The 2021 Park City Kimball Arts Festival returns to an in-person event on Park City’s Historic Main Street – Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8.
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is one of the top ranked art festivals in the country and one of Kimball Art Center’s most celebrated programs. Each year, the arts festival showcases the work of jury-selected artists and welcomes guests from around the country. Now in its 52nd year, this three-day, open-air celebration of the arts is considered one of Park City’s signature events.
TRAFFIC & PARKING
The festival spans the length of Main Street and will affect parking and traffic beginning Wednesday and reopening is planned by 11:59pm on Sunday.
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Park Record, August 4, 2021 – According to City Hall, spots in the Bob Wells Plaza on Swede Alley and the Brew Pub lot will be closed to drivers starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Then, at 6 a.m. on Friday, officials will close Main Street, Heber Avenue and Swede Alley to traffic. The remaining parking spots on Swede Alley will also close at that time. A reopening is planned by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
Festival-goers driving to the event have the option of parking in the China Bridge garage on Swede Alley. The rate on Friday is $3 per hour after 5 p.m. with the first hour being free and a maximum of $18. On Saturday and Sunday, the rate is set at $5 per hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., also with the first hour being free and a maximum of $18. Standard rates will be charged after 5 p.m. The public parking in the Old Town core is expected to fill early each day. Privately held garages or lots charge their own rates.
A series of park-and-ride lots are available with bus service to the Main Street core. They include the Homestake lot off Kearns Boulevard, the Ecker Hill lot on Kilby Road, the Park City School District campus on Kearns Boulevard, Park City Mountain Resort and Snow Park in lower Deer Valley. The Snow Park lot is available to festival-goers from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Masks are required on public transit.
A staging area for taxis and a drop-and-load area will be available in the lots on the south side of the Marsac Building from Friday until Sunday. A bicycle valet will also be available, along 9th Street.
ABOUT KIMBALL ARTS FESTIVAL & TICKET INFORMATION
The 2021 Kimball Arts Festival will be held in-person on August 6-8, 2021 and welcomes juror-selected artists from around the world with twelve different art mediums represented. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, festival attendees are encouraged to explore the many art experiences taking place during the weekend, which include live music, artist demonstrations led by Kimball Art Center education staff, kids’ art classes and education programs, and craft beer and artisan cuisine.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged to ensure entrance to the festival and to save time by bypassing the line at the entrance gates. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages six to 17 and will be available beginning June 15, 2021.
Proceeds from the festival support Kimball Art Center’s year-round exhibitions, education, and creative community events.
Monies raised from the event help support:
- Access to thought-provoking exhibitions.
- Scholarships for low-income children to participate in art classes and camps.
- Hands-on instruction for teenagers dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts.