What's New on Park City's Gallery Scene?
Park City’s art scene is gaining global momentum, especially with a few new galleries on the proverbial block. This summer, take time out to stroll around and enjoy all this colorful town has to offer.
436 Main St, 435.649.3001
A lower-level expansion of Gallery MAR, this new hub serves as a respite for artists, visitors, and collectors. “There’s nothing else like it on Main Street,” says owner Maren Mullin. “It’s a place to relax surrounded by fine art.” In addition to exhibits, the space is used for artist talks, a co-working space, a supper club with the Savoury Kitchen, and private parties.
Main Street Gallery
825 Main St, 925.437.0591
A large-scale, bronze horse sculpture sets the tone for this ski-in/ski-out fine art gallery, located at the base of the Town Lift. Curved walls and windows create a bright, elegant space for a collection of some of the most successful contemporary artists today, including Trey McCarley, Michael Kalish, and Kenneth Peloke. “We’re committed to helping people enhance their lives through art and creativity,” said Ashley Sorenson (the gallery’s original owner, who recently passed away). Amanda Sorenson, Ashley’s sister, is now at the helm.
675 Main St, Unit R2, 435.649.9292
Housed on the corner of Heber and Main—where the iconic Kimball Art Center once stood—this relatively new gallery boasts an eclectic collection of Mountain West art. Wide-plank wood hanging walls suspended over cement floors display a whimsical range of art. According to owner Megan McIntire, “Our carefully curated roster of distinguished artists boasts a refreshing selection of unique work, including original oil paintings, fine bronze sculptures, unique glass works, and mixed-media pieces.”
The Provocateur Gallery
1675 Redstone Center Dr, Ste 120, 516.819.9470
Provocative is the name of the game at the Provocateur Gallery, which is co-owned by renowned photographer Tyler Shields (Sotheby’s called him the Warhol of his generation), Jake Arnold, and Jennifer Lauer. The contemporary vibe is rooted in bold, colorful art from some of the most thought-provoking and internationally acclaimed artists available today. “Everyone should have the opportunity to see art, whether you want to buy it or not,” says Jake Arnold. “Come in and have fun.” (Given evolving guidelines, be sure to call first to set up an appointment).
Art on the move
This fall, the Kimball Art Center (435.649.8882) will move across the lane to the Yard (1251 Kearns Blvd), where it will reside until the new Arts and Culture District is built.
A pop-up gallery, CREATE PC (660 Main St), rotates work from local artists and doubles as a cooperative artist studio and retail gallery.
Park City Gallery Association Monthly Gallery Stroll
Want to infuse your Friday night with some creative vibes? The Park City Gallery Association’s (PCGA) monthly gallery strolls are a fun, free, and easy way to tour the 19 participating galleries—just look for the white gallery association flags. “The gallery scene is ever-changing and evolving,” says PCGA copresident and owner of Trove Gallery Jen Schumacher. “So that’s a great reason to come out and see what’s new.” The galleries offer a large range of work from contemporary and traditional to sculptures, photography, glass, and textiles.”
The free stroll takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of every month at various Park City galleries. Virtual tours may accompany the in-person event as well. Double-check the latest details (and health-related guidelines) at parkcitygalleryassociation.com.