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What Makes You Think? the extraordinary thing about humans is our ability to think. Unlike any other creatures on earth we think and attach emotions to those thoughts. and then we find those emotions guiding us through our lives, right or wrong, for better or worse. On June 11th, 2012 my heart stopped beating. that made me think. it even made a lot of other people around me think. the written word, such as a poem or play can often make people think. a glorious cloud formation in the sky can make people think. a piece of art can make people think. One thing that really struck me in our interview of Christo for this edition was that he wants his work to make people think. and it does. Whether you agree with him or not, you will have to admit that the very idea of one of his monumental projects causes people to immediately form an emotion, which then will bring a reaction, and cause a person to think. Why does he want to do this? What will the outcome be? How will it affect others who view it? Or the land it is placed upon? long before the project even takes place, it causes people to think.
every moment that we live our lives, thoughts are tossed around in our heads like the ingredients to a salad. i hope that this edition of Colorado Journeys causes you to think. Get out of your comfort zone a little. You are reading this note from me right now, so you were moved enough by the cover art to pick it up and open it. every moment that we live our lives, thoughts are tossed around in our heads like the ingredients to a salad. i hope that this edition fills your head with beautiful images, and thought provoking words and creates some delicious thoughts of great worth to you. live every day as though it were your last.
+ Kat Rhein
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How To Use this Guide We’ve organized this guidebook by regions, and each is anchored by a map. along with the page numbers you’ll see what map (which area of remarkable Colorado) the page is about. You’ll find descriptions of the regions and their attractions and stories about wine and art. Many pages practically explode with images of the dramatic landscape or representations of the works of Colorado’s visual artists. it’s easy to see that this is a dynamic country, full of color and talent and energy. and yet you’ll notice many poems. art is not limited to the visual. So, where will you establish your base of operations? are your plans floating in dreamtime or do you have a firm date for travel? Do you want to engage in active sports or stroll about, peeking into galleries, and stopping often for wine and a snack? is your family coming along? these pages can aid in your decisions and facilitate the fine-tuning. if you love the arts, fine wines, and the great outdoors, this guide can stay on top of the stack, a valuable resource. We’ve tried to make it user-friendly. We hope you find it so.
Montrose / Delta / Cedaredge
Ouray / Ridgway / Silverton
Garvin Mesa Wine Loop
Hotchkiss / Paonia
Glenwood / Silt – Aspen / Snowmass
OUR COVER ARTIST
coloradoâ€™s natural diversity
CRAFT + BARREL
a brief view into the world of christo
rumors of god
high altitude Attitude
MONTROSE / DELTA / CEDAREDGE
OURAY / RIDGWAY / SILVERTON
THE HISTORIC WIESbADEN HOT SPRINGS SPA + LODGINGS
GARVIN MESA WINE LOOP
HOTCHkISS / PAONIA
GLENWOOD SPRINGS / SILT / ASPEN / SNOWASS
bE A DENVER CULTURE ENTHUSIAST
Contributors JOHn anGliM
an award-winning artist, photographer and designer who works in a variety of media. His work has appeared nationally in such publications as PhotoMethods, Creativity, american institute of Graphic arts, arts & Crafts, and art Directions. He was formerly the Creative Director for Grand Valley Magazine and operates Resource Design, a graphic design and marketing firm. He is a member of national Collage Society and Rocky Mountain Collage Society. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections.
CHRiStine elSa CaRteR
Christine elsa Carter headed west after studying environmental biology and Creative Writing at Columbia University. Unable to resist the allure of Colorado’s great outdoors, Christine found her home in Denver in 2009 with her eyes, legs and heart set on exploring every unique aspect of the colorful state. Christine spends as much of her time trail running, hiking and snowboarding as her work at a local non-profit allows. She shares her journey with friends, family and her character of a dog burton ernie.
Kay Crane is an artist and photographer. Originally from Washington, DC, she has called the Grand Valley home for 14 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Kay is the Director of the blue Pig Gallery in Palisade and her work can be seen there. to learn more about Kay and the blue Pig Gallery, visit kaycraneart.com and thebluepiggallery.com.
MalCOlM GRaeMe CHilDeRS
artist, fine art photographer, composer/lyricist, and writer, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in art. He gives workshops and displays his works internationally. a former art professor at several universities, Malcolm serves as official photographer for the Mesa County land trust and has had a major exhibition at Western Colorado Center for the arts. He is currently working on a PbS documentary based on his multimedia book Roadsongs. to see and hear Malcolm’s work, visit malcolmchilders.com or roadsongs.com.
PaMela b. CHilDeRS
Writer, editor and educational consultant, holds a doctoral degree in Writing in the Disciplines, Master’s degrees in english and Writing. Her columns, articles, chapters, poems and books have been acclaimed internationally. She has taught english and Writing at secondary schools and universities throughout the world. a frequent invited keynote, presenter and workshop facilitator; she is executive editor of the Clearing House and editor of excellence in K-12 WaC Series (wac.colostate.edu/books/k12.cfm). You may contact Pam at email@example.com.
A self proclaimed Renaissance woman who currently resides in Denver. With numerous acting credits to her name, Felicia not only works as an actress but also as an artist and writer. She has been featured in feature films, national campaigns & publications, and with numerous fashion designers. Her favorite mediums to work in are photography, mixed media, and acrylic painting. In her spare time, Felicia enjoys being a cultural enthusiast, advocating for the arts, and locating the cupcake truck around town. Currently, Felicia is working on her own line of greeting cards. To learn more visit: feliciasabartinelli.com.
Jason has spent most of his free time this last year refurbishing his new home - a 1947 church in Palisade! In addition he writes, photographs, proofreads, and is an artist himself, dabbling in painting and some sculpture. An accomplished chef, and gardener, he also has interests in bee keeping and on occasion brews his own beer!
As a Colorado native, Priscilla Mangnall’s journeys have taken her to every corner of this great state and beyond. From exploring the back streets of metropolitan Denver to taking the “road less traveled”, adventure and discovery are never hard for her to find. Priscilla is a history columnist and feature writer along with a dozen other occupations. Volunteering and being a wife, mother and grandmother keeps her in high demand. Catch her if you can.
A Certified Specialist of Wine, a Wine Location Specialist as well as having a Master’s of Science degree in Geography. He is employed with the Colorado Department of Agriculture serving the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board and he also teaches physical geography courses at The Colorado Women’s College. He publishes Colorado Wine Press and has written for Decanter, Palate Press, Sommelier Journal, and Wine Spectator. To learn more about Kyle and his work, visit coloradowinepress.com.
Owner and design professional of nimbll. Casey Winterbower is an accomplished designer with a unique blend of creative and technical expertise in both the print and web arenas. She strives to produce results that are equally aesthetic and compelling. Discover more at nimbll.com
Our Cover Artist: The divinely talented and inscrutable Dave Davis Full disclosure: I’m a big Dave Davis fan. Always have been. I first became aware of his work, shortly after moving to the Grand Valley in 2000. By then Dave and his work were already legendary. I must also admit to being a little in awe of Davis. Not only is his work unique and consistently good, but he is prodigiously productive. He told me recently that he is producing more than 300 pieces a year. And these are not insignificant works. The paintings are big, bold and important. The sculptures are too. Dave is a man of apparent boundless energy. And while his work is collected by art aficionados all over the world, that is certainly not what motivates him. I’m pretty sure that if he never sold another piece, he would still make art every day. Some artists get hung up on product, which is understandable of course, we all like to sell what we create. For some, that might even be how they measure their success. Not so for Davis. For him it’s about the making of art. The process is everything! That is what keeps him going. He laughs at the idea of artists being “blocked” — that is a concept completely foreign to him. If anything, he has more ideas than he will ever be able to execute. In addition to energy for his own work, Dave possesses a generous spirit for community and for helping other artists. Many years ago, he was instrumental in founding the very successful “Art on the Corner” program that places sculpture throughout downtown Grand Junction, Colorado. He also served as Executive Director for the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. Currently, he mentors two CMU art students and spends several days a month with them in his studio. Another one of Davis’ creative outreach projects is called “Painting the Piece” The concept is simple, but radical: a blank canvas – approximately 5’ x 5’. One person paints it. It is photographed and recorded, then another person paints over it. And another. And another. The day I painted it, I was #127. The project encourages artists to paint in the moment and to let go of the results. It also reminds us once again that the process is everything, the product is always temporary. Davis says one day, he hopes to publish a book of all the paintings that have come and gone on a single surface. A hallmark of Dave’s work is his use of non traditional materials as well as recycled and repurposed materials. From house paint to asphalt, metal, wood, stone, and found objects of every description, Dave lets these elements add texture and mystery to his mixed media works. So it is more than appropriate that Colorado Journeys features Dave Davis on this year’s cover. Not just for the quality of a body of work, but for his total dedication to making art – yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Here’s to you, Dave. You inspire us with your work and who you are!
+ Photo and Story // John Anglim
Dave Davis Gallery & Studio 970.216.6102 davedavisart.com
Colorado Festivals MAY
Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 5 – 7 Denver, Cherry Creek North cherryarts.org
Downtown Denver Arts Festival May 24 – 26 Denver Performing Arts Complex downtowndenverartsfestival.com
30th Annual Breckenridge Art Festival July 5 – 7 Main Street Station Breckenridge mountainartfestivals.com
Downtown Grand Junction 25th Annual Art & Jazz Festival May 10 – 12 Downtown Grand Junction www.downtowngj.org
Woodland Music Series July 13 Woodland Park
Farmers Market Fridays : June 7 – September 27 Woodland Park
Open Arts Festival July 20 – 21 Downtown Boulder boulderdowntown.com
Denver Chalk Festival June 1 – 2 Larimer Square, Downtown Denver denverchalkart.org
Denver Summer Brew Fest July 26 Mile High Station Denver summerbrewfest-events .eventbrite.com
Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival June 1– 2 Montrose shopmontrose.com
11th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival July 27 – 28th Monarch Street in Aspen aspenchamber.org
Woodland Music Series June 8 Woodland Park Colorado Brewers Festival June 22 – 23 Downtown Fort Collins downtownfortcollins.com
Pikes Peak Arts Fest July 5 – 7 America the Beautiful Park Colorado Springs pikespeakartfest.com
Strawberry Days Festival June 21 – 23 Glenwood Springs strawberrydaysfestival.com
Golden Fine Arts Festival August 17 Downtown Golden goldenfineartsfestival.org
Mountain of the Sun Music Festival June 29 Woodland Park
Vino & Notes Jazz-Food-Wine Festival August 3 Woodland Park
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration July 4 Woodland Park
Mountain Arts Festival August 3 – 4 Woodland Park
Symphony Above the Clouds July 5 Woodland Park
For more information on events happening around Colorado, visit colorado.com/events
Woodland Music Series August 10 Woodland Park
Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show September 14 – 15 Woodland Park
Bohemian Nights at New West Fest August 16 – 17 Downtown Fort Collins downtownfortcollins.com
Durango Autumn Arts Festival September 21 – 22 Downtown Durango durangoarts.org
5th Annual Steamboat All Arts Festival August 15 – 18 Steamboat Springs steamboat-chamber.com
Rocky Mountain OktoberfestPlus September 21 – 22 Woodland Park
26th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival August 3 – 4 Vail / Avon
51st Annual Fall Art Festival September 25th – 29th Glenwood Springs glenwoodspringsartguild.com
7th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival August 10 – 11 Main Street Frisco
Mountain Harvest Festival September 26 – 29 Paonia mountainharvestfestival.org
Telluride Festival of the Arts August 16 – 18 Mountain Village – Telluride visittelluride.com
22nd Colorfest Arts & Crafts Fair September 14 Lake City Town Park Lake City
10th Anniversary Sculpture in the Park August 10 – 11 Loveland sculptureinthepark.org
Estes Park 39th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival September 14 – 15 Bond Park – Estes Park fineartsguild.org
41st Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival August 2 – 4 Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte crestedbutteartsfestival.com
Colorado Mountain Winefest September 19 – 22 coloradowinefest.com
Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival August 10 – 11 Downtown Historic District, Salida coloradoeventsandfestivals.com
AppleFest October Cedaredge cedaredgechamber.com/applefest
Denver Arts Festival - Sloans Lake September 14 – 15 Sloans Lake – Denver coloradoeventsandfestivals.com
Tweeds “Sounds of the Seasons” Holiday Home Tour December 7 – 8 Woodland Park
Woodland Music Series September 14 Woodland Park
Lighter Side of Christmas Parade December 7 Woodland Park
You will find a wonderful array of activities and adventures all around the Grand Junction area. Enjoy hiking and biking on the Colorado National Monument or camping, fishing and glorious view on the Grand Mesa. In Downtown Grand Junction visitors will find plenty of opportunities to soak up culture at the Museum of the West, the historic Avalon Theater and Art on the Corner. Festivals and Farmerâ€™s Markets take place every week during the summer - so come enjoy the beauty and bounty of Grand Junction.
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aRtiSt : tHeReSa HOCHHalteR
moTher earTh’s Crew
acrylic and Collage
24” x 36”
You do it. i’m tired.
aRtiSt : CaOle lOWRY
acrylic and Mirrors on Canvas
681/2” x 321/4”
another journey, steady and true.
aRtiSt : FReYa Hite
prayer for pLaneT earTh
Casein on linen
30” x 20”
Save the Frogs. Save the Planet.
plANET EArTH & THE 4 dIrEcTIoNS GAllErY
aRtiSt : MaRY HOCKenbeRY
Digital Photo Montage
16” x 20”
i am the Road. i stand before you.
524 Colorado Avenue | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.256.9630 Dedicated to the Creative Community
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TErrY SHEpHErd terry Shepherd is the resident artist / ceramics at the Western Colorado Center for the arts in Grand Junction, Colorado. He produces clay vessels in stoneware, porcelain, salt vapor and Raku. through choreograph of fire, he strives to capture an eloquence of form, gesture and color in clay vessels.
Stoneware Floor Urn
2” x 8”
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970.241.1284 home 970.623.6879 cell 970.243.7337 x 1 studio firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com rePreSenteD BY:
the blue Pig Gallery | Palisade, Colorado the Penryn art Gallery | Penryn, California
KUrTZMAN / lINToTT GAllErY HANGUpS cUSToM FrAMING JoHN lINToTT Fine Art â€˘ Painting Classes Independently Owned Full-Service Custom Frame Shop johnlintott.com 412 Main Street | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.245.7949 Open tuesday-Saturday
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KUrTZMAN / lINToTT GAllErY HANGUpS cUSToM FrAMING rob KUrTZMAN Landscape Photography Photography Workshop and Classes robkurtzman.com 412 Main Street | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.245.7949 Open tuesday-Saturday
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Colorado’s Natural Diversity ITS NATIONAL PARkS
Hailed as one of america’s most renowned public lands, Rocky Mountain National Park sprawls 415 square miles across varied ecosystems and acute elevation changes. as its name suggests, snow-capped mountain peaks pepper the landscape with over 60 summits exceeding 12,000 feet. the tallest, longs Peak, stretches upwards of 14,259 feet, merely one of Colorado’s 53 infamous “14-ers.” While an alpine backdrop forms the foundation of this national treasure, ponderosa pine forests, wildflower meadows, aspen groves and lush wetlands secure the far-reaching diversity this natural haven contains within its own borders. bugling elk, boreal toads, elusive mountain lions, surprisingly agile bighorn sheep and gangly moose are but a few rugged creatures to call Rocky Mountain National Park their home.
inDepenDenCe in ConTeXT – COlORaDO natiOnal MOnUMent
Dedicated in 1915, the park has since provided nothing short of a recreational playground for Coloradoans and visitors adventuring in this unique state. Fishing, camping, biking, hiking, climbing, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, scenic drives and wildlife viewing attract nearly 3,000,000 visitors per year, ranging from extreme mountaineers to retired grandparents. located in north central Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park’s sweeping vistas, extreme terrain and grandiose heights are easily accessible from Denver and Grand Junction alike.
DAWN OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Some 300 miles southwest of the state’s most notorious park, Colorado National Monument modestly sits adjacent to the Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. Not quite a national park by designation, this red rocked panorama defines itself with lofty monoliths, vast plateaus and severe canyons. Independent Canyon divides the national monument and includes, within its depths, such rock formations as Independence Monument, the Kissing Couple and Coke Ovens. Rim Rock Drive winds along the edge of the chasm featuring scenic overlooks framing a landscape that rivals any in the American West. While eagles, coyotes, lizards and grey foxes scamper in and out of Colorado National Monument’s boundaries, hikers, campers, cyclists and rock climbers not only recreate in its nooks and crannies, they advocate for its national park designation. The emotionfilled conversation has finally landed itself in front of state representatives. Time will tell if this monumental public land acquires national park status.
Rocky Mountain National Park’s sweeping vistas, extreme terrain and grandiose heights are easily accessible from Denver and Grand Junction alike. Yet another topographical splendor, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison exists as a result of a drastic culmination of natural forces. The Gunnison River, in tandem with millions of years of mighty weathering, sculpted this mecca of towering cliff walls and craggy spires. Located on the western slope of the state, approximately 250 miles southwest of Denver and 75 miles southeast of Grand Junction, the North and South Rim provide breathtaking views of staggering canyon walls, ancient rock and towering granite. While the North Rim boasts views into the narrowest part of the canyon, the South Rim showcases perhaps the most jaw-dropping spectacle of the park, the Painted Wall.
extending 2,250 feet from river to rim, the Painted Wall is the highest cliff in Colorado, over 1,000 feet taller than the empire State building in new York City. the Black Canyon of the Gunnison attracts expert rock climbers and advanced kayakers far and wide, suggesting that its sheer beauty simply supplements the arduous challenges of its landscape. For those less experienced in extreme activities, the park offers ranger-led programs, such as moonlight ski outings and snowshoe walks, camping, hiking trails and plentiful fishing.
the dunes, formed by westerly winds lifting sand and soil deposits of the Rio Grande River and its tributaries, continue to grow as nature continues its incredible cycle.
winD anD sanD DanCers – GReat SanD DUneS natiOnal PaRK
Reaching 14 miles within the national park boundaries, the black Canyon stretches a total of 53 miles, carving into the Curecanti National Recreation Area and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. Roughly 175 miles south and west of the Gunnison region, and just shy of the four corner states, Mesa Verde National Park sets itself apart from nearly every other national park by “preserving the works of man,” as theodore Roosevelt stated in 1906 during its dedication as a national park. a true preservation of natural and cultural resources, the park pays homage to the ancestral Pueblo people, or anasazi, who inhabited the area for 700 years between 600 and 1300 a.D. Subsistence farmers by trade, the anasazi
garDen on The BLaCk Canyon rim
built intricate dwellings within the alcoves of cliffs, below the surface of the land and within the outcroppings of canyon walls. Mesa Verde National Park houses 4,700 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. Most dwellings are only accessible by ranger-guided tours, but well worth the nominal fee. Cliff Palace, balcony House, Spruce tree House and long House are some of the largest, best-preserved and most visited sites within the park. Crawling through body-sized tunnels, climbing wooden ladders and clutching open rock face mark some of the highlights of a guided tour through the canyon-bound communities. Sitting on only 80 square miles of land, Mesa Verde National Park protects some of the most culturally sensitive and storied archeological sites of the country’s history. Possibly one of the most geologically intriguing national parks, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve features the tallest dunes in north america. Set amidst the backdrop of the Sangre De Cristo Range, the great dunes create an uncanny juxtaposition between mountain and sand. the dunes, formed by westerly winds lifting sand and soil deposits of the Rio Grande River and its tributaries, continue to grow as nature continues its incredible cycle. as the blowing sand particles travel from the flood plain, they lose flight just before hitting the Sangre de Cristo Range, dropping to the east edge of the San luis Valley. the process changes the shape of the dunes daily. almost due south of Rocky Mountain national Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve acts as a home to deer, pronghorn and elk, while acting as a unique open space for humans. Sand sledding, a signature activity of the park, appeals to one and all. Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, wildlife watching and camping are among some other activities this distinctive public land offers. national Parks not only showcase spectacular scenery, storied histories and geological wonders, they safeguard historic and cultural diversity as well-defined by Colorado’s designated public lands. + Story // Christine Elsa Carter
The sun anD The moon
Oil, Gold and Silver leaf
visiBLe isLanDs, unknown oCean
Oil and Silver leaf
48” x 48”
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dIANA WoodS 970.640.7218 dianawoodsart.com firstname.lastname@example.org Contemporary Oils, encaustics, assemblage and Sculpture studio open by appointment 27
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Craft and Barrel As many Coloradoans know, this state is simply amazing. Not only visually pleasing, Colorado possesses enough quirk & substance to make any visitor want to stay. With nearly 250 craft breweries and wineries, visitors could easily drink their way through the state or at least dabble in the art of craft + barrel. CRAFT - Colorado, the “Napa Valley of Beer,” has more than 140 licensed craft breweries that pay over 100 million dollars in federal, state and local taxes. With 27 medals awarded to various Colorado breweries at the 2012 World Beer Cup, it’s safe to say that Colorado beer just keeps getting better. So, where should a visitor to Colorado start? The Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado (beerdrinkersguidetocolorado.com) not only provides “beer news” and events but also a beer map to enhance the journey. Colorado Brewers Guild (coloradobeer.org) is an excellent resource for up-to-date information on festivals, brewers, or fun Colorado beer facts to add on Facebook.
Here are some beer festivals to keep in mind : 24th Annual Colorado Brewer’s Festival June 22 – 23 Downtown Fort Collins, CO 8th Annual July Beer Festival July 13 Ridge Street in Breckenridge, CO
15th Annual San Juan Brewfest August 24 Downtown Durango, CO Great American Beer Festival October 10 – 12 Colorado Convention Center Denver, CO
BARREL - Although many wine connoisseurs are now finding themselves vacationing in Western Colorado’s Wine Country instead of Northern California, they can still find fine wine throughout this state. From the beginning of June until the end of September, no matter where you are in Colorado, you are liable to find a wine festival or a chance to visit one of our 100+ wineries / vineyards. Colorado has a growing list of award-winning wineries, many offering free wine tastings, tours, and spectacular views. So, even if you miss a wine shindig, take part in what is quickly becoming a tourist favorite. You can visit coloradowine.com to keep up-to-date on wine news, events and even find a winery nearby. If visitors are looking for help in planning their trips, remember that many breweries and wineries offer free or low-cost tours; some companies even do all the planning for you! Check out beertourscolorado.com for group rates and packages to many of the Front Range breweries. For Colorado’s wine country, visit colorado-limo.com or visitgrandjunction.com for wine tours and package rates. So, take advantage of the many crate and barrel opportunities Colorado has to offer and enjoy! + Story // Felicia Sabartinelli
For summer travelers, keep these wine events in mind : Colorado Urban Winefest June 8 Festival Plaza at Infinity Park Denver, CO
Mesa Verde Country Food, Wine & Art Festival August 24 – 26 Cortez City Park in Cortez, CO
Food & Wine Classic June 14 – 16 Downtown Aspen, CO
Steamboat Springs Wine Festival August 7 – 11 Steamboat Springs, CO
Telluride Wine Festival June 27 – 30 Downtown Telluride, CO
A Taste of Colorado August 30 – September 2 Downtown Denver, CO
Steamboat Springs Wine Festival August 7 – 11 Steamboat Springs, CO
Colorado Mountain Winefest September 21 Palisade, CO
GrANd VAllEY booKS
350 Main Street | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.424.5437 Open 7 days a week with a fine selection of new and used books and works by local artists. We offer the most extensive collection of regional history, native americana and Western history on the Western Slope along with bestseller titles, out-of-print and beautiful antiquarian books. Come visit and make yourself at home. Margie Wilson and Frank Cooley, Proprietors
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KANNAH crEEK brEWING co
Visit Our New Bottling Facility & Tasting Room at 905 Struthers Ave.
award winning beers brewed on site along with handcrafted brick oven pizzas, pastas, paninis, and fresh salads.
1960 N 12th Street | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.263.0111 kannahcreekbrewingco.com
TWo rIVErS WINErY & cHATEAU
tworiverswinery.com 970.255.1471 866.312.WINE (9463) 2087 Broadway Grand Junction, CO 81507
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two rivers Winery and the Chateau, built in 1999, offers wines of the noble varieties. Visit the tasting room on the redlands.
susanthiele.com Montrose, Colorado 970.964.5415 adventure-inspired Watercolor art Buddhism Series
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JUlIE GlASSMAN FINE ArT JEWElrY 970.464.4843 julieglassman.com
One of a Kind Cloisonne enamel and rare Vintage Glass Jewelry
THE oUTSIdErS cElEbrATING 20 YEArS oF pAINTING ToGETHEr
aRtiSt : MaRY MOSS sunseT Through Trees Oil 10” x 11”
aRtiSt : MaRY ellen anDReWS
aRtiSt : Gailen SCHMiDt wiLDerness Watercolor 18” x 20”
aRtiSt : WilDa FORtUne summer Time Oil 9” x 12”
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the Outsiders is a group of five Western Colorado plein air women painters.
2912 Shelley Drive | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.245.2320 970.640.2868 roncloydpottery.com Ron Cloyd takes his inspiration from the spectacular geologic formations and ecosystems surrounding his high-dessert home.
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Mixed Media Collage
970.241.8561 gaylegerson.com artist and art teacher
I have become a layerist, laying on piece upon piece of paper, ephemera, copies of photographs, newspapers, advertisements, and whatnot as an underlayer to my work so to record many things happening at once. By using this process with whatever subject matter I pursue, my aim is to create a cultural record, a reference to what is happening now as I work.
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507 Main Street | Grand Junction, Colorado 970.985.9649 therawcanvas.net an urban style art gallery featuring over 20 local artists.
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nestled in the heart of the Grand Valley, Downtown Grand Junction is home to dozens of boutiques and specialty shops, outdoor sculptures and play areas, music venues, restaurants, galleries, and area services. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a unique gift, historic architecture, or a great place to spend time with the family, Downtown Grand Junction is a delightful desert oasis.
May 10 - 12 25th annual Downtown Grand Junction art & Jazz Festival
September 28 Fuoco Motor Co. Downtown Car Show
SPOnSOReD bY WellS FaRGO, tHe CitY OF GRanD JUnCtiOn COMMiSSiOn On aRtS & CUltURe anD ViSit GRanD JUnCtiOn
October 26 Spooktacular November 15 Wells Fargo tree lighting
June 13 - September 19 Thursdays 5-8:30pm Downtown Farmers’ Market
December 7 30th annual Parade of lights
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August 30 - September 1 ePiC Rides Grand Junction Off-Road Mountain bike Race
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DayBreak in Zion
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24
a Paint the Parks top 100 Painting
970.778.0658 www.barbarachurchley.com email@example.com
Sonnet to Woman on Canvas bY SUSan P StantOn
Oh Woman who are you looking out at me Drawn by man yet painted by woman to set you free Hallowed by fragrance dripping in blues Your heart is strong yet buried in flesh colored hues Scraped from the pallet etched in your soul Who do you seek to make yourself whole? March on...be wise Dare not be taken by surprise Stand in the balance beam of the night Sing in the morning and come what might Sturdy...Oh Traveler breathe in deep Prepare for the climb for it is steep Mountains and valleys...fear could prevail but keep your heart fresh let love not stale
Fruita is Fabulous! If you are the adventurous type, then Fruita is the place for you! Try mountain biking, wild whitewater rafting and kayaking, or four-wheeling on desert trails - all nearby and ready to get your adrenaline pumping. Add lots of festivals, like the Fruita Fat Tire Festival and the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, and youâ€™ve got lots of fun!
24” x 30”
18” x 24”
firstname.lastname@example.org 970.314.1245 herestoallaboutfruita.blogspot.com Vera accepts commissions in art and photography. She teaches workshops on batik, painting, drawing. her original works can be purchased in print forms. Follow Vera on Twitter @mulderandnews
Presenting a collection of fine art from over 17 Grand Valley artists.
212 East Aspen | Fruita, Colorado 970.250.9019 rosehueartgallery.com tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 6pm
extended evening hours on Fruita Fourth Fridays
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TEST YOUR kNOWLEDGE OF COLORADOâ€™S WINE
4. When was the Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE) - formally RMAVV - established?
1. Over 80% of the grapes grown in Colorado are grown where? A. Front Range b. Southern CO C. Western Slope D. Rocky Mountains
A. 1963 b. 1987 C. 1992 D. 2001
2. About how many wineries are located in Colorado?
5. How old will the Colorado Mountain Winefest be in 2016?
A. 24 b. 52 C. 75 D. 100
A. 20 b. 23 C. 24 D. 25
3. What year did prohibition end? A. 1920 b. 1924 C. 1933 D. 1934
ANSWERS : 1:C, 2:D, 3:C, 4:b, 5:D
Palisade Paradise From sampling Palisadeâ€™s gold medal wines, to a tour of a peach farm, Palisade offers a picturesque backdrop for a visitors every desire. Home to Coloradoâ€™s greatest concentration of wineries and vineyards, Palisade is also home to art in abundance from painters and sculptors to winemakers and brewers. Top it off with Colorado Mountain Winefest and a world famous Peach Festival (plus Lavender Fest, Bluegrass, and many others) you have paradise found!
all PHOtOS - KaY CRane
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bronze, Steel, Mixed media
36” x 6” x 6”
Oil and Copper on Cradled board
48” x 48” x 3”
MARY MANSFIELD marymmansfield.com
Contemporary Fine art Oil, Sculpture and Mixed Media
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Grand Valley Views The combination of high altitude sunlight and cool river nights produces distinctively bold, rich and flavorful wines and fruits.
Orchard and Vineyard Tours Available Year-Round! Orcha
dAVIS GAllErY & STUdIo
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dAVIS GAllErY & STUdIo
18” x 24”
DAVE DAVIS 619 33 Road | Clifton, Colorado 81520 970.216.6102 studio 970.434.7054 home davedavisart.com
dIANNA FrITZlEr exuberant art for the eternally Optimistic
The gooD Life
24” x 36”
24” x 24”
12” x 12”
TWISTED bRICk STUDIOS 128 E. 3rd Street | Palisade, Colorado 970.260.7982 email@example.com dfritzlerstudio.com
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incised Stoneware with textural Shino Glaze
16.5” x 16.5” x 8.5”
Dinnerware Place Settings, Handthrown Stoneware.
970.464.7795 palisadepottery.com 3813 North River Road | Palisade, Colorado tim produces striking sculptural forms as well as functional pottery. his workshop and showroom are open to clay enthusiasts and collectors.
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QuiLT paTCh DiChroiC neCkLaCe & ComeT BLasT earrings
970.464.1193 iluvjewelry.com Molten Ice Dichroic Jewelry transcending the concept of fused glass at DiJulio Vineyard in Palisade
lC Sugar Farm lavender
Susan Metzger – batik & Pastel
Gary Hauschulz – Wine Painting
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970.434.8582 lcsugarfarm.com artists Gary & Susan grow certified organic lavender, goji berries & herbs. located in east Orchard Mesa, Palisade Milemarker 8 on Wine & Fruit trail.
High Altitude Attitude Wine is a product that is truly rooted in the places from which its grapes come. Grapevines are often planted on fertile valley floors to allow plants to thrive and farmers to easily nurture and harvest an abundant crop. More adventurous growers look to the hills above the floodplains for a more dramatic setting as seen in photos of California or Italy. It takes a more pioneering attitude to look to rugged mountainsides for a vineyard location. You might have heard the term, â€œhigh-altitude vineyards.â€? But, what does high-altitude really mean? In California, vineyards between 1,000 and 3,000 feet above sea level are considered high-altitude, and Europe has its fair share of mountainous vineyards. Growers in northwest Italy, in the Valle dâ€™Aosta, have some of the highest vines in Europe at around 4,300 feet above sea level. Mendoza, the famous Argentine wine region usually cited as the poster child for extreme-elevation viticulture, reaches altitudes of 3,000 to 5,000 feet.
Yet, much closer to home, Colorado has the highest vineyards north of the equator. The federal government defined the Grand Valley, around the towns of Grand Junction and Palisade, as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1990. The Grand Valley AVA is home to hundreds of acres of vines planted between 4,500 and 5,000 ft. Carved out by the Colorado River (formerly known as the Grand River), the Grand Valley is surrounded by the Book Cliff Mountains, Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa (the world’s largest flat-topped mountain), giving the area some of the most stunning views of any wine region in the world. Although the Colorado industry may seem to be in its infancy, it has actually existed for more than 40 years. The Colorado General Assembly wrote the Colorado Limited Winery Act in 1977, which created a license for small “farm wineries.” In 1990, with only five wineries in the state, the General Assembly created the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) when it enacted the Colorado Wine Industry Development Act. Since that time, the industry has grown to more than 100 small, family-owned wineries.
Vineyards in this “Four Corners” area grow expressive Syrah, Riesling and a FrenchAmerican hybrid called Baco Noir. Just an hour’s drive from the Grand Valley AVA, south of Grand Mesa, is the West Elks AVA, established in 2000. Here one finds the highest AVA in the United States with vineyards planted between 5,000 and 7,000 feet. In fact, no other designated wine region north of the equator is located at a higher elevation. Vineyards dot the terraces above the North Fork of the Gunnison River around the idyllic towns of Hotchkiss and Paonia. Terror Creek Winery is the country’s highest commercial vineyard and winery at
almost 7,000 feet above sea level, growing Riesling grapes first planted in 1973, some of the oldest in the U.S. Further south, near Mesa Verde National Park around the town of Cortez in Montezuma County, a handful of vineyards rival the West Elks AVA in elevation. Vineyards in this “Four Corners” area grow expressive Syrah, Riesling and a French-American hybrid called Baco Noir. This region might be the next to make a name for itself, so keep an eye out for Montezuma County on a wine label.
Colorado wines are starting to appear on wine lists across the country, and deservedly so. They have been winning awards in regional, national and even international competitions for over a decade. So, what makes high-altitude vineyards so noteworthy? First of all, the higher UV radiation and light intensity are thought to develop grapes with higher levels of tannins (the compounds that give you the fuzzy feeling on your tongue and teeth) and anthocyanins (they give red wines their pigment). These influences allow Colorado wineries the ability to produce rich, dark red wines. Another important factor is the temperature. High-elevation grape growing results in a wide range of daily temperatures. The cool mountain air warms quickly during the day and cools off just as quickly at night. The grapevines are able to relax at night, and the grapes maintain their fresh, natural acidity. But grape growing at these extreme elevations is not a cakewalk. Many potential challenges are associated with producing wine in these uncompromising conditions. The risk of frost and violent weather, such as hail and wind, are always on the minds of Colorado vintners. The harsh winters can be ruthless on grapevines. It is not uncommon for an entire harvest to be lost because extreme cold killed a vineyard. The grower then has to wait patiently for at least two more years for another crop. But despite the sometimes inhospitable conditions, tough and enduring grape growers and winemakers have chosen this location to make Colorado wine. The majority of these high-altitude vineyards are located in the Grand Valley AVA, best known for producing Bordeaux and Rhône style wines from Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah grapes. Although the Grand Valley has a shorter growing season than low-elevation wine regions, the high altitude and clear skies create warm summer growing conditions and more growing degree days (a measure of heat accumulation) than the more famous Napa Valley or Bordeaux. Colorado wines are starting to appear on wine lists across the country, and deservedly so. They have been winning awards in regional, national and even international competitions for over a decade. So, when you see a Colorado wine on a wine list or in a wine shop, don’t hesitate to give it a try. These high-altitude attitude wines might just surprise you.
+ Story // Kyle Schlachter
+ Photos // Jacob Helleckson
bY WenDY ViDelOCK beneath her nest a shrewâ€™s head a finchâ€™s beak and the bones of a quail attest the owl devours the hour, and disregards the rest.
144 Kluge, #3 | Palisade, Colorado 970.464.0550 debequecanyonwinery.com firstname.lastname@example.org located in Palisade town Center, Open Daily
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Montrose Delta Cedaredge The Montrose, Delta and Cedaredge area boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. From gazing into the depths of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, to hiking Grand Mesa, the largest flat-top mesa in the world, you will be amazed at the beauty of this western slope region. Visit the historic downtown area of Montrose, or the Apple Festival in Cedaredge - you wonâ€™t be disappointed. The Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway is where you will find artists painting plein air, by a river, or a family having a picnic. This inspiring region is home to so much elk, and other assorted wildlife, you need to drive very slowly, and enjoy the view. all PHOtOS - KaY CRane
AroUNd THE corNEr ArT GAllErY
aRtiSt : Pat JeFFeRS
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vaLenTines Day Oil 12” x 9” aRtiSt : baRbaRa CHURCHleY
447 E. Main Street | Corner of Uncompahgre and Main Montrose, Colorado 970.249.4243 montroseart.com located in historic downtown Montrose, around the Corner art Gallery features more than 40 local artists. the gallery offers fine art, jewelry, and gift items. Open 10:30am - 5:30pm Monday – Saturday 78 | MAP D
The heart of ute history Lies in the oral Traditions
17253 Chipeta Road | Montrose, Colorado | 970.249.3098 Ute Pottery, bead Work, Turquoise, Jewelry, books, and Artwork the museum hosts a variety of cultural festivals and events. Mention this ad and receive one free admission with one paid admission. Open Year Round. Hours Vary
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By Evelyn Anglim These red rock walls, creased and weathered wind-carved portraits of Earthâ€™s first children, beseech me to press my cheek, my palm, my thigh to them. Their dust and warmth become mine. My breath and pulse become theirs. And through their lips Spirit whispers something soothing and unintelligible.
bY PatRiCK G. MetOYeR like a collar of silver lace
my neck my chin my face
early morn mist embraces spires canyons mesas
let me taste let me drink the lithesome air
i wonder this morning when next will i don hiking gear head for the hills lift my gaze into clouds let heaven’s delicate brocade grace
lift my wings and soar with the angels i implore
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barbaratorkeart.com 970.210.4422 Cedars Edge Gallery | Cedaredge, Colorado also shows at the apple Shed in Cedaredge and online prints available
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18” x 13”
Ouray Ridgway Silverton
Purple mountains majesty everywhere you look. From National Historic Landmarks, hot springs, inspiring scenery, and a Million Dollar Highway. This spectacular area is not to be missed! Art galleries, breweries, and boutiques combined with breathtaking scenery will make you want to move here, not just visit!
all PHOtOS - KaY CRane
The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa and Lodgings Preserving Western Character In Ouray, the Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa and Lodgings quietly blends into the landscape. Its natural hot springs outdoor pool, private Lorelei stone soaking pool with waterfalls, and vapor caves with pool invite visitors to spend time at this peaceful gem. Full of antiques and a spiritual sense of well being in a variety of accommodations from individual rooms with bath to houses, there is even a cottage built on the site of Chief Ourayâ€™s hunting adobe. It all exists because of one woman, Linda Wright-Minter, and her dream that began in 1978 with the purchase of a dentistâ€™s home/office with adjoining guest lodging. Linda added an open lobby with views of the surrounding mountains but has judiciously maintained the spirit of the past mixed with necessities of the present, including wifi.
Burgundy velvet sofas bearing coordinated throw pillows, antique tables and chairs fill this space that includes additional upstairs lodging for guests with pets. When you meet Linda, a slight woman with a twinkle in her green eyes and flowing white curls to her shoulders, she hides her strong hand in everything that she does. However, one quickly becomes aware of the soft-spoken determination of this Texas transplant by way of Virginia, Germany, England and New Mexico. A former primary school teacher and administrator, Linda
raised her daughters while working, and she has no intention of giving up the Wiesbaden. As she puts it, “If I sold it as a resort, no average person could ever stay here again.” And, Linda has been offered millions to do just that, but she turned it down because she wants “to maintain the integrity of it.”
When asked her vision for the Wiesbaden, she smiles and says, “I want it to remain with the same character it has now, add more antiques, and maintain the quality.” The Wiesbaden constantly needs care; just draining the pools weekly and cleaning them daily is a full-time job. However, upkeep of the furnishings, coordination of décor for each lodging, painting and maintaining the grounds, and scheduling spa treatments add to the workload. Linda also has a property on Main Street that she provides for fundraising and cultural events. “We have wonderful live entertainment sometimes nightly here,” she proudly says as she turns on some classy jazz from the baby grand piano. Burgundy velvet sofas bearing coordinated throw pillows, antique tables and chairs fill this space that includes additional upstairs lodging for guests with pets. Although already listed on the Colorado Historic Registry, the Wiesbaden is destined for the National Historic Register if Linda gets enough signatures on the petition prominently located in the lobby. When asked her vision for the Wiesbaden, she smiles and says, “I want it to remain with the same character it has now, add more antiques, and maintain the quality.” Let’s hope some wealthy historian will help her do just that. Make reservations to visit the historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs & Lodgings at www.wiesbadenhotsprings.com or stop by when you are in Ouray for a break from a day of hiking, climbing or shopping along Main Street. Chances are that Linda will be there to greet you.
+ Story // Pam B Childers + Photos // Malcolm G Childers
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Garvin Mesa Wine Loop The Garvin Mesa Wine Loop is a wine tasting adventure in a scenic vista beyond belief. Wild turkeys run across the road as you turn into wineries that appear to be set in Tuscany. From every turn beautiful views of the valley below will enchant you, beckoning you to return again and again...
blAcK brIdGE WINErY 15836 Black Bridge Road | Paonia, Colorado blackbridgewinery.com 970.527.6838 email@example.com Seasonal hours: Open Daily 10am – 6pm From Memorial Day to Halloween
41716 Red’s Road | Paonia, CO 970.527.3444 stonecottagecellars.com firstname.lastname@example.org Come to the Cottage. Fine wine, fantastic views, and friendly folks. relax and enjoy tours, tastings, and time away. Join us from 11am - 6pm | May through October 92 | MAP F
TError crEEK WINErY
vineyarD aT Terror Creek
/ FAX 970.527.3484 17445 Garvin Mesa Road | Paonia, Colorado TEL
at 6400 ft. elevation, terror Creek Winery is the highest vineyard/winery in the U.S.a. the delicious wines of terror Creek Winery are made from their own grapes in the alsatian/Swiss style — clean, dry, fruity, and true to the varietal. Open every day from Memorial Day weekend until the end of September and on weekends during the month of October. hours are 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
16764 Farmers Mine Road Paonia, Colorado 970.390.4251 Stunning views and extraordinary architecture combine with exceptional boutique wines and “world class” art to make a visit to azura Cellars an unforgettable experience. Tasting Room and Gallery Open 11-6 June - October 93 | MAP F
Hotchkiss and Paonia are a lush landscape with an abundance of fruit, wine, vegetables and local flair. The arts call you to come into historic buildings. This rich basin houses the Creamery Art Center, along with many wineries, and is a must see stop on your Journey. all PHOtOS - KaY CRane
GlENNIE cooMbE GAllErY
aRtiSt : Dan YOUnG
11” x 14”
Dan young will be giving a workshop at the gallery may 31 – June 1
138 Grand Avenue | Paonia, Colorado 970.527.6622 303.717.1713 glenniecoombegallery.com Open May - September, tuesday - Saturday and by appointment be sure to visit Ollie’s ice Cream next door. Open 7 days a week May-September
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MICHAEL g. MITCHELL
18” x 24”
Oil on Linen
18” x 24”
970.314.3199 mgmartstudio.com email@example.com Mitchell’s drawings and paintings explore contemporary realism in portraiture, figurative, still life, landscapes and animals. Specializing in teaching the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Available for private and group lessons. WORKSHOPS AND COMMISSIONS
The Last of Winter in Rattlesnake Canyon By Kyle Harvey
Rock doves huddle upon balanced rock, bubble and knock out liquid hymns,
The titmouse ducks into twisted juniper, and taps its beak around its twisted spine,
a lullaby high above the wicked canyon floor, below the circled taunts of raven cackle,
rhythms stretch out over the quiet snows, deepest in the secrets held by shadows,
forgotten by the coyote, his rotten bones pulled from the Pollack Bench, he lies frozen in time,
muddied in the most public of solitudes, I weep for the change and welcome it just the same.
though little meat on his scrappy frame, this his last, winter wanes 98
Just what is it about a distillery that is so inviting, so intoxicating and so desirable to visit?
Perhaps it’s the idea of modern alchemy and the experience of watching the seemingly magical process of concocting spirits. Although spirits have been around for thousands of years, finding a still in the backyards of Colorado was mostly reserved for bootleggers. Now things have certainly changed. From the backyard to Main Street, Colorado boasts more than 30 privately owned spirit houses. Breckenridge has bragging rights on the highest in elevation with the Breckenridge Distillery bottling internationally recognized bourbon whiskey at 9,600 feet. In the Western Slope town of Palisade, visit Peach Street Distillery packed tighter than a crate of peaches with imbibers enjoying camaraderie and Goat Vodka, Jackalope Gin, Jack & Jenny Peach, Pear or Plum Brandy, Straight Bourbon and d’Agave. In Grand Junction at the J. F. Strothman Distillery, former Federal Judge Fred Strothman has the exclusive rights to use Olathe Sweet Corn. Strothman’s makes Judges Choice Bourbon, Moonshine and White Lightning, along with their own vodka and rum.
Stranahan’s of Denver is the oldest Coloradoborn post-prohibition distillery in Colorado. They only make whiskey and struggle to keep up with the demand. Small-town Colorado distillers like Mancos Valley Distillery in Mancos produces Ian’s Alley Rum, while Peak Spirits in Hotchkiss touts the first organic dry gin in the United States. Montanya Distillers in Crested Butte specializes in rum exclusively with a tasting room in Silverton and endeavors to create the best rum in America. They have a good start winning silver and gold medals in the San Francisco World Spirit Competition in 2010. Dancing Pines in Loveland entices visitors with its Brûleé Liqueur and award-winning Chai Liqueur.
Altitude Spirits PO Box 1437 Boulder, CO altitudespirits.com Black Canyon Distillery 13710 Deere Court, Unit B Longmont, CO 720.204.1909 blackcanyondistillery.com Boathouse Distillers 719.239.0390 boathousedistillery.com Boulder Distillery & Clear Spirit Co. 2500 47th Street Boulder, CO 303.442.1244 303vodka.com Breckenridge Distillery 1925 Airport Road Tasting Room
137 S Main Street Breckenridge, CO 970.547.WSKY (9759) breckenridgedistillery.com Colorado Gold Distillery 1290 S Grand Mesa Drive Cedaredge, CO 970.856.2600 coloradogolddistillers.com Dancing Pines 1527 Taurus Court Loveland, CO 970.635.3426 dancingpinesdistillery.com Deerhammer Distilling Company 321 East Main Street Buena Vista, CO 719.395.9464 deerhammer.com Distillery 291 1647 South Tejon Street Colorado Springs, CO 719.323.8010 291coloradowhiskey.com
Downslope Distilling 6770 South Dawson Circle Centennial, CO 303.693.4300 downslopedistilling.com
Peak Spirits 26567 North Road Hotchkiss, CO 970.361.4249 peakspirits.com
Feisty Spirits Distillery 1708 E Lincoln Ave #1 Fort Collins, CO feistyspirits.com
Roundhouse Spirits 5311 Western Avenue, Suite 180 Boulder, CO 303.819.5598 roundhousespirits.com
Golden Moon Distillery 412 Violet Street Golden, CO 303.993.7174 goldenmoondistillery.com Leopold Bros. Distillery 4950 Nome Street Denver, CO 303.307.1515 leopoldbros.com Mancos Valley Distillery 116 N Main Street Mancos, CO 970.946.0229 mancosvalleydistillery.com Montanya Distillers Distillery and Tasting Room
130 Elk Avenue Crested Butte, CO 970.799.3206 Tasting Room in Silverton
1309 Greene Street Silverton, CO 970.387.9904 montanyadistillers.com Mystic Mountain Distillery 11505 Spring Valley Road Larkspur, CO 303.663.9375 mysticmtnspirits.com Overland Distillery overlanddistillery.com Peach Street Distillers 144 South Kluge Avenue Palisade, CO 970.464.1128 peachtreedistillers.com
Spirit Hound Distillers 4196 Ute Highway 66 Lyons, CO 303.823.5696 spirithounds.com Spring44 & Robâ€™s Mountain Gin 505 West 66th Street Loveland, CO 970.414.0744 spring44.com Stranahanâ€™s Colorado Bourbon 200 South Kalamath Street Denver, CO 303.296.7440 stranahans.com Syntax Spirits 625 3rd Street, Unit C Greeley, CO 970.352.5466 syntaxspirits.com Telluride Vodka Telluride, CO 339.832.8487 telluridevodka.com Trail Town Still 240 Palomino Trail Ridgway, CO 970.626.3060 trailtownstill.com Woody Creek Distillers 60 Sunset Drive Basalt, CO 970.279.5110 woodycreekdistillers.com
Colorado distillers strive to utilize local ingredients. Boulder Distillery uses local potatoes in their 303 Vodka, made from owner Steve Viezbicke’s late Polish grandfather’s hand- scribbled recipe and the still that was built from reclaimed materials. Inspired by the awesomeness of the Black Canyon near Montrose, Black Canyon Distillery in Longmont uses pure Rocky Mountain water and local grains to produce a one-of-a-kind sour mash corn whiskey infused with oak to extract caramel and vanilla flavors for a rich golden color. The Scanlan family of Woody Creek Distillery in Basalt distills vodka from the potatoes grown in the rich volcanic soil of their over 100 year-old potato farm near Aspen. The byproducts from their craft distillery are composted on the Scanlan farm or fed to the local livestock. Spring44 in Loveland draws its water from an artesian well at 9,044 feet to produce their gin, vodka and honey vodka,
With currently 41 distillery licenses in the state of Colorado, most distillers conduct tours and sell their wares from tasting rooms. made right from the local honeycombs. Also located in Loveland, Overland Distillery specializes in their Trinity Absinthe, distilled with the Holy Trinity of meticulously grown herbs, grande wormwood, fennel and anise. “Whisky from Colorful Colorado” reads the sign outside Spirit Hound Distillers in Lyons, where the secret of their gin recipe is juniper berries that are picked fresh from the banks of the St. Vrain River. Stranahan’s of Denver is the oldest Colorado-born post-prohibition distillery in Colorado. They only make whiskey and struggle to keep up with the demand. Leopold Brothers, also located in Denver, has bragging rights to being one of the older producers with more than fifteen products including fruit whiskeys and liqueurs on their menu. With currently 41 distillery licenses in state of Colorado, most distillers conduct tours and sell their wares from tasting rooms. The Colorado Distillers Guild promotes licensed distillers and sponsors the Colorado Distillers Festival in August. No matter what direction your Colorado Journeys take you, follow where the spirits lead. You’ll find a distillery in every corner of the state, and most likely, in your own backyard. + Story // Priscilla Magnall + Photos // Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Glenwood Springs Silt / Aspen Snowmass
Excitement awaits you! From caverns with vapor caves, and hot springs, to the high end allure of mountain towns with flair. There are festivals year round here - donâ€™t let a little snow and cold worry you! And the rest of the year - festivals, art, boutique shopping, and the food! You must see the Anderson Ranch also, a world class art incubator! With ski areas and the Colorado River, you wonâ€™t lack for something to do in any season! KaY CRane
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DanCe of The seasons
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gore Creek, vaiL
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janeleestudio.com firstname.lastname@example.org 970.876.2878
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End of Winter By Suzanne Bronson
A fog comes up like sleep and seems to swallow as much sound as it does light. The trees still hold a chill breath – a breeze – and the lingering snow tells me where the shadows lay down. A time in winter – my place in winter, too warm for a coat.
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ELEVATE! your Colorado adventure in scenic Woodland Park – just minutes from Colorado Springs up spectacular Ute Pass. Enjoy unique local shops and boutiques. Relax in the fun eateries and watering holes. Taste Colorado Wine and craft beer. Plus: art, music, festivals, trails, history – there’s so much to do in the City Above the Clouds! city-woodlandpark.org
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The best boutique shopping and wine tasting experience in Woodland Park! Home of award winning Aspen Peak Cellars wines. Proudly Representing Local Colorado Artisans
102 W Midland Avenue | Woodland Park, Colorado 719.686.1409 thecellardoorwp.com
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SHINING MoUNTAIN GolF clUb 719.331.3721 shiningmountaingc.com email@example.com
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Cowbells has developed a well earned reputation as a special source for rustic refined home interiors. Finding unique and exceptionally crafted work with bold western style and unbridled originality has been the key to our success. the Deersnake Gallery is proud to represent Cottonwood Cellars, one of Coloradoâ€™s oldest, family owned, premium wineries located in Olathe, Colorado.
214 Midland Avenue | Woodland Park 719.687.4334 cowbellsgifts.com
719-686-6492 carmen-tapas.com 609 W Midland Avenue | Woodland Park, Colorado Open everyday at 11am | Lunch . Dinner . Tapas We encourage you to come to Carmenâ€™s to enjoy a remarkable dining experience. tapas are a wide variety of small, flavorful appetizers that are meant to be shared and savored. the serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, and by tradition almost always accompanied by wine. Follow Us on Facebook 113 | MAP I
3rd FrIdAY ArT ANd WINE WAlK
THE CELLAR DOOR COWBELLS AND DEERSNAKE GALLERY SEVEN ARROWS GALLERY STUDIO WEST AVEDA - SALON & SPA VINTAGE VINES AND STAIRCASE GALLERY WINDOWS OF HEAVEN april - september 5-8pm | october - march 4-7pm
Historic Old Downtown Woodland Park
bY eVelYn anGliM An infant moon gliding across the western sky smiles down where I stand smiling back through the blue. Tenderness overflows and a shy crystal splash on my cheek reflects the pure, pale light and the sweet, slight smile of an infant moon gliding across the western sky.
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tHe Fine aRt GalleRY OF WOODlanD PaRK
Wine tasting Room
tURQUOiSe MeSa WineRY miChaeL gauLT
Representing Original Art of National and International Artists 719.761.1676 www.7arrowsgallery.com 118 W Midland Avenue AT HWY 24 & CENTER STREET Woodland Park, Colorado
view nature at its very Best! raLph hoLLoway
fuLL serviCe aveDa ConCepT saLon & spa 216 W Midland Avenue | Woodland Park, Colorado 719.687.2599 115 | MAP I
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IT IS WHERE... By Lynda LaRocca
It is where mountain meets October sky, so perfect in its blue it hurts the heart, where orange poppies bloom and black bear noses at the woodpile, where lynx pads atop white swirl of snow, coyotes sing together, great-horned owl calls, and we can count the countless midnight stars. It is where friends come to laugh, and eat linguine, drink red wine, where you are, dearest, best, beloved, where there is peace, where I belong and where I always always want to be.
The Front Range of Colorado offers a multitude of experiences and landscapes that can make any visitor claim a new state of euphoria. From breweries to boulders, outdoor sculpture parks to sports arenas, mile-high skyscrapers to the wild west; you are sure to find anything from Fort Collins to Pueblo to tickle your fancy. Whether you want to relax in the Rocky Mountains or visit a local festival, your heart can find solace in the 300 days of sunshine promised to you. So, take a hike in our hills, gamble in our historical gambling towns, visit a gallery, or try a new dish at one of our award winning restaurants. We urge you to discover your new adventure on the Front Range today! all PHOtOS - FeliCia SabaRtinelli
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Be a Denver Cultural Enthusiast
Denver, Colorado – The Mile High City Home of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. to many outsiders it may seem that Denver only has so much to offer in terms of arts & culture, entertainment and nightlife. But anyone that lives and breaths 5280 knows there is so much more that our diverse city has to offer. In addition to the more well known venues (Denver Zoo, Denver Performing Arts Center, Elitch Gardens, etc), here are a few things you cultural enthusiasts may want to check out while in Denver, CO. Apart from visiting the more well known art museums in Denver, give these a try! The Clyfford Still Museum of Art is located adjacent from the Denver Art Museum. This two-story, 28,500-square-foot building opened in 2011 to display Still’s work. Visitors are able to experience an in-depth look of the artist himself, as well as his various works that have been hidden from the public for over 30 years. Also, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (MCA) is a must for anyone visiting the city, and hoping to taste a bit of the modern and unconventional. With rotating galleries, educational programming and spectacular events like Penny Saturday’s and Art Tailgating, be sure to carve out a few hours for this!
Head over to The 1Up Bar & Eats on Blake Street. Adults, 21 and over, can enjoy playing .25 cent vintage games like Pac-Man, TRON, even Pin-ball and Skeeball. One of the city’s best art festivals is the Denver Chalk Art Festival, June 1-2, 2013 in Larimer Square, Downtown Denver. Watch over 200 artists, in one weekend, fill the streets of Larimer Square with vibrant works of chalk art. Prepare to be amazed! And while you’re down in Larimer Square, try the Green Russell for dinner & drinks. Posing as a Pie Shop, this “chef driven cocktail joint” takes you back to the speakeasy feel of the 1920’s. Be careful, you may never want to leave. And if that doesn’t seem like your style, head over to The 1Up Bar & Eats on Blake Street. Adults, 21 and over, can enjoy playing .25 cent vintage games like Pac-Man, TRON, even Pin-ball and Skeeball.
Don’t forget to try their amazing donut chicken sandwich. But beware if you try to go after 10:30pm, you may be fighting with the younger crowd to get in. In this case, earlier is always better. If you’ve ‘been there & done that’ with the Santa Fe Arts District you may want to take a look at the River North Art District (RiNo). Located north of Downtown Denver, the RiNo district includes a bevy of galleries and creative businesses that are sure to inspire anyone to find their inner creative. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a First Friday, you can follow the crowds to many of the district’s gallery openings and hot spots. If not, make sure to check out the Plus Gallery, located on 2501 Larimer Street, And the Pattern Shop Studio, at 3349 Blake Street. You can also visit RiNo’s website for events and happenings at rivernorthart.com.
This ‘alternative marketplace’ showcases food and crafts produced/grown in the Denver area and everything is listed as a suggested donation price. For those of you who enjoy homemade goods, check out the Denver Handmade, Homemade Market (HAHO Market). This isn’t your typical arts fair, this ‘alternative marketplace’ showcases food and crafts produced/grown in the Denver area and everything is listed as a suggested donation price. Try homemade beer, wine, breads, pastries. Buy handmade clothing, artwork, soaps and gifts. Dates: April 13, June 8, August 10, October 12, December 14-15, 2013. Check denverhaho.org for details.
Looking for a unique, family friendly, winter event? Check out Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo. From December - January, enjoy over 38 acres of lights and animated animal sculptures while visiting the animals at night. And donâ€™t forget to grab a cup of hot chocolate at the zoo (adult beverages also offered) and your best winters garb for the sometimes chilly walk.
Although this list could go on and on, we encourage you to go off the beaten path and discover the hidden gems of Denver on your own. There is so much that Denver, and the surrounding areas, have to offer in terms of art & culture, dining, and venues. So, be sure to keep up-to-date by visiting our FB page (facebook.com/westerncoloradojourneys. com), 5280 Magazine (5280.com) or even Visit Denver (visitdenver.org), for deals that you donâ€™t want to miss out on!
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index artists / galleries Ahrens, Jody........................................ 31 Anderson Ranch................................ 107 Anglim, John....................................... 28 Around the Corner Art Gallery............ 78 Blue Pig Gallery .................................. 75 Brown, Ellen....................................... 125 Carter, Wendy J................................. 125 Cheeks, Anne...................................... 88 Churchley, Barbara.............................. 47 Cloyd, Ron........................................... 42 Crane, Kay........................................... 29 Davis, Dave..................................... 58-59 DiJulio, Kim......................................... 67 Duff, Cynthia........................................ 26 Fritzler, Dianna..................................... 60 Gerson, Gayle...................................... 43 Glassman, Julie.................................... 40 Glennie Coombe Art Gallery............... 96 Koch, Kevin.......................................... 62 Kurtzman / Lintott Gallery.............. 20-21 LC Sugar Farm..................................... 67 Lee, Jane........................................... 106 Mansfield, Mary.............................. 54-55 Mitchell, Michael G............................. 98 Mulder, Vera........................................ 50 Oakley Gallery..................................... 30 Pavelka, Lynn....................................... 44 Planet Earth and the 4 Directions... 16-17 Rose Hue Gallery................................. 50 Seven Arrows Gallery ....................... 115 Shepherd, Terry.............................. 18-19 Stanton, Susan................................ 32-33 Suziehyer........................................... 124 The Creamery Arts Center................... 97 The Outsiders...................................... 41 The Raw Canvas.................................. 45 Thiele, Susan....................................... 40 Torke, Barbara..................................... 81 Wedel, Tim.......................................... 61 Woodland Park Arts Alliance............. 116 Woods, Diana...................................... 27 Young, Dan........................................ 106
Transportation / lodging Absolute Prestige Limo....................... 31 Fresh n Wyld Farmhouse Inn............... 96 Chipeta Solar Springs Resort............... 89 Country Lodge.................................. 110
festivals / museums 3rd Friday Art and Wine Walk........... 114 Colorado Mountain Winefest.....................Inside Front Cover Dinosaur Resource Center................. 112 Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. 34 Koshare Indian Museum.................... 128 Loveland Sculpture Invitation............ 124 Museum of the Mountain West........... 79 Ute Indian Museum............................. 79 Weehaken Creative Arts...................... 88
journal entries Be a Denver Cultural Enthusiast.120-123 Colorado Distillers........................ 99-103 Coloradoâ€™s Natural Diversity........... 22-25 Craft + Barrel.................................. 36-37 A Brief View Into the World of Christo............... 64 + Insert High Altitude Attitude.................... 68-70 Rumors of God....................... Insert + 65 Wiesbaden Hot Springs................. 84-87
poets Anglim, Evelyn............................. 80, 114 Bronson, Suzanne.............................. 107 Harvey, Kyle......................................... 98 LaRocca, Lynda.................................. 117 Metoyer , Patrick G.............................. 81 Stanton, Susan P.................................. 47 Videlock, Wendy................................. 72
food / shopping services
Carmen - A Tapas Grill and Bar......... 113 Cowbells............................................ 113 Downtown Grand Junction................. 46 Einstein Bagels.................................... 44 Grand Valley Books............................. 38 KAFM................................................... 34 Main Paige........................................... 35 nimbll................................................... 43 Pamela B. Childers.............................. 71 Shining Mountain Golf Club.............. 112 Studio West AVEDA.......................... 115 The Cellar Door................................. 110 Tweeds............................................... 111 Vintage Vines..................................... 111
Front Range................................ 118-125 Fruita.............................................. 48-50 Garvin Mesa Wine Loop................. 90-93 Glenwood / Silt â€“ Aspen / Snowmass.................. 104-107 Grand Junction............................... 14-47 Hotchkiss / Paonia.......................... 94-98 Montrose / Delta / Cedaredge....... 76-81 Palisade.......................................... 52-75 Ouray / Ridgway / Silverton........... 82-89 Woodland Park........................... 108-116
wineries / breweries distilleries Azura Cellars and Gallery.................... 93 Black Bridge Winery............................ 92 Carlson Vineyards................................ 73 Colterris.......................................... 56-57 Debeque Canyon Winery.................... 72 Grand River Vineyards......................... 63 Kannah Creek Brewing Company........ 39 Mesa Park Vineyards........................... 63 Paradox Brewing Company............... 116 Stone Cottage Cellars......................... 92 Talon Winery........................................ 74 Terror Creek Winery............................. 93 Two Rivers Winery............................... 39
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