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Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit

Published June 25, 2019

The talents of this community run deep. And, the Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit – a showcase of local Summit County artists – is one of the Town of Silverthorne Arts Board’s favorite and most rewarding displays of the year. 

In its second year, Celebrate Summit offers locals and guests the perfect opportunity to witness and honor the artistic talents of the community in a prime location. On display from June through September at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, selected works can be viewed in the education corridor, the hallway which leads from the lobby to the SPAC’s two classrooms.  This year’s theme of ‘Colorado Colors’ features selected artwork ranging from photography to mixed fiber and paintings. Given the theme, the works are vibrant and radiate the energy of our community and surroundings. 

Summer is the perfect time of year to honor local artists as the Lake Dillon Theater Company’s schedule is in full swing and youth day camps are taking place nearly every day of the week. Members of the public are welcome to view the exhibit any time during the SPAC’s open hours of operation.

The Town’s Art Selection Committee, a subset of the Arts Board, is a seven-member group that makes selections about public art displays throughout town. The Committee selected work from 11 artists with a display in June and July which will be switched with new works for display in August and September. Each piece is available for purchase, with much of the art offered at an accessible price point. 

Members of the public are offered the opportunity to meet the artists behind the work at the artist reception on July 25 from 5-6 p.m. All Celebrate Summit artists will be recognized along with other regional artists whose pieces are currently on display at the SPAC. There will be live music and appetizers. The event is free and open to the public.

The Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit represents one of the greatest ways to view and experience local art in this community, as many of the featured artists do not have a studio or other public avenue for showcasing their work. All calls for art, whether for Celebrate Summit or other public art displays, are posted online at Silverthorne.org. Anyone who is interested in having their artwork on display, or has other questions regarding public art in Silverthorne, should contact Joanne Cook at jcook@silverthorne.org.

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