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Art Center's Events Altered Due to COVID-19

Kimball Arts Center

Yet another traditional event this year is going virtual because of coronavirus-generated restrictions on mass gatherings.

The Kimball Arts Center’s Monster Draw Rally will be an online event on May 15th.

The Kimball’s Communications Director, Amy Roberts, said the Monster Draw Rally is something that’s been done nationwide for arts organizations and nonprofits.        

“And it’s basically a whole bunch of artists get together and they create art in real time in front of an audience.   They usually have 45 to 50 minutes and then you buy their piece for 50 dollars.  And when more than one person wants the piece, it’s a luck of the draw card game.”

In the past, the event has drawn 300 people to the Art Center, with 50 artists on hand.  This year, obviously, that can’t be done.  They’re going online for the event, on May the 15th at 8 p.m.     

“So you will still be able to come in to a live art-making process.  You’ll still be able to see what’s going on in artists’ studios, build a relationship with local artists, and purchase artwork for 50 dollars.  This year, like I said, it’s being done online, it’s via Zoom.   And you can also—a lot of these artists, as you know, they are certainly suffering from a lack of sales due to the COVID- 19 situation.  And so we have given them this year an opportunity to add some artwork at a price point at their discretion, generally a little bit higher than 50 dollars.”

To access the event, go online to “monsterdrawingrallypc.org”

In the meantime, Roberts said they haven’t decided if the Kimball Art Festival will take place this summer.  But they know it won’t happen in the same way they’ve done it for 50 years.

She said they’ve been talking with Park City’s special events staffers.       

“We presented about four or five different options to them that would potentially allow us to have a festival, but do so within the 20-to-50-person gathering restrictions.  A lot of different ideas, everything from a timed entry to even a drive-through festival, to a virtual festival.”

Amy Roberts, Communications Director for the Kimball Art Center.

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