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Eric Kircher owl sculptures

New Performing Arts Center Exhibit Uses Roadside Tire Chains to Create Unique Owls

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Summit County-based artist Eric Kircher has been working with metal to create two- and three-dimensional metal artwork for more than 30 years. His previous day job helped. As the operations manager for Buffalo Mountain Metro District for 35 years, Kircher collected used and discarded shovels that he transformed into art. After he retired two years ago, the necessity of finding a new source of material led Eric to highway shoulders, where discarded tire chains now serve as both muse and matter.  “In one sitting, I …

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Art Spot Silverthorne Makerspace

Meet the Creators Inside the New Art Spot Silverthorne Makerspace

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The Town of Silverthorne and Silverthorne Art Board are thrilled to announce the four tenants that will reside in the new Art Spot Silverthorne Makerspace. Each creative business or artist will occupy a studio space inside the creative hub, which is set to open Spring 2023. The tenants are The Frosted Flamingo, the Glaze Spot: A Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, and local artists Ingrid Davis and Melissa Michel. The Art Spot will foster the arts in Silverthorne by offering a creative place where artists …

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Theatre SilCo logo

Theatre in Silverthorne Debuts New Name

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. After more than two decades as Lake Dillon Theatre Company, the local theater in Silverthorne now has a new name that honors the company’s brave, boundless spirit – Theatre SilCo! In 2013, the theater began conversations with the Town of Silverthorne about relocating from Dillon to Silverthorne. Leadership considered changing the name while the new building was under construction in 2017, but there was concern that it might confuse the community and existing patrons. Therefore, Lake Dillon Theatre Company decided to keep the brand name …

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Sculpture of face by Levi Larkin

New SPAC Window Box Artist Focuses on Human Form with a Dichotomy of Hard and Soft 

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne resident Levi Larkin is the latest artist to present his work as part of the window boxes at Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC).  Originally from Craig, Colo., Larkin worked in the mining industry for the first 13 years of his career – eight underground and five more on top of Fremont Pass by Leadville. Even as he toiled in one of Colorado’s oldest industries, his passion for art remained. In his free time, he painted and built sculptures. Eventually he opted for a different …

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holiday lights in Silverthorne

Holiday Festivities in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The holidays are quickly approaching, and Silverthorne has activities for everyone this season— the annual holiday lighting celebration, the return of Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s fan-favorite Holiday Follies, and more. Best of all, 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.  Kick off the holiday season with the Town of Silverthorne’s December First Friday event, featuring the town’s holiday tree lighting and art market at the Silverthorne Pavilion from …

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Nancy Branca storm drain mural

Stormwater Murals Welcome a New Round of Summit County Artists Educating Community About Waterways

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne’s storm drain murals along the Blue River help beautify the town and educate the community about preserving and protecting the health of our water. This public art project was so successful in 2021, that last summer, Silverthorne’s Art Board and Art Selection Committee asked for additional artists to submit proposals to paint Silverthorne’s storm drains in a way that continues to educate viewers about the importance of keeping pollutants out of drains and, ultimately, out of our streams and rivers.  The board selected five artists …

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Kerry Cesen's mural at the Art Spot

The Makerspace Mural at the Art Spot

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. When the Silverthorne Art Board commissioned artist Kerry Cesen to paint an acrylic mural on the brick exterior of the former fire station, Kerry was inspired by his experience as an artist and maker to create a design that reflects what might soon be going on inside the building. The building is the future home of the Art Spot Silverthorne Makerspace, and Kerry chose to focus attention on the tools, equipment and facilities that would be available for artists to use inside the building for …

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lois lupica art exhibit

Autumn Aura Art Exhibit Features Abstract Realism with Themes of Our Natural Environment 

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. For nearly three decades, artist  Lois Lupica was a professor of law first and a painter second. But seven years ago, the law professor from the University of Maine moved to Colorado part-time during sabbaticals and summers and rediscovered her passion for encaustic and cold wax painting. (More on those techniques below.) Three years ago, she made Colorado her full-time home, accepting a position as a professor at the University of Denver where she teaches at the Law and Innovation Lab working with students to build tools …

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pride mural

Explore the Arts in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. From Art Strolls to shows and free concerts, there’s something artistic for everyone in Silverthorne this season. Take a look at each topic below and pick one or all to attend with friends and family. Plus, don’t miss more details on The Art Spot, an art collective coming soon! Art Stroll: Sunday, Aug. 21, 12-3 p.m. Attendees can find local artists selling their wares and musicians performing on the Blue River Trail between the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and the underpass by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Support local …

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Artwork by Cecelia Eidemiller

Summit Flora, Fauna and Terra at Silverthorne Performing Arts Center

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne’s newest Performing Arts Center display does more than just bring art to life; it features art on a natural canvas.  On display now through July 31st, the show  at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center showcases works on actual pieces of trees as well as more traditional art on canvas.  Artist Cecelia Eidemiller’s nearly 30-piece display called Summit Flora, Fauna and Terra is a two-pronged exhibit that’s part traditional, landscape oil on canvas paintings; and part acrylic paintings of plant life, wildlife and mountain landscapes on tree …

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