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Steamboat All Arts Festival incorporates new synergy

Event Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Jesse Cook, Strings Music Pavilion

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

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8 p.m.: Emily Bear Jazz Trio, Strings Music Pavilion

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

3 to 5 p.m.: “Dido and Aeneas” presented by the Opera Artist Institute; Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Botanic Park

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children's Theater Workshops – Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Dance on Film, Bud Werner Memorial Library

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children's Theater Workshops – Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

Noon to 1 p.m.: Arias Concert presented by the Emerald City Opera, Botanic Park

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Library Author Series featuring Laura Pritchett, Bud Werner Memorial Library

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children's Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Bruce Hornsby, Strings Music Pavilion

7 to 8 p.m.: Sketchbook Project founder, Steven Peterman, presentation at Bud Werner Memorial Library

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children's Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

Noon to 1 p.m.: Music on the Green, Yampa River Botanic Park

2 to 6 p.m.: Visit the mobile Sketchbook Project library, Bud Werner Memorial Library

6to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

7 to 8 p.m.: “Everything You Want to Know About Art but are Afraid to Ask” lecture, Chief Theater

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

9 to 11 a.m.: Walking tour of Art Steamboat finalists

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children's Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

Noon to 1 p.m.: Grand opening of Yampa Art Stroll; featuring a free lecture by Betsy Dillard Stroud

Noon to 8 p.m.: Yampa Art Stroll, Torian Plum Plaza

Noon to 4 p.m.: Visit the mobile Sketchbook Library, Bud Werner Memorial Library

1 to 5 p.m.: Conductor's Workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

5 to 7 p.m.: Art Steamboat awards reception and art sale, Depot Art Center

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

7 to 9 p.m.: “Falstaff” presented by the Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs High School

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

9 a.m. to noon: Conductor's workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Matisserie Painting Workshop, Depot Art Center

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Yampa Art Stroll, Torian Plum Plaza

2 to 5 p.m.: Conductor's workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and and Camp

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Asleep at the Wheel, Strings Music Pavilion

7 to 9 p.m.: “Dido and Aeneas” presented by the Opera Artist Institute; Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

10:00 a.m. to noon: Conductor's Workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Yampa Art Stroll, Torian Plum Plaza

1 to 3 p.m.: Conductor's Workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

3 to 5 p.m.: “Falstaff” presented by the Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs High School

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

Steamboat All Arts Festival will bring a new momentum this year.

With a devotion to the interactivity of everything under the umbrella of arts and culture, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has partnered with the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Emerald City Opera, Strings Music Festival, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Chief Theater and Piknik Theatre Festival this year to bring a cohesive series of events to the Yampa Valley.

Although each of these entities work separately, this week it's about collaborative efforts to capture the artistic treasures Steamboat has to share.

"All the arts and culture here meshes really well," said Lindy Schwanke, the events and sponsorship director for the Chamber. "There is a strong working relationship as is, and this event is great to help give all of them a boost and get the ball rolling to highlight what they can really do."

Chamber and each organization has worked together to schedule no overlapping events. This careful consideration allows visitors and locals the chance to see and experience a plethora of artistic events in town.

The 6th annual All Arts Festival is meant to be a timeframe that includes a range of collaborative events that feature theater, music, art and workshops.

Rather than seeking other artists or galleries elsewhere, there is an emphasis on the festival this year in celebrating local artists and the talent seen in local galleries.

"Part of our objective is to highlight Steamboat as an arts district and as a creative center in Colorado," Schwanke said. "If we are not displaying the talent we have here, we would have a hard time achieving that goal."

While there is a strong presence of arts culture here, Linda Laughlin advises the need to maintain it.


"The arts community here takes a lot of TLC to keep it alive and moving forward. This event is a start for that," said Laughlin, the executive director for the Steamboat Springs Center for the Visual Arts. "Encouraging artists to live here, work and even grow here is one more piece to create connectivity and opportunities for the arts."

For Keri Rusthoi, this event allows for a momentum to build that all arts organizations can benefit from.

"It highlights how much is going on in this town," said Rusthoi, the artistic director for Emerald City Opera. "We really do have a thriving art scene; one that not only does the city need to acknowledge and support but also the rest of the state and region to know what's going on here so they can participate, because it's really good stuff."

"I think the arts are an absolute necessity in life," said David Malis visiting professional actor at Emerald City Opera who has been coming to Steamboat since 2003. "For me, music is my means of expression, and I think everyone should be able to enjoy that type of thing for themselves. It's a creative part of who we are, and to be well rounded in the arts allows everyone to benefit from that."

Not just Ski Town USA or Bike Town USA, the All Arts Festival is evidence to the fact that Steamboat is thriving with an affinity for artistry in the valley.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

Event Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Jesse Cook, Strings Music Pavilion

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Emily Bear Jazz Trio, Strings Music Pavilion

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

3 to 5 p.m.: “Dido and Aeneas” presented by the Opera Artist Institute; Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Botanic Park

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops – Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Dance on Film, Bud Werner Memorial Library

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops – Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

Noon to 1 p.m.: Arias Concert presented by the Emerald City Opera, Botanic Park

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Library Author Series featuring Laura Pritchett, Bud Werner Memorial Library

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Bruce Hornsby, Strings Music Pavilion

7 to 8 p.m.: Sketchbook Project founder, Steven Peterman, presentation at Bud Werner Memorial Library

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

Noon to 1 p.m.: Music on the Green, Yampa River Botanic Park

2 to 6 p.m.: Visit the mobile Sketchbook Project library, Bud Werner Memorial Library

6to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

7 to 8 p.m.: “Everything You Want to Know About Art but are Afraid to Ask” lecture, Chief Theater

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

9 to 11 a.m.: Walking tour of Art Steamboat finalists

9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Theater Workshops — Piknik Theatre, Depot Art Center

Noon to 1 p.m.: Grand opening of Yampa Art Stroll; featuring a free lecture by Betsy Dillard Stroud

Noon to 8 p.m.: Yampa Art Stroll, Torian Plum Plaza

Noon to 4 p.m.: Visit the mobile Sketchbook Library, Bud Werner Memorial Library

1 to 5 p.m.: Conductor’s Workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

5 to 7 p.m.: Art Steamboat awards reception and art sale, Depot Art Center

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

7 to 9 p.m.: “Falstaff” presented by the Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs High School

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

9 a.m. to noon: Conductor’s workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Matisserie Painting Workshop, Depot Art Center

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Yampa Art Stroll, Torian Plum Plaza

2 to 5 p.m.: Conductor’s workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and and Camp

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

8 p.m.: Asleep at the Wheel, Strings Music Pavilion

7 to 9 p.m.: “Dido and Aeneas” presented by the Opera Artist Institute; Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

10:00 a.m. to noon: Conductor’s Workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Yampa Art Stroll, Torian Plum Plaza

1 to 3 p.m.: Conductor’s Workshop presented by Emerald City Opera, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

3 to 5 p.m.: “Falstaff” presented by the Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs High School

6 to 7 p.m.: Piknik Theatre, Yampa River Botanic Park

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