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Local Happenings: The Park City Kimball Arts Festival and Counting Crows in concert

Local Happenings: The Park City Kimball Arts Festival and Counting Crows in concert

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PARK CITY — KSL TV and KSL NewsRadio are among the many sponsors of the 43rd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival happening Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 on Park City's historic Main Street. Visitors will be able to view art from 214 artists from over 28 states who will be showcasing their work in 12 categories: ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood, among other features.

The Festival After Dark includes a free concert at the Canyons Resort Saturday at 6 p.m. featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the Deer Valley Music Festival with Music of Disney and Earth, Wind & Fire, and more. Multiple local musical artists will perform in different areas of Main Street throughout the weekend.

<p.restaurants and="" as="" be="" business="" discounts="" festival="" for="" goers="" located="" main="" offering="" on="" open="" some="" street="" street.="" to="" vendors="" will="" with="" working="">The Kids Area features ceramics, tie dye, face painting, a scavenger hunt and an opportunity for young aspiring news anchors to try their hand at the KSL Broadcast Booth.

The festival also includes the "Collectors Exchange" event on August 2, designed to "rescue donated pieces of art from the closets and walls of Park City." Click here for a preview of already donated art and more details about the event.


Festival hours:
  • Aug 3: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Aug. 4: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Aug. 5: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 6-18 and Summit County residents are welcome to attend for free on Friday. Price of admission goes directly to supporting free year-round education, exhibitions and events at the Kimball Art Center. Visit for more information.

Counting Crows to perform at the Rail Event Center

Alternative rock band Countin Crows will perform at The Rail Event Center Aug. 4 as a stop in their Outlaw Roadshow tour.

The Crows will bring along some of their favorite up-and-coming bands to perform with them for this all ages show, including We Are Augustines, Kasey Anderson and the Honkies, and Field Report.

Counting Crows are most recognized for the singles "Mr. Jones", "Big Yellow Taxi" with Vanessa Carlton, and most recently known for "Accidentally In Love" which earned them an Academy Award nomination for the film Shrek 2.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Smith's Tix.

Other Local Happenings

- 7th Annual Antelope Island Stampede Festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2

  • The Antelope Island Stampede includes events and attraction like hot air balloons, professional kite flyers, BMX performances, fireworks, and musical performances. There is a $15 per car state park entrance fee.
  • 5K/12K fun trail race runners can sign up here for the race. Visit

1. University of Utah fills positions in marketing and communications

  • The University of Utah has filled two vacancies on its roster of communications professionals by hiring Brian Rasmussen as the new marketing director and Barb Smith as an executive communications manager.

1. Taiwan the focus of exhibition in Salt Lake City

  • The unique influences of Taiwan around the world are the focus of a series of a free photo exhibition called Why Taiwan Matters. The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Salt Lake City and County building.

1. Davis Hospital nurse receives national award

  • Leslie Christiansen has been named 2012 Nurse Manager of the Year following a nomination from Davis Hospital and Medical Center staff and physicians. The award is sponsored by the Emergency Nurse Association and was awarded to Christansen based on her accomplishments within the medical department, leadership role and relationship with medical staff, and commitment to patients, the team she manages, and the overall work it takes to aid in the productiveness of a hospital.

1. Goat Watch event scheduled for Aug. 4

  • The Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch Aug. 4 on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the convenience store at the bottom of exit 109 on the south side of Beaver off I-15.For more information, call the DWR's southern region office at 435-865-6100.


Brielle Valyntín Alexander


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