The Park City Summit County Arts Council Host Their Annual Summit Arts Showcase And More

Jul 10, 2018

The Park City Summit County Arts Council has a few events coming up and invited local artists to show off their stuff. Melissa Allison has more:

The Park City Summit County Arts Council is throwing their annual Summer Arts Showcase at the Red Barn in Oakley later this week.

Director of Programs and Engagement Jocelyn Scudder said the free event is for everyone.

“This is one of our signature events, produced by the Park City Summit County Arts Council," Scudder said. "And it’s an annual juried summer art showcase in Oakley to build support for local artists and cultivate collectors who live on the eastern side of the county.”

Almost all of the 21 artists are from Summit County. They’ll all have artwork to sell which includes jewelry, painting, sculptures and more.

Scudder said they’ve added some new treats to the event.

“Of course there will be food so Friday night, for opening night we’ll have Sweets and Cheese who is going to provide some beautiful platters for us," Scudder said. "And then new this year we’re going to host a food truck roundup on Saturday with some local food trucks. We have Komrades who has delicious euros and Inspire Roots with wood-fired pizzas. And in addition on Saturday, we have live music from 11 to 4. We have Shannon Runyon, Elliot Goldman, Courtney Spaulding, Randy Moser and Teresa Eggertsen-Cooke.”

The artists will be creating artwork at the event and the live music and food trucks take place on Saturday. Scudder said the Kimball Art Center is hosting a creative interactive for families on Saturday as well.

In August the council is looking for all levels of artists to participate in the Fine Arts Exhibit which will be on display at the Summit County Fair August 9 through 11.

“A variety of media will be accepted and this is just a really good opportunity for the community to get out and exhibit artwork," Scudder said. "It will be really fun also, you know, in true county fair fashion there will be ribbons passed out. And also, an exciting element to this show is that the Summit County Council will select one adult and one youth piece for purchase for the county’s permanent public art collection.”

July 31 is the deadline to submit your artwork for the show and all mediums are accepted. You can drop it off at the Coalville Courthouse or the Kimball Junction Library, Scudder asked that any 2-D art be framed and ready to hang.

For more information you can visit pcscart.org.

I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.