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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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Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

December 3rd 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 Ridgway Elementary School on December 3rd 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 Sunday, December 3rd in Ridgway: one will run from 1:00-3:00 pm  a second session will run from 3:30-5:30 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.

Register for the 1:00 PM Session

Register for the 3:30 PM Session

 

 

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: Jeff Michalek

Ridgway’s new gallery, the 610 Arts Collective, features the work of, Colorado artist, Jeffrey Michalek throughout the month of July. To view the show and meet the artist, there will be a gallery reception on July 22 at 6:10 p.m. with an artist demonstration at 7 p.m.

Michalek’s black & white photography blends the wet plate processes of the 1850s and the Rawlins Oil Printing process of the early 1900s. This show just returned from exhibition in Spain and is a chance to peek into the evolution of photography and celebrate its heritage as a historical art form.

Michalek’s surrealist narrative is centered around situations and scenes that evoke the viewers curiosity and encourage them to explore their own version of the story. Once he has created a scene and staged his model, a sequence of no less than 50 steps is required to create one image. From start to finish, each handcrafted print is an original and can take anywhere from 20-30 hours to create.

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. For more information on Jeff Michalek, visit Black Archer Photo on instagram

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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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