COLORADO –Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s top juried, outdoor art festivals, brings its popular artistic showcases back to Colorado for its 34th year during the Summer of Art Colorado Series. The incomparable festivals include a new event in Mountain Village, as well as the mainstay showcases in Aspen, Keystone, Boulder and Beaver Creek.
The series kicks off with the 19th Annual Downtown Aspen Fine Art Festival on July 16 – 17, followed by the 6th Annual Keystone River Run Village Art Festival on July 23 – 24. HAE returns once more to the 2nd Annual Boulder Fine Art Street Festival at 29th Street on July 30 – 31, before presenting the show that started it all during the 34th Annual Beaver Creek Fine Art Festival on August 6 – 7. Finally, after years of demand, HAE proudly presents its inaugural launch of the Mountain Village/Telluride Fine Art Festival taking place at the Heritage & Conference Plazas August 13 – 14.
“Artists and patrons from around the country have been asking us to bring a world-class art showcase to the Telluride area, and we are greatly looking forward to doing just that,” says HAE founder, Howard Alan. “This year’s line up will feature some incredible new artists, rising stars in the contemporary art scene, who we are exited to present to our wonderful Colorado patrons and residents.”
The shows all feature a broad range of art including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. Another difference from other art shows is that HAE’s two-day festivals always offer free admission to all patrons, and the artists themselves are on site during the entire weekend to answer questions, take custom orders and explain the inspirations behind each work of art. Different local and visiting artists at each show offer patrons a chance to “follow the tour” and find different inspiration every weekend, and at every venue.
For more information on HAE and the Summer of Art Colorado Series, please visit www.artfestival.com.
About the shows:
19th Annual Downtown Aspen Fine Art Festival
July 16 – 17
151 E Main St.
Aspen, CO 81611
Featuring breathtaking views, a convenient RFTA stop, and ample parking, Paepcke Park is the perfect backdrop for local and national artists to bring world-class works spanning all mediums from 10 am to 5 pm both days.
6th Annual Keystone River Run Art Festival
July 23 – 24
120 Ida Belle Dr.
Keystone, CO 80435
The second stop on Howard Alan Events’ Colorado Summer of Art tour brings nearly 100 different artists to the stunning Keystone Resort’s River Run Village in an unparalleled showcase of art. The free event takes place from 10 am to 6 pm both days.
2nd Annual Boulder Fine Art Street Festival at 29th Street
July 30 – 31
1710 29th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Artsy and eclectic, 29th Street in Boulder is the perfect setting for HAE’s returning Street Festival. Presenting a line up of nearly 100 fine artists from around the country, this event promises exquisite and creative works of art from every medium including life-sized sculptures and hand-crafted jewelry. 10 am to 5 pm both days.
34th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival
August 6 – 7
210 Beaver Creek Plaza
Beaver Creek, CO 81620
The show that started it all! HAE is proud to return to its original location at the breathtaking Beaver Creek Resort. Featuring two levels of gorgeous art, including live art demonstrations, the Beaver Creek Art Festival represents original, hand crafted artwork selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. Taking place 10 am to 5 pm both days.
Mountain Village/Telluride Fine Art Fesitval
August 13 – 14
568 Mountain Village Blvd.
Telluride, CO 81435
Surrounded by the stunning San Juan mountains and the world-class Telluride ski resort, the Mountain Village/Telluride Fine Art Festival brings the art to match its glorious surroundings. Known for its one-of-a-kind culinary and cinematic offerings, Mountain Village will welcome a fine art festival to complement its travel-worthy line up of annual events. Taking place during Telluride’s renowned annual jazz festival, visitors and residents will find exquisite art and craft artisan offerings to delight all the senses during the two-day, free showcase.