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Weehawken Special Events

Weehawken sponsors and organizes a variety of art-inspired events that have helped build Ouray County’s reputation as a place where art, artists and art-lovers thrive.

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Ridgway Space to Create Survey Soirée

Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, January 31, from 5:00 to 7:30pm, at the Sherbino.

The local creative sector has a chance to provide input on the upcoming Space to Create project during a fun kickoff of its online survey.

Ridgway has recently selected by Space to Create Colorado partners to build a facility downtown to provide affordable workforce housing and working space for creative sector entrepreneurs.
The online survey to gather data about the needs of individual creatives, creative businesses, and creative organizations in the region will go live on January 31st

The definition of “Creative Sector” is quite broad and includes architects, digital designers, craftspeople, and other contributors in a wide range of fields, as well as those more commonly considered artists.
The survey will collect statistical information to inform the design of
the facility, to be located on the corner of Clinton St. and N. Laura Streets.
Responses to the survey will inform the design of the building, including features, amenities, and uses for the space. Data gained will also help build support and funding to make the new space a reality.
To kick it all off, Space to Create will hold this “Survey Soiree” on Tuesday, January 31, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Sherbino. There 
will be information, food, a cash bar, and creative entertainment at the event. Representatives from Artspace will give brief perspective on the initiative in Colorado and answer questions about Space to Create Ridgway.
Computers will be available for participants to take the survey, and all are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablet devices.

Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival

August 12th 9:00am to 5:00pm & August 13th 10:00am to 5:00pm @ Ridgway's Hartwell Park

The 33rd Annual two-day festival comes to Ridgway’s beautiful Hartwell Park every summer on the second weekend of August, showcasing fine arts and original crafts from up to 140 talented vendors from across the country. Art demos, free craft activities, great food and libations and family-friendly live entertainment round out the offerings, making this one of the Western Slope’s most highly anticipated art shows of the season.

Visit Ridgway Rendezvous online!

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Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

December 2nd in Ridgway

Registrations Open November 15th for Weehawken’s Annual Family Gingerbread Event on December 2nd in Ridgway.

Buckets of candy, oodles of frosting, sticky fingers, heaps of smiles, and a kajillion sugar-coated photo ops. That just about sums up Weehawken Creative Arts' annual gingerbread house decorating event, offered every December to families from all over the region in either Ouray or Ridgway. For over eleven years, Weehawken has presented the "Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops" and this fun, memorable family event serves over 30 families and is a wonderful holiday tradition.

Families must reserve a house in advance ($15 each) and will arrive to the Sherbino Theater on December 2nd to find a fully assembled house that just needs the magic of imagination and decoration. Once families check-in, they peruse surreal tables of candy and goodies that can be added to the structures with oodles of frosting. As a team, families decorate their house and then get to take the house home for enjoyment during the holiday season. Additional donations are gladly accepted and appreciated for this program as it runs well over $1000 to provide the service to participants.

Both of the 2017 workshops are set for Saturday, December 2nd in Ridgway: one will run from 10:00 am until Noon and a second session will run from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. Registrations will be accepted starting November 15th and will be taken until the spaces are filled. Registrations are taken through Weehawken Creative Arts by phone at 970.318.0150 or online starting November 15.



Amateur Sculptor Contest

June 11, 2017 @ Ridgway Community Center

Now in its fifth year, Michael McCullough's Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest attracts amateur sculptors as young as 14 from across the Western Slope of Colorado to sculpt five pounds of clay into a masterpiece in just two hours; a panel of professional artists determines the winners and awards hefty cash prizes.

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Sneffels Fiber Art Festival

Saturday September 23rd 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday September 24th 10:00am-4:00pm

at Ouray County Fairgrounds & 4-H Center: 22739 Highway 550 Ridgway, CO 81432

More fun than you can shake a knitting needle at! Weehawken is proud to be the organization sponsoring this great weekend of fun revolving around the fiber arts that comes to the Ouray County 4-H Event Center each September.

This year's annual Sneffels Fiber Art Festival is sure to delight all who appreciate creating fiber art and wearable art from scratch. This year's vendors will bring supplies to our area and handmade wearable clothes ready for you to try on and walk out with. This festival is for the shopper, crafter and artist. Come delight in these new creations and bring your friends. This event is for the crafter and non crafter of all ages.

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Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Weehawken Montrose

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427