Experience the Creative
Heart of the Rockies

June 24 - 26, 2016

Visit the Upper Arkansas River Valley this Summer and immerse yourself in the 24th annual Salida Art Walk, presented by High Country Bank. This historic mountain town is the home of the first certified Creative District in Colorado, and once you visit you'll know why. This town lives and breathes creativity everyday, all year long.

Salida Art Walk features the best local and regional artists exhibiting their dynamic works, musicians both on the streets and at participating venues, the infamous street performers of the Salida Circus and Salida's very own Mud People, Shakespeare in the Park, and our newest event, Art Walk After Dark.

View our Salida's Creatives interviews by clicking here.

 

June 24 - 26, 2016
Friday 12 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening Receptions
Saturday, June 25th
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Galleries, Artists' Studios, Restaurants, Bars, Real Estate Offices, and even Clothing Boutiques host a variety of receptions for their resident artists. Many offer refreshments and local music.

Spend $50 or more on art and receive 1 FREE tickets to Art Walk After Dark!

 

High Country Bank
Art Walk Kick-Off!

Salida Art Walk presented by High Country Bank is pleased to introduce the High Country Bank Salida Art Walk Kick-Off!

Join us as we begin the 24th season of Salida Art Walk with Colorado nature sculptor Stephen LeBlanc and an evening of creative flair as you paint your own wine glasses and enjoy a glass of wine from local vineyard Vino Salida.

These events are free and open to the public. Come on down and kick-off this year's art walk with us!

LeBlanc Opening Reception

Photo Courtesy of Stephen LeBlanc

Photo Courtesy of Stephen LeBlanc

Thursday, June 23rd
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SteamPlant Event Center
Free and Open to the Public

High Country Bank invites you to enjoy the art of Colorado nature sculptor, Stephen LeBlanc. Come meet the artist and view his amazing works of art!

Wine Glass Painting

Image courtesy of High Country Bank

Image courtesy of High Country Bank

Thursday, June 23rd
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SteamPlant Event Center
Free and Open to the Public

High Country Bank invites you to their annual wine glass painting! Enjoy a glass of wine from Vino Salida and create your very own wine glass to commemorate the 24th annual Salida Art Walk.

 

Dining Out with Art Walk

Photo courtesy of Tim Brown Photography

Photo courtesy of Tim Brown Photography

Friday, June 24th
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Participating Venues
Celebrate the culinary arts this year at Dining Out with Art Walk. Participating culinary crafters have created cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts inspired by our own artists and galleries.

Mini-Masterpiece Auction

Photo courtesy of STEAMPLANT EVENT CENTER

Photo courtesy of STEAMPLANT EVENT CENTER

Friday, June 24th
Saturday, June 25th

SteamPlant Event Center
One of the highlights of Art Walk is the Mini-Masterpiece Auction. Both professional and amateur artists from throughout the Heart of Colorado donate their small works in a wide range of media for the benefit of Salida Art Walk.

Pancake Breakfast

Photo courtesy of jack morgan

Photo courtesy of jack morgan

Saturday, June 25th
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Salida Community Center
$7 adults, $5 kids

Come and get it! This isn't your Momma's pancake breakfast. Pancake Palettes has local artists creating and serving a variety of pancakes (yes we have gluten-free).

 

Shakespeare in the Park

photo courtesy of salida creative district

photo courtesy of salida creative district

Saturday, June 25th
6 p.m.
Riverside Park

Free and Open to the Public, all ages welcome. Stage Left Productions presents Shakespeare as he was meant to be seen. This annual production of local high school students draw a huge crowd.

Art Walk After Dark

photo courtesy of steamplant event center

photo courtesy of steamplant event center

Saturday, June 25th
9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.

SteamPlant Event Center
For one night only, live music, live painting and performances, local food and libations. Art Walk After Dark will offer swing to funk, rock to rap; there will be sonic sensations and grooving vibrations all night long.

Community BBQ

photo courtesy of cheryl tischer

photo courtesy of cheryl tischer

Sunday, June 26th
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SteamPlant Event Center

The 2nd annual Closing BBQ of the Salida Art Walk. Hang out with the local creatives as we celebrate the end of another successful Art Walk. Local music, performers, and food!