Cultural Arts Program

Event Calendar   


Apr 27

Noxious Weeds of Clear Creek County
CSU Master Gardeners

Thursday, April 27, 6-7:30pm
Is this blooming beauty a noxious weed? Invasive plants can be difficult to identify, especially in their seedling stage and there are many “look-a-likes” that can be easily confused with native or non-invasive ornamental species. Join us to learn what invasive plants are of particular concern for our Clear Creek County community, how to identify them at both the seedling and adult stages, and what the best recommended management practices are for each species. Register by the Monday prior.
Free, donations welcome     Register

Apr 29

Silk Painting Workshop
with Jill Quillian, Calligrapher and Silk artist
Saturday, April 29, 9am—3pm

Experience a day of being immersed in color and a creative process on silk fabric where textures and patterns emerge from the fluid blending of dyes and techniques. Introduction to the fascinating art of silks painting. No experience needed. Jiill will guide you through the basics and even provide some templates for you to use (or not), so there is no stress about drawing. You’ll have fun and learn something new and exciting. Must register by April 24.  singularsilks.com
$125 per student, plus $25 material fee in class, limited to 8 students     Register

May 6

Dakota Blonde Concert
Saturday, May 6th, 7pm
Dakota Blonde is one of the most unique acoustic sounds around. Their combination of original tunes and carefully selected covers, along with an endearing stage presence and humor is out of this world!
     Their musical sound is hard to classify, but best put, they are acoustic folk, part bluegrass, part acoustic rock, part singer/songwriter, and sometimes even Celtic. A unique blend of heart, authenticity and contagious spirit! Their acoustic sound is like no other, with such tightly blended harmonies that you would swear they were born to sing together.   dakotablonde.com

$15 advance, $18 door. Reservations highly recommended      Tickets

May 13

Flower Portraits in Pastel Workshop
with Susan T. Fisher, former Coordinator of Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art Program
Saturday, May 13th, 10am—4pm

Pastels are not a shade of pale! They are a vibrant connection between you and those summer blooms. Pastels have a long history among artists who appreciate their versatility and ease of application. Begin with small studies that create a roadmap to a finished piece; do exercises in color selection to increase your personal color vocabulary and learn how to make no-fear choices to a finished painting. Individual attention and instructor demonstrations will boost your confidence and your work. Your flower portraits will never be the same. Must register by May 8th.

     Susan has served as Coordinator for the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens, and Director of the Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She is past president of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists and Honorary Director of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Illustrators. Her illustrations and sculptures appear in numerous periodicals, books, florilegia, private collections and national exhibits.  susantfisher.com
$60 per student, plus $5 material fee in class, limited to 15 students     Register

May 25

Spice up Your Life with Herbs
CSU Master Gardeners
Thursday, May 25, 6pm

Join Clear Creek County Master Gardeners to learn about growing, harvesting, preserving, and cooking with herbs. Register by the Monday prior.
Free, donations welcome     Register

Jun 3

The Road More Traveled: Self Publishing workshop
for Aspiring Authors and Curious Readers

In partnership with CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association)
​Saturday, June 3, 1pm-8pm

This workshop is designed for aspiring writers and curious readers to learn about independent or self-publishing. Attendees will learn about the importance of working with a sound, professional editor, book design, including how the book cover is important for shelf presence, and how to market their works. Curious readers will learn the above, but also how a writer thinks, thought processes, creative storytelling, and what a writer goes through to put thoughts into words and then onto paper.
1-2:30pm Writers workshop - The Writer’s Path: The Adventure Begins

PresenterJerry Fabyanic, award-winning author of Sisyphus Wins

An individual’s foray into the world of published writings can be likened to the path taken by any hero, replete with all the phases, trials, obstacles, and guides who can lead the writer to his/her apotheosis: The publishing and selling of his or her work. This workshop will focus on the early stages of the adventure, to move from the point of inspiration, known in Joseph Campbell speak as the Call to Adventure, and the inevitable resistance that surfaces, which Campbell called the Refusal of the Call, to become a writer: Crossing the Threshold.
3-5pm Self-Publishing Panel Discussion
6:30pm Colorado Authors Readings and Book Signing

Evening session free to public.

$30     Register

Jun 4Sofia Chiarandini concert
Violinist, Eclectic music mix
Sunday, June 4, 7pm

A young musician based in Connecticut, Sofia will perform a mix of old-time Appalachian tunes, early country and swing, as well as some contemporary pieces. She has been playing violin since age 5 and currently studies fiddle with grammy award winner Stacy Phillips and attends Berklee School of Music.
​     Sofia’s earliest musical experience was classical violin, but to date she has performed in folk, rock, jazz and bluegrass genres with ensembles and solo. In these acts she has played violin, flute, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, lead vocals, harmony vocals and has sung a capella. She has also worked as a studio musician on recordings. Her awards include the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival scholarship to the Mark O’Connor summer program at Berklee College of Music, and the 2014 Bob Christopher scholarship. With her various ensembles, Sofia has been a featured performer at numerous music festivals.   sofiachiarandini.com
     In the classical world, Sofia has been a finalist in the Danbury Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and was awarded the first Runner up in 2012. After performing with Norwalk Youth Symphony for four years, Sofia was a bassist in Danbury Community Orchestra for six years and joined Danbury Symphony Orchestra as a first violinist for the 2014-2015 season.
Cabaret seating, cash bar, light deserts.
Admission by donation at the door.  Advance tickets recommended.     Tickets

Save these dates!

Check back soon for details and more 2017 events. 

May 27-Jul 16

Botanical Art exhibit
Saturdays and Sundays, May 27 - July 16, and Memorial Day, 12-4pm

Jun 24

Dominika Dancewicz, Classical Violinist concert

Saturday, June 24, 7pm

Jul 1

Nathan McEuen concert
Saturday, July 1, 7pm

Jul 22

Harry Tuft, Folk concert, with Claudia Cupp and Gary Jorgensen

Saturday, July 22, 7pm

Jul 22-Oct 28

Colorado Then and Now Photography exhibit
Saturdays and Sundays, July 22-Oct 28, and Labor Day, 12-4pm

Aug 16

Solar Eclipse workshop, with Naomi Pequette, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Wednesday, August 16, 1pm

Sept 16

Copperplate Calligraphy workshop, with Jill Quillian, Calligraphy and Silk artist

Saturday, September 16, 10am-4pm

Classes must be registered and paid in advance to ensure minimum enrollment.

Concerts It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance for concerts. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before a concert or performance. Open seating.


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