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Business Spotlight: High Country ARTisans

Published August 17, 2017

High Country ArtisansA new co-op gallery called High Country ARTisans has just opened in the Outlets at Silverthorne to sell a variety of art forms and host artist demonstrations for the public.

High Country ARTisans started about six years ago at Keystone Lake. The 18 artists who make up the co-op live throughout the Summit County area and have come from all over including California, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New York and New Jersey. The artists cite that Summit County is an ideal location because the river, lake and mountains inspire their art.

High Country ARTisans features fiber art, jewelry, metal, mosaics, photography, pottery, scroll saw wood art, and both acrylic and watercolor paintings. Every Saturday afternoon in August, the artists invite the public to come to their gallery to see how the artists work. August started with three watercolor painters – Judy Day, Kevin Reynolds and Linda Marr – demonstrating watercolor techniques while painting plein air. Coming up, Keats Scott will bring in her sewing machine to show how she quilts her mini quilt/door fobs and Len Szmurlo will show how he creates each of his pieces by hand using a scroll saw. Finally, Gail Shears will demonstrate the art of stained glass.

Members of the community are encouraged to stop by, meet the artists and watch them work, with no need to RSVP. High Country ARTisans is located across from the Columbia store at 135F Stephens way. For more information, visit their Facebook page: