So much to look forward to this summer
July 7, ARTbar: Evening at the Lake.
Instructor Anne Hockenberry. Create this acrylic painting on a 16×20 inch canvas. Supplies included. In person, includes drink. $45 (includes materials). $35 (Bring your own materials.) Register here. Remote (Zoom, does not include drink), $40 Register here.
July 11. Sherb Talk 6-7:30 pm
Sherb Talk in the Courtyard: Wildpreneurs with Tamara Jacobi. Sherbino Theater.
July 15. Flower Finding with Mary Menz and Jim Pisarowicz.
Want to see loads of wildflowers? Hike with Mary and Jim to a spot exploding with flowers. Fee includes a copy of their book Common Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains. Bring notebook/pencil, snack, something to sit on (a garden pad or trash bag), plenty of water; and dress for the weather. We walk and explore at a snail’s pace! Eight registrants maximum. Directions to meet up site provided the week prior to the event. [Register here]
Related stories, also by Mary Menz. Three wildflower walks in SW Colorado.
The Blue Sage offers Happy Hour virtual concerts Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 pm. Watch their FB page for details.
GMAEC – Friday Night Happy Hour 3-6 pm
Week 3 of Friday Happy Hour. Plenty of space to maintain a comfortable distance. Guidelines just changed today (June 23) to allow 50% venue capacity, but we are recommending 6ft social distancing and masks when not drinking. There will be tables outside on the east side where it is shaded and seating in the gallery. We will be serving a variety, alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Gallery Open Wed. – Sat. 10 am – 2 pm through June.
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Artist on a Harley
In My Own Backyard
“Many artist’s like to travel and paint the subjects of far away lands. The current confines placed on society has sure put a cramp in that ability. However, there have been some great opportunities arise from this adjustment to our normal. An artist looking for subject matter to paint really only needs to look at his or her surroundings. Take your backyard for example.” [Read more]
The Courtyard at 610 – new entertainment venue
This week folks at the Sherbino Theatre in Ridgway just announced their newest venue venture: The Courtyard at 610. This new venue fits perfectly into providing new program options in light of health and safety concerns. The space will not only feature live music events, it will also serve as an art gallery and reader’s theatre and show classic and silent films. [Read more]
lf Alleys Could Talk
Beginning in July, we are running a series of stories about the historical structures (barns, carriage houses, and other buildings) found along the alleyways of older rural towns in our region. Many have fascinating tales to tell, which will be told through an art exhibit and anthology. We invite members of creative communities and historical societies throughout Western Colorado to submit in our “Alley Project” by submitting theme-related photographs, artwork, and stories. The exhibit will open in November at the Montrose Center for the Arts. The stories will be part of an anthology to be published in time for the holidays.
Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Every painting tells a story: let yours become a part of our historical legacy. This year’s Paint Paonia competition seeks images that illuminate an aspect of our regional history. Blue Sage offers a new option that gives you the whole summer to create your masterpiece. In addition to the gallery show this October submitted pieces will have an opportunity to be juried for inclusion alongside the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” that will take over the Blue Sage in January 2021. Some entries may even be chosen to go on to the display in Colorado’s capitol!
GMAEC TALENT CONTEST
Recite poems, perform a magic act or stand-up comedy. Juggle, play an instrument, sing, draw, paint. Show us your talent! Submit your video by July 10th for Cash Prizes.
• Group or individual performances for individuals under 18 years of age. If you are older, must perform with someone under 18.
• Three min. maximum per performance, and only one performance per participant.
• Appropriate clothing or costumes.
• Family friendly…no profanity or insensitive material accepted.
• Videos must be horizontal (landscape) and taken with a cell phone and with clear audio.
• Signage with legible names and ages needs to be visible on submitted presentation video.
• Submit video by July 10th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in subject ine: TALENT SHOW.
• Regsiter online at www.grandmesaartcenter.com/student-classes
RESCHEDULED – AUGUST
Call For Entries Deadline, July 15. Show opens Aug. 7 with First Friday Reception 5-7 pm. [Details]
RESCHEDULED – NOVEMBER
June. Montrose Woman’s Club spring Flea Market CANCELLED and now combined with Holiday Craft show in November. Watch here for details and registration forms.
CANCELLED. POSTPONED TILL FALL 2021
The Valley Symphony Association (VSA) is an all-volunteer regional performing arts organization founded in 1970. Today the group’s board announced that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will postpone their 50th season until the fall of 2021. Today the group’s board announced that, because of the COVID-19
pandemic, they will postpone their 50th season until the fall of 2021. [Read More]
Montrose Summer Music Series cancelled. [FOLLOW HERE]
RESCHEDULED – SEPTEMBER
The Sherb is gearing up for Michael McCullought’s 8th annual Amateur Sculpting Contest, Sunday, Sept. 13. Participants will have two hours to sculpt up to 4 pounds of clay (youth under 14 get 2 lbs and have 90 minutes). [Read more]
“Hi everyone, Pam here – I’m really bummed to have to let you know this, but we are going to have to cancel Love Your Valley Fest this year.
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August. Sad news – the annual Artists Alpine Holiday has been cancelled this year. The Wright is closed, but hoping to re-open in June. [Read more]
POSTPONED TO 2021
September. Another Covid Casualty. The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild board has decided on a “Fermata”, or a “Grand Pause”, for the remainder of the 2020 performance season. This includes the week-long San Juan Chamber MusicFest in August.
With heavy hearts, the Mountain Air Music Board of Directors understands that, with regards to the health and safety of our community, we are postponing the June 2020 concert series. [Read more]
Help our non-profit Arts & Entertainment organizations weather the CoVid-19 Storm. Donate, Buy a Membership, Gift Certificates, Advance Tickets. A few dollars today can mean great programming tomorrow.
Arts Coalition of Delta County, Delta CO
Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Paonia CO
Gallery 610, Ridgway CO
GMAEC. Grand Mesa Arts & Entertainment, Cedaredge CO
Magic Circle Players, Montrose CO.
Montrose Center for the Arts, Montrose CAO
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway CO
Valley Symphony Orchestra, Montrose CO
Weehawken Creative Arts, Montrose, Ouray, Ridgway CO
Wright Opera House, Ouray CO
For over 25 years, the Silver Stage has promoted and supported Western Colorado’s creative community. Now, more than ever, we need your help to do that. Due to ongoing Covid Restrictions, a lot of A&E has been postponed or cancelled. But for many events and venues, even if you can’t congregate, you can still participate! Attend online, donate, buy a ticket for a virtual event. Check Silver Stage calendar-updated daily for latest news. And please, continue to support or creative community: donate, volunteer, subscribe, support.
We Care! We Share!
The Colorado Artist Relief Fund is a collaboration between multiple arts organizations and funders working at state, regional, and local levels. The fund will pool private and public funding to be administered through RedLine. Current partners in this developing initiative include Arts & Venues through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, and RedLine.
The fund will continue to provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Colorado who are experiencing immediate unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19, and whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Grants will be made on a rolling basis.
Funding will be made available for artists that have ongoing creative endeavors through multiple disciplines including visual, digital, film, music, performing, teaching, etc. This program will prioritize lower-income artists and artists who have no other source of income.