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Beaver Creek Arts Festival gets under way on Saturday

Some of the country’s finest artists will be in Beaver Creek this weekend for the 26th annual Beaver Creek Arts Festival.

That’s good, but this next bit is better.

You, yes even you, can afford to buy art.

Art festival prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $50,000 metal sculptures.

“Beaver Creek Village is one of the finest venues in the country,” said festival promoter Howard Alan. “This event is popular among tourists and locals alike because of the eclectic mix of art on display each year as well as the scenic setting; art enthusiasts including collectors and casual shoppers that attend this show have a true appreciation for quality art.”

For the show, 200 artists were selected from 30 states, based on the quality and diversity of their work. Every piece is made in America, Alan said.

The artists will be on site all weekend and will be available to discuss things including art and inspiration, Alan said.

Artwork will include paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, southwest themed and inspired creations, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry.

They’re even giving away an original work of art, a framed 10x10 inch painting titled “Breckenridge,” by artist Karen Heuton. It’s valued at $395.

It’ll be on display at Heuten’s booth through the weekend, and registering for the drawing is free.

Heuten has been described as a referential contemporary artist. She uses acrylics, gels, pastes and varnishes to create her original paintings.

Additional information and images of her work can be found at www.art bykarenh.com.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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