Date of Event: Every Wednesday Time: 3-5pm (or thereabouts) Location: alternating between Soulcraft Brewery on Hwy 50 in Salida and Vino Salida on CR120, near Hwy 285 in Poncha Springs.
CHAFFEE ARTS OPEN AWARDS SHOW
Date of Event: August 21-29, 2021 Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Heritage Museum Old Courthouse Gallery, 506 Main Street, Buena Vista, CO
Chaffee Arts assists local artists in all mediums in promoting their art. Through their members they offer art education and sponsor exhibitions, contests and art collaborations.
Last year 70 artists from the 100 members of Chaffee Arts participated in the show with 14 artists selling their creations. The categories of art were wide and varied including paintings in Oil, Water Media/Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Pastels/Drawing as well as a Photography category. In addition there were entries in the areas of Jewelry, Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture, Wood, Metal, Fiber and Printmaking. First, second and third place ribbons are awarded in each category by a renowned judge along with a Judge’s Award and the winners all receive a monetary award. Local businesses also choose Business Choice Awards from all the entries and there is a Best in Show and a People’s Choice Award as well. You don’t want to miss the KidzArt and the Boys and Girls corner display.
For more information about the show check out the Chaffee Arts webpage.
THE SALIDA FIBER FESTIVAL - live and online Date of Event: September 11 and 12, 2021 Time: Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: River Park located at 150 E. Sackett in Salida
The Salida Fiber Festival, first held in 2012, takes place in Riverside Park in Salida and is a two day event held the weekend following Labor Day in September. This event typically features around 60 vendors from all over the West. The festival also has an activity tent for children young and old, demonstrations both in a set-aside tent and at vendors’ booths, three silent auctions and three pop-up fashion shows during the weekend, a fiber art exhibition at the SteamPlant, a beer garden featuring locally made libations, a Colorway Contest, and an Instagram booth. Organized by an all-volunteer committee, the festival is always looking for volunteers to help the weekend of the festival and throughout the year on the committee.
For more information about the Festival checkout its webpage at www.salidafiberfestival.com
JANUARY ROCK DAY
Date of Event: Saturday closest to January 7th (but not Jan. 1st) Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Salida Community Center, 305 F St (at the corner of 3rd & F St.), Salida, CO Rock Day is an annual event for spinners, based on the January 7th traditional day for spinners and weavers to return to work after their time off for the 12 Days of Christmas. Spinners and all interested fiber folk come together for spinning, visiting, sharing information and having fun. Everyone is encouraged to come, even if they are not spinners.
Entry Fee: $8.00 to help cover the cost of renting the space. Bring a mug, brown bag lunch and a Grab Bag item ($10 - $15 value)
There is a vendor area (anyone may bring items to sell at no charge), a free table for giveaways, and a snack area for all those leftover Holiday goodies.
BE SURE AND WATCH YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT HOLIDAY FAIRS AND BAZAARS.