An inspiring and eye-popping weekend at the 54th Kimball Arts Festival

The Kimball Arts Festival returned to Main Street from Aug. 4-6. Banners hung on lampposts and over the bridge on Main reminding visitors that “art matters.”
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The 54th annual Kimball Arts Festival took over Main Street last weekend for a talent-filled, family-friendly event. From Park City locals like painter and ceramicist Kati Gyulassy, to East Coast visitors like Signe & Genna Grushovenko, talented creatives came together to celebrate the festival’s mantra: “Art Matters.”

With almost 200 artists featured in booths on Main, festival goers were wowed by a wide variety of mediums which included textiles, jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, glass work, embroidery, beading, sculpture and more.

On Saturday evening, the festival announced its jury-selected Best of Show winners, leaving time for shoppers to check out their work on Sunday. Winning Local Artist Best in Show, Kati Gyulassy’s paintings and ceramics feature landscapes and earth-toned pieces. The full list of winners is listed below:

A Kimball Arts Festival visitor appreciates paintings by Park City-based artist Kati Gyulassy. KG Fine Art showcases her collection of paintings and ceramics, “seeking to represent the land, rock, water and life.”
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At the bottom of Main Street for the Kimball Arts Festival, Park City-based artist Kali Gyulassy’s booth was first to invite visitors, with an earth-toned pallet for paintings and ceramics reminiscent of winters in Park City.
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Overall Best in Show: Paige Whitcomb
Local Artist Best in Show: Kati Gyulassy @katigyulassy 
Emerging Artist Best in Show: Kristen Ross @kristenrossart 

FIBER: Sharon Tesser
PAINTING: Taman VanScoy
MIXED MEDIA: Ezra Siegel
WOOD: Steve Henneford
CERAMICS: Michael Schwegmann
JEWELRY: Katzie Hughes (2022 repeat)
SCULPTURE: Yves Goyatton
PRINTMAKING: Jennifer Worsley
METALWORK: Laura Baring-Gould
DIGITAL ART: Lily McAlpin (22′ repeat)
GLASS: Nick Leonoff

Over the weekend of Ag 4-6, Main Street was closed to cars as artists booths took over downtown for the annual Kimball Arts Festival.
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On the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue, festival goers wander through artists’ booths at the Kimball Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5. The family-friendly event featured almost 200 artists from around the world.
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