Lee Mingwei: The Gifts of Connection @ Kimball Art Center
Exhibition is on through February 23
Internationally acclaimed artist Lee Mingwei’s “The Gifts of Connection” exhibit at Kimball Art Center features four of his celebrated interactive installations: The Mending Project, The Tourist, 100 Days with Lily, and The Living Room. Mingwei’s work delves into everyday interactions, encouraging strangers to connect and share stories. His installations, known for their participatory nature, evolve with the involvement of visitors, creating a dynamic experience of interconnection, trust, and intimacy. I went to the opening and it was really fun. Definitely going back to see how the exhibition has evolved.
Just to put this in perspective – this is a big deal to have an artist of this caliber here in Park City! He has had exhibits at the top museums around the world including, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art to name a few. He is a big deal so make sure to check this out!
Community Co-Working Day @ Kiln & Ski Wax with FASTSKIS
Tuesday, December 5, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Here’s how it works: The first 10 attendees get a complimentary wax by FASTSKIS Park City. Afterward, each wax is just $15! You can also opt for hand edging for an extra fee.
And here’s an added perk: If you sign up for a membership before 4:00 PM, your first month is on the house! Plus, if you book an event space or meeting room before 4:00PM, you’ll enjoy your first 2 hours absolutely free (subject to availability). COST: FREE
Winter Botanical Watercolor Workshop @ Kimball Art Center
Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Select from a variety of winter specimens like pine cones, holly, pomegranates, and poinsettias and delve into the artistry with step-by-step demonstrations. Start with a line drawing and master traditional watercolor techniques. Unleash your creativity and bring beautiful winter elements to life on canvas. COST: $125 + $35 material fee
Half-Day Journey of the Heart Retreat: BellaHeart Cacao & The Shop Yoga Studio
Saturday, December 2, from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join this event for a journey of self-discovery and inner growth and find your peace. The retreat includes Qigong, breathwork, Despacho creation (had to look that one up – its like a visual prayer bundle), a Cacao Ceremony, sound healing, Reiki healing, journaling, flow dance, a nourishing meal, and an optional sharing circle.
Wreath Making Workshop w/ Beau Collective La Fleur Design
Tuesday, December 5, @ 7:00 PM
I’ve been dying to get to one of their events. It just seems like such a cool community. Here is another one that you should jump on – it’s sure to sell out.
The Beau Collective and Natalie Robinson of La Fleur Design for a festive evening of wreath making. Receive guided instructions and all the necessary supplies and materials to craft your own holiday wreath. Elevate your creation with embellishments such as berries, ribbons, and bows. Get into the holiday spirit and make something beautiful your home. COST: $75
Calleri & Memmott Opening Exhibition: “Alpine Attitude" @ Gallery MAR
Friday, December 8, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This special event showcases the talents of two esteemed artists, Fred Calleri and Aaron Memmott. Titled “Alpine Attitude,” the exhibition beautifully captures the alpine landscapes and the people who embrace them. From serene snowy peaks to the vibrant mountain communities, their artwork embodies the essence of alpine life, infused with a touch of whimsy and joy. Join the live music, refreshments, and a celebration of mountain-inspired artistry.
Annual Used Book Sale Summit County Library
Presale Nov 30, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM & General Public Sale Dec 1-2, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book lovers rejoice. Friends of the Summit County Library are having their annual used book sale. There is a presale for Friends of Library members, teachers, and anyone who joins FOL. Hundreds of books at reasonable prices! Think about gifting a book for the holidays – sustainable and affordable!
BRAND PC Holiday Pop-Up
Launch Party December 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM / Runs though December 24, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Embrace the festive spirit as the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County presents BRAND PC, a holiday pop-up shop celebrating the creativity of local artisans. Featuring over 50 talented entrepreneurs and small businesses, this event provides a unique opportunity for these creative minds to showcase their products, share their stories, and offer you the perfect holiday gifts. Don’t miss this vibrant shopping experience!
Outlets Park City
6699 N. Landmark Drive, Suite A12
YA Fantasy Fiction Superstar Author Victoria Aveyard: Summit County Library via ZOOM
Tuesday, December 5, @ 5:00 PM
Join bestselling author Victoria Aveyard for an exciting discussion about her YA fantasy series, Realm Breaker. As darkness threatens Allward, Corayne an-Amarat must harness her latent magic with a group of allies to save or end the world. Register now for thrilling adventures and surprises! Visit www.victoriaaveyard.com for more.
Swaner Preserve History & Restoration Work Lecture: by Rhea Cone & Hunter Klingensmith
Wednesday, December 6, from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join Swaner staff members Hunter Klingensmith and Rhea Cone, both dedicated Park City residents, for a fascinating presentation about the Swaner Preserve’s rich history and conservation efforts. Learn about the land’s evolution from indigenous use, cattle ranch, a sod farm, to its current role as a nature preserve and education center. Come learn about the community you live in.
Anatomy of A Fall @ Park City Film
December 1 - 3 / Fri & Sat @ 7:00 PM & Sun @ 6:00 PM
For the past year, Sandra (the brilliant Sandra Hüller), a German writer, her French husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he committed suicide or was killed. Samuel’s death is treated as suspicious, presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect. Little by little the trial becomes not just an investigation of the circumstances of Samuel’s death, but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’s conflicted relationship.
Winner of the 2023 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.