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August 8, 2013
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Main Street to the Rockies brings artists to Frisco

Howard Alan Events returns to Summit County this weekend for its final summer festival in Colorado, the seventh annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival, hosted by the town of Frisco.

An eclectic mix of unique, handcrafted, original artwork, appealing to a variety of tastes and budgets, will be on display and for sale at the festival. The artistic media include paintings, life-size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics, with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $50,000 metal sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public.

This series of festivals, which also includes the Downtown Aspen Art Festival and the Beaver Creek Art Festival, showcases the work of the finest artists in the country, as well as featuring top artists from throughout Colorado. The artists and crafters are juried by independent panels of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

“Our jury process is very selective,” said Howard Alan, festival promoter. “Our objective is to provide a mix of unique styles and media with wide appeal. We make sure that there is something for everyone.”

A giveaway will allow festival patrons an opportunity to win original artwork by participating artist Debbie Flowers. The metal sculpture will be on display at her booth throughout the weekend, where registration will also take place until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway.

The Frisco venue will be transformed into a first-class outdoor art gallery, making the arts more accessible in a casual, fun and family friendly setting. Portions of Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow the public to stroll among the exhibits and meet the artists, who will be on site for the duration of the festival.

“This event showcases the work of established artists, as well as that of new and emerging talent,” Alan said. “The art truly appeals to a wide variety of tastes and budgets; those attending the show will find original works of art worthy of a collection, as well as unique gift items for the casual shopper.”

“This event showcases the work of established artists, as well as that of new and emerging talent,” Alan said. “The art truly appeals to a wide variety of tastes and budgets; those attending the show will find original works of art worthy of a collection, as well as unique gift items for the casual shopper.”


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