Park City Kimball Arts Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns
June 19, 2020
Contact: Kimball Art Center PR Dept
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020
(PARK CITY, UT) The 2020 Park City Kimball Arts Festival has been cancelled due to health concerns for artists and visitors.
“We were willing to make significant changes and scale back the event dramatically to ensure health and safety while also supporting artists, local businesses, and boosting our economy,” said Dan Lemaitre, Kimball Art Center’s board chair. “In the end though, the ability to ensure and enforce social distancing and other safety measures among thousands of art lovers was too complicated.”
While acknowledging the news as disappointing, Lemaitre reconfirmed the organization’s commitment to its mission. “We are more determined than ever to inspire and connect through art,” he said. “We’re looking at a variety of creative programming, including an online platform, to support artists and contribute to Park City’s economic recovery.”
He added that more details will be available soon on the event’s website: ParkCityKimballArtsFestival.org.
The annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival is a three-day, award-winning visual arts festival held annually on Park City’s Historic Main Street. The event typically draws over 50,000 attendees and hundreds of professional artists who are accepted via a blind jury process. Money from the event supports many Kimball Art Center programs, including free art education in public schools, access to free exhibitions, scholarships for low-income children to participate in art classes, after-school art programs, and much more.
The 51st annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival was scheduled for July 31-August 2nd on Historic Main Street.
Located in Park City, Utah, Kimball Art Center was founded in 1976 and is one of the community’s oldest and most established organizations. The nonprofit is a resource for creative expression, social connection, and community dialogue. Kimball Art Center fulfills its mission, to inspire and connect through art, by providing dynamic art experiences, year-round exhibitions, and creative events. Learn more at KimballArtCenter.org.