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Here are your 2017 Midwest Salute to the Arts award winners

Art showcased at 2017 Midwest Salute to the Arts festival

In this BND file video, hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors descended on Moody Park in Fairview Heights for the annual Midwest Salute to the Arts festival Aug. 25-27, 2017.
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In this BND file video, hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors descended on Moody Park in Fairview Heights for the annual Midwest Salute to the Arts festival Aug. 25-27, 2017.

The 2017 Midwest Salute to the Arts festival took place Aug. 25-27 at Moody Park in Fairview Heights. The artists and artist collaborators listed below were chosen as award winners of the festival.

Best of Show

Best of Category winners

Stone sculptor Paul Bayer will be selling his stone sculptures at Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights. Bayer can usually be found sculpting a 20-ton piece of marble on Saturdays at the City Museum.

Award of Excellence winners

Mayor’s Choice Award winner

Council Choice Award winner and nominees

  • Council Choice Award winner: Virginia Witt — Mixed media, Title: 5 by 5
  • Nominee: Chris McCarthy — Glass.
  • Nominee: Tony Bodnar, Artist Collaborator Christy Bodnar — Glass
  • Nominee: Peggy Aebi, Artist Collaborator Bob Aebi — Painting
  • Nominee: Edward Park, Artist Collaborator Keun Park — Painting
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