Park City’s Kimball Arts Festival

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By • Jun 29th, 2010 • Category: Sports and Leisure

The Kimball Art Center is set to host the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, one of the top art festivals in the country, in Park City, UT on August 6-8, 2010, so start planning your trip now!!

More than 257 artists have been selected to participate in this annual 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 fundraising event, The Park City Kimball Arts Festival Opening Night Gala and Auction. For more information, visit www.kimballartcenter.org.

After reviewing more than thousands of submissions, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival jury selected 257 to showcase their work in 12 categories – ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood. This year’s line-up includes young emerging artists, past Park City Kimball Arts Festival “Best In Show” winners and multi-year veterans, and many internationally- and locally-based artists. A complete list of selected artists confirmed to date is listed at end of release.

“The jury selection process this year was very intense due to the masterful works presented by seasoned artists, the creativity explored by many emerging artists, and the inspiration provided by artists featuring non-traditional materials,” noted Erin Linder, Director of Exhibitions for the Kimball Art Center. “Festival attendees can expect a weekend full of surprises while experiencing a renewed sense of art.”
In addition to the hundreds of artist exhibits, many new elements have been added to this year’s Festival in an effort to provide attendees with a multi-sensory artistic experience featuring cuisine, visual arts, music and film. The programs including:

TASTE OF ART – This program was developed in conjunction with Park City’s incredible restaurants, cafés, and eateries to provide festival attendees a multi-sensory experience through food and beverage throughout the weekend. Participants will offer creative presentations and demonstrations, artful arrangements and sculptures, and pricing specials (e.g. two-for-one entrée special).

THE MUSIC CAFÉ – In partnership with The Downstairs on Main Street, attendees can get out of the sun and listen to music from emerging musical talent. The Music Café (625 Main Street) will be open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7:00 pm. Admission is free with a Festival wristband, attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

OUTDOOR MUSIC STAGES – Musical performances from various artists and bands will be held on multiple outdoor stages located throughout the Festival. Performances will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Festival wristband required.

FILM SCREENINGS – Each night of the festival, an art-related film screening will be offered to attendees, as well as the general public. In partnership with Sundance Institute, a free screening of “Max & Mary” will be held at Park City’s City Park on Friday at approximately 8:30 pm. The Park City Film Series is also supporting the Festival by showcasing “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968) on Saturday night at 8:00pm, and “Herb and Dorothy” on Sunday night at 6:00pm. Screenings are held at the Jim Santy Auditorium (1255 Park Avenue) and festival wristbands receive $1 off ticket price.

RELEVANT 2010 STUDENT EXHIBITION – RELEVANT participants from the first Kimball Art Center artist-in-residence program will be showcasing and selling a piece of artwork created during their residencies. RELEVANT 2010, a partnership between the Kimball Art Center and Spiro Arts, gives a selected group of college and graduate art students the knowledge and platform necessary to become successful career artists. This seven-day program includes in-studio activity, workshops, one-on-one mentorship and the opportunity to exhibit at the Festival.

FUNDRAISER – The Kimball Art Center will host its annual GALA and Art Auction on Friday, August 6, to raise money for year-round programs. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auction preview, seated dinner with artists, dessert and live and silent auctions. Both auctions will feature works from renowned artists, students of the Kimball’s Young Artists’ Academy and work created as part of RELEVANT 2010. Tables for eight and individual tickets can be purchased online at www.kimballartcenter.org.

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