For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2019
Kimball Art Center Has Big Plans for 50th Annual Park City Kimball Art Festival
Title sponsor Intermountain Park City Hospital to showcase services
Park City, UT – Named a “can’t miss summer festival” by Smithsonian Magazine, the award-winning Park City Kimball Arts Festival is prepared to celebrate its 50th anniversary with new activities, experiences, artists, and partners.
This year’s Festival takes place August 2nd – 4th on the town’s historic Main Street and is presented by Intermountain Park City Hospital. Long-time sponsors Zions Bank and Strong Auto Group, as well as several new companies will also be featured.
Lori Weston, CEO of Park City Hospital, says sponsoring the Festival aligns with the hospital’s goal of helping people live the healthiest lives possible. “I chose to invest in Kimball Art Center because I believe in the healing power of art and I know access to art education and engagement are critical to the overall health and wellness of a community.”
A collection of Intermountain services will be showcased throughout Main Street. Among them: Experts from Primary Children’s Hospital will be on hand to talk about helmet safety,
LiVe Well Center nutritionists will offer demonstrations on preparing healthy school lunches, a free gait analysis or lactate threshold test is available in the Sports Performance area, and at the top of Main Street the team from Select Health will offer free health screenings and Naloxone kits.
In addition to these interactive offerings, there are a number of other exciting happenings planned for this year, including a public exhibition showcasing 50 years of the Arts Festival inside the Rockwell Room at 268 Main Street, a Sunday brunch where guests can mingle with select Festival artists, and, for the first time ever, VIP passes are available for purchase. The VIP Lounge will be hosted at the Kimball Terrace located 675 Main Street. Pass holders enjoy complimentary food and drinks, Festival access, and a skybox view of all the action.
While this year’s Festival has a lot of new and exciting changes, one thing will remain the same: juror-selected, innovative artwork. This year, over 1,000 artist applications were received, setting a new record. Of those, 220 artists were selected by a blind jury and invited to participate. A total of 13 mediums will be represented at the Festival.
Canice Harte, Kimball Art Center event manager, says other Festival staples — live music, gourmet cuisine, and more — are also planned. “The ever-popular kids’ area, where the littles can channel their inner Picasso and the adult version of this — Studio on Main — where participants can create unique pieces of art to take home, will be back,” he noted. “And, I’m happy to say Vida Tequila will again be mixing Mexican Mules for those over 21, with proceeds going to Kimball Art Center.”
To save money and time attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets are just $12 for adults and $5 for kids when purchased before the Festival. Adult tickets increase to $15 at the gate.
“This event is Kimball Art Center’s largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from ticket sales allow us to offer art education, free exhibitions, and inspiring community events throughout the year,” Canice added.
All ticketing information, as well as a complete list of Festival activities, artists, and more is available at: ParkCityKimballArtsFestival.org.
Complimentary media passes are available for members of the press who wish the cover the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT KIMBALL ART CENTER
Kimball Art Center is a nonprofit organization that has inspired and connected the Park City community through art since it was established in 1976. It is located at 1401 Kearns Blvd in Park City, Utah.
Additional Festival sponsors include: The Utah Office of Tourism, Summit County Restaurant Tax, Summit County RAP Tax, Park City Municipal Corporation, Park City Chamber of Commerce, Rocky Mountain Power, St Regis Deer Valley, and Fox 13.