Art Events This Week

 Friday, December 6th
Piano music & 20% off sale
9:00am / Toh-Atin Gallery
20% off sale 9 am to 9 pm. Piano Jazz and Holiday music by Darryl Kuntz all evening.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Over 100 creative vendors from the surrounding four corners will have their handcrafted arts and crafts for sale. From homemade jellies, sauces, dips, treats to blown, fused and stain glass, embroidered art, clothing, Christmas Decor, barnwood decor, pottery, angel decor, sculptures, candles, diffusers, all kinds of body and beauty products, Alpaca yarn and decor, Native American decor, fleece socks, gloves and so much more! Come check us out, spin the wheel to win a door prize, enter to win a large flat screen HDTV and don't forget stop and have a bite to eat at the cafe.
Noel Night at The Rochester
4:00pm / The Rochester Hotel
The Rochester Hotel and R Space will again be hosting local artists and crafters for Noel Night! Join in the festivities at our two 2nd Avenue locations to pick up the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for your loved ones. You will have a wide variety of uniquely made items from our beloved local artists.   “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." -Richelle E. Goodrich
Noel Night Opening Reception with Tony Stromberg
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar
5:00pm / Animas Museum
The Animas Museum will hold its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6th from 5-7pm and Saturday, December 7th from 9-3pm. Vendors will offer hand-crafted arts and craft items in the historic museum setting from local artists and crafters. Join us on Friday from 5pm to 7pm for an evening at the 1870s Joy Cabin for company, conversation, and refreshments. The Museum is located at 3065 W. 2nd Ave. For more information call 970-259-2402.
 Saturday, December 7th
St. Mark's Community Christmas Bazaar
8:00am / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
This annual event for more than 30 years is Durango's premier craft show. Always held the first Saturday in December, 8:00-3:00. 30 vendors offer hand crafted jewelry, pottery, quilting, watercolor and acrylic painters, metal and wood artists, leaded glass and fused glass, knitting, purses, hats, clothing, spices or hand made skin care products. Unique gifts for all ages! Plus you can have breakfast (quiche and cinnamon rolls) or lunch (homemade chili, chili dog, or Frito pie). Wonderful baked goods are offered from St. Mark's women; or buy a frozen casserole to take home for dinner. Only comes once a year.
St. Columba Christmas Craft Bazaar
8:00am / St. Columba Parish
Featuring over 40 area craftsman & artisans offering a wide array of hand crafted treasures, gifts, and inspirations for the Christmas season. Find the perfect match for everyone on your list. Food & refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the youth of St. Columba Parish.
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Over 100 creative vendors from the surrounding four corners will have their handcrafted arts and crafts for sale. From homemade jellies, sauces, dips, treats to blown, fused and stain glass, embroidered art, clothing, Christmas Decor, barnwood decor, pottery, angel decor, sculptures, candles, diffusers, all kinds of body and beauty products, Alpaca yarn and decor, Native American decor, fleece socks, gloves and so much more! Come check us out, spin the wheel to win a door prize, enter to win a large flat screen HDTV and don't forget stop and have a bite to eat at the cafe.
Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar
9:00am / Animas Museum
The Animas Museum will hold its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6th from 5-7pm and Saturday, December 7th from 9-3pm. Vendors will offer hand-crafted arts and craft items in the historic museum setting from local artists and crafters. Join us on Friday from 5pm to 7pm for an evening at the 1870s Joy Cabin for company, conversation, and refreshments. The Museum is located at 3065 W. 2nd Ave. For more information call 970-259-2402.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
 Sunday, December 8th
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Come see us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party. This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists; several will be in attendance during the artist reception from 5-7pm on December 6th. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more, there is sure to be something for everyone on your seasonal shopping list.
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Over 100 creative vendors from the surrounding four corners will have their handcrafted arts and crafts for sale. From homemade jellies, sauces, dips, treats to blown, fused and stain glass, embroidered art, clothing, Christmas Decor, barnwood decor, pottery, angel decor, sculptures, candles, diffusers, all kinds of body and beauty products, Alpaca yarn and decor, Native American decor, fleece socks, gloves and so much more! Come check us out, spin the wheel to win a door prize, enter to win a large flat screen HDTV and don't forget stop and have a bite to eat at the cafe.
 Monday, December 9th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition ALL WEEK
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
 Tuesday, December 10th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Open Shop Day
12:00pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
 Wednesday, December 11th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
 Thursday, December 12th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
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