This weekend, the High Peaks Art Festival returns to Nederland for it’s fourteenth year. It is the brain child of long time resident, Cathy Stiers. Well over 30 years ago, she married jewelry designer, Rocky Stiers and moved to Nederland in the same year. (making a lifestyle change and moving to the mountains, is a fairly common theme for local Nedheads)
Even though the High Peaks Art Festival draws artists from all over the region, it embraces the local Nederland art culture of artizen craftsmanship. It’s an intimate venue with 50 artists, which feels like a casual 1970’s Birkenstock craft fair with macrame pot hangers & scented candles, except the artwork has developed a reputation for the highest caliber of fine arts and contemporary crafts.
The High Peaks Art Festival is a juried art show. There are 15 categories: Best of Show, Jurors Choice, People’s Choice, Best of Colorado, Best of Fine Art, Fine Craft, Jewelry, Photography, Painting, Glass, Mixed Media, Fiber, Ceramics, Wood, and Metalwork. I’m honored to be there to congratulate the winners of each category.
Artwork includes pottery, sterling silver jewelry, watercolors, woodworking, metal, stained glass, batik clothing, mixed media, sculptural gardenware, glass jewelry and much more.
Here’s the lurid Details:
June 28-29, 2014
At the Nederland Town Square
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Easily accessible from RTD, by taking the N Bus Route to the Nederland Park-n-Ride.
More info at: http://highpeaksartfestival.com/
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