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Art Market In Bond Park This Memorial Day Weekend

Art-MarketThe Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents its’ 15th Annual Art Market this weekend. As in the past, this year’s show will bring to beautiful downtown Estes Park, over 90 juried artists representing Colorado and surrounding states and showcasing a wide variety of fine arts and crafts. You may find that special treasure, or gift item, amongst the rows of functional pottery, photography, jewelry, art glass, woodcrafts, fiber art, metal crafts, both oil and watercolor paintings, and much more!

The Art Market is easy to find in the center of town, in lovely Bond Park, on Saturday, 9-5, Sunday, 9-5, and Memorial Day Monday, 9-4. The Art Market is completely wheelchair accessible.

Once again this year, the Art Market will be hosting a Silent Auction to benefit The Art Center of Estes Park! On display and available for your bid will be a wide variety of artwork donated by our attending artist vendors. The Silent Auction will be held in intervals throughout the weekend offering several opportunities to bid on new works. So stop by, place a bid, join in the friendly competition and see if that special piece of art might belong to you! While you’re browsing the Auction, your small artists can sport their own personal artistic statement—right next door they can get their face painted!

Love the poster? Thank you to the Bank of Colorado,  this year’s poster, featuring a print of a lovely oil work painted by our very own Jenifer Cline at last year’s Art Market, is available for purchase. Come see the original painting and purchase your print. You may spot Jenifer and other artists again this year painting plein air throughout the park.

Back for another year is Bloomberries Box Cart where you can sip on a cool hand squeezed fresh lemonade, enjoy a Philly Cheesesteak, or Boulder sausage plus a yummy funnel cake. TNT is again serving up roasted corn, squash and potatoes! And as always there will be the wonderful aroma of seasoned toasted almonds at Nutz For Life! Enjoy your lunch while listening to the live flute music performed by another repeat vender, Andean Nation!

New to the Art Market this year is Kid Row, an interactive art experience for the young artists among us. Brought to you by the Estes Park Medical Group, Kid Row will offer the opportunity to participate in many different art mediums including community murals to be displayed at Estes Park Medical Center, origami, pottery painting, and watermedia. On Memorial Day, help your young artist remember a Veteran, by making a Thank a Veteran card. Kid Row will be located under the awnings on the south side of Town Hall. Follow the signs and look for the banner! It’s free and fun!

The Kid Row Workshop schedule is as follows:

• Sat. 1-3: Cranes of Peace: Origami Cranes

• Sun. 1-3 Waterworks: Watercolor Workshop

• Mon. 1-3 Catching Rays: Pottery Sun-catchers from ArtisanYOU

After you have enjoyed your tour of the Art Market, make your way to our show sponsor, the Art Center of Estes Park located in Middle Stanley Village between the Safeway parking lot and above the Subway shop. There you will find even more fine art from a selection of Front Range artist members. The Art Center is a non-profit organization serving the Estes Park community in its promotion of the arts, now celebrating 27 years! The Art Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Although many of our artists and members have certainly been challenged and some studios even wiped out by the flood, our artists have shown courage and strength and are coming back. Estes Park is open and remains breathtakingly beautiful. Please, come support the artists and celebrate Estes Park and the arts on Memorial Day weekend at the Art Market.


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