Kimball Art Center Summer Exhibits and Events

The Kimball Art Center announces a dynamic exhibition and programming schedule for this 2021 summer.

The Kimball Art Center Summer Exhibits and Events will include an artist-in residence. Kimball Art Center’s artist-in-residence program supports artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines in the exploration and expansion of their creative practices and the production of new bodies of work. “Creativity in our community is at the center of our core values,” explains executive director Aldy Milliken. “We are excited to share our community-focused programming this summer with an amazing line-up of exhibitions, the Wasatch Back Student showcase, events and more, including the introduction of our inaugural artist- in-residency program. Thanks to the generous support of several Park City residents we will host Salt Lake City-based artist Jorge Rojas in Park City this summer.”

For more than 10 years, much of Rojas’s sculptural and performance work has celebrated the spiritual significance of corn in cultures throughout the Americas. During a two-month residency, Rojas will add to this body of work, using it as a platform for public engagement and creative collaboration.

People of Corn / Gente de Maiz emerges from the artist’s long standing desire to transform museums into more inclusive spaces. Here, he invites all of us to step out of our usual roles as observers and become integral participants or co-creators in this project. Creating an artwork inspired by his Latino roots and based on creating shared experiences with the community, Rojas hopes to establish a space for meaningful and lasting cross-cultural exchange.

Programming begins June 23 and continues on select dates through August 28. The exhibition of the community-created artwork will open August 12 for Kimball Art Center Members and August 13 for the public. This program is supported by Mell & Kieran Gallahue, Carol & Will Hodgman, Debby & Rob Schiller and Mary & Scott Wieler.

The Kimball Art Center Summer Exhibits and Events will also include a Monster Drawing Rally on July 10th. Monster Drawing Rally is a partnership fundraising event for the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County and Kimball Art Center, with proceeds benefiting both nonprofits. The live art-making event allows spectators to spy on the creative process, build relationships with local artists, and grow their art collections.

This year’s Monster Draw will take place July 10 from 2:00–6:00 p.m. The event will be held outdoors at Kimball Art Center’s new home at the YARD, 1251 Kearns BLVD, and includes music, food, and a cash bar with cocktails from High West Distillery.

Additionally, the Kimball Art Center Summer Exhibits and Events welcomes back the return of the Park City Kimball Arts Festival August 6th thru 8th.

The 52nd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival welcomes juror-selected artists from around the world to Park City, Utah with 13 different art mediums represented. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, festival attendees are encouraged to explore the many art experiences taking place during the weekend, which include live music, artist demonstrations led by Kimball Art Center education staff, art classes and education programs, and craft beer, cocktails and artisan cuisine.

For more information visit kimballartcenter.org or call 435-659-9283.