Arts & Culture in Westcliffe, CO
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Westcliffe Center for Performing Arts
Historic Jones Theatre
Westcliffe Center for Performing Arts (WCPA) is housed in the Historic Jones Theatre on Main Street. An active part of the community for nearly 30 years, WCPA puts on an ever-rotating schedule of plays, concerts, workshops, and kids’ camps. View the most up-to-date schedule or buy tickets from the WCPA website.
Yep, you don’t even have to leave the county to catch a new flick. On the weekends, Historic Jones Theatre hosts a first run movie. They also showcase an occasional western or classic. View their updated schedule.
Sangre Art Guild
The Sangre Art Guild’s mission is to create a dynamic, supportive environment for the visual arts to flourish in the Wet Mountain Valley. They host a variety of events and classes, while members can also feature and sell their artwork in the guild’s 3rd Street Gallery. You’ll also see their rotating art exhibits around town thanks to their ‘Art in Public Places’ initiative.
Children and youth who want to get involved in the arts will find ample opportunity in Westcliffe. The Westcliffe Center for Performing Arts offers annual summer internships for college drama students. Teens can participate in Acting For Teens classes over summer. And the younger set (ages 7-12) can participate in their annual Creativity Camp.
Sangre Art Guild also features many opportunities for Westcliffe’s younger generation, including Preschool Art, Summer Art Camp (ages 7 to 12), and Teen Art Camp (ages 13 to 17.) They also offer a SAG tuition grant for arts-bound students, and help fund art-related education for Custer County schools.
And children certainly won’t want to miss SAG’s popular, annual 3-day event: Arts Hullabaloo.
Art for the sangres
The Sangres Art Guild’s annual Arts Hullabaloo features three days of family fun, with a focus on showcasing visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, fiber arts, and literary arts, to name a few. This free, public event features exhibits around town, with street art, face-painting, chalk art, tie-dying and more.
Check the Sangres Art Guild website to see what they have planned for the next year’s event.
high mountain hay fever festival
This 4-day annual festival is one of America’s premier bluegrass events, attracting nationally-renowned talent and thousands of bluegrass fans from around the country. Yet, at the same time, it lacks the congestion and overwhelming crowds found in most festivals.
Held in the park with panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, it makes for one of the best concert venues you could imagine. Don’t miss this favorite event!
For the latest dates and tickets, visit www.highmountainhayfever.org.
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