Business briefs for Saturday, July 29 |

Business briefs for Saturday, July 29

The Park City Arts Festival will start Thursday, Aug. 3, with an auction and gala that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Art Center. Friday is a free preview for Park City locals, which will include a gallery stroll event, live music, hors d’oeuvres and 23 participating galleries.

The official festival begins Saturday and will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a drawing for a luxury car Sunday at 6 p.m.

Main Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting Friday at 11 a.m., with deliveries being allowed until noon when the street will shut down until 10 p.m. Sunday. Deliveries during the closure will need to occur off Sweet Alley.

There will be free parking at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, and at China Bridge for $10 per day with no re-entry allowed. Supplemental busses will also be available from Deer Valley and PCMR. Schedules can be found at

For Park City residents needing access during the closure to get home, Sweet Alley Access Passes are available for Saturday and Sunday through the Kimball Art Center, which will allow access off Deer Valley Drive to Sweet Alley. Other options include a parking pass for China Bridge, which will allow access to the North Marsac lot and both Sandridge lots.

Top chefs join to fight hunger

More than 50 of Utah’s top chefs, including several from Park City, will join together in the fight against hunger at the Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation hosted by Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday, Aug. 6 from Noon to 4 p.m.

The annual fundraiser is part of the largest nationwide benefit to fight hunger. The national sponsorship of American Express and Jenn-Air, combined with contributions from local sponsors and the restaurant community, ensure that 100 percent of all ticket sales supports anti-hunger, anti-poverty organizations.

Utah Office of Tourism announces funding

The Utah Office of Tourism has announced that the next round of cooperative funding applications are due on Aug. 4.

In an effort to be of assistance to tourism partners, The Utah Office of Tourism is hosting two cooperative marketing workshops. These workshops will give nonprofits and local governments an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about how to make their applications complete.

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