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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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Sneffels Fiber Art Festival

Saturday September 29th 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday September 30th 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. This event is run by a volunteer committee with administrative support from staff.

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Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

December 15th in Montrose.   December 16th in Ouray.

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 for over a decade every December to families from all over the region in either Ouray or Ridgway.  NEW THIS YEAR:  we are expanding our services to Montrose with a Gingerbread House event in Montrose!   For over thirteen years, Weehawken has presented the "Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops" and this fun, memorable family event serves over 60 families and is a wonderful holiday tradition.

Families must reserve a house in advance ($15 each) and will arrive to either The Montrose Field House (Weehawken Montrose) on December 15 OR the Ouray Community Center on December 16th 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 $1500 to provide the service to participants.

The 2018 workshops will be in both Montrose and Ouray.   The event will run 12:00-1:30 pm and 2:00-3:30 pm in Montrose and from 1:00-2:30 pm in Ouray.

Register for Montrose 12:00 pm Session

Register for Montrose 2:00 pm Session

Register for Ouray 1:00 pm Session1:00 pm Session

Registrations are taken online at www.weehawkenarts.org or by phone at 970.318.0150.



Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival

August 11th 9:00am to 5:00pm & August 12th 10:00am to 5:00pm @ Ridgway's Hartwell Park

The 34th 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.

Saturday, August 11th

9:00-10:00 Red Mountain Radio

10:00-11:00 Yasuo Ishikawa

11:00-11:30 Yogini

11:30-12:00 Red Mountain Radio

12:00-12:30 Mt. Sneffels Marathon Awards Ceremony

12:30-2:30 Gypsy Jazz Social Club

2:30-3:00 Red Mountain Radio

3:00-4:00 Til Willis

4:00-5:00 Gleekers

Sunday, August 12th

10:00-11:00 Red Mountain Radio

11:00-11:30 Gleekers

11:30-12:00 Red Mountain Radio

12:00-12:45 Alex Paul- confirmed

12:45-1:15 Red Mountain Radio

1:15-2:15 Gotta Be

2:15-2:45  Red Mountain Radio

2:45-3:45 Til Willis

:45-4:00 Red Mountain Radio

4:00-5:00 David Nunn

Visit Ridgway Rendezvous online!

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6:10 at 610 Artist Reception: "Exposing the Sneaky Marmot" by Tammi Brazee

Ridgway’s new gallery, the 610 Arts Collective, features "Exposing the Sneaky Marmot" by artist Tammi Brazee throughout the month of November. To view the show and meet the artist, there will be a gallery reception on November 4 at 6:10 p.m.

Artist’s statement: Exposing the Sneaky Marmot

Sometimes the beliefs we hold about the world or about ourselves don’t serve us well. False or misleading perceptions can, at best, lead us into harmless folly, or at worst, cause others and ourselves a lifetime of misery and heartache. Exposing the Sneaky Marmot investigates many versions of self-deception. The actual or implied presence of a trickster marmot throughout the series embodies the tendency to be misled by our perceptions and beliefs, many of which have long generational ties that are passed along like family heirlooms. These mindsets are formed in childhood and carried into adulthood where they often function below our conscious awareness. I reference old photographs to allude to the temporal persistence of long-lasting familial mindsets and use the landscape as a setting to represent the wild terrain of our own unconscious thoughts and drives. These paintings are twisted versions of grown-up dramas that are humorous on the surface but sometimes dark and insidious underneath with far-reaching consequences.

About the Artist: While the hint of a Yankee accent reveals Maryland roots, Colorado has been Tammi Brazee’s home for nearly two decades. She is professional, working artist and science geek, holding two graduate degrees, one in environmental science and the other in visual art. This unusual combination of interests has had a profound influence on Brazee’s work, keeping it suspended somewhere between recognizable reality and imaginary narrative. When she’s not in the studio pondering the relationship between things and slinging paint, she can be found wandering along a mountain trail, guidebook, binoculars and lens in hand, talking to the creatures met along the way.

The 610 Arts Collective is located at 610 Clinton Street in Ridgway, Colorado. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email info@sherbino.org to schedule a viewing.

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.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150