22nd Annual Salida ArtWalk is June 27-29
For the 22nd year in a row, visitors from throughout the Rocky Mountain region will converge on Salida, Colorado in late June for the mountain town’s eagerly awaited “Salida ArtWalk” weekend. A regional arts mecca known as “The biggest little art town in Colorado,” Salida is the State’s first officially designated Colorado Creative District, and was chosen as the site of the 2014 Colorado Creative Industries Summit.
The historic town’s numerous galleries, businesses and restaurants will feature area artists, performers and craftspersons in three days of festive art and musical events, artist receptions, live demonstrations, and entertainment of all kinds. Salida galleries will feature special shows by leading regional artists; and visitors can meet many of the artists in person and learn about their work.
A variety of ArtWalk fun abounds for the whole family: street performances, sales, gallery entertainment and demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, Salida Circus stilt walkers, theater productions, street musicians, symphonic concerts, and more. Many visitors also will want to enjoy the scenic mountain town’s considerable natural attractions such as rafting on the Arkansas River, fishing, hiking, bicycling etc.
A popular highlight of ArtWalk is the silent auction of collectible “Miniature Masterpieces”—small, original works of art donated by area artists and prized by collectors. The bidding starts Friday with a reception at the riverside Salida SteamPlant Annex, and continues through Saturday until noon. Art patrons can place silent auction bids or claim “Buy It Now” favorites at uniquely affordable prices.
For more information on ArtWalk events, area accommodations and more, visit http://SalidaArtwalk.com