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Music, Dancing And Hiking At Art On The Trails Event

Park City Summit County Arts

Locals can experience two of the community’s favorite pastimes—exploring nature and appreciating art—at an event organized by the Park City Summit County Arts Council Saturday. 

Park City Summit County Arts Council Managing Director Jocelyn Scudder says she hopes this Saturday’s Art on the Trails strikes awe in participants.

“When I think about why we all live here, also moved here, it's because of our beautiful surroundings, mainly," Scudder said. "Maybe you moved here for a job, but I think the real perk is we live in an incredible place, and we have an incredible trail system. So, when I think about our community, many of us enjoy the outdoors but also enjoy all of the arts and culture amenities that are here in Park City and Summit County, for that matter.”

The arts council is partnering with Basin Recreation to feature a number of performances on the McLeod Creek Trail, starting at the Copper Moose Farm Stand, heading out to Temple Har Shalom and back. Scudder says the 1.5-mile hike is ADA-friendly and will take about an hour and a half to complete. Snacks and water will be provided on the trail. After the tour, participants can hang out at Copper Moose for food and live music.

Scudder says the trail will feature pop-up performances from the Park City High School Jazz Ensemble; dancers from the Ballet West Academy; spoken word poet Brandon Leake; bluegrass group Basin & Grange; and Spanish and flamenco guitarist Antonio Garcia.  

“Really, we wanted to provide accessible performances and quality performances for our community to enjoy, and to get out there on the trail and kind of experience the trail like they never had before,” Scudder said.

The tours run from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. To access the event, park at Willow Creek Park and head over to the Copper Moose Farm stand from there. Scudder says there are only 40 spots left for the tours. Those interested in attending can sign up at pcscarts.org.

Emily Means hadn’t intended to be a journalist, but after two years of studying chemistry at the University of Utah, she found her fit in the school’s communication program. Diving headfirst into student media opportunities, Means worked as a host, producer and programming director for K-UTE Radio as well as a news writer and copy editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle.