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Summer in Utah is full of fun. Sure it can be hot outside, but there’s so much to do.

If you’re 55 and older, you might find this year’s art festival in Park City, even more engaging. I was talking with my wife the other night, and she nearly jumped up from the computer.
“Have you seen this?” she asked.

We love the Utah Symphony, and on the 3rd, they will be up there playing hits from the 70’s and 80’s.

Each year, we try and visit the Salt Lake City Arts Festival. We have a lot of fun seeing what’s new and occasionally coming home with something that really stood out to us. This year, we made it to the Salt Lake Arts Festival, but we also thought we’d like to try a change of venue.

We’ve never been to the Park City Arts Festival before, but from what we can tell, it looks like a lot of fun.

Get Your Art Hat On At The Kimball Arts Festival In Park City

The fun of perusing art

Ten years ago, if you would’ve asked me or my wife if we were the artsy fartsy sort, we would have told you no. We didn’t know a thing about art, except what we’d learned years ago in high school art classes. Even then, our knowledge of art only extended to the understanding that there was a difference between oil paintings and water colors.

Now if you ask us, we tell you that we love art. We just didn’t know it back then. We still don’t understand it all, but our horizons have been expanded. From paintings, to metalwork, to crafts, music, and cinema, we’ve come to appreciate all sorts of artistic endeavors.

From our visits to the arts festivals, we’ve come home with originals and prints from Haiti, Africa, and Alabama. And while finding a cool piece of art is fun, we never go there intending to buy anything. We enjoy walking the displays, talking with the artists and getting an education on culture.

When you get tired, you can sit down, have a bite to eat, and listen to music. I remember last year, witnessing a really energetic band go marching through the festival. Not only were my ears ringing with delight, but every kid I saw was caught up in the moment.

Every time I go, I wish I had more time to spend there. These festivals usually last a few days, and while you can see them all in one, it’s nice to take it slow.

What else are you doing this weekend?

Perhaps you’ve already made plans for this weekend. If you have, then great. If your plans are flexible, maybe you should give this arts festival a try. Check out there website here, to see their full itinerary.

If you’ve never considered going to an arts festival before, you might find this to be a real treat. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there.

And hey, maybe art isn’t your thing. If you know of other any cool summer events in Utah, feel free to leave a comment below. We’re nearing the last months of summer. Don’t let them slip away without enjoying them.


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