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Arts and Entertainment

  • Arts center, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra team up

    The mission of the Center for the Arts Evergreen is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community. For this reason, the upcoming collaboration at the center is exceptionally poignant. The Center for the Arts has teamed up with members from the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra to present an evening of art for all the senses.

  • ‘Escanaba in da Moonlight’ shines brightly

    Colorado is a long way from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — the “U.P.,” for short. But when it comes to humor, Coloradans aren’t all that far away from Yoopers. Let’s face it — four crusty hunters, some Native American moonshine and a load of flatulence can make even the most prim of the populace giggle. And giggle is what you’ll do when the Evergreen Players open “Escanaba in da Moonlight” on July 10.

  • Summerfest set to showcase improvements

    Summerfest has become an annual event in Evergreen — crowds gather to see great art, hear amazing music and enjoy all that is beautiful about our town. The Center for the Arts Evergreen has worked especially hard in recent years to ensure that Summerfest is not only a well-respected regional juried art show but to ensure that it is a community event that will continue for at least 30 more years.

  • Local bands battling for spot at festival

    Twelve local acts are tuning up to fight for stage time at the upcoming Conifer Mountain Music Festival.

    The bands will be battling it out at the first-ever Great Conifer Battle of the Bands on July 11 and 18 at McSwaine’s 285 Road House. Both competitions begin at noon. Seven bands will perform July 11, and five will perform July 18.

    The musical talent runs the gamut from seasoned rockers to younger acts and genres from punk rock to folk, but one thing remains the same for all 12: They’re ready for a good fight.

  • Howell takes reins at Evergreen Gallery

    The Evergreen Gallery, in existence for over 20 years, has found a bustling home tucked amongst the businesses of downtown Evergreen.

    The gallery, founded in 1987 by Meryl Sabeff, is packed with unique art and has developed a following for its themed shows, during which Colorado artists create two- and three-dimensional pieces that fit a particular topic. Now, as the gallery enters its third decade, exciting changes are on the horizon.

  • Peak Academy working for nonprofit status

    Peak Academy of Dance is becoming more than just a dance studio.

    The studio in Aspen Park is working to become a nonprofit that will be called Peak Performance Company, according to owner Danielle Heller.

    Working with local businesses and performers, Peak has raised enough money to fill out the necessary paperwork to file for 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service and is on its way to realizing its dream to offer dance scholarships and be a community-wide performance arts center.

  • Cactus dollhouse will benefit Rocky Mountain PBS

    Imagine a 3-foot-tall saguaro cactus that is home to a family of mice.

    This particular cactus happens to be blue, and the mice are dressed in sombreros. Their cactus home has a bedroom, living room and kitchen and is complete with furniture, dishes, tile floors and wall decorations.

  • Kick up your heels at ballroom dance classes

    Have you ever wished that you could dance like those professionals on “Dancing With The Stars?” Are professional dance lessons too expensive, too far away or just too intimidating for you?

    Never fear. Wiley Simpson is here – in Evergreen. Beginning on Thursday, June 25, Simpson will launch a series of dance lessons and events that are sure to have you tangoing and cha-cha’ing like the champions.

  • Arts will be in full bloom this summer

    Summer is just around the corner, and the Evergreen art scene will be abuzz with plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty and your creativity flowing.

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is a local hub for artistic endeavors for both young and old alike. Whether you want to learn to throw your own clay pot or you simply want to ponder the splendor of other people’s artwork, CAE has something for everyone this summer.

  • Sculpture Walk bringing 14 new pieces to town

    School is out for the year, and you’ll see people out for the summer — hiking, biking and enjoying our mountain community. Something that you might not expect to see, however, are cranes dotting the landscape at sites throughout town. Or welders blasting away at sculpture bases. All this to make way for 14 new sculptures that are part of the Art for the Mountain Community 2009 Sculpture Walk.