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Fox mural in Silverthorne

Brilliant New Mural Shines at SPAC Outdoor Stage

At first glance you see geometric purple mountains, their facets gleaming with snowfields and sunset light, the blue of Dillon Reservoir below. But wait! After a closer inspection, the lake has eyes; the mountains just might be ears; and a camouflaged fox peers back at you.  The brand new mural on the South-facing wall of the outdoor stage at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC) creates an optical illusion that encourages people to interact with it and offers an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity.  The outdoor stage at SPAC is a prime …

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Blake Street Glass at the SPAC

Blake Street Glass Lights Up SPAC

With cooling days and nights, glimmering aspens aren’t the only seasonal color in Silverthorne. All fall and winter, visitors to the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC) can savor gorgeous, glowing glass art in the exterior window boxes. It’s part of Silverthorne Arts & Culture’s mission to bring the arts to life through the Town’s vibrant public art program. The red glass vessels atop a black glass table are new work designed and created by glassblower Kit Karbler of Blake Street Glass, with assistance from Dmitri Rudenko. The current exhibition also …

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Silverthorne's Annual Pumpkin Fest

What’s On Tap: Fall Events in Silverthorne

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and snow is in the forecast.  Fall is beginning to arrive here in Silverthorne and there is no better way to soak in Colorado’s most spectacular season than by getting together with friends and neighbors to celebrate what makes this community so special.  Below is a round-up of upcoming events and activities for the whole family (four-legged members included) to enjoy. October’s First Friday Event, Oct. 4 Silverthorne is rolling out the red carpet for October’s First Friday from 5-8 p.m. on …

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Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit

Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit

Editor’s note: A fresh exhibit is on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center for the months of August and September. The exhibit is part two of the Celebrate Summit show, which presents artwork from local artists who live among the brilliance of Summit County and have a knack for transferring that experience to their art. Stop by to see 17 new works including photography, painting, mixed media and fiber art, all celebrating Colorado’s magnificent colors. Read below for updated information about the Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit, which originally ran …

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Supplies at Summit Arts & Crafts Headquarters

New Arts and Crafts Headquarters Seeks to Inspire Community

A commitment to the arts is a key component of Silverthorne’s community fabric and has recently attracted a new business to the town. Summit Arts & Crafts Headquarters opened in Silverthorne along Rainbow Drive in June, providing the only arts and craft supply store in Summit County. This eagerly awaited shop is more than just the materials needed for your next project though. Summit Arts & Crafts Headquarters owner Rachel Sachs is a lifelong knitter, and after moving to Summit County two years ago realized that she not only needed …

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Eileen Richardson Botanic Art

Eileen Richardson’s Botanic Art Enlivens the SPAC

If you have not been inside the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in recent weeks, you are in for a floral feast for the senses.  Thanks to the work of Colorado artist Eileen Roscina Richardson, more than 4,000 individually pressed flowers have been incorporated into a 5-foot-long suspended work, titled “Echoscope,” and the finished project is a botanic wonder to behold.  An echo experience “Echoscope” features more than 100 different species of flowers, separated using a gradient that goes from white to brown. In total, the piece took about eight months …

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Mountain Reflections Woodworking

Surprising Finds and Mountain Vibes at Mountain Reflections

Jeff Ring has been fixing, building and installing things in Summit County for more than 20 years. You can spot his handy work all over the County– including the tap handles at Bakers’ Brewery. This spring, he opened Mountain Reflections Woodworking in Silverthorne. Have you been in to see him yet? If not, it might be time to swing by.  Jeff’s got ready-made gifts and home decor, but he can also build you just about anything your heart desires– whether it’s made of wood, metal or stone.  At the shop …

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Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit

The talents of this community run deep. And, the Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit – a showcase of local Summit County artists – is one of the Town of Silverthorne Arts Board’s favorite and most rewarding displays of the year.  In its second year, Celebrate Summit offers locals and guests the perfect opportunity to witness and honor the artistic talents of the community in a prime location. On display from June through September at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, selected works can be viewed in the education corridor, the hallway which …

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Fishing on the Blue River

Find your next adventure in Silverthorne this summer!

Explore the heart of Summit County this summer and discover where art meets adventure. From family-friendly weekend getaways to adventure-filled excursions, Silverthorne is the perfect basecamp for all your high country exploring. Bike along the Blue River or fly fish its Gold Medal waters, see a show at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center or attend one of the signature First Friday community events. Here’s the perfect itinerary for your next mountain adventure! Friday Evening: Silverthorne is located 68 miles west of Denver, making it a great location for an easy …

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Mamma Mia!

Lake Dillon Theatre Company Continues to Make Its Mark

The Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, home to the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, was recently awarded the Downtown Colorado Inc. “Best New Addition to Downtown” award. This Governor’s Award acknowledges the dramatic impact the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and the Lake Dillon Theatre Company have had on the vibrant arts and culture scene in Silverthorne. This summer, the theatre company has a robust schedule of hit shows including “Mamma Mia!”, “Tell Me On A Sunday” and “Barefoot In the Park.” The new performing arts center has also made an impact on …

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