Breckenridge and Summit County arts & entertainment events
Red Cliff Studio Tour is this weekend
Today and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the tiny Eagle County mountain town of Red Cliff will host a studio tour showcasing 12 local artists. This is the 16th year of the show, which draws visitors from all over the state to visit studios and talk with working artists.
The core members of the group who started the show 16 years ago will display their oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures, pottery and photography. Newer additions to the event are showing custom wood furniture, handmade skis and snowboards, fabric collage and paintings and handmade paper creations.
The public is invited to visit the artist’s homes and the old schoolhouse where artists display their work and have their studios and lunch at Mango’s Mountain Grill on the top deck overlooking this historic mining town. The town is small, and most locations can be reached by walking.
Cycling art exhibit at DIA
Denver International Airport is hosting a temporary art exhibition throughout August to celebrate the third USA Pro Challenge race in Colorado, which will take place Monday through Aug. 25. DIA, Visit Denver and race organizers have joined together once again to bring airport visitors a bicycle-themed art exhibition. A group of up-and-coming local artists, enlisted by Ivar Zeile of the Plus Gallery, created works of art using bicycles as their canvasses. The art exhibit will be displayed on top of baggage carousels, located on the east and west sides of the Jeppesen Terminal (Level 5).
Each bicycle represents one of the cities the USA Pro Challenge will visit during the seven-day tour: Aspen/Snowmass, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Fort Collins and Denver. At the end of the exhibit, the bicycles will be auctioned to benefit local charities.
“Denver International Airport is proud to support Colorado artists and the USA Pro Challenge,” said Kim Day, manager of aviation. “The airport is a gateway for more than 53 million passengers each year and is home to one of the most robust art programs of any airport in the country, so collaborating with the local art community and race organizers is a journey we are exhilarated to participate in again.”
Free Family Fun Fair in Frisco today
The Free Family Fun Fair in Frisco offers free fun for families in Summit County today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frisco Peninsula Adventure Park Area, just behind the Day Lodge. Families will enjoy free activities such as the Taco Bell giant climbing wall, the High Country Health Care quad bungee jumper, the Creative Cabinetry toddler zone and obstacle course, the Peak-A-Boo Toys inflatable slide, the Around the World Toys train, Xfinity rolling zorb balls, Ebert Children’s Clinic balloon animals, Animal Lovers Pet Supply face painting and demonstrations on the Summit Ford Stage, and local businesses and organizations will have information on children’s programs and activities throughout the county. Bring money for food, beverages and goods from the vendors.
The Free Family Fun Fair in Frisco offers kids and families a day filled with free fun activities before school starts. Children have the opportunity to take part in all the fun free activities, and parents can sign up their children for after school activities such as dance, karate, sports and more.
For more information, call (970) 485-1811 or visit http://www.alwaysmountaintime.com/kift.
hosts meet and greet
Mountain Mentors will host a meet and greet event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the patio of The Warming Hut, 207 N. Main St. in Breckenridge. Come and meet some of the most important members of our community — the mentors and mentees of the Mountain Mentors program — and make a big difference in the life of a Summit County youth by volunteering to become a Mountain Mentor.
The program is currently looking for matches for its Summit County youth. Come by the hut and mix and mingle with current mentors and mentees and find out why this is such a special program. When you sign up for more information about the program, you will receive a coupon for a beer and appetizer at The Warming Hut.
For more information, call (970) 668-9184.
Practice Yoga on the Lawn in Breck
Come to Yoga on the Lawn with Mega Yoga at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Sunday at 2 p.m., part of Breck Bike Week. Bring your mat, sunscreen and positive state of mind. DJ DC will be spinning the tunes, and your instructor will lead you through a series of yoga poses especially suited for cyclists.
For more information, call (970) 547-9642 or visit http://www.metayogastudios.com.
Free Latin percussion session for kids in Vail
Whether it’s shaking maracas or thumping on bongos or congas, Latin percussion instruments easily lend themselves to young hands and undiscovered talent.
All 6- to 12-year-olds are welcome to partake in the final Jammin’ Jazz Kids event of the season — a free Latin percussion workshop with local drumming phenom Joey Gulizia and his brother, famed local pianist Tony Gulizia.
The session takes place Sunday at the Jazz Tent at Solaris during the Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show. Children can register at 10:45 a.m., and the 45-minute lesson will begin at 11 a.m.
The open structure of Jammin’ Jazz Kids allows children to practice hands-on percussion techniques, providing them with a wide range of drums and percussion instruments.
For information, visit http://www.vailjazz.org.
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