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Colorado artwork by Erica Nicole

Summit Locals Art Market Showcases Work from Area Artists

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. For years, Summit County artists have found inspiration in the area’s surrounding natural beauty, the visitors from around the world, and the close-knit community of locals. Now, those who want to support Summit County artists can find a bevy of them in one place: Summit Locals Art Market, located inside The Outlets at Silverthorne. The Summit Locals Art Market grew out of a chance meeting between artists Erica Nicol, Mary Anderson and Shannon Jakoby.  The three met at Dillon’s weekly farmer’s market this past summer and …

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Keats Scott Mural

Winter whimsy now on display

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The quilts at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center want you to take a closer look. That’s right. Beyond the winter scenes lies something more. Summit County artist and quilter Keats Scott invites you to look closely for little surprises that show her sense of humor. Enchanting viewers with her renditions of winter has long been an objective of Scott. Working with fabric and making utilitarian quilts adds to her vision, which has been honed over decades of living and working in Heeney on the Green Mountain …

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Traci Z Dog Artwork

Winter’s Brilliance Comes Alive at Silverthorne’s Performing Arts Center

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The newest public art on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center pays homage to a side of winter that is often less celebrated: the season’s vibrancy.  Colorado artist Traci Zajaczkowski’s vivid animal portraits showcase joy and surprise. There’s a golden retriever playing in the snow, a bear that is NOT hibernating,  a mountain goat, a fox, and more.  Presented on a  metal “canvas,” Zajaczkowski’s large format pieces assume lifelike stature, putting their subjects on equal footing with the humans observing them. The result is an …

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High Country Artisans

Shop Silverthorne For Holiday Cheer

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne’s plethora of shops means that there’s something for everyone here. From local artisans and craftsmen to gourmets to recreational experts, Silverthorne’s shop owners are here to help you find the perfect gift. Stop by, shop local, and support the wonderful people who make this community thrive.   For the Art Admirer While shopping at the Outlets at Silverthorne be sure to stop by High Country ARTisans, a co-op that features more than 20 artists local to Summit County. With photography, fiber art, mosaics, metal, pottery, jewelry, scroll …

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Things to Do in Silverthorne this Winter

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Let Silverthorne serve as your basecamp for events and adventure this winter season. Immerse yourself in local art and then head outdoors to enjoy the sun and snow. Many of Silverthorne’s top activities are free and easily accessible so you can make the most out of a weekend with friends and family.  Winter Events December 3: Lighting of Silverthorne & Holiday Market 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Silverthorne Pavilion December’s First Friday will feature Silverthorne’s annual lighting celebration, holiday carolers from the Summit Choral Society, photos with …

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Charlotte Zink watershed sculpture

Beauty in Abundance

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Updated Nov. 9, 2021 “Essential droplets of life moving downstream.” This is how artist Charlotte Zink describes her work, ‘Watershed,’ now on display outside of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. The work is an exploration of line and form, color and contrasts. It is set in steel and represents the second in a series of new pieces Charlotte created together with her husband Ben.  “Creating this piece was a reflection on water, its beauty, its continuous movements and the incredible marks it carves into our geography,” said …

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Full Size Catrina

Day of the Dead Community Events in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. During Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, the spirits of those who have passed return home to the living world to visit their loved ones. This 3,000-year-old celebration takes place on November 1 and 2 throughout Mexico, much of Latin America and communities with Latinx populations. The holiday celebrates the cycle of life, with death being very much a part of it. Day of the Dead traditions help keep loved ones alive in our memories, while we pay homage and honor their …

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Fall in Silverthorne

Fall Art + Adventure in Silverthorne

There’s nothing like taking in a breath of crisp fall mountain air in Silverthorne, where art meets adventure. With exciting outdoor art events, live music and festivals happening around Town, trails enveloped in changing colors and many means by which to explore the autumn-hued landscapes,  fall is the perfect time to visit our town. Get inspired with the ideas below and be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Peeping Map for more information on the best places for leaf peeping this fall.  Check out these autumn events First Friday …

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storm drain art

Turning water education into an art form

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. If you’ve taken a walk through town lately, you may notice that Silverthorne’s storm drains received a facelift. While all public art in Silverthorne plays a role in beautifying the town and making it a more inspiring place, this project was created with an important mission in mind: preserving and protecting the health of our water.  Silverthorne’s Art Board and Art Selection Committee put out a call for local artists this summer, asking them to submit plans to paint Silverthorne’s storm drains in a way that helps educate …

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Water and earth, personified through art

When Danielle SeeWalker looks at mountains, she sees faces. Specifically, she sees the grandmothers and grandfathers who have safeguarded the land in and around what we know as Silverthorne today, for generations.  Danielle, who recently created the mural on display at Rainbow Park,  is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota. She uses the faces she sees as her inspiration, depicting them as the original overseers, forever ingrained within the mountains and water surrounding us. “When I was approached to do this mural, the concept was …

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