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For the Record: What is your favorite art piece on public display in Park City?

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Each week, The Park Record asks For the Record, encouraging residents and visitors to weigh in on a topic of interest. Residents were pleased with the recent return to Park City’s historic district of Loosey the Moose, the statue of a fancy-dressed moose installed for the summer on Swede Alley.

This week, The Park Record wants to reflect on the art on public display that abounds in Park City and learn what are locals’ favorite art installations around town. Comment with your own answer below, or consider sending a letter to the editor.

T.J. Stuart, Deer Valley
Franz the Bear (between Swede Alley and Main Street). That’s just been a favorite of mine ever since I was a kid. I used to sit next to him all the time, and now I walk by him every day.

Lance Bandley, Salt Lake City
I love the different artists along Main Street, the different pictures and photos. I don’t have one thing, I just like the culture of the whole city. It’s unique and people care.

Debby Turkington, Deer Valley
Franz the Bear. You can sit there with him and people can take pictures of sitting on the bear. I don’t think you can climb on Loosey the Moose.

Whitney Taylor, Old Town
I really like the one down by the bike trail on Poison Creek, the fish that are set up made from repurposed metal right by the volleyball courts.

Rick Otto, Park Meadows
The Banksy piece (on 4th Street and Main Street). It’s just a cool piece, I love the way he goes about presenting his artwork and approach. The notoriety on it helps Park City be bigger in its small state.

Dave Berry, Park Meadows
I like the bikers in front of the MARC, they’re pretty sweet. I also like the aspen tree grove in front of the city building. I think they’re unique, they stand out a bit more modern. It shows that this town is trying to grow and expand itself.

Quotations have been edited for clarity and length.

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