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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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Art Stroll

Music and art on the go become pandemic silver lining

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Local live music and art have become happiness staples in the Silverthorne community, high notes that not even a pandemic could bring down. First Fridays, one of Silverthorne’s most established and celebrated traditions, took only a short, one-month break last year before town organizers were able to think fast and creatively uphold this tradition safely and successfully. “We tried to think through how we could do an in-person event in a pandemic,  spreading the community out and providing a safe way to gather and come together to …

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Window art at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center

The great art outdoors

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. When the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center’s doors, and the doors to many public spaces, were forced to close last year,  Silverthorne’s Art Board focused on one of the town’s best assets: the great outdoors. Over the weeks and months, the Center’s lawn, outside walls, and other open spaces throughout town became the focus for public art exhibits so the community could continue to safely enjoy art during an uncertain time.  One highlight was the installation of both Shannon Galpin’s love letter to local high school seniors and …

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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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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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