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Kimball Art Center finds temporary quarters in Park City

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Kimball Art Center in the fall will move into temporary quarters along Kearns Boulevard as a new permanent facility is developed, the not-for-profit organization said on Monday.

The temporary space is located at 1401 Kearns Blvd., the former site of The Branch — a Vineyard Community, a religious organization once known as Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

The Kimball Art Center said in a statement it intends to remain at the location for upward of three years, enough time to design and build a new permanent facility. The Kimball Art Center plans to open at the Kearns Boulevard location in September.

The statement said classes will not be interrupted and the Park City Kimball Arts Festival will occur as planned this summer. It also says the organization "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."

The Kimball Art Center will move from its longtime location along Main Street. The organization says it desires more exhibition space and more space for its programs. City Hall rejected the designs for a proposed expansion at the Main Street site, finding that the plans did not meet the municipal government’s strict Old Town guidelines.

The Kimball Art Center put the property on the market, reaching a deal with a developer. The developer recently closed on the acquisition.

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