The Kitchen to celebrate local artists with restaurant art initiative

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Starting in February, The Kitchen will marry the culinary and visual arts with a new monthly art series. As part of the new initiative, Jackson Hole area artists will have the opportunity to submit pieces for consideration to be hung on the walls of The Kitchen. Featured art will be showcased in restaurant and through restaurant outreach for one month.

“When you dine out, you dine with your senses. What did you smell as you walked in the door? How did the lighting contribute to the ambience? What music was playing? The whole restaurant experience is about so much more than how a dish might taste. At the heart of it, hospitality in itself is its own art form,” said Fine Dining Group founder and owner of The Kitchen Gavin Fine. “We are introducing a featured artist of the month at The Kitchen to encourage the collision of different art forms: the culinary and visual arts, while also providing local artists a free venue to showcase their talents and, perhaps, sell some of their pieces.”

The monthly art series will run from February to April, with the opportunity to continue throughout the summer.

Kendra Alessandro, Director of Communications, added, “We are a community of incredibly talented, creative minds. We are always looking for ways to showcase our community throughout our restaurants and with this new initiative we strive to do just that—allow artists an outlet for expression while also enhancing the dining experience for our guests.”

Featured artists will have their pieces hung on up to three walls within The Kitchen. One artist will be chosen per month to hang their art at no fee. For those interested in selling their art, information will be onsite for inquiring guests. All those interested in becoming a featured artist at The Kitchen should email manager Javier Dominguez Gutierrez contact information and photos of the selected pieces. Pieces should be no more than 5ft tall x 6ft wide (two walls) and 5ft tall x 8ft wide (one wall).

Important dates include:

  • January 20 – Deadline for submission to be considered for February artist of the month
  • February 4 – February art hung in restaurant
  • February 13 – Deadline for submission to be considered for March artist of the month
  • March 4 – March art hung in restaurant
  • March 14 – Deadline for submission to be considered for April artist of the month
  • April 8 – April art hung in restaurant

To follow along with The Kitchen’s monthly artist series, check out @jhkitchen on Instagram.

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