Georgetown Heritage Center
Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation, Inc.
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The Cultural Arts Program (CAP) has developed an exciting yearlong program to encompass traditional crafts, fine arts, music, drama, film and gardening. These art forms are presented through classes and workshops, from in-depth and challenging to a tasting of the topic to entice the beginner; exhibits; lectures; vocal and instrumental music concerts; movies for both children and adult viewers; and occasional dance and drama performances.
Arts and Traditional Craft Classes
Professional artists and craftspeople from area guilds, art schools, local artists and beyond teach advanced and intensive multi-day classes exploring techniques and skills, encouraging creativity. One or two day sessions or a series of classes may explore a specific method in the field or provide a beginner’s introduction. Classes can range from painting (acrylic, watercolor, pastel) to a variety of craft and arts (photography, printmaking, papermaking, clay, sculpture, woodworking, mask making, millinery) to the traditional fiber arts (quilting, weaving, rug making, knitting, crocheting, lace making, embroidery). Gardening and related talks with an appropriate topic monthly throughout the year are be offered one night a month, through Colorado State University Extension Services.
By taking a look into the past and making a connection to the present, many of these folk arts will emphasize Victorian design and customs, and illustrate the influence of the area’s various ethnic groups and mining history. Set in Georgetown’s spectacular mountain landscape with classic architecture, brilliant fall colors and wildflowers, outdoor painting and photography is a natural, and inspiration abundant.
Concerts each month on Saturday nights showcase both vocal and instrumental music, and bring classical music to our halls, a sound that has seldom been heard in this area. Our moveable stage, excellent sound system and grand piano hosts noted professional musicians, small orchestras and quartets, local and visiting choirs and more.
Clear Creek Library District will hold family movie nights on a regular schedule. The library district has an extensive film collection that may be screened for public viewing. Our Sunday Movie Classics shows westerns, documentaries, foreign films and other films of interest for an older audience.