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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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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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