Experience Awe-Inspiring Art in “Heart of the Valley”
If you are ready for a weekend of gorgeous weather, breathtaking art and picturesque mountain views, make sure to attend the 27th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival in Avon, Colorado this Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Known as the “Heart of the Valley” Avon serves as a gateway to the prestigious Alpine village of Beaver Creek. This award-winning resort area offers visitors fabulous shopping, savory dining and a multitude of recreational adventures. Art enthusiasts and collectors alike will enjoy experiencing the art and live music. Admission is free.
Over 100 brilliant artists from all over the country will line the streets of the town to showcase and sell unique paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more. Some of the participating artists include Colorado locals Felicia and her metal sculpture, fine arts painter Anthony Grant, and fine jewelry by Melissa Shipley.
Free Art Giveaway by Featured Artist Andrew Butler
The festival art giveaway will offer attendees an opportunity to win a 36” x 26” print of “Watchful Eye” by the Featured Artist Andrew Butler. The prize, valued at $595, will be displayed at the artist’s booth. The photographer travels the world capturing unusual and stirring images which he frames in antique windows, some of which are more than 100 years old. Andrew’s motto is “Recycle and Re-use, Art for a New World.” Stop by his booth to register for a chance to win this beautiful print. You’ll see the evidence of this artist’s love of travel, photography and color. To find out more about this eco-friendly photographer, visit his website. No purchase is necessary to participate in the giveaway. The winner will be announced in the final hour of the festival, so make sure not to miss it.
Celebrate Avon’s Rich Cultural Heritage
As you walk around town you’ll feel its splendid heritage in the large collection of life-like bronze statuary. The Avon Art Council began its public art collection in 1989 with the unveiling of the statue “Checkmate” by cowboy artist Herb Mignery. The town added a stunning nine piece bronze collection by Glenna Goodacre in 1992. Her “Pledge of Allegiance” statue is an inspirational reminder of our nation’s flag and country’s heritage. Avon’s series of roundabouts showcase magnificent statues like the “Rite of Passage” herd of horses by Colorado artist, Sandy Scott and Gerald Balcair’s momma bear and cubs, “Mother’s Pride.” While in town, explore a piece of Americana with a tour of these compelling bronze pieces.
As always keep up with the latest updates on our Facebook page and visit the website to find out what shows are coming up. If you participate on social media, make sure you tag us @ArtFestival and include the hashtag for this show: #BeaverCreekArtFestival. See you at the show!