The Kimball Arts Center announced today that it has found a new temporary home. In September it will be moving to 1401 Kearns Boulevard .
Robin Marrouche, Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center said, “The opportunity to build an entirely new facility that is truly customized to best fit the needs of our patrons is hands down the best way for us to continue to cultivate an arts culture here in Park City and beyond – and this temporary home is the first step toward realizing that exciting goal.”
Here is the press release:
KIMBALL ART CENTER SECURES NEW TEMPORARY HOME IN PARK CITY
The Kimball will move to 1401 Kearns Boulevard in September 2015
PARK CITY, Utah (May 18, 2015) – Today, the Kimball Art Center announced that it has signed a lease for a temporary location in Park City as part of a planned expansion project designed to increase access to the non-profit’s diverse and inspiring art education, exhibitions and events.
The Kimball Art Center’s new location will be located just a mile from Main Street in the Bonanza Park area at 1401 Kearns Boulevard. The organization plans on residing there for approximately three years while a new permanent art center is designed and built.
This transition to the new facility will take place in September 2015, and there will be no interruption in classes during this shift. Events such as the 46th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival will also continue as planned, kicking off on July 31st, 2015. While in the temporary space, the Kimball Art Center plans on exploring new educational offerings and experimenting with new programming for the future permanent home that fosters even greater appreciation and understanding of the arts among patrons.
“This is a really transformational time for the Kimball Art Center, as we will been looking for ways to grow and evolve to better serve the community we love so much,” said Robin Marrouche, Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center. “The opportunity to build an entirely new facility that is truly customized to best fit the needs of our patrons is hands down the best way for us to continue to cultivate an arts culture here in Park City and beyond – and this temporary home is the first step toward realizing that exciting goal.”
To better serve a continuously increasing demand from the community for the Kimball Art Center’s extensive art programs and offerings, the center’s Board of Directors made the decision to sell the current facility on Park City’s Historic Main Street. The sale of the current building, which closed earlier this month, will allow the Kimball Art Center to transition into its new space with increased square footage and improved parking and accessibility.
About the Kimball Art Center
Since 1976, the Kimball Art Center (KAC) has been the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community. The non-profit center for the arts is committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events – including the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, Utah’s original and longest-running visual arts festival, now in its 46th year. As the KAC’s biggest fundraiser, proceeds from the festival allow the center to provide free, year-round art exhibitions, gallery tours, monthly “Art Talks” as well as art education outreach to teachers, students and the community.
For more information on the KAC and its numerous community offerings and programs, please visit www.kimballartcenter.org.