What's New to Do in Park City During the Sundance Film Festival
From pop-up bars to priceless art, a handful of new, original attractions, experiences and events are debuting in Park City just in time for the Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a rundown of what to expect for this year’s festivities.
Warhol, Picasso at New Prospect Art Gallery
Main Street, the main hub of restaurants, bars and shopping, is the lifeline for Park City’s notable art scene, where dozens of galleries specialize in fine art and photography, including the recently opened Prospect Gallery. Opened by Colby Larsen — owner of Park City Fine Art, Old Town Gallery and Pando Art Gallery — Prospect Gallery is housed on the lower level of the former Claim Jumper Hotel and saloon, which has been closed for more than a decade. In the well-preserved historic building (more than a century old), Prospect Art Gallery will feature contemporary artwork by Ashley Collins (works start at $100,000). The gallery also features rotating artwork by iconic artists, including original pieces by Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro.
573 Main St., (435) 714-0508, prospectgallery.com
Firestorm Lounge at Waldorf Astoria Park City
In partnership with Lamborghini, Waldorf Astoria Park City is debuting Firestorm Lounge by Lamborghini. The outdoor poolside venue will be “fire” themed with fire walls, the Fire Dancers (known for their performances at Burning Man) and firestorm-themed craft cocktails like the Spicy Rosa Picante Margarita (Patron Silver, Patron Citronge Lime, fresh lime juice, ginger syrup, jalapeños and rose petal sea salt). This is the only event in Park City to have an outdoor fire show in the last decade. The Firestorm Lounge can accommodate up to 250 people, and several Lamborghinis will be on display.
2100 Frostwood Drive, (435) 647-5500, waldorfastoriaparkcity.com/firestorm-lounge
Wanderluxxe Debuts Curated Sundance Experience
Recently launched Wanderluxxe, a luxury travel curator, provides high-end, all-access experiences at major film festivals for cinephiles and festgoers alike. Sundance packages, starting at $2,500, include accommodations, festival accreditation, film screening tickets, access to official Sundance parties and gifting lounges, private dinners with filmmakers and concierge services. Co-founded by Marti Hines, an event and film producer with extensive experience at Sundance, the Tribeca Film Festival, Film de Cannes and the Academy Awards, Wanderluxxe is used by film-industry clients like Mel Jones and Stephanie Allain of Homegrown Pictures, Jonathan Keltz (The CW’s Reign and HBO’s Entourage) and Jaime King, star of the new film Bitch, premiering later this year.
Montage Deer Valley Apres Lounge Unveils White Beach
After successfully opening at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Montage Deer Valley’s Veuve Clicquot Apres Lounge yurt is returning this year. The rustic-glam, European-style ski tent is furnished with fur throws and an iron fireplace, and offers gourmet bites like caviar and champagne (including the debut of Veuve Clicquot’s newest label, Clicquot Rich). This year, the lounge is expanding outside the tent in a self-enclosed “ski beach” area. The outdoor lounge will be fenced off by yellow Clicquot skis and furnished with Adirondack chairs, Wi-Fi and outdoor speakers.
9100 Marsac Ave., (435) 604-1400, montagemagazine.com/travel/nomads-land-the-apres-lounge-at-montage-deer-valley