arts

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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Durango’s Summer Music Festival
May22

Durango’s Summer Music Festival

As Summer begins here in Durango, live music and entertainment is on the top of nearly everyone’s agenda. Here are a few ideas if you’re interested in getting involved in the local music scene.   1. Secret Garden Summer Concert Series The Rochester Hotel hosts a community concert series through the summer months every year in Durango. This community concert series supports 10 nonprofit organizations in Durango’s...

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Reading in Durango, Co
Apr24

Reading in Durango, Co

As a mountain town, Durango often focuses on outdoor activities of all kinds, but many don’t realize the amount of locally-owned businesses that reside in town. Until recently, I was under the impression that Maria’s Bookshop was the only bookstore in Durango. Bi-weekly I’d wander the sleek and orderly shelves at Maria’s – always curious to find something of a new genre. The air here feels different. It’s...

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Hollywood Stars Start Dgo PlayFest
Jul12

Hollywood Stars Start Dgo PlayFest

Hollywood television and movie actors are joining a local committee to develop a new play festival this August in Durango.

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Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018
Jul04

Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018

  Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!! Happy Fourth of JULY!!!  CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM!!  July 4th 1776 our Continental Congress declared that we are a NEW NATION! In our lovely Durango, CO there are FUN activities all day long:   JOIN THE PARADE– Rotary Park to Main Avenue– 7;30 am to 9:00 pm Visit Durango.org for more info!    

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Poured Acrylic Workshop
Jun01

Poured Acrylic Workshop

Learn how to acrylic pour. Practice painting without brushes and learn to make effects that aren’t traditionally possible. Create up to 3 different pieces of acrylic poured art! Supplies included with class fee. No experience necessary! Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm The Art Experience – 1150 Main Avenue Unit C – Durango, CO For tickets or more...

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Oil Portrait Painting Workshop
May11

Oil Portrait Painting Workshop

Learn a Practical Approach to a Realistic Portrait $125 This class will focus on the grisaille method of oil painting. In the class we will cover: * what a grissaille is * variations like the brunaille and the verdaille methods, and each application * variations on washes, glazes, and veilings. * finish a grissaille painting and begin color layering Learn to paint from photos as if they were live models. The focus in this class will...

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One-Man Show with Edward Aldrich – Exhibition
May04

One-Man Show with Edward Aldrich – Exhibition

Colorado artist Edward Aldrich reaches beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife in wild places, conveying the inherent being of an animal. His paintings invoke the thrill of witnessing a wolf or owl in the wild. Show begins on May 4, 2018. Opening reception with the artist is extended from 5-9 pm during Spring Gallery Walk, on May 11, 2018. Show continues throughout the month of May. Wednesday May 9, 2018 All day Price: Free Sorrel...

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San Juan Symphony – Youth Orchestra
Apr06

San Juan Symphony – Youth Orchestra

Come hear the best and brightest young musicians in the Four Corners area.  All three San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestras (Junior, Philharmonic and Youth) will perform. Date: Monday, April 16, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM Purchase Tickets Community Concert Hall at FLC 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301 Phone: (970) 247-7657 Email: concerthall@fortlewis.edu Website:...

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Metalsmithing with Catherine Thomas-Kemp
Mar29

Metalsmithing with Catherine Thomas-Kemp

Beginning jewelry design and basic bench skills will be taught in these metalsmithing sessions. Learn about metals available for jewelry, how to cut intricate designs and put it all together. The opportunity to continue sessions after these five are finished will be discussed with interested students. For more information visit Durango Arts Center  or click here to register. Fridays April 6 – May 4  12PM – 4PM Durango Arts Center 802...

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Two more Concerts in the Park – SW Civic Winds & Baracutanga
Jul18

Two more Concerts in the Park – SW Civic Winds & Baracutanga

DURANGO, Colo. – Two shows remain in the Community Concert Hall/Alpine Bank summer series “Concerts @ The Park” – Southwest Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra (July 20) and Baracutanga (July 27). The shows are set for Durango’s Buckley Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Southwest Civic Winds was organized in Durango in 2012 to provide a cultural resource for both regional musicians and the audiences who appreciate their work. The all-volunteer...

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Badly Bent at the Rochester
Jul11

Badly Bent at the Rochester

Badly Bent is performing at the Secret Garden Concert Series benefiting KNOW YOUR DOUGH!  Catch other artists every Wednesday at the Community Concerts in the Secret Garden series of shows…

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26th Annual Art on the Animas
Jul05

26th Annual Art on the Animas

Come meet the artists and crafts persons in the 26th annual Art on the Animas Arts and Craft Festival! Cigar box guitars & banjos, wine barrel art, copper & steel wall sculptures, blown glass,LulaRoe clothing, stone bird baths and fountains, paintings, stained glass, quilts, crosses, photography, children and baby items, leather purses, hats, sheep skin slippers, and much much more. Where: Santa Rita River Walk at the Durango...

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The Secret Garden
Apr20

The Secret Garden

Merely Players present The Beloved Musical THE SECRET GARDEN May 5,6,11,12,13 2017 @ 7pm Matiness on May 6,13,and 14 @ 1pm Durango Arts Center 802 E. 2nd Ave  Durango, Co 81301 Tickets  $25 *  www.durangoconcerts.com 970-247-7657  The Ticket Office inside Durango Welcome Center

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FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CALENDAR– ART, MUSIC, SPORTS & MORE
Apr20

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CALENDAR– ART, MUSIC, SPORTS & MORE

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CALENDAR – April 23 – May 6, 2017 Photo from Forbes Magazine  Sunday, April 23 Skyhawk Women’s Lacrosse vs. CSU-Pueblo – 1 p.m., Dennison Field Visit www.goskyhawks.com for more information. Tuesday, April 25 MOMIX – Opus Cactus Performance – 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College Visit www.durangoconcerts.com for more information. Saturday, April 29 Fort Lewis College Commencement – 8:30 &...

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Hozhoni Days Powwow – 2017
Apr10

Hozhoni Days Powwow – 2017

DURANGO, CO – The 53rd Hozhoni Days Powwow, Fort Lewis College’s annual celebration of its unique Native American heritage, begins Friday, April 14 and concludes the following day. The Powwow is one of the largest and longest-running Fort Lewis College traditions and brings hundreds of visitors to Durango each year. This year’s Powwow honors the veterans of all conflicts. Among Friday’s festivities are the Gourd Dance at 5 p.m. and...

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The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
Apr03

The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

Unique show features a bluegrass version of the classic rock opera Tommy DURANGO, Colo. – The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, on stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Local bluegrass band La La Bones will open the show at 7:30 p.m. The dance floor will be open. More than 45 years after its original release, The Who’s Tommy, the classic of classic rock, is now...

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Music in the Mountains Benefit event at Sorrel Sky
Mar17

Music in the Mountains Benefit event at Sorrel Sky

DURANGO, CO. – Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango will be hosting a benefit event, Cocktails with the Conductor, on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Not only does this event allow you to be the first to hear about the much anticipated festival season from Music in the Mountains own Music Director Guillermo Figueroa, you’ll also be celebrating with Music in the Mountains as the organization celebrates 31 years within...

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Durango Independent Film Festival Kicks Off This Week
Mar01

Durango Independent Film Festival Kicks Off This Week

This week and weekend, Durango welcomes the 12th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival. March 1-5 will see an event-filled weekend dedicated to celebrating a variety of independent films. Types of films include: feature length films, short and feature-length documentaries, animated films, family films, and more. Durango has hosted a film festival since 2001, although the name of the organization has morphed over the years. We are...

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Art, Music & MORE…  at Fort Lewis College
Feb23

Art, Music & MORE… at Fort Lewis College

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CALENDAR – February 26 – March 11, 2017 Sunday, February 26 FLC Music Department’s Student Honor Recitals– 3 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College Visit www.fortlewis.edu/music for more information. Tuesday, February 28 Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Student Union Vallecito Room  FLC Music Department’s Midday Music Recital– 12:20 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College...

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