Late-summer and fall music, arts and cultural fun in Colorado
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Music Festivals and Events
Unique Performance Venues
Art Exhibitions and Creative District Happenings
Just this year, the Colorado Tourism Office teamed up with five state-certified creative districts to launch the Colorado Creative Corridor. The Colorado Creative Corridor is a 331-mile trail linking the mountain towns of Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte, Ridgway, and Salida. These five communities combine to offer a collective experience of unique event programming and activities alongside authentic Colorado mountain culture.
The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition hosts an art walk on the last Friday of the month from May to October. Join local businesses and artists and sample local food and wine while taking in the creative art that this agricultural region has to offer. Stop by Paonia’s Pickin’ in the Park every Thursday, featuring national and local music acts.
Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks and surprise collaborations, with an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment.
Weehawken Creative Arts presents the 34th Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Art and Crafts Festival. This juried arts festival gets better every year with more than 140 artisans and craftsman, live music, and theatre shows. Kids can enjoy a magic show, free activities, mini-train rides and face painting while adults can swing by the libations tent just steps away from the entertainment stage.
This year’s 20th anniversary of the Art on the Streets program in downtown Colorado Springs features 18 unique pieces including 12 from Colorado artists. One-hour guided walking tours provide insight into this year’s exhibit.
This urban art festival in Denver’s hip RiNo Arts District features 77 art happenings in seven days across the district. This celebration of graffiti and street art takes over the neighborhood with artists hailing from all corners of the globe. The unique festival empowers artists to bring art out of the galleries and into the streets.
Durango hosts the 24th Annual Autumn Arts Festival in its beautiful and historic downtown district. This family-friendly festival hosts nearly 100 booths with woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, glass and more. Kids can stop by the Creation Station for enjoyable activities suited for youngsters, and the main stage hosts live entertainment.
The one-of-a-kind Iron Pour in Crested Butte is truly part art and part performance. Glowing, molten iron is poured into premade sand blocks and hardened to create one-of-a-kind sculptures. The Center for the Arts in Crested Butte offers carving events where artists and guests alike can design a sand block to be filled with molten iron on Pour Day.
Dior: From Paris to the World surveys 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and global influence. A selection of 150 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.
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