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Annual art tour Saturday

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council's fourth annual Steamboat Studios Art and Culture Tour is Saturday, featuring visits to working artists' studios and cultural points of interest in Steamboat Springs. Artist studios on the tour include Deb Babcock, Corinne Cilli, Ceramic Design Group, Dixie Coyle, Wayne Kakela, Geogian Kalow, Wendy Kowynia, Natural Light Images, Sharon Pace, Portfolio Collection, Ken & Deb Proper, Keri Searls, Pat Walsh, MB Warner, Jan Willman, David Winters and Zanobia. The tour includes breakfast at The Depot Art Center, a picnic lunch at Tread of Pioneers Museum, entertainment by singer and songwriter Carrie Elkin and a cooperative fine art exhibit and a silent auction. All-inclusive tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008.

Wild Horse reception

Wild Horse Gallery in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Hotel is hosting an artist's reception for wildlife sculptor Daniel Parker from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Parker was the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's 1999 sculpture artist of the year and his fighting bull elk bronze sculpture entitled "Yellowstone Legacy" graces the front of the Hibernation Station at West Yellowstone's Grizzly Park. In addition to exhibiting his newly completed works, Parker will be sculpting on site in the Wild Horse Gallery throughout the upcoming week.

ArtWalk today at Torian Plum

ArtWalk features regional fine artists and entertainers from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Torian Plum Plaza on the mountain. There will be painting, jewelry, sculpture, handcrafted furniture, photography, glassblowing, pottery and a farmers' market accompanied by live jazz at the outdoor event.

Public dance session today

The Yampa Valley Ceili (kay-lee) Society, which teaches traditional Irish dances, will hold a public dance session from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Northwest Ballet, 326 Oak St. The dance session ends earlier than usual this month so dancers can take their new steps over to the Strings in the Mountains festival tent for a live performance by Eileen Ivers, nine-time all-Ireland fiddle champion and star of the original "Riverdance," which starts at 8 p.m.

Individual Ceili society classes cost $5, or join the society for a $30 membership fee to attend all 2004 Ceili Society classes and events. No experience is required, and more information is available by calling 879-2205. Ticket information for the Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul concert is available from Strings in the Mountains at 879-5056.

August cabaret

tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for "How's Your Romance? Andrea Marcovicci Sings Cole Porter," An Evening of Cabaret to benefit Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp featuring cabaret legend Andrea Marcovicci with musical accompaniment by Shelly Markham. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park. Tickets are $30. Call 879-7125.

Entries sought for Slipcast

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for The Slipcast Object, an international exhibition juried by Richard Notkin that is open to artists working with slipcasting. Entries should be submitted as 35 mm slides by Monday. The exhibit will run Nov. 12 through Jan. 9, 2005, at The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center. Cash prizes will be awarded. Download a PDF prospectus at www.steamboatspringsarts.com. In conjunction with show, Richard Notkin will be conducting a workshop, "Ceramic Sculpture: Concept and Technique," focusing on developing a philosophy and a personal aesthetic for sculpture and vessel making. More information is available at www.steamboatspringsarts.

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Take a walk back in time

Join historian Dee Bolton for a historic walking tour of downtown Steamboat Springs historic buildings and sites at 9 a.m. each Wednesday throughout the summer. Meet in front of the Tread of Pioneers Museum, Eighth and Oak streets. Free. Call 871-9151 for more information.

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