Demos, Art Happenings,
& Plenty of Live Music

Each year during Art Walk, artists bring a bit of their studios into the streets... or sidewalks. Many locations throughout the event offer a range of artist demonstrations as well as DIY hands-on projects and classes.

From pyrography to painting there are a variety of events throughout Salida that are sure to give you a glimpse into the skill and passion of the Upper Arkansas River Valley's creatives.

Thursday, June 22

Art on the Rocks
sponsored by High Country Bank & Vino Salida

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom
Join High Country Bank & Vino Salida for the Kickoff Celebration of Salida Art Walk 2017! Paint your own wine glass, sip, and socialize! Complimentary appetizers, and wine from Vino Salida will be served. Please make reservations with LeaAnn at High Country Bank by calling (719) 539-2516

Friday, June 23

Featured Events

Mini-Masterpiece Auction Preview
Sponsored by The Book Haven & The Conundrum Group
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
SteamPlant Event Center

One of the highlights of the annual Salida Art Walk, the Mini-Masterpiece Auction offers something for everyone.  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.

Dining Out with Art Walk
5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Salida Creative District & HWY 50

Join us in celebrating the culinary creativity of Salida. Salida Art Walk is celebrating our restaurants, microbreweries, distilleries, and bars through the first of our annual art walk events, Dining Out with Art Walk.

Each location has created cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees, and/or desserts that have been either named for or influenced by a local artist..

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3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. #29 Music by River’s Edge Art Benefit for The Central Colorado Conservancy 243 F St Discuss the works with several local artists. Purchases benefit The Central Colorado Conservancy.

3:14 pi – 6:00 p.m. #33 Puzzles and Pie! The Maverick Potter 119 F St Opening Reception for the interactive community art project “Puzzling Evidence; New Connections.” Inspired by the phrase, “We each hold within us a piece of someone else’s puzzle”, shop owner Suzanne Rittmann designed her puzzle and has distributed pieces throughout the Upper Arkansas Valley community. Each piece is a unique work of art, as are we all. She hopes new connections will be made as people arrange and rearrange the individual pieces in countless combinations. Celebrate the completion of this project with pies of many types and sizes, because pie brings people together like nothing else! Pizza, savory and sweet pies all represented!

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. #49 Open House/Artist Reception Serving Slabs 9996 W Hwy 50 (1/2 mile E of light) - Poncha Springs Derrick Neikam – creates functional and visual art from remnant granite. Local Children of Salida (ReCreate contestants). ReCreate Kids Showcase highlights the talents of local children encouraged to create artwork from reclaimed granite countertop (all donated to them). All proceeds from this Showcase will be donated to Salida Circus.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. #18 Artist Reception Four Winds Gallery 118 F St Reception with special treats.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m #26 Spontaneous Color Art Reception PJ Bergin and Fay Golson Pinon Real Estate Group 201 F St. Pinon Real Estate Group continues their tradition of showcasing original fine art with an exhibition entitled “Spontaneous Color” by artists PJ Bergin and Fay Golson. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Articipate.

5:30 p.m until you’re done #28 “SA-FA- Doo!” Instructed Event aka “Sue Ann’s Fine Art Doodling” Box of Bubbles 206 E St (2nd & E St) Yes, you CAN be an artist! In this Zentangle-inspired session you will create your own black and white, finished art piece; coached by local artist Sue Ann Hum. $25 includes instruction, all supplies and use of countless doodle patterns for reference. Age 18 and up. Preregister by emailing SueAnnHumArts@gmail.com.

Throughout evening #15 Artists Reception and Carl Bork Demonstration The Bork and Watkins Gallery 149 W 1st St

6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m #12 Live Music Gallery 150 150 W 1st St
Red Tischer provides music.

6:00 p.m #13 Live Music Cafe Dawn 203 W 1st St Singer-songwriter Rupert Wates is a part-time Salida resident who has released seven solo CDs and won many songwriting awards. His music is a mix of acoustic and melodic art/folk. RupertWatesMusic.com

6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m #5 Live Music Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden 128 N F St Music from locals Pint and a Half.


EVENING – Expect unpredictable visits with Salida’s famous Mud People!

Saturday, June 24

Featured Events

Streetosphere
All Day
Downtown Creative District

Famous artists interact on the streets throughout the day. Who will you find? Van Gogh? Frida Kahlo? Maybe even Andy Warhol! Look around the Downtown Creative District for a variety of fun activities for you take pictures and participate. Tag us and post to social media! #salidaartwalk

Mini-Masterpiece Auction
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
SteamPlant Event Center

One of the highlights of the annual Salida Art Walk, the Mini-Masterpiece Auction offers something for everyone.  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.

Artist Receptions
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Salida

The time has arrived! All of the paintings and photographs have been hung, sculptures placed on pedestals, and everything lit for viewing. Enjoy one of Colorado's most picturesque historic towns, while viewing the incredible art work created by many of Colorado's most talented artists.

Art Walk After Dark
9 p.m. - 12 p.m
Soulcraft Brewing

Local brewer, Soulcraft Brewing, hosts this year's Art Walk After Dark and presents Eugene-based Sol Seed. Sol Seed makes the most of the Jamaican tradition, using reggae as its backbone. It's a Northwest style that's drawing plenty of recognition. Get 2 for 1 coupons around town if you buy a piece of art!

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10:00 AM – 1:00 PM #25
Artists Reception
Valley to Valley Senior Care Center
348 G Street  
Reception featuring quilts, paintings, jewelry, home-baked goods and more, all works of Senior clients.

10:00 am-4:00 pm #53
Stop by Salida Creativity Lab’s Children’s Pop-up Museum Saturday! View digital images of classic and modern pieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musee d Orsay, National Gallery of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria and Albert Museum and more. Fine art images, mini galleries, hands on activities, multicultural books, and more to explore!  Pop-in and get inspired! Best experienced with an adult. Come and go! Nursing mother’s room available.

10:30 AM – 2:00 PM #38
Woodturning Demonstration
Spirit Mountain, Antler and Log Design
223 E 1st St
Dan Allnutt Demonstration on woodturning of beetle killed pine using the Western theme. 

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM #35
Pastel Demonstrations with Colorado Artists
Creative Framing and Blue Water Gallery
131 E 1st Street
Featured artist: Martin Bettin is a nationally award winning Pastelist, best known for his Western, Wildlife and Equine art and reproductions after the “old masters”.  Guest artist: Marjie Eakin-Petty, a nationally awarded Colorado artist, is best known for her colorful landscape paintings often including elements of water and reflections.  Workshops are available. bluewatergalleryandframes.com

12 PM - 1 PM #16
Music in the Courtyard
at The Sherman Market
151 W 1st St
Mohan Ramprasad will be playing

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM #33
Copper Weaving Demonstration
The Maverick Potter
119 F St
Lynn Vogel of Montrose, CO will demonstrate her unique and artistic copper weaving technique throughout the day.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM #36
Acoustic Guitar Top Voicing Demonstration
Rocky Mountain Guitar Co
133 E 1st St.
Join Jeff Bamburg for a luthier demonstration of acoustic guitar top bracing, carving and voicing for optimum tone.  

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM #9
Spinning Demonstration
Interior Living Designs
138 W 1st St
Getting from the sheep to the beanie. Watch fiber artist Linda Heltzel spin fleece into yarn.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM #24
Dog Life Drawings Demonstration
Su Casa! Furniture and Sleep Shop
300 F St
Patti Vincent’s Dog life drawings.  Sign up at Su Casa! or on artist website, pattivincent.com.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM #44
Artists Reception
Flameworking Bead Demonstration
Curioddity
109 F Street  
Local glass artist Jennifer Naylor will be giving flameworking demonstrations on beadmaking.  The Odditorium of Curated Curiosities Presents “Queendom of the Quixotic”, a collection of mystically inspired illustrations and paintings that bring to life women and holy female figures throughout history!

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM #38
Woodturning Demonstration
Spirit Mountain, Antler and Log Design
223 E 1st St
Dan Allnutt Demonstration on woodturning of beetle killed pine using the Western theme.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM #33
Pottery Demonstration
The Maverick Pottery
119 F St
Shop owner, Mark Rittmann will demonstrate methods for throwing pottery larger than 25 lbs.

Throughout the afternoon #15
Carl Bork Demonstration
The Bork and Watkins Gallery
149 W 1st Street

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Open House/Artist Reception
Serving Slabs
9996 W Hwy 50 (1/2 mile east of the light)
Poncha Springs
Derrick Neikam – creates functional and visual art from remnant granite. 
Local Children of Salida (ReCreate contestants).
ReCreate Kids Showcase highlights the talents of local children.  Encouraged to create artwork from reclaimed granite countertop (all donated to them).  All proceeds from this Showcase will be donated to Salida Circus.

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM #18
Artist Reception
Four Winds Gallery
118 F St
Reception with special treats.

3:00 PM – 9:00 PM #29
Music by River’s Edge
Art Benefit for The Central Colorado Conservancy
at former Junque Drawer location
243 F St
Discuss the works with several local artists. Purchases benefit The Central Colorado Conservancy.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM #33
Fusing Glass Demonstration
The Maverick Potter
119 F St
Evelyn Baker will demonstrate artistic techniques in fusing glass to create landscapes and her Colorado Trail Series.

5 PM - 6 PM #16
Music in the Courtyard
at The Sherman Market
151 W 1st St
James Brett Jarnagin will be playing

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM #26
Spontaneous Color Art Reception
Pinon Real Estate Group
201 F St
Pinon Real Estate Group continues their tradition of showcasing original fine art with an exhibition entitled “Spontaneous Color” by artists PJ Bergin and Fay Golson. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Articipate. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM #31
Artists Reception
The Book Haven
135 F St
Meet local artists and see their works. Featuring Cary Carlson, David LaVercombe, Nick Avignon, Sibyl Teague & Louise Medved

Live Music #51
Vino Salida
Music by Mountain Mantra
10495 County Road 120

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM #30
Artists Reception
Tim Brown Photography/Salida Tintype Studio
225 F St
Tim Brown Photography/Salida Tintype Studio offers tintype portraits created using the cameras and techniques from the 1860's. Each one-of-a-kind tintype portrait is handcrafted in Tim's studio & darkroom. A tintype portrait can be created in less than 15 minutes! We also offer vintage photographs from Salida, local greeting cards, postcards, and gifts.

6:00 PM – PM 8:00 #28
SCFTA Artists Reception
Box of Bubbles
206 E St (corner of E & 2nd)
Come and see the artwork of Board of Directors of the Salida Council for the Arts!  

6:00 PM – PM 8:00 #41
Space Cadets & Earth Tribe Celebration!
Sutty's Alley - Sutty's Downtown Records & Arts
110 E 1st St
The illuminated beings from beyond the stars, the Space Cadets, are blessing our planet with the mutual message of interconnected peace with Salida's very own Earth Tribe. The Cadets  & the Tribe will connect in a spacey/earthly expression of dance and peace. 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM #33
Live Music
A Walk Through the Trees Large and Small
The Maverick Potter
119 F St
Mark Rittmann and Bailey Brossart team up to create this multimedia work of Raku aspen trees and creatures that lie within. Also, Evelyn Baker from Buena Vista will showcase her Colorado Trail Series and Tammie Lane from Aspen is featured for her landscape paintings.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM #46
Artist Reception
Art and Salvage
121 N F St.
Artist Jessica Vogel will offer a new series of original paintings on salvaged antique and vintage auto hoods, windshields and rims. An inventive and fun show to visit.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM #10
Your Inner Child wants a Playmate
Bungled Jungle
132 W 1st St.
Illogical, silly and will make you smile and wonder.

6:00 PM to when it ends #13
The Eclectic Brodeur
Live Music
Cafe Dawn
203 W 1st St
Meet Paulette Brodeur, one of the original Salida artists, while listening to original music by WanderLust Road. Brodeur’s work displayed at the cafe is a collection of abstract and expressionistic paintings and prints that you can’t live without.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM #9
Artist Reception
Linda Heltzel
Interior Living Designs
138 West 1st St.
Stop in to see the latest colorful quilt and fiber creations by Linda Heltzel. Sway to the rhythmic beat of the Hammered Dulcimer & Djembe Drum combo of Bruce Warren and Eric Heltzel - a unique musical experience not to be missed! Yummy homemade treats will be available as well.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM #12
Artist Reception
Live Music
Gallery 150
150 W 1st St
Reception for over 80 showing artists, featuring:  Charles Frizzell, Toni Tischer, Jerry Scavezze and Bailey Escapule. Music by Red Tischer.

6:00 PM- 9:00 PM #43
Artist Reception
cultureclash
101 F St   
All Artist reception with light refreshments.

7:00 PM – 10 PM #5
Live Music
Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden
128 F St
Music from Old Mose

Sunday, June 25

Featured Event

Closing BBQ
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SteamPlant Event Center
$12 per person/$8 10 years old and under

The annual Closing BBQ is our final event of the Art Walk season. Hang out with the local creatives as we celebrate the end of another successful Art Walk. Local music, performers, and food.

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Brunch 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM #1
Art, Brunch and Bars
Artists Reception and Live Music
Seasons Cafe
300 W Sackett Ave
Mimosa and Bloody Mary bars welcome you to Brunch at Seasons Cafe as they show the “wet paint” works created during Art Walk by the Salida Plein Air Artists. Live music by a Kansas City favorite, “Hazy Fate”.

12 PM - 1 PM #16
Music in the Courtyard
at The Sherman Market
151 W 1st St
Mohan Ramprasad will be playing

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM #33
Glass Blowing Demonstration
The Maverick Potter
119 F St
Live Glass Blowing with Brice Turnbull. Brice will set up behind the Maverick Potter to demonstrate his technique.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM #24
Dog Life Drawings Demonstration
Su Casa! Furniture and Sleep Shop
300 F StPatti Vincent’s Dog life drawings.  Sign up at Su Casa! or go to her website, pattivincent.com.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM #5
Live Music
Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden
128 F St
Music from Blue Recluse

5 PM - 6 PM #16
Music in the Courtyard
at The Sherman Market
151 W 1st St
James Brett Jarnagin will be playingMusic in the Courtyard
at The Sherman Market.