After spending five and a half years testing the eventual arts and culture district location in a temporary home, the organization opens once more in a temporary location at the YARD, 1251 Kearns Blvd. While this location is temporary, almost 9,000 square foot former warehouse was reimagined and rebuilt to include the museum-quality flooring, lighting, and walls required to host the caliber and quality of art the Kimball Art Center will welcome in this temporary home.
For Kimball Art Center, a new home for art in Park City is paramount. Our current home is and has always been a temporary solution. After two short years, we have outgrown the space showing a demand for creative programs, arts education, exhibitions and the Arts Fest in Park City.
For more info on our future plans and home and how you can help, visit FUTURE KAC page.
In addition to mounting regular exhibitions of local and world-renowned artists, Kimball encourages artistic creation across media through the more than 300 classes it offers annually, robust classroom outreach programs, summer camps for children of all ages, and studio spaces for the Park City community. Unique in its status as the only nonprofit organization in Utah committed to bringing art education to public school classrooms, Kimball reaches some 15,000 students each year.
Recent solo and group shows have been devoted to the work of internationally-acclaimed artists, from painters Xi Zhang (2020) and Kara Walker (2015), to mixed media artist Zhi Lin (2019), sculptor Richard Serra (2017), conceptual artist John Baldessari (2015), and installation art duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude (2014).
Since its founding, Kimball has expanded considerably in its programs and offerings. Within months of opening, Kimball was teeming with activity, offering over 35 classes spanning many media, and exhibiting the work of local students, as well as established Utah artists. Under the auspices of the Art Center, the Kimball Arts Festival – true to the spirit of its originators in the summer of 1969 – has established itself as one of Utah’s leading cultural events, attracting 50,000 visitors annually, and garnering national attention for the 200+ artists whose work it displays.