Events on this Day

 Monday, November 21st
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Page One Writing Contest
8:00am / Durango Public Library
Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and nothing else) for a chance to win prizes and have it aired on our Page One radio program!   CONTEST RULES:  "One Page" = approx. 300 - 500 words  Original works written by locals  All ages and topics welcome   Submissions accepted from : November 1 - November 31  Four winning pages will be selected by mid-December  Winners will be aired on KSUT & KDUR in January 2023  Submissions can be emailed to or dropped off at Durango Public Library
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Gift Gallery Call to Artists
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
This year's annual winter market is going to be bigger and better than ever but we need YOU and your beautiful work. We are seeking all media: Jewelry, 2-D and 3-D art, pottery, textiles, mixed media, hand-made clothing and toys for children, children's books by local authors/illustrators, and art that makes great gifts for everyone! The Durango Arts Center is pleased to invite all community artists, jewelers and crafters to submit their work for the "2022 Gift Gallery", Opening Tuesday, November 22nd through January 12th, 2023. Please register here to sell your work. After registration, you will be contacted to set up a time to deliver your art to the DAC.
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects!   September - Three Dimensional Art, October - Extreme Halloween  November/December - Ceramics!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   Scholarships are available. 13 Classes.
Fall After School Art and Crafts for Teens and Tweens
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
It's that scary time of year when the days get chillier, the nights longer, and all kinds of creatures both scary and cute walk our streets. This year, the Teen/Tween class will create a Haunted Bird House and a Vampire Gnome, "Gnomeula",for Halloween! Next, we will get ready for Thanksgiving by making a dried flower hair comb (or barrette), to decorate our hair and some darling paper lanterns , apples, and pears to decorate our tables! I know we will have tons of fun making these fabulous projects and I can't wait to see you there!
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
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