Park City to weigh public interest in Park Silly Sunday Market and Kimball Art Festival

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Council will be holding a public open house event on Tuesday, September 13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to discuss the future of Park Silly Sunday Market and the Kimball Arts Festival. The event contract for Park Silly Sunday Market is set to expire September 30, 2022, and the event contract for the Kimball Arts Festival already expired on August 15, 2022.

The purpose of the open house will be to gauge public interest in both events to determine whether to renew their contracts or not. In addition to the public meeting, Park City is holding a survey for both events to weigh public opinion.

After the public meeting and survey results are collated, Park City will hold another session to discuss the future of both events on October 27 (date subject to change).

Park Silly Sunday Market (PSSM) started in 2006 and has been held from June to September every year. The event is designed to help foster local Park City businesses and organizations and to continue weekend visitation into Sundays on the summer weekends it is held.

Kimball Arts Festival began much longer ago through the grassroots cooperation of various Park City based artists who started an open air art exhibition in 1969. Later in 1976, Bill Kimball purchased a building on Park and Heber Avenues and named it the Kimball Art Center. Since then, the Kimball Arts Festival has been held annually on Main Street to help fund the art center and fund public access to art throughout the rest of the year.

For those interested in providing feedback to Park City about either event, more information about the survey and public meeting can be found at the following links: Park Silly Sunday Market and Kimball Art Festival.

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