Steamboat All Arts Festival schedule

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Thursday

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Downtown historic walking tour hosted by Tread of Pioneers Museum; FREE

2 to 4 p.m.: Portrait painting demonstration with Richard Galusha at Steamboat Art Museum; FREE

5 to 6:30 p.m.: Seminars at Steamboat presents Alice Rivlin at the Strings Music Pavilion; FREE

5:30 p.m. to about 9 p.m.: Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series presents The Avett Brothers at the base of Steamboat Ski Area; FREE

7 to 8 p.m.: "Voices on the Wind" presentation and book signing with Bonnie McGee at Bud Werner Memorial Library; FREE

8 to 10 p.m.: "Sips & Sweets" dessert and drink tasting; TBA; local restaurants compete for the best drink and dessert pairing during three nights of the festival

Friday

9 a.m. to noon: Draw, paint or sculpt after a model with critique from Susan Schiesser and Janice Lawrence at Artists' Gallery of Steamboat; $12

9:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Memoir writing workshop with Susan de Wardt at Tread of Pioneers; $15

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Yampa River Art Stroll on Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs; $5

Noon to 1 p.m.: Pastel landscape demo with Robert Dieckhoff at Artists' Gallery; FREE

Noon to 2 p.m.: "The Art of Lulie Crawford" at Tread of Pioneers; FREE

2 to 3:30 p.m.: Watercolor workshop with Mary Levingston at the Art Tent in Torian Plum Plaza; $10

2 to 4 p.m.: Painting from life with Jean Perry at Bud Werner Memorial Library; $15

4 to 5:30 p.m.: "Why Can't I Understand Shakespeare?" with Stuart Handloff at the Art Tent; $10

5 p.m.: Design District Open House; FREE

5 p.m.: Off the Beaten Path Bookstore Poetry Slam at the library; FREE

5:30 to 8 p.m.: Plein air artists reception at Steamboat Art Museum; TBA

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Belly dance "Super Shimmy Power Activate" with Meg Widmer at Northwest Ballet Studio; $10

8 p.m.: Strings Music Festival presents pianist George Winston; $32

8 to 10 p.m.: "Sips & Sweets" dessert and drink tasting; TBA

Saturday

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Irish dancing with Nora Parker at Northwest Ballet; $10

10 to 11:30 a.m.: African dance with the Steamboat Springs African Dance & Drum Ensemble at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp; $5

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Photography with Paula Jo Jaconetta at the Art Tent in Torian Plum Plaza; $10

10 to 11:30 a.m.: "Beyond the Artist's Way" with Susan de Wardt at the library; $15

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Yampa River Art Stroll on Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs; $5

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Plein Air quick-draw event and barbecue at a local ranch; TBA

Noon to 6 p.m.: Performances by local groups on the Yampa Stage at Seventh and Yampa streets

11 a.m. to noon: Hip-hop dance with Tina Buschmann at Northwest Ballet; $10

11 to 11:30 a.m.: Public art dedication of "Let the Music Play" at Little Toots Park; FREE

Noon to 1:45 p.m.: "The Art Nature of Photography" with Ken Lee at the library; $15

Noon to 2 p.m.: Beginner plein air painting with Susan Gill Jackson at the Art Tent in Torian Plum Plaza; $15

2 to 2:45 p.m.: "Behind the Scenes" with John Sant'Ambrogio at the library; $15

2:15 to 3:45 p.m.: "A Sense of Place" with Susan de Wardt at the Art Tent in Torian Plum Plaza; $15

3 to 5 p.m.: "There's No Business Like Show Business : Musicals" with Stuart Handloff and Christel Houston at the library; $15

5 to 6 p.m.: Lindy Hop dance with Jenny and Brady Meier at Northwest Ballet; $10

5:30 p.m.: "Film and Feast" with Dori Weiss at St. Cloud Mountain Club; $50; menu selections are paired with an American film, which Weiss will discuss before and after a screening

6:30 p.m.: "Loco di Vino" benefit and wine tasting at Perry-Mansfield; $50; featuring wine and tapas, and music by Spanish bluegrass band Rojos Calientes

7:30 p.m.: Steamboat Springs Orchestra concert at Strings Music Pavilion; $30; featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, and the theme from "Hook" and "Cowboys Overture" by John Williams

8 to 10 p.m.: "Sips & Sweets" dessert and drink tasting; TBA

Saturday Yampa Stage schedule; local groups perform at Seventh and Yampa streets:

11:45 a.m.: Culinary demo - Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co.

noon: Jasmir Belly Dance Troupe, Lindy Hop and lyrical dance presentations

12:15 p.m.: Culinary demo - Bobby Aldighieri and Caroline Lalive

12:30 p.m.: Yampa Valley Ceili Society traditional Irish dancing

1 p.m.: Lyrical dance presentation

1:05 p.m.: Culinary demo - bistro c.v.

1:15 p.m.: Andy Pratt, jazz pianist and singer

2:45 p.m.: Culinary demo - Cafe Diva

3 p.m.: Steamboat Springs African Dance & Drum Ensemble

3:45 p.m.: Culinary demo - L'Apogee

4 p.m.: Organstein Jazz Trio

4:45 p.m.: Culinary demo -- Yepello Chocolates & Confections

5 p.m.: Organstein Jazz Trio

Sunday, Aug. 23:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Yampa River Art Stroll on Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs; $5

10 a.m. to noon: "Getting Your Act Together" with Michael Brumbaugh at the library; $20

Noon to 2 p.m.: Beginner plein air painting with Susan Gill Jackson at Artists' Gallery; $15

3 p.m.: Emerald City Opera performance at Bud Werner Memorial Library; $20; featuring artists from the opera's main stage company and student company, performing selections from the group's three summer 2009 productions

5 p.m.: Steamboat Springs Arts Council block party at the Depot Art Center; FREE; featuring food, drinks, an exhibit of train memorabilia and live music by the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra and Steamboat Swings big band

For more

Tickets for most festival events are available online at www.steamboatallartsfestival.com. There are also forms available for printable download that can be filled out and returned with payment to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association; fax to 879-2543 or mail to Steamboat All Arts Festival, P.O. Box 774408, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Tickets for the Friday night George Winston concert must be purchased through Strings Music Festival; call 879-5056 or to go www.stringsmusicfestival.com.

Call the Chamber at 879-0880 for more information.

The Chamber is looking for volunteers to work 2- to 4-hour shifts in various areas Aug. 20-23. Volunteers are needed for beverage service, ticketing, artist support, setup and breakdown, among other areas. For more information, contact Marion Ayer at 875-7008 or marion@steamboatchamber.com.

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