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Park City Art Fest is Aug. 4-5

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The 32nd Annual Cadillac Park City Art Festival will kick off Saturday and continue through Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, on historic Main Street in Park City. Some 200 artists will exhibit their works at the open-air festival, which will be held each day 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per day for adults; children under 12 are free. Youngsters can create their own art at the Children's Discovery Area at Miner's Park, organized by The Children's Museum of Utah. There will be face painting, huge bubbles made by Hula Hoops, jewelry from pipe cleaners and assorted objects, cookie decorating and more. Einstein Bros. Bagels will also sponsor a bagel toss game and show kids how to make bagel bird feeders.

The most difficult chore in producing the festival each year is the selection of the 200 artists that show on Main Street. Traditionally, over 5,000 artists are notified of the even and each must complete an entry form and slide portfolio of their work before the end of February. Artists are then notified of the committee's choice by April 1.

Many different types of media are represented in the festival, including ceramics, drawing, fiber work, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork.

The annual event, attended by thousands, has had a consistent ranking in the "Top 50" of festivals rated by "Sunshine Artist Magazine" and is in "Who's Who of Festivals and Special Events Around the World."

With musical performances and food booths rounding out the event, the Cadillac Park City Art Festival should be an enjoyable way to spend a couple of summer days.