Park City’s galleries are stronger together

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City is a town that values art. The Park City Gallery Association (PCGA) has long been established to support its galleries, our mountain town culture, and local to nationally-acclaimed artists.

People relocate to or visit Park City from around the world— and that’s reflected in the Park City Gallery Association’s breadth of over 15 member galleries. Art lovers or newbies will find their favorite genres and mediums and be introduced to new ones as well, from Western and modern art to photography and mixed media.

Gallery member Susan Meyer of Meyer Gallery has been with the Gallery Association from the beginning. She feels that Park City’s art community can do more together, than as standalone establishments.

“I think the PCGA serves to elevate the cultural experience in Park City,” said Meyer. “Plus, it creates more sales opportunities for artists so it’s a win-win.”

The PCGA provides information, education, and promotion of art gallery resources and events offered by member galleries that reach beyond the greater Park City area and Utah.

“It is an honor to be a part of a strong art community in a somewhat unexpected place like Park City, and we are thrilled to participate in the growth of that community and culture thanks to PCGA,” said Susan Swartz of the Susan Swartz Studios. “Susan first moved to Park City over 30 years ago. She started exhibiting and selling watercolor paintings on Main St. Susan was appointed the Official Environmental Artist of the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games, which eventually led to several international solo exhibitions. She is now represented by Jason McCoy Gallery, New York. Susan has never lost sight of immense support and involvement the Utah community played.”

Each year, the PCGA creates and distributes its annual gallery and art guide. Most famous by the PCGA however, is its community-favorite gallery strolls.

“The Gallery Guide is very popular and thousands get dispersed every year,” said Meyer. “I like that people take it with them to stroll the galleries. [With the PCGA] I have seen a marked increase in attendance at the gallery strolls. We used to struggle to get a couple of people to attend a stroll. Now there is always good attendance.”

Always held on the last Friday of each month, the next gallery stroll is on February 24 from 6-9 p.m.

To keep up to date on all things arts and culture in Park City, follow the PCGA on Instagram and Facebook.

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