Art on the Rockies returns July 8-10 |

Art on the Rockies returns July 8-10

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Famed portrait artist Judith Dickinson is one of 130 national artists coming to Art on the Rockies at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards July 8-10.
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What: Art on the Rockies.

Where: Colorado Mountain College, Edwards.

When: July 8-10; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free admission.

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EDWARDS — Art on the Rockies is not your typical sidewalk art fair, nor is it your hushed gallery atmosphere. Fittingly for a mountain gathering, Art on the Rockies boasts a lively outdoor environment.

Artists will exhibit a variety of art and fine crafts on the grounds of the Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, and shoppers can enjoy food trucks, local beers and cool vibes from DJ Unconventional Science.

“The special character of this event is that all the artists are present with their newest artwork from studios all across the country,” said organizer Colleen Everett. “The artists love our community and are excited to talk with the people about what they are creating. Art on the Rockies is becoming known as one of the top shows in Colorado.”

The venue draws 130 artists from all 50 states who compete to exhibit in this sold-out show.

Artist demonstrations

The free admission event will kick off on Friday, July 8, at 10 a.m. with 150 tents as the art bazaar sets into action. Artists, such as famed portrait artist Judith Dickinson will demonstrate their techniques and talents.

“I love painting at the Edwards show because it is such a beautiful setting and I have grown to know so many in the community,” Dickinson said.

Art enthusiasts can stroll the art show for a full day of talking with artists and watching them work.

The Rocky Mountain Taco food truck will feature creative international cuisine and Crazy Mountain Brewery is also featured. Em’s Artisan Ice Cream is a hit for all age groups, and other treats and eats will be available.

Attendees can eat, come to browse or come to collect a new piece of art for your home. Korbell Champagne sponsors the Friday Art Walk with a free toast of the bubbly for all to enjoy at 4 p.m.

The Children’s Art Discovery tents feature bubble art, murals, block printing, fairy halos and more activities.

This year, director Kelsey Siggins will be the art pied piper teaming up with WECMRD to produce a free art experience for all local children.

Vail Valley Arts League is sponsoring its annual silent art auction throughout the weekend to raise money to support the children’s art program. The professional artists at the festival donate work to the nonprofit group in an annual favorite for treasure hunters.

The auction will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 10.

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