It’s been three years since the Park City Latino Arts Festival took place at Park City’s Library Field. In recent years, festivals have been held in smaller, dispersed locations. The festival was originally started and run by the Christian Center in Park City, but as explained by Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder, the festival’s founders have left, so this is due to the Arts Council’s It seemed suitable to take over.
“They are [the Christian Center] It’s a resource center,” Scudder said. “They’re in charge of mental health, they’re in charge of the food pantry, they don’t do art festivals. But they’ve done really well for years, starting in 2016. But when Max left, they He approached us and said that this might be a little bit out of mission for us in the long run, what is the future of this festival, and since this is a big question, we sat down with the board of directors, I mean, it’s going to cost thousands of dollars to put this on, right? We decided that we wanted to make sure that kei art remained in our community.”
The festival officially opens on Friday night, with a number of events leading up to it. On Tuesdays at 7 PM, City Park hosts the Noches de Verano with live music. Subsequently, the Sundance Institute will bring back an outdoor film series to the park featuring this year’s Sundance Film Festival favorite, Going Varsity in Malarchi.
On Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Jim Santi Auditorium will host a free screening of Pelé: A Legend is Born.
On Thursday night, Summit Community Gardens will host a Dinner in the Garden. Beginning at 5pm, tickets are $25 for children and $50 for adults. Lots of Latino food, music, and activities for kids.
On Friday, Scudder said the arts festival will begin at 4 p.m. at its new location in Canyons Village.
“26 visual artists will have booths to display and sell their work,” Scudder explained. “And there are a lot of non-profits going on. Kimball Arts Center comes in to offer kids activities and crafts for kids, and Connect Summit County works with many non-profit partners. We plan to build wellness tents and pavilion tents Everything starts on Friday from 4pm to 9pm Saturday will run all day from 10am to 9pm There will also be music, dance, visual arts and food all day long Yes, Sunday at 10am until 5pm
Andrea Zavala is the Art Council’s Inclusion and Engagement Coordinator. Entry to her festival is free, but 26 artists will be exhibiting and selling her work, and there will be plenty of food, she said.
“There will be inkmakers, ceramics, fiber arts, acrylic mixed media, young artists and older artists who like authentic contemporary things,” Zavala said. We have Tina’s empanadas. Upscale Mexican she has Sobe Eats and Inti Coffee. he is peruvian He also has Nana’s hot dog. Mexican hot dog…it’s all put together. I’m excited. “
Adult beverages are available for purchase at the Umbrella Bar. The lineup of music is also substantial.
“We source from a mix of Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and Latin America,” she said. “And we were able to find musicians from Brazil. Two bands are coming from Brazil. One band is coming from Chile. There’s a rock group called Senxiao that’s going to be playing at the end of the event on Sunday, so the music is kind of fun too, and yeah, it’s a good time.
See the full festival overview here.