Banksy in Park City
Unknown to most Park City visitors, our town is home to several works of street art by one of the world’s most famous (and anonymous) street artists. Join us as we share the little-known secret of the Banksy’s of Park City.
The year is 2010. The Sundance Film Festival arrives in Park City, bringing with it the attendant spectacle and excitement Parkites have come to expect from the annual cinematic celebration. Among the films being screened this year: Exit Through the Gift Shop, a street art documentary directed by famous—and famously anonymous—graffiti artist Banksy.
As morning dawns on the overflowing mountain town, something is different. Something is new. Someone has been awake in the small hours, plying their clandestine trade across Park City during the night. Up to seven works of Banksy appear in town. Some, like Banksy’s name written across a barn, are quickly expunged by the authorities or property owners. Three of the works, however, remain to this day.