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THE PARK CITY KIMBALL ARTS FESTIVAL RAISES THE BAR ON FESTIVAL CUISINE

The 43rd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival is highlighting new and returning culinary programs to this year’s event.  New this year is the Utah Artisan Tasting, featuring carefully selected local food purveyors who use fresh, organic and local ingredients.  In its 3rd year, Taste of Art is an integral part of the festival, where nearly 20 local restaurants offer festival specials and discounts.

“As local food artisans, we are grateful that the Kimball Arts Center is recognizing food as art.  Highlighting locally-crafted foods and the people that produce them is yet another way to showcase the personality and beauty of our community,” says Dana Brewster of Millcreek Cacao Roasters. “We are excited Kimball Arts Center is embracing the local food movement,” she adds.

The Utah Artisan Tasting area will be located at the top of Main Street and will feature local small hand-craft food producers, who diligently source their raw materials and create high quality products.  Each will be offering samples to festival goers, as well as selling their products.

Utah Artisan Tasting participants:

·       Amour Spreads
·       Instant Karma
·       Millcreek Cacao Roasters
·       Pop Art Gourmet Popcorn
·       Red Bicycle Breadworks
·       Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery

Nearly 20 local restaurants located at or near the festival are offering specials and discounts to festival-goers as part of the Taste of Art program.

Taste of Art participating restaurants:

·       Atticus
·       The Back Door Deli
·       Bangkok Thai on Main
·       Buena Vita Restaurant
·       Cena Ristorante
·       Cisero’s Ristorante
·       Deer Valley Grocery – Café
·       EPC at the Hyatt Escala Lodge
·       501 on Main
·       Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
·       High West Distillery & Saloon
·       Lespri’s Prime Steak & Sushi Bar
·       Reef’s
·       Shabu
·       Silver
·       Silver Star Café
·       Zoom

The Park City Kimball Arts Festival, one of the top art festivals in the country, will be held August 3-5, 2012. The three-day festival offers a multi-sensory artistic experience for its over 55,000 attendees. The festival includes visual-art exhibitions from over 200 established artists, live musical performances, beer/wine gardens, cuisine from Taste of Art participants and the Utah Artisan Tasting experience. The Arts Festival serves as the Kimball Art Center’s primary annual fundraiser.

The 43rd Park City Kimball Arts Festival is presented by KSL TV, KSL.com and KSL broadcast group with leading sponsor Strong Porsche and contributing sponsors Budweiser, CARMA Center, Coca-Cola, and Key Bank. Additional event support is received from All Seasons Resort Lodging, Canyons, The Chateaux at Sliver Lake, Deer Valley Resort, Fresh Market, Park City Mountain Resort, Park City Municipal Corporation, ResortQuest, Rocky Mountain Power, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Summit County Restaurant Tax, Sysco, Utah Office of Tourism and Washington School House Hotel.

The Kimball Art Center (KAC) is the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community. It is a non-profit center for the arts, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. More information is available online at www.KimballArtCenter.org <http://www.KimballArtCenter.org> .

Interviews, photos and media credentials are available by contacting Katie Eldridge at katie@panicbuttonmedia.com prior to July 27th, 2012.

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