Built from a mutual desire to share their love of art and friendship, Traci and Pat Prothro opened Prothro Gallery on Park City’s historic Main Street last August. Warmly received by locals and visitors alike, Prothro Gallery provides a welcoming venue for guests to enjoy a variety of beautiful art pieces rooted in emotional connection and expression.
A seasoned veteran of the Park City art scene, where she first served as director for other great galleries in town before beginning her own, Traci chooses her artists carefully. She explains, “I believe the artists we choose need to be an extension of who we are, and how we represent ourselves in our community. We consider them a part of our family.”
With its focus on contemporary art, Prothro Gallery provides an excellent complement to the interior designs of many clients, those within the Park City area and far beyond. “Catering to the novice and seasoned collector, our team works closely with our clients to help them select the perfect piece for them — one that truly fi ts both their home and their needs to connect to the meaning and beauty of their art,” said Traci. Prothro Gallery also off ers private home shows within the surrounding area, as well as commissioned work.
“We believe that our eclectic mix of art brings a good energy to our gallery, and can provide a fresh and fun approach to choosing art for your home,” said Traci. In the gallery, you’ll fi nd unique collections of paintings, sculptures and jewelry from local, national and international artists. Look for artists such as Th omas Arvid and his mastery of the art of wine, abstract artist Chris DeRubeis now being recognized as “the father of conceptual movement,” Tom Everhart, the only artist ever endorsed by Charles Schulz to create Peanuts art, and many more.
Mixing music and art at their artist receptions is another way they successfully welcome new friends into their gallery. “Typically every other month we like to host an evening gallery event promoting fi ne art, live music and the engaging spirit of our community,” shares Traci.
When asked about what makes her gallery stand apart, Traci easily replied, “Relationships — from fun, close relationships with our staff and artists to everyone that walks in our doors. We have people call the gallery just to say hello because of this approach and when they return to town, they come in just to catch up.” Found within an environment that is both visually enticing and approachable, Prothro Gallery’s philosophy can be summed up with their straightforward tag line: “Live. Love. Art.”
By Laura Jackson