Art & Soup

Art & Soup

Winners of the 28th Annual Art & Soup Celebration

Celebrity Judges and Attendee Favorites:

People's Choice Awards
     Best Artist: Lucia Heffernan
     Best Desert: Cakes de Fleur
     Best Soup: Brio Tuscan Grill (Lobster Bisque)
     Best Non Soup: Great Harvest Bread
     Best Presentation: Grand America Garden Café
Celebrity Judges Awards
     Best Vegetarian: Siragusa's Taste of Italy (Minestrone)
     Best International Soup: Sampan Chinese Cuisine (Hot and Sour Wonton)
     Best Cream Soup: Brio Tuscan Grill (Lobster Bisque)
     Most Unique Soup: Franck's (Porcini and White Chocolate Soup)
     Best Dessert: Cakes de Fleur
     Best Traditional Soup: SLCAP Head Start (Chicken Noodle Soup)
     Best Non Soup Participant: Utah Food Services (Torte)
     Best Gluten Free: Smith's Food and Drug (Zuppa Toscana)
     Best Presentation: Grand America Garden Café (Laksa)
     Judge's Choice Award: Red Rock Brewing (Creamy Pear with Blue Cheese Crumbles)

Watch for 2017 Dates

Two sessions daily:  11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New Location!  

The Salt Palace Grand Ballroom

                                         Click for a Parking Map

The three-day Art & Soup event, including Opening Night Premiere, supports the Community Nursing Services Charitable Care Program which provides charitable health and hospice care to thousands of uninsured and underinsured low-income Utahns across the state.

We’ll celebrate the 28th anniversary of this event in 2016, which is our 88th year providing home healthcare to Utah citizens.

Opening Night will be held on March 1st with the two-day Art & Soup Celebration following on March 2nd and 3rd.

Art & Soup 2016 will feature original works by 44 Utah artists along with sumptuous samplings of soups, desserts and baked goods donated by over 20 local restaurants.

 Artists are selected from a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, mixed media, glass, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and more.  Participating artists donate 30% of their sales to the CNS Charitable Care Program!

Opening Night Premier

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:30 pm

Be the first to see new artwork as you mingle with the artists in a relaxed and intimate setting.  Enjoy a tantalizing multi-station dining experience created especially for Art & Soup by renowned Salt Lake Chef, Robert "Sully" Sullivan.  Exerience artistic magic as you watch selected artists create "Quick Draws," then bid to take home one of these unique treasures. Each guest receives complimentary admission valid for one session of the two-day Art & Soup Celebration.  You'll want to return to sample the delicious soups and fare.  Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the varied categories of the People's Choice contest. Purchase tickets below; last day to purchase online tickets is February 24.


The Opening Night Premier is sold out--please join us at the two-day celebration.  

Two-day Art & Soup Celebration

Featuring original works by 44 Utah artists and samplings of sumptuous soups, desserts and baked goods from 25 local restaurants.  Purchase tickets below; last day to purchase online tickets is February 24.  Tickets available at the door.


                                $20 per person

Tickets available at the door!


Featured Artist:  Cristall Harper

Cristall is inspired by light and color. As a child, she loved to look at stained glass. Cristall paints flowers in facets--much like looking at stained glass. She finds beatury in normal, everyday places. Her artistic message is that we are all innately noteworthy; she hopes her paintings offer people an improved perspective on flowers and more importantly, on themselves. Visit Critall's website here.


Todd Anderson
Erin Berrett
Martin Blundell
Doug Braithwaite
Lindey Carter
Fred Conlon
Matt Conlon
Karina Cutler
Darrell Driver
Leslie Duke
Howie Garber
Kristi Grussendorf
Cristall Harper
Glen Hawkins
Lucia Heffernan
Jeff Hepworth
Melissa Hughston
Randy Laub
Lester Lee
Rebecca Livermore
Jamie Love
Robert McFarland
Greg Newbold
Chris Pellegrino
Ondre Pettingill
Don Prys
Candace Rideout
Darla Roberts
Lori Scharf
Stephanie Saint Thomas
Alexander Selytin
Araceli Selytin
Steve Sheffield
Julie Stutznegger
Tyler Swain
Darrell Thomas
Paul Twitchell
Katie Waltman
Julie Ward
Justin Wheatly
Jeremy Winborg
Larry Winborg
Scott Yelonek



Brio Tuscan Grille
Cakes de Flour
Cantina Southwestern Grill
Cookietree Bakeries
Cous Cous Mediterranean Grill
Fiddler’s Elbow
Frida Bistro
Grounds for Coffee
Harbor Seafood and Steak Company
Hoppers Grill & Brewing Company
Iggy’s Sports Grill
Grand America Garden Café
Great Harvest Bread
Lucky 13 Bar and Grill
Red Rock Brewery
Sampan Chinese Cuisine
Siragusa’s Taste of Italy
SLCAP/Head Start
Smith’s Food & Drug
Stone Ground Bakery
Texas de Brazil
Texas Roadhouse
Utah Food Services
Village Inn
Vosen’s Bread Paradise

Transportation Options


Many parking options are available  Click for a handy parking map.  If you park  at the Salt Palace, mention that you are attending Art & Soup to receive $5 parking.


 Sign up today to be part of the, "Will Work for Soup" Volunteer Team!

All volunteers will be representing CNS and the Art & Soup Celebration; we love your smiles. You will be able to eat and enjoy Art & Soup before or after your shift. We will provide beverages and breaks during your shift. 

Two hour shifts available on Wednesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 3rd:

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Flower Arrangement Crew: Tuesday March 1st: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Set-up/Tear-Down Crew: Assist artists and restaurants.  Available shifts:

Tuesday, March 1st: Time to be determined

Wednesday, March 2nd: Time to be determined

Thursday, March 3rd: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Front Door: Greet attendees, take tickets, monitor the ice sculpture and answer questions 

Opportunity Drawing: Sell raffle tickets to attendees, answer questions; sales experience preferred

Memorial: Greet attendees, direct through exhibit, answer questions, take donations

Cookies: Pass out cookies and man display

Volunteer Assistants: Assists Volunteer Coordinator in a variety of duties at the volunteer desk and during the event. Check-in volunteers and give out t-shirts. Direct guests and tallies award ballots. Follow up as needed.

Food Handlers: Assist restaurants with serving soup. Food handler certification required.

To sign up contact Bonnie Nell

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We look forward to having you join us a "Will Work For Soup Volunteer!"

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Remembrance Tree Memorial

Honor your departed loved one with handcrafted personalized dove, the symbol of peace, on the 2016 Art & Soup Remembrance Tree


Many thanks to our sponsors who make Art & Soup possible: 

Workers Compensation Fund

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Equitable Life and Casualty

BW Bastian Foundation

American Express

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation


FancesBurton Fdn CanvasStewart Fdn CanvasEquitable Canvas

 In-Kind Sponsors

 Jenkins Soffe CanvasUtah Food Services Canvas 

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