Jordan Schnitzer speaking at the Kimball Art Center Richard Serra exhibit

Taking Art to the Streets

In Art by Mikaela Ehly

The Park City Kimball Arts Festival always attracts thousands of visitors, but the contribution of world-class exhibits from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation have made the event a can’t-miss.

Schnitzer and the foundation do what many only dream of, share history-making, masterpiece works with communities who may not otherwise see the kind of art reserved for New York City, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Schnitzer spoke on the eve of the festival at the Kimball noting that even after amassing his collection of 10,000 prints, he can still be moved by a marvel. “My knees buckle,” he said.

As for all artists selling their wares at the festival, Schnitzer reminded the audience to be supportive and “Buy something that moves you.”

The festival has outgrown the space in the Kimball and moved to Bonanza Park. The move of the festival is partly due to the access to art that Schnitzer has given the people of Park City through his touring exhibits. His collection includes work by Richard Serra, now at the museum, and follows previous shows including extensive exhibits of work by Andy Warhol, Kara Walker and Jeff Coons.

The Park City Kimball Art Festival is open from 10am-8pm Saturday, Aug. 5 and 10am to 6pm on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Richard Serra: Prints runs at the Kimball Art Center through August 20, 2017.

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