FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2016
OCTOBER AT THE KIMBALL ART CENTER
The Kimball Art Center kicks off October with an ARToberFest & two new exhibitions
(Park City, Utah) – A free celebration of the arts will take place at the Kimball Art Center (KAC) for their third annual ARToberFest on Saturday, October 15th from noon to 5 pm. The event coincides with the center’s two new exhibits, “Dealer’s Choice” and “Encaustic Paintings.”
“ARToberFest is a time for our community to celebrate fall and the arts,” says Robin Marrouche, Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center. “There will be plenty to do for everyone from hands-on demonstrations to seeing our new exhibitions,” she adds.
ARToberFest is free to the public and the annual event features light refreshments and children’s activities, including pumpkin painting, face painting and a photo booth. Attendees will be able to view ceramic demonstrations put on by the Kimball Clay Studio staff. Along with activities, an online auction with pieces donated by artists from the 2016 Park City Kimball Arts Festival and Utah businesses will be available for viewing and bidding. All proceeds go to the KAC’s numerous programs.
“Dealer’s Choice” is the new art exhibition in the Main Gallery that visitors will be able to enjoy during the event. It’s a collaborative show featuring artwork provided by numerous Park City galleries. The KAC asked local gallerists from the Park City Gallery Association to showcase art that inspires them.
“Encaustic Paintings”by local artist Douglas Smith is on display in the Café Gallery. Smith uses a variety of techniques and materials like rust prints, metal, horsehair, campfire charcoal, print media, kanji symbols and more. Smith’s abstract works are a compelling example of continual experimentation.
About the Kimball Art Center
For more than 40 years, the Kimball Art Center has inspired and connected the Park City community through art. The nonprofit center provides art education, free exhibitions and a variety of events to the public, including the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival that attracts more than 50-thousand people to Park City’s Historic Main Street. For more information on the KAC and its numerous community offerings and programs, please visit www.kimballartcenter.org. Art Starts Here™