Events on this Day

 Thursday, January 12th
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Improve Your Handwriting!
2:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Want to improve your handwriting in a fun atmosphere?? You will get to apply what you learn immediately and will walk away with lettering styles that will last you a lifetime!   Adults only class.   Session 1: How To Write Like An Architect  Many architects and map makers need to write neat and quickly to accompany their designs. You will learn the attributes, variations and how to make this style your own—to be used for any occasion.   Session 2: Italic Script  Italic is not just a variation of a font, it's a hand or lettering style that was designed to be readable, to write rhythmically to support writing with speed, and the best part is that it has so many variations. We will start by using monoline tools with and without connections so you can choose if you want to write Italic as print or script. Once you know this lettering style, you can apply it as a foundation for brushlettering and more.   Session 3: Scale Up and Scale Down  Writing big can be fun! Writing small may be out of preference or necessity. We will scale our letters up and down using the right tool for the job. You will learn Thick/Thin Script to use on posters, banners or wall work. And Roman Hand at a very small scale (think .3mm) to serve as a skeleton lettering style for legibility and other lettering styles.   Each session comes with an accompanying video that you will receive at the conclusion of the course so that the learning can continue. You will also leave each session with handouts, mark making tools you get to keep, and an exemplar of your own to build from.
Speed Networking
5:30pm / Purple Cliffs Office Buidling
Do you work in our community? Do you want to connect more with others that live and work here too? Or maybe you want to learn more about our community and different opportunities it offers!? Come join us for our Speed Networking event!   Bring a friend and come network with us!    Thank you, Bank of Colorado, for sponsoring this event.
Live Music
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Live Music
5:30pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Magical Art and Happiness
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A skill-building 6-week art introduction workshop for anyone who needs to leave their mental stress and anxiety behind. Progressive genre introductions of drawing in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic paints and ceramic clay. Different skill-building lessons each workshop. Leave your mental stress and anxiety behind and get lost in various arts! $200 fee for all 6 classes!
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