Sunday, March 24, 2013

Utah Local: Kimball Art Center

I was so happy to have a week off of school for spring break, but was sad that it wasn't also my children's spring break so we didn't have a week to hang out together. But they did get Friday off. Elisa spent the whole day with a friend, but Alex and Sabrina went with me on a little road trip. We drove around through Heber and Midway and over to Park City.

We had lunch out and stopped by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, so that made the kids happy. I had looked up things to do in Park City before we went and saw that there was a Lego art exhibit at Kimball Art Center, so that was on our list too. It's a small art gallery just a block off of Main Street where all the shops are. I forgot to take a photo of the outside of the building so you'd recognize it if you wanted to go, but you can see a photo on their Hours of Operation page.

It is FREE, with a place to donate if you'd like. There is a little cafe on the left hand side and the art center entrance is just to the right of that.This colorful piano is right outside the entrance.
Right now and through April 21st (so go soon!) the main gallery on the main floor has Nathan Sawaya's "The Art of the Brick" Lego art exhibition. He has 4 exhibitions right now so the art he has at this gallery is only some of his Lego fun that he has created. If you go to his gallery at you can see even more of his amazing work. Make sure to click on "See All Work" on the right. Although the gallery is small, my kids really enjoyed looking at the art and we spent quite a bit of time looking at each piece. I don't want to give away all the fun by showing you too much here in case you'll be going there, but want to show some pieces in case you don't get to go.

I like this piece with the reflection of the boy in the puddle.
There is also a gallery downstairs that kinda wanders around different rooms and there's an exhibition called Geolines there now, but I didn't take any photos. Then there are a few photos in the cafe and right outside it in the gallery from an exhibition called Dwellings and are different embroidered homes by Stephanie Clark. They are small, but very detailed.

You don't have to ski to enjoy Park City in the winter. You can walk around, watch the skiers, shop, eat, look at art, take photos and walk some more.

Here's a tip if you don't know. Parking on Main Street has meters, but you can park for free on Park Avenue just a block over, at least where I parked, a couple of blocks down from Kimball Art Center.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun!
    Love the reflection of the boy. So clever.


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