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Things to Do in Silverthorne this Winter

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Let Silverthorne serve as your basecamp for events and adventure this winter season. Immerse yourself in local art and then head outdoors to enjoy the sun and snow. 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.  Winter Events December 3: Lighting of Silverthorne & Holiday Market 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Silverthorne Pavilion December’s First Friday will feature Silverthorne’s annual lighting celebration, holiday carolers from the Summit Choral Society, photos with …

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Charlotte Zink watershed sculpture

Beauty in Abundance

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Updated Nov. 9, 2021 “Essential droplets of life moving downstream.” This is how artist Charlotte Zink describes her work, ‘Watershed,’ now on display outside of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. The work is an exploration of line and form, color and contrasts. It is set in steel and represents the second in a series of new pieces Charlotte created together with her husband Ben.  “Creating this piece was a reflection on water, its beauty, its continuous movements and the incredible marks it carves into our geography,” said …

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Full Size Catrina

Day of the Dead Community Events in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. During Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, the spirits of those who have passed return home to the living world to visit their loved ones. This 3,000-year-old celebration takes place on November 1 and 2 throughout Mexico, much of Latin America and communities with Latinx populations. The holiday celebrates the cycle of life, with death being very much a part of it. Day of the Dead traditions help keep loved ones alive in our memories, while we pay homage and honor their …

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Fall in Silverthorne

Fall Art + Adventure in Silverthorne

There’s nothing like taking in a breath of crisp fall mountain air in Silverthorne, where art meets adventure. With exciting outdoor art events, live music and festivals happening around Town, trails enveloped in changing colors and many means by which to explore the autumn-hued landscapes,  fall is the perfect time to visit our town. Get inspired with the ideas below and be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Peeping Map for more information on the best places for leaf peeping this fall.  Check out these autumn events First Friday …

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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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