The Courtyard at 610
By Deb Barr. This new venue fits perfectly into providing new program options in light of health and safety concerns. The space features live music, theater, and literary events. It also serve as an art gallery and reader’s theatre and show classic and silent films. The Courtyard is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., by reservation only, with two seatings available each evening.
Vivian Cheney, Violin
The VSA orchestra longevity award easily goes to violinist Vivian Cheney, 93, of Paonia. She has been playing the violin for 86 years and active with the VSA for 43 years (since 1976). [Story]
Meet VSA Musician
Vic Franks, tenor, Valley Symphony Chorus
Boulder native Vic Franks, started singing in highschool and has been part of large choirs, as well as madrigal and show choirs. [Story]
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]
Artist on a Harley: Virtual Art Lessons
You know, this COVID thing has sure put a cramp in almost every aspect of life as we used to know it. Artists have been affected as well. One form of supplemental income for an artist is teaching.. [Read more]
Magic Circle Players updates
MCP Season re-start. Rehearsals 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.]
Meanwhile, until we can stage Newsies we still have some plans for the res tof the year. Watch the Silver Stage for more details on this and other plays to round out the 2020 season.
Artists – MCA Community Art Show
Artists – Paint Paonia
Blue Sage Center for the Arts. This year’s Paint Paonia competition seeks images that illuminate an aspect of our regional history. 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!
Writers & Artists – The Alley Project
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.
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]
CANCELLED for 2020
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
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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. 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.