Alpine Arts Center hosts Young Artist’s Summer Gallery Show and Art Carnival, Aug. 20
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What: Young Artist’s Summer Gallery Show and Art Carnival.
When: Carnival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20; gallery show runs Saturday through Aug. 31.
Where: Alpine Arts Center, 210 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards.
More information: Visit www.alpineartscenter.org, or call 970-926-2732.
EDWARDS — Alpine Arts Center will host its inaugural Art Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, featuring games and projects from face painting and famous artist-themed games to popcorn necklaces and shaved ice and cupcakes. The event is open to all kids in the Vail Valley and their parents.
The carnival also will mark the beginning of the Young Artist’s Summer Gallery Show, with kids and teens displaying their artwork at Alpine Arts Center through Aug. 31. Artists can submit artwork they have either made at home or at Alpine Arts Center. To reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the artist, number of pieces and their approximate sizes.
Artwork should be dropped off by Friday. Artists may decide to donate 50 percent, 75 percent or 100 percent of their art sales to the scholarship fundraiser, which benefits kids’ art scholarships for the school year. Artwork can also be listed as “not for sale,” if preferred. All proceeds from the art carnival will benefit Alpine Arts Center’s Scholarship Fund.
“This gallery show is a great chance to see what your kids have been working on so hard this summer in camps, and I’m also excited to see some new faces of kids who are interested in art but have not yet been to Alpine Arts Center,” said Hannah Hardenbergh, an intern at Alpine Arts Center and organizers of the Art Carnival. “We’re planning some great activities and games for the carnival. They’re going to love it.”
Andrea Fulton, a mother of two young boys, received a scholarship for her sons to come to summer camps this year. She said her kids are very interested in art and she is happy they are able to pursue something they love to do.
“The program is awesome,” she said. “They learn a lot of skills that I am not able to teach them and the kids have a lot of fun.”
In addition to this weekend’s festivities, Alpine Arts Center offers drop-in activities, classes and camps, private parties and special events. Drop-ins for art activities, such as paint your own pottery, crafts, ceramics and painting are welcome Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Call Alpine Arts Center at 970-926-2732 to inquire about classes or scheduling a private event.
Vail Mountain opens Nov. 15, about a week earlier than normal. But that earlier opening will be out of Vail Village, not Lionshead.