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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Brighton preparing for fall season full of arts and culture events

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Just in time for fall, the City of Brighton’s Office of Arts and Culture announces two events for our community to enjoy, participate in and support.

On Friday, Sept. 13 the pARTy Bus will once again be braking for art. From 6-9 p.m. a bus will continuously circle the route from the Armory, to City Hall's Eye for Art, to Main Street Creatives. Attendees have the freedom to hop on or off at any time and are advised to park at any of the receptions. There is no cost to ride the bus or attend the art receptions and refreshments will be served.

 The three stops will include:

  • Art at the Armory - Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street

    • Featuring works inspired by local artists celebrating this traditional Mexican holiday.

    • Entertainment by “Chicano Heat” playing traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex music. 

  • Eye for Art “Colors of Love” art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Avenue

    • This art exhibit features exquisite artwork from vibrant oils to watercolors to jewelry.

    • Entertainment by the flute, harp duo “Lark Song”.

  • Main Street Creatives Gallery at 36 South Main Street

    • Represented by 20 studio and gallery artists and is home to the Art Academy of Colorado.

    • Entertainment by piano, flute duo Judy and Wendy.

 

If local artists have any work that reflects the theme of the Dia de los Muertos art exhibit, and wishes to participate, please contact Armory House Coordinator Marcus Garcia at 303-655-2140 to schedule a time to drop off art by Sept. 12.

This event is made possible through sponsorships by the Armory, Office of Arts and Culture, Brighton Cultural Arts Commission and SCFD.


Fiber Arts Show Coming to Brighton Armory

The other event coming to Brighton this fall is the Third Annual Fiber Arts Show.  The Brighton Fiber Arts Group in conjunction with the City of Brighton and the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission is requesting entries to this art show.  

The show features fiber arts including quilts, knitting, crocheting and needlework.  This year the show will also include machine embroidery and a variety of quilted items.  The free display will open with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 3 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 

Attendees to the show will be able to vote on their favorite in each category.  Cash prizes will be awarded based on "people's choice" for first and second place.  In addition, there will be a drawing for a quilt to be awarded on Saturday evening.

 In addition to the show, performances of the play, "Quilters" will be on Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The play is the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters.  Scenes contain illuminating stories in various patches or "blocks" with music, dance and drama, depicting the lot of women on the frontier.  Tickets are just $5 per family.

For those interested, applications for entry into the show can be obtained by contacting Elaine Rowe at 303-659-3258. This event is made possible through sponsorships by the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission and Lodging Tax.

 If you have any questions or need more information on any of the events listed above please contact David Gallegos by emailing dgallegos@brightonco.gov.

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