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A musician plays the cello at a Silverthorne First Friday

Making Silverthorne an Artful Place

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. After starting 2020 with a bang and bringing national attention to the community by way of snow artist Simon Beck, the Town of Silverthorne and its Art Board have worked creatively to keep public art going in a pandemic. From messages of hope and a love letter to high school seniors via Colorado artists Koko Baker and Shannon Galpin to an ode to the rainbow trout from artist BA Dallas to the Town’s flagship First Friday events, Silverthorne has rallied to nourish our collective creative spirit through …

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Summit Musician's Relief Fund

Summit Musicians Relief Fund Brings Weekly Concert Series Straight to You

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne has always embraced its artistic community. Although the pandemic has postponed the vibrant atmosphere of live music, the Summit Musicians Relief Fund (SMRF), a local nonprofit dedicated to providing relief to local musicians experiencing financial hardship, has launched a creative way to deliver live music to anyone who’s been craving concerts – the SMRF Cares Concert Series 2021. Specifically, the SMRF Cares Concert Series 2021 pays musicians to perform live, one-hour concerts at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in front of a small audience. Each concert …

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High Country ARTisans sign

Inspired by Nature: High Country ARTisans Brings the Beauty of Colorado Inside

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The natural beauty surrounding Silverthorne provides inspiration to many. From high mountain peaks to tranquil rivers, all who visit Colorado’s high country remember its beauty. Seeking to make those memories more permanent are the artists that call Summit County home. Variety of Art At High Country ARTisans in Silverthorne, 22 artists and two high school students display their unique works of art, inspired by Summit County and the Colorado mountains. Each artist has a connection to Summit County, showcasing their depiction of nature and other inspiring genres …

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Abundance Sculpture by Charlotte Zinke

Beauty in Abundance

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Charlotte Zink and her husband Ben have been collaborating and creating sculptures together for twenty-one years. The pair, whose metal art sculpture “Abundance” is currently on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, say their pieces come together in many ways. Sometimes, the concept is formed then executed; other times, the materials spark inspiration, and Charlotte develops the design from there.  To create “Abundance,” the Zinks applied a fluid and whimsical design to Coreten steel and colorful enameled orbs, creating the effect of a tree or ocean …

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BA Dallas Rainbow Trout banner

The lure of the rainbow trout

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. On October 5, 2020, it was reported that the portable trout banners installed on the construction fencing at the Residences on the Blue property as a way to beautify the space during construction and move around town as development continued, were missing. The colorful banners depicting rainbow trout were created by Leadville-artist BA Dallas as part of the Town of Silverthorne’s latest public art project and were hung on September 1, 2020. The Town of Silverthorne regrets that the banners have been removed and can no longer be enjoyed by the community; however, prints by BA Dallas …

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Silverthorne family enjoys First Friday in August

Take a walk on the wild side

Have you heard? First Fridays are now a walking affair. In August, Silverthorne turned to a new “canvas” to showcase local art and artisans: The Blue River Trail. With art stations and live musicians positioned at various locations along the scenic path, August’s First Friday proved so popular the Town will host First Friday as an “event on the go” once again in September. “This is a unique way to give everyone access to public art during a strange time,” explains Sydney Schwab, Arts and Culture Manager for the Town …

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Pinwheel heart

Where art meets community

Para español, haga clic aquí. As construction on Silverthorne’s 4th Street Crossing continues, so does Silverthorne’s spirit of community, this time in the form of pinwheels. Starting today, take a drive down Highway 9 and you’ll be met by a wall of spinning pinwheels, displayed along the construction fencing at 4th Street Crossing.  Nearly 300 locals received materials for assembling the vibrant pinwheels, which were included in Silverthorne community “safe summer kits.” Distributed by the Town during its June First Friday, the kits included hand sanitizer, masks, sunscreen and water …

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Hope Heart on Silverthorne Performing Arts Center building

Silverthorne’s Got Hope

Shannon Galpin has a lot to say to her beloved Summit County residents, and a pandemic won’t stop her. Galpin, global activist and internationally acclaimed street artist, has partnered with Building Hope Summit County and fellow artist Koko Baker to create and install a range of public art with messages of hope and love. It all started several months ago, when Shannon was asked to give the commencement address to the Summit High School Class of 2020. Armed with her inspiring stories of social injustice and activism from a decade …

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View of Buffalo Mountain

Bring Silverthorne Home

We miss you! While Silverthorne is currently closed to visitors, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy our fresh mountain air and Silverthorne state-of-mind from home. Until we welcome you back, you can experience Silverthorne from afar in the following ways: Enjoy a Taste of Silverthorne from Home Order tea or coffee from Red Buffalo Café to enjoy your favorite cup of joe in the comfort of your own home. Celebrate happy hour on your deck, patio or couch with Angry James Brewery, which is offering several of its beers at locations …

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Rob Murphy, Silverthorne Piano Technician

Tuning Pianos and Tuning into the Community

Silverthorne and surrounding Summit County have quite the live music scene. Form local bands playing weekly shows at nearby breweries to big name concerts at a First Friday event, music helps brings our community together. While local favorites and famous bands draw a lot of attention, there are other ways our community depends on music. Summit County churches, schools and individuals come together in a quieter “hidden” music scene. It is this organic community that keeps Summit County piano technician Rob Murphy busy. Working frequently with local churches, schools and …

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