OURAY This week
at the Wright
July 30 & Aug 1
7 pm. Old Firehouse Back Alley Venue.
Bring your own chair. Cash Bar available.
610 Courtyard Wine Wednesdays
Wine Wednesday Social and Jazz with Yaz. Click on image to reserve.
GMAEC – Friday Night Happy Hour 3-6 pm
Tables outside on the east side where it is shaded and seating in the gallery. We will be serving a variety of libations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. 6ft social distancing and masks when not drinking.
Thru Oct. 9 am-noon.
Ridgway Railroad Museum
FREE rides on RGS Motor 1 (Galloping Goose prototype) N. Railroad Street, Ridgway.
Local Handcrafted Wares
9-1 pm, Back lot behind Wright
Artist on a Harley: My Home on Wheels
By Mike Simpson. RVing is HUGELY popular right now, maybe more so than ever, with everything from weekend getaways to full-time living. Travel for an artist is nothing new. We’ve been doing it since…well, since there have been artists and places to go see and paint. [Read more]
The Courtyard at 610 – live entertainment venue
By Deb Barr. This new venue fits perfectly into providing new program options in light of health and safety concerns. The space feature live music, theater, and loterary events. It also serve as an art gallery and reader’s theatre and show classic and silent films. [Read more]
The New Normal: Art & Entertainment
Our “virtual” world comes with a new vocabulary
By Kathryn R. Burke. The Art and Entertainment industry has undergone an enormous change in how it presents art, music, and live performances. This new artistic normal also comes with a new vocabulary—words like “virtual, Zoom, live-streamed, online.”. [Read more]
Magic Circle Players ready to welcome Newsies
MCP Season re-start. Rehersals have been conducted following the ‘new normal’ guidelines, complete with masks and social distancing. MCP is determined to move from “dark” to “light” and bring back the joy of live theater. [Read story.]
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 – 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]
CANCELLED. Montrose Pavlion
Weehawken Dance Presents “The Wizard of Oz”
Cancelled due to Covid. [Read more]
CANCELLED for 2020
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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]
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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.