Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah inaugurated an unprecedented formative art salon here on Sunday evening, drawing 44 artists with some 90 various works. Speaking to reporters after touring the salon entitled: "First Kuwait Salon - Kuwait City", the minister greatly lauded works produced by Kuwaiti formative artists who showed how much they loved their nation. Also through their works, the formative artists reflected Kuwaiti civilization, culture and heritage in both marine and terrestrial environments, he said. He also appreciated the significant role of the Kuwait Arts Association in the provision of care and support for formative art in Kuwait and in hosting art shows. For his part, the chairman of the Association , Abdulrasoul Salman said in news remarks that the Association had decided to hold the formative art salon annually in order to give creative artists the opportunity to show their works. The fact that the salon bears the name of Kuwait City shows that the city is the backbone of the country, where people, government, feelings, politics, trade and culture meet together, he said. He listed topics handled by participating formative artists as people, desert, sea and old areas.