Comings & Goings

Lindsie Smith to Head Kimball Art Center

Lindsie Smith will be getting back down to earth in her new role as Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center (KAC). “It is an exciting time to be joining the Kimball Art Center,” she said, “as we plan for a new facility that will allow us to expand our ability to inspire and connect through art.” Smith joins the Kimball as they plan for design and construction of a new building, following the board’s controversial 2014 decision to leave Old Town Park City for a new, less-zoned venue outside Main Street. The center is currently located in temporary facilities on Kearns Blvd.

Smith comes to the Kimball from Clark Planetarium, where since 2012 she was Associate Director and oversaw the  Planetarium’s Marketing and Development, Operations, and Education Departments. She began her career  in the finance industry, working for both Zions Bank and Fidelity Investments, before moving on to the nonprofit sector at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. In 2006, she moved to the nonprofit sector as the Director of Communications for Junior Achievement of Utah before moving on to Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum.

About her new role, Smith said, “I am thrilled to join the Kimball Art Center. I look forward to working with the staff and board to continue the legacy of excellence of this dynamic organization. With a rich history, the KAC plays a unique and profound role in the arts. The classes inspire artists young and old, the annual Kimball Arts Festival brings together artists and the community for an incredible celebration of art, and the Center offers spectacular exhibits that enrich the cultural fabric of Park City and beyond.”

Maggie AbuHaidar, Kimball Art Center Board Chair, said Smith’s “accomplishments in the nonprofit world and her local Utah connections” are exactly what the Kimball needs to grow while remaining to their mission.

Smith’s first day will be Monday, July 10, 2017.

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