Megan Mulqueen of Frisco is a 2013 winner of the American Paint Horse Association's calendar photo contest, selected from a field of 600 applicants. The APHA is the international breed registry for the American Paint Horse. The organization preserves pedigrees of the breed and produces championship shows among other activities.
The Lake Dillon Arts Festival takes place in downtown Dillon (Lake Dillon Drive and Teller) on July 20 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 21 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and 22 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A $1,000 art festival shopping spree will be given away at 1 p.m. on Sunday by event promoter Darren Skanson of CCM Events. Free tickets for the drawing can obtained by asking any of the 60 artists for a ticket Friday or Saturday; you must be present on Sunday to win. Admission to the three-day festival, which showcases 55 artists from Colorado and around the country, is free. The juried art show features hand-selected artists presenting contemporary, traditional, southwest and abstract artwork. Artists will be on hand during the festival.
Trish Barnette will host a fundraiser benefitting victims and firefighters of the Waldo Canyon fire on Monday at Upstairs at Jonny G's, located at 409 Main St. in Frisco. The event features live music by John Truscelli from 5-9 p.m., a raffle from 9-10 p.m. and DJ Landry from 10 p.m. close. Prizes include a $140 gift certificate for acupuncture, a men's Burton Custom 156" snowboard, a trip to Aspen Canyon Ranch and more. Proceeds will be donated to Pike's Peak Community Foundation, and a percentage will go to the Waldo Canyon Fire Business Relief Fund.
On Saturday, AXS TV will air its 10th annual Global Dance Festival, taking place at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, live at 10:30 p.m. Colorado's largest dance music festival will feature acts including Nadia Ali, Manufactured Superstars and Morgan Page.
PBS chef and host Christy Rost is a presenter at this year's Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival in the Rocky Mountains, which began Thursday and runs through July 21 in Snowmass Village. Food, wine and art enthusiasts gather for the celebration. Rost hosts the nationally broadcast PBS holiday television special, "A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving," each year from her historic 1898 mountain home in Breckenridge.
New York-based writer Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer will give a six-hour seminar on article writing at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon on Saturday. A 30-year veteran of the field, Hornik-Beer has written for magazines including "Elle" and the Sunday "New York Times." The workshop teaches how to write an article that will "grab the reader in the first paragraph and hold the person's interest to the end." The class will also discuss marketing strategies including picking the right print journal and online markets, how to talk to editors and how to write successful query letters.
The Arts Alive Gallery is putting out a call to all artists. The gallery is having a show highlighting original works done at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens, which are located at 150 W. Adams St. All mediums are encouraged. Work should be dropped off at the gallery at 500 S. Main St. between July 26-30. The show will be hung July 31 with an opening reception at the gallery on Aug. 11 between 4-8 p.m. as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk. For more information, contact the gallery at (970) 453-0450.