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Arts & Culture

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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Eileen Richardson bird drawing

Eileen Roscina Richardson adds a Splash of Color to Silverthorne Performing Arts Center

If you haven’t stepped into the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lately, head over to see the latest exhibit from Denver artist Eileen Roscina Richardson. Eileen’s drawings, on display in the Education Corridor through the end of March, showcase scenes of nature and culinary inspiration. These vibrant and colorful two-dimensional pieces make a stunning complement to Eileen’s other works on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, suspended sculptures made from over 4,000 locally gathered pressed flowers. About the artist Eileen developed a passion for bringing art and nature together while …

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Simon Beck snow art and sunset

Simon Beck Snow Art in Silverthorne

We compiled some of our favorite photos from internationally acclaimed snow artist Simon Beck’s recent visit to Silverthorne, Colorado. Beck was in town creating his famous snow murals earlier in January and it was an honor to have his creations decorate our mountain town. View video of Simon’s work on our website.

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Family ice skating at North Pond Park

Silverthorne: The Perfect Basecamp for a Summit County Winter Adventure

Located just a short drive from five of Colorado’s best ski resorts and packed with quintessential winter activities and affordable lodging options, Silverthorne is the perfect place to stay and play this winter. Winter Fun On and Off The Slopes In addition to awesome skiing at nearby Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Silverthorne offers plenty of outdoor adventures for the whole family. Try ice skating at North Pond Park, which hosts twilight skates and an international pond hockey tournament each February. Go …

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Robert Hickler Guitar

Giant Guitar Sculpture a Fitting Backdrop to SPAC Stage

You might hear music playing when you’re in the vicinity of the outdoor stage at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC) — but now you can also enjoy a visual tribute to the musical arts.  The latest addition to the Town’s public art program, installed in late October, is an 11-foot-tall guitar sculpture by Colorado artist Robert Hickler, crafted from steel with a rust patina.  “When you come to check out Robert’s guitar, be sure to look for the shadows cast by his intricate work,” suggests Joanne Cook, the Town’s …

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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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