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155 artists on hand for BC Arts Festival

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More than $15 million worth of artwork by 155 different world-class artists will be on display Aug. 10-11 at the 15th annual Beaver Creek Arts Festival.Award-winning artists and lively entertainers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11 at the base of beautiful Beaver Creek ski area. It’s a great opportunity for local residents and visitors alike to purchase both high-end and affordable works for homes or offices. Admission is free.Presented by Howard Alan Events, the festival will host 155 selected artists from around the country, including New York painter Long Looi Lee and Colorado-based artists John Charbonneau and Stefan Geissbuhler. The works showcased will include jewelry, furniture, pottery, ceramics, mosaics, watercolors and photography.”The 15th annual Beaver Creek Arts Festival promises to be the best event held this August,” says Jeanette Rodriguez, communications director for Howard Alan Events.In addition to the art on display, musical entertainment will be provided throughout Beaver Creek by an array of musicians ranging from the critically acclaimed local favorite Tony Gulizia Trio to the Chuck Lamb Duo, the Harry Baxter Band, Allan Pinney, Tom Kirk and nationally recognized pianist Jeffrey Michael.The festival is a unique experience for Vail Valley residents and visitors in several ways. The more than $15 million of artwork at the festival would be equivalent to the works on display in approximately 100 galleries, but the event also allows individual attendees to meet and converse with each artist whose work is represented in the show.

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