Discover Art Adorned Walls in Park City’s Restaurants

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We feel pretty lucky to live in a mountain town that supports the arts in a multitude of ways. From the Sundance Film Festival, the Park City Songwriter Festival and the Kimball Arts Fair to the many art galleries, sculptures, live concerts, shows and local artists displaying their art on the walls of many Park City restaurants. There literally is culture around every corner.

We went on our own art crawl to a handful of restaurants around the valley that displays art on their walls.

350 Main

Aaron Fritz painting at 350 Main

350 Main has been displaying local Park City artist Aaron Fritz’s paintings on their walls for the past 15 years. His art compliments their space as it not only fits to scale on their large walls but also is easy on the eyes, commanding attention as diners glance around the room between bites with its bold expression, bright colors and deep textures. All Fritz’s paintings are available for purchase, and a perk for 350 Main is that when one is acquired, Fritz goes right back to work creating another masterpiece to be displayed for viewing pleasure of diners.

Riverhorse on Main

Rotating art at Riverhorse on Main

When you walk into the main dining room of Riverhorse, you are treated to a space that is airy and full of light. It almost looks like you are dining in a museum with the globes from a local glass blower hanging from the ceiling and reflecting light. Nearby Gallery Mar provides Riverhorse’s constantly rotating art. About every two months, the gallery comes into the restaurant and refreshes the walls with paintings and photographs that reflect the aesthetic of the restaurant. You can ask your server for more information about each piece, and next to each canvas you will find details and pricing if you’d like to take home more than the memory of a delicious meal.

Old Town Cellars

Dan Campbell photography at Old Town Cellars

Old Town Cellars have been working exclusively with veteran photographer and 30 year Park City local Dan Campbell. His photographs hang on the walls of OTC’s lounge and tasting room, and show off the old school mountain town beauty of Park City (or nearby mountain regions, like the Tetons pictured above). OTC commissioned Dan to create photos that convey the lifestyle and messaging they were going after with their wine: approachable, casual, drinkable and the go-to beverage of choice after a day of skiing or mountain biking.

Townshend’s Park City Tea & Coffee House

Polly Rihm, owner of Townshend’s with current artist on display, Amanda Charlton

Polly Rihm, the owner of Townshend’s Tea & Coffee House, likes to keep the teahouse’s wall fresh and exciting with the paintings of local artists. Show’s run for about three months where the artists bring their unique vibes to the space, and it gives them exposure to the community. As an added perk, Townsend’s host an art show for the artist and their friends and family once their pictures have been up for a couple of weeks. Polly found her most current artist, Amanda Charlton, from Instagram, whose work has been on display since November 11.

Blue Boar Inn

Painting by Jean Maxime Claude

The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant is an old-style European chateau with an eclectic mix of paintings hanging on their walls. The two large paintings in their dining room were painted in Paris by Jean Maxime Claude, and the paint scheme of their dining rooms are actually based on the colors of the cabbage in Claude’s paintings. Two other paintings discovered at a garage sale were lucky enough found to be quite valuable. And to fully accomplish that mountain ambiance dining experience, you can’t miss the amazing picture of a boar from late the 1700’s that is framed amongst the antlers of a red stag and a fallow deer.

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Rachel Friedman Elberts is a personal trainer and health coach for the pursuit of fitness & movement in the outdoors based in Park City, Utah. Check her out at www.stokecoach.com. She was born and raised in New York City, but was called West by the Mountains. She's worked in the Outdoor Industry for the past 8 years and has found a deep love for connecting people, building relationships, and connecting more deeply with nature. You can probably find her either being active in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, playing tennis, golf, on her SUP, Snowboard, Mountain Bike, or taking pictures, being creative in the kitchen, discovering new experiences and restaurants in her community and traveling to places near and far that fill her with awe and wonder. Follow her adventures @rachshredgnar on Instagram.

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