus on specific Collective Priorities that were identified in the Cultural Plan, and are opportunities to learn from others and to discuss the role of arts and culture in Summit County as well as network with the arts and culture community.Read More
BRANDed PC, a pop-up shop created by Park City Summit County Arts Council to spotlight local creative brands, will take over the Rockwell Room at 268 Main Street Dec. 18-22. The pop-up is a one-stop-shop to interact with local products and the stories of the makers who have boldly moved their vision forward. New this year are Creative Maker Workshops — an opportunity for guests to get a behind the scenes look at some of the participating brands and their creative process.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling off. Shoulder season has begun and it’s time for fun fall events in Park City including the Scarecrow Festival -- a true local and community favorite for many years.Read More
The late Jim Powell, resident and generous patron to Park City Library, built a bridge between our local library and the Bimal Library in Dharan, Nepal. A soldier during WWII in the 10th Mountain Division, Jim came to know the Ghurka soldiers from Nepal. Years later, he reconnected via the internet and visited Dharan, Nepal.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Having been raised in the Kamas Valley, I was THRILLED to hear about the construction of the new library in Kamas. I have fond memories in the old library building, and am looking forward to creating memories in this new library.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Summer’s arriving soon, and there’s no better way to kick off the season in Park City than to
share a night with 2500 like-minded people, dining al fresco along Main Street. Billed as Park
City’s largest outdoor dinner party, Savor the Summit returns this year on Saturday, June 16 at 6pm.
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.”Read More
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.Read More
Don't be alarmed to see the Park City Museum's cherry-red, 1926 fire engine replaced by a gorgeous, metal-flake blue, 1965 Mustang. It's only temporary and it celebrates the arrival of the current traveling exhibit entitled America's Road: The Journey of Route 66 on display now through May 6.Read More
History plays such an important role in our community’s character, charm, and allure. So much of what makes Park City unique is the original historical structures stacked along Main Street, and the scattered mining cottages throughout the area.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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!”Read More