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Park City Opens Submissions For Fencing Design In Arts and Culture District

Arts Council of Park City & Summit County

Park City Municipal is looking for four creatives to make art for the Arts and Culture District. 

The city is building its Arts and Culture District on more than 5 acres of land in the Bonanza Park neighborhood. Construction is slated to begin in November, and it could take years to finish the district.  

Jenny Diersen — the Park City Economic Development Director — said the city is looking for original pieces from local artists to use on the fences around the construction area.  

“We want it to be more than just green construction fencing,” Diersen said. “It's an arts and culture district, and we didn't want to miss the first opportunity. And just thought would be a really fun thing to do in the fall to get our community involved and excited about that project.”

The theme for the project is “Imagine Park City.” She said city officials wanted to keep the theme broad to allow for more creativity. 

“It does tie to the community values, which historic character sense of community natural settings, small town and, and those are broad as well,” she said. “But I think we know how unique Park City is. And we all have that imagination of what we want it to be in the future as well.”

Diersen said all the artists need to do is create pieces inspired by the theme, and the city will take care of the rest. 

“We've also had some artists asking: do they need to plan a design that's going to wrap around the entire fence? And they don't need to worry about that, once we acquire the images will actually scan them,” she said. 

Once the images are scanned, Park City Municipal will print and install the art to the fencing.  

Each selected artist will receive a $600 reward. The deadline for submissions is October 5. You can find more information at parkcity.org.

Jessica joins KPCW as a general assignment reporter and Sunday Weekend Edition host. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English — concentrating in film studies — and journalism. Before moving to Utah, she spent time in Atlanta, GA.
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