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50th Kimball Arts Festival Opens Gates—Free Of Charge—To Locals

Kimball Art Center and Mark Maziarz

For its 50th anniversary, the Kimball Arts Festival will “free the Fest” for Summit County residents. 

To celebrate half a century of the arts festival in Park City, Kimball Art Center Marketing Director Amy Roberts says the Center is excited to offer a special perk to locals.

"We really wanted to not just recognize our golden anniversary, but also thank our local population and the residents who live here who have supported Kimball Art Center and the festival over the years," Roberts said. "So we decided to open the entry gates to those who call Summit County home, free of charge for the entire duration of the festival."

To take advantage of the free entry, Summit County residents must register online in advance of attending. After registering online, attendees need to bring a photo I.D. as proof of residence in Summit County to the Kimball Art Center, where they can pick up their wristbands for the weekend festival. If you’re not looking for the free entry, you can buy tickets at the door, though Roberts still suggests buying them online.

The Festival is Kimball Art Center’s biggest fundraiser for year-round programming, so some of the Festival’s sponsors, including Park City Hospital, have offered to offset the lost ticket and admission costs due to the Summit County residents deal.

The Festival will feature a Sunday brunch with Festival artists; VIP passes that allow people to hang out at the Kimball Terrace; activities for kids, and more. And this year, 220 artists will present their work, out of a record 1,000 that applied to participate.

The Kimball Arts Festival takes place on Park City Main Street August 2-4. More information can be found at parkcitykimballartsfestival.org.