There are a few different sides to Kara Chomistek. She’s a biomedical engineer by trade and a semi-professional salsa dancer for fun. But it’s her role as cofounder and president of Calgary-based arts initiative PARK (Promoting Artists, Redefining Kulture) that has the fashion community abuzz.
A born-and-raised Calgarian, Chomistek noticed that the city’s emerging artists didn’t have a place to show or sell their art. So, drawing upon her own love of the arts and her gift of connecting creative people to other creative people, she filled the need. Whether it’s through her grassroots-style PARKSALEs or her ultra-sleek, high-concept PARKLUXE fashion shows, she has sent out a message to Calgary’s young talents: you will be seen.