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Jude Grenney, J Go Gallery

Four large temporary art installations are underway on Park City's Main Street this 4th of July.   

The four 20' by 300' murals are being painted on the street. Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council, Jocelyn Scudder, says her group saw an opportunity to create public art on the pavement when they realized Park City had closed Main Street to cars for the holiday weekend. The city had also cancelled the traditional 4th of July parade out of concerns about COVID-19. Scudder says that allowed artists to get on the street early in the day.

KPCW Radio

As drivers head in and out of town on SR 224, they may not realize that, as they pass the White Barn that marks the outer edge of Park City limits, they’re passing over a work of art: a mural in the McPolin Barn tunnel. 

Outside the tunnel, a sign asks passersby to “pardon our dust while we are creating community.”

Inside the tunnel, Eagle Mountain-based artist Bill Louis sprays paint on the walls, while his kids—out of school for the summer—tape up plastic sheets to protect what Louis has already completed and to learn something new.