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20th annual art festival returns to Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado


BEAVER CREEK ” The 20th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival will be held Aug. 4-5, 2007. More than 170 of the nation’s most talented artists will gather in Beaver Creek to showcase their unique creations during this two-day fine art exhibition.

The Beaver Creek Art Festival is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier outdoor art events. From functional to decorative, classic to contemporary, whimsical to elegant, there is something for everyone. Visitors can find paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fused glass and more. All of the work on display is available for purchase and prices will range from $25 to $10,000.

Since its inception, the Beaver Creek Art Festival has welcomed thousands of artists from all across North America. Visitors to this year’s festival have the opportunity to meet artists from California, New York, Maine, Florida and New Mexico to name a few. Many of Colorado’s own talented artists are exhibiting in the show as well. Focusing on quality and originality, an independent panel of judges chose the exhibiting artists from more than 1,000 submissions.

Unlike a gallery or museum, this festival offers art enthusiasts the unique opportunity to meet exhibiting artists in person; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of the artist’s inspirations; and purchase fine works of art directly from the artists.

The Beaver Creek Art Festival will take place in Beaver Creek Village from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. from Aug. 4 -5 . Admission is free. Guests can enjoy live music, outdoor culinary demonstrations and children’s activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on the plaza.

Live Music Schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 4

Aimee Bushong 12:30-2:30, Beaver Creek Plaza Staircase

Tony Gulizia Duo 3:00-5:00, Beaver Creek Plaza Staircase

Sunday, Aug. 5

17th Ave Allstars 12:30-5:00, Beaver Creek Plaza Staircase

Chuck Grossman 12:30-2:30, Beaver Creek Covered Bridge

Lynn Patrick 3:00-5:00, Beaver Creek Covered Bridge

Culinary Demonstrations for Saturday

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Marshall Blanchard from Golden Eagle

1:30-2:30 p.m. – John Trejo from Rocks Modern Grill

3:00- 4:00 p.m. – Jay McCarthy from The Beaver Creek Chophouse

Culinary Demonstrations for Sunday

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Marshall Blanchard from Golden Eagle

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Geordy Ogden from Foods of Vail

3:00- 4:00 p.m. – Thomas Newsted from Zacca Za

For more information and lodging reservations, visit http://www.beavercreek.com or call the Beaver Creek Information Center at 970-845-9090. For information on the artists, visit http://www.artfestival.com .

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