Six Ways to Enjoy the Arts This Winter

From socially distanced gallery strolls to virtual classes, you can enjoy and support the art scene.

By Anne Wallentine December 23, 2020 Published in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of Park City Magazine

Snow Globe Stroll

Snow Globe Stroll

1. Take advantage of Park City’s public and outdoor art.

Wander the winter wonderland of the Snow Globe Stroll along Main Street, where nine human-scale, interactive snow globes will be on display through January 3. While you’re at it, try a scavenger hunt to find all 30 of Park City’s public artworks around town. Find an interactive public art map at

2. Support local artists at BRAND PC’s holiday pop-up.

The Arts Council is once again gathering the work of local makers in a festive holiday shop through December 31 on Main Street, which will be set up for social distancing (Mon–Wed 12–6 pm, Thu–Sun 12–8 pm; 544 Main St). You can also shop artists’ work online at the council’s CREATE PC website or the Kimball Art Center’s Virtual Arts Festival, which features more than 150 artists. And if their work inspires you to get creative, check CREATE PC’s site for upcoming Zoom art classes hosted by local artists.

3. Try a virtual or distanced art class.

The Paint Mixer currently offers virtual and private paint nights as well as in-person events—with masks and distancing—at several locations around Park City. Red Flower Studios also offers glassblowing classes in its Bonanza Drive studio Thu–Sat from 2 to 8 pm, which can be booked through its website.

Gallery MAR

Gallery MAR

4. Look (don’t touch!) at Park City’s galleries.

Park City galleries’ Friday night gallery strolls continue on the last Friday of each month from 6 to 9 pm. Many galleries have adapted to distancing by limiting visitors and offering visits by appointment or virtual visits through FaceTime.

5. Movies never go out of style.

Park City Film hosted outdoor drive-ins over the summer and will continue to provide a program of digital screenings throughout the winter. The Sundance Film Festival (Jan 28–Feb 3, is also planning to launch an online platform to provide access to many of its offerings in addition to in-person events this year.

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction

Image: Phillip Brown

6. Visit the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art—virtually or in person.

The Utah State University art museum’s exhibitions can now be viewed in person or as virtual tours on their website. Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction (through July 21, 2021) is an intriguing amalgam of influences that highlights marginalized artists. If you go in person, you can add on a stroll through the campus’s outdoor sculpture walk to explore even more art at a safe distance (free admission, with optional online reservations due to limited visitor numbers; Tue–Wed 10 am–5 pm, Fri 10 am–7 pm, Sat 10 am–3 pm).

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