They were rivaled only by the bombastic display of fireworks on the Fourth of July at Boyle Park, which I caught as I descended Mancos Hill on a drive home from Hesperus.
In our rural corner of the country here in Mancos, we have our own bustling art scene, which grows with each day, each new painting, sculpture, poem and song. Happy summer folks. May it be artful.
with Bryan Kyle at the Mancos Library
When: Thursday, July 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Free: All ages are welcome.
Learn about the artistic process of printmaking and discover simple "kitchen table" techniques for this interesting type of art.
Information: Visit www.mancoslibrary.org or call Mancos Public Library at 970-533-7600.
The Dolores River Brewery Presents the Lawn Chair Kings
When: Friday, July 18, 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 cover
Information: www.doloresriver rewery.com
The Western Heritage Show
Opening reception at the Mancos Visitor Center
Thursday, July 24: 5 to 7 p.m.
Sponsored in part by the Mancos Arts Council, Cortez Walgreens, Mancos Valley Resources and volunteers.
Runs: July 25 through August
The Western Heritage Show is on display at the Town Gallery in the Mancos Visitor Center. After this show, submissions will be accepted for the "Art Takes Flight" exhibit that will run in conjunction with the Balloon Festival.
Grand Summer Nights Art Walk in Mancos
When: Friday, July 25
Miniature art festival with live music, art demonstrations, gallery openings and special libations and menus from downtown merchants.
When: July 25-27
Volunteers: Call 970-533-7725
Games, softball tournaments, a street dance, art, music, vendors, food and so much more!
Fiddle Jake Returns to the Mancos Valley Distillery
Information: Call Ian at 970-946-0229
When: Saturday, July 26
Tami Graham presents the Eliza Gilkyson Trio
with Special Guest Melissa Crabtree
Where: Mancos Opera House
When: Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Southwest Sound in Durango and Zuma Natural Foods; and $22 at the door. Part of proceeds benefit Mancos Valley Resources
The Dolores River Brewery presents The Appleseed Collective
When: Saturday, Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 cover
Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger and you've conjured the sound of The Appleseed Collective.
Seeking artists and craftspeople
The Mancos Valley Arts Council is seeking artists/craftspeople to have a booth at the Arts Festival and Street Fair on the Saturday of the Balloon Festival, Sept. 27 from 9-4 p.m. Booth fee is $45. Register with Marianne at the Chamber.
Seeking artists for the Mancos Valley Arts Directory
Get your contact information included in a Town Arts Directory.
Information: Email Jan Wright at email@example.com.