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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opens This Weekend

The annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, one of the top art festivals in the country, will be held August 6–8, 2010. More than 230 artists have been selected to participate in this juried show, featuring work in 12 categories – ranging from paintings to jewelry to sculpture and photography.

The three-day festival is set to offer a newly programmed multi-sensory artistic experience for its anticipated 45,000 attendees, including visual-art exhibitions, live musical performances, cuisine-related activities, art-focused film screening, as well as its largest fund raising event, The Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction.

See the festival website for more information.

The Park Record newspaper has this article on the festival. Below are excerpts.

The Opening Night Gala and Art Auction on Friday evening is sold out, but it's not the only way to kick off the festival and support the Kimball Art Center. The public is invited to a sneak peek at artist exhibitions on Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. The preview is free with donations being accepted in any amount.

Weekend hours for the Arts Festival are Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 adults for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Tickets purchased on Saturday may be used for re-entry on Sunday.

Artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood will be showcased in individual booths lining both sides of Main Street. The artists sell their own pieces and often work on-site.

A major focus this year is the musical aspect of the festival, which will encompass two outdoor stages and the BMI Music Café at Downstairs, a venue fashioned after the Sundance Film Festival's ASCAP Music Café. "People who are die-hard music fans can come enjoy these singer-songwriters and bands that are really on the cusp of breaking out," Marrouche says.

A new addition to this year's festival, Taste of Art, will showcase the menus and cuisine of Park City restaurants. Many local establishments have partnered with the Kimball Art Center to offer arts festival attendees exclusive discounts and deals.


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