The Kimball Art Center is the place to go for some culture. When you are vacationing in the Salt Lake City area, you can hop right over to Park City to tour the center featuring the work of Utah’s best-known artists. This nonprofit community art center provides visitors with some valuable experiences. It doesn’t matter your age or interests, you’ll find something here that will fascinate you.
Viewing the center’s exhibitions and events, you will walk away with newfound knowledge. The history of this art center within Park City is only the beginning. In 1976, a local art enthusiast, by the name of Bill Kimball, turned a rundown garage into a center for visual arts. The Park City community was thrilled and supported him at every turn. Now, right in the middle of town, the Kimball Art Center serves as a host to world-class events for art lovers.
When the 2002 Olympic Winter Games came to Park City, the building was leased for the hospitality program. Thus the center got extensive renovations and a new look.
The Kimball hosts one of the first and longest-running art festivals in Utah. The annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival attracts thousands from all around the United States. Everyone enjoys the music, food and drink, as well as connecting with friends, old and new. There is plenty to see because about 220 artists attend. When the sun goes down, you must go to the Festival After Dark. The world famous HarryO’s sponsors this fun event.
When you stop by the Kimball Art Center, you should pick up a schedule and stay in town to catch some of the activities offered. Check out the national exhibitions that often have historical significance. If you are staying for a while, you can sign up for a workshop to brush up on your technique. There is a wide range of mediums offered.
You should also pick up a Gallery Stroll Guide. This will show you a list of galleries to enjoy in town, all supported and encouraged by the Kimball Art Center. The children will love the exhibits, too! You can’t miss the Images of Nature® gallery with its inspiring images of our natural world from an experienced nature photographer. If you love the mountains and outdoors, also stop by the Wild Spirits Nature Photography gallery, with their limited edition photography. The views of the local mountains and wildlife will amaze.
If you are visiting in August and attend the Kimball Arts Festival, you may want to take part in the Run for Arts, a 5k race, or join the new one-mile fun run. It’s a good time for all so bring the whole family!