Arts & Entertainment section briefs
The Summit County Arts Council is hosting the 17th annual Meet the Artist exhibit Saturday and Sunday on the Riverwalk Center lawn and the Blue River Plaza in Breckenridge. Thirty-two artists, all hailing from Colorado, will be displaying and selling their art at this weekend-long event. The exhibit will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. For more information about Meet the Artist, contact Bob Hoppin at email@example.com.
The Denver Art Museum invites the community to participate in a design challenge by creating a solution to a design issue in their neighborhood and bringing it to the museum for display. All submissions must fit into a 2-by-2-by-2-foot space. Submissions will be accepted July 28 at 9 a.m. at the Denver Art Museum. Not all materials will be accepted. For a full list of material restrictions, examples of objects, ideas and to register submissions for the exhibition, visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org/openfordesign.
Patagonia recently launched a new campaign asking customers to register to vote, learn about candidates’ environmental records and vote for the world they want to live in. Partnering with the band Wilco, nonprofit organization HeadCount and the League of Conservation Voters, the Vote the Environment campaign will accompany Wilco on tour this summer with a booth at each US-based show. The campaign also includes a Twitter component around the hashtag “#becauseilove.” The #becauseilove tweets will be displayed in real-time at Wilco shows, in Patagonia stores across the country and online at http://www.patagonia.com. Patagonia’s hope is that customers will spread the “I vote the environment #becauseilove…” on their social networks to get the word out about “voting the environment” in November.
Test your legs and lungs during the inaugural trail run at Arapahoe Basin. The race will start at almost 11,000 feet above sea level and will top off with a mid-mountain barbecue and live music. It takes place Sunday, July 1. Times are as follows: Summit Division- 10:30am; Mid-way Division- 10:45a.m. The Race costs $15; race and lunch is $25; lift/lunch is $20. Visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com/summer to register.
Josh Galvin, who recently made a live appearance on Radio Free Minturn, will be performing as the Artist du Jour at the Dillon Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. today.
The town of Frisco is sending out a request for businesses, locals and visitors to submit floats for the Fabulous Fourth of July Parade. It is free to enter the parade, which can be done online at http://www.frisco4th.com. There are four categories; winners can receive prize money and trophies in all four. The Frisco parade starts at 12:30 p.m. July 4 at Creekside Drive in Frisco.
Fairplay’s neighboring town, South Park, has announced dates, details and ticket information for Summerfest 2012. On August 17-19 at the American Safari Ranch in Fairplay, South Park will host a weekend of music, adventure and creativity. The main music stages will feature Lez Zeppelin and the Motet, as well as ATV and horseback riding, camping, fishing, and an emerging artist workshop with Barry Fey of Feyline Productions. Early bird ticket specials are available; $20 for a day pass or $100 for a weekend pass. There are also discounted tickets for children. For more information visit http://www.southparksummerfest.com.
Health enthusiasts can hike with a Mount Everest climber, mountain bike with an Xterra champion, learn how to extend their life span with the nation’s leading doctors and researchers and participate in a variety of interactive events at Living at Your Peak, the Rocky Mountain region’s premier wellness experience. The inaugural summit, held September 13-15, in Vail, is the nation’s only gathering designed to help health-conscious individuals and influencers discover how to live longer, better and impact the wellbeing of their world. The event will feature leading fitness and health experts from across the country, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova as the keynote speaker. For more information or to register, visit http://www.livingatyourpeak.org.
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