Kimball Art Center gets into the spirit of the season with Trick-or-Treat and Tours

The Kimball Art Center’s Trick-or-Treat and Tours on October 28 will give ARToberFest attendees a chance to get free candy and take free tours of the “Eat Me, Drink Me” and “Wonderland” exhibits.
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Halloween will come early at the Kimball Art Center when he presents Trick-or-Treat and Tours Friday, October 28.

The event, which includes four family-friendly exhibit tours between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., will take place during ARToberFesta week-long community celebration presented by Park City Municipal Corp and the Park City Arts Council at Bonanza Arts Park, said Amelia O’Neill, engagement specialist at the Kimball Art Center.

Members of the KAC Young Artists Academy will be on hand at Bonanza Park, located between SR 224 and Bonanza Drive, to bring people back to the art center for free tours, she said.

“We’ll let them make sweets in our big candy bowl, while a member of our Visitor Services and Education teams show them around,” she said. “The tours will be family friendly and each team member will adjust the tours according to the needs of the groups.”

Tours will be family-friendly, and each team member will adjust tours based on groups’ needs…” Amelia O’Neill, Engagement Specialist at Kimball Art Center

Bands to Take Jennifer Angus’ “Eat Me, Drink Me” Tour which consists of patterns and exhibits created from 2,500 insects and the multi-artist and multimedia exhibition “Wonderland”, featuring works by David Altmejd, Uta Bekaia, Yasue Maetake and Catalina Ouyang which explores transformation, metamorphosis and regeneration through the manipulation of human and animal forms.

“We’ll also have some spooky decor, so things will be festive for the season,” O’Neill said.

The visits, free and without registration, will begin at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., she said.

The idea for Trick-or-Treat and Tours came about after Jocelyn Scudder, executive director of the Park City and Summit County Council for the Arts, toured the exhibits at the Kimball Art Center, according to O’Neill.

“I bumped into her while I was warming up my lunch, and we started talking about different collaborations we could do,” she said. “Since they’re activating the Bonanza Art Park for some events that will include ARToberFest, we came up with the idea.”