Briefs Feb. 27-29, 2008 |

Briefs Feb. 27-29, 2008


Buy a brick and make history

The Park City Chamber/Bureau reminds Parkites that the Park City Museum is in the midst of a major expansion with renovations scheduled for completion in the spring of 2009. Locals can join them in making history by donating a brick to celebrate the past, enhance the present and inspire the future.

Donors have the option to purchase an individual brick, family brick or medallion logo brick. Call the Historical Society at (435) 649-7457 for more information.

Spyder Active Sports taps Flashpoint

The emerging sport of freeride mountain biking is not only launching cyclists, it’s launching new businesses, as well, a press release reads. Spyder, known for its world-class mountain apparel, tapped Park City-based Flashpoint to develop a web micro culture site to introduce its new Venom Freeryde Spring ’08 clothing line.

Freeride cyclists use terrain parks, trails and urban features as their gravity-fueled canvas. The new Venom Freeryde site,, incorporates terrain as navigation.

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The immersive Flash site uses custom illustrations as exploratory navigation, and rich audio to translate freeride culture through a news blog, athlete bios, product areas and downloadable photos and wallpaper.

"The sport is youthful, high energy and constantly evolving. Our new product line, and the related Web site, has to mirror the trend," said Venom Business Unit Director Robert Yturri.

The Spring ’08 Venom Freeryde apparel line is currently available through dealers and online retailers.

Flashpoint is a marketing agency based in Park City. Flashpoint develops integrated marketing communications for a wide variety of consumer and business segments, including sports and outdoor recreation, real estate, hospitality, technology and finance. For more information, visit .

For more information about Spyder Active Sports, visit

Salt Lake Farmers Market seeks vendors

The 16th annual Downtown Farmers Market and Art and Craft Market in Salt Lake City is currently seeking applications from vendors for the upcoming season. The 2008 marketplace begins Saturday, June 14 at 8 a.m. at Historic Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City, and continues through Oct. 18. The markets offer a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans.

Each year, new vendors are added to strengthen existing product offerings and to provide exciting opportunities for the community to support local growers, food producers, and artisans, a press release states. More than 200 vendors are involved in the Farmers Market and the Art and Craft Market.

To become a vendor, applications can be downloaded at Applications may also be picked up at The Downtown Place in the Main Branch of the Salt Lake City Library. Applications must be completed and returned by Monday, April 7, 2008 to: Downtown Farmers Market

175 East 400 South, Suite 600

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.

For more information, contact Kim Angeli, special events director at the Downtown Alliance, at or 801-333-1103.

For more information about the Downtown Alliance, visit