Alpine Arts Center, e|town partner for youth art scholarship fundraiser |

Alpine Arts Center, e|town partner for youth art scholarship fundraiser

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As part of the Youth Art Scholarship Fundraiser at e|town on Wednesday, May 25, Alpine Arts Center will be leading two Cocktails & Canvas sessions. The painting being demonstrated at both sessions is “Wildflower Forest," pictured here.
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What: Youth Art Scholarship Fundraiser.

When: Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

Where: e|town kitchen + bar, 295 Main St., Riverwalk at Edwards.

Cost: Cocktails & Canvas sessions are $40 per person; kids’ crafts are $5.

More information: Visit, or call 970-926-2732.

EDWARDS — Staff from Alpine Arts Center will be at e|town kitchen + bar hosting two Cocktails & Canvas sessions, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday to support this year’s kids and youth summer art camp scholarships. In addition to the Cocktails & Canvas events, e|town will be donating 10 percent of the evening’s food and drink sales to the fundraiser.

Each Cocktails & Canvas session is $40 per person and includes all painting supplies and step-by-step instruction to create an 11-inch-by-14-inch painting on stretched canvas. The painting being demonstrated at both sessions is “Wildflower Forest,” an Alpine Arts Center favorite. Kids’ crafts will be offered for $5 starting at 5 p.m., with a variety of projects to choose from for all ages.

“We are excited to partner with e|town for our first ever Youth Art Scholarship Fundraiser and hope to offer many deserving children and teens summer scholarships for programs beginning on May 31 at Alpine Arts Center,” said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center.

Funding new opportunities

Merrill said there is already a list formed of parents requesting assistance with summer camps, and they are hopeful this fundraiser will provide their children with new art opportunities.

“We are grateful that e|town has generously donated their space for the event, as well as a portion of their dinner and drink sales,” Merrill said. “We think the evening will be a big success and a fun community gathering.”

Parents will be able to apply for youth art scholarships at the event. For anyone interested in applying who cannot attend, inquiries should be emailed to info@alpine For more information about the Alpine Arts Center, kids and teen summer art camps and other Alpine Arts Center programs, visit http://www.alpinearts or call 970-926-2732.

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