Glenwood Springs has got it going on this summer |

Glenwood Springs has got it going on this summer

April E. Clark

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Palisade-grown plums and miniature-sized art from Mexico are just a few of the alluring attributes downtown Glenwood Springs offers this summer.Each week, the city is host to the Downtown Market featuring Colorado produce and meats, wine tastings, live music, and arts-and-crafts booths. The market, open from 4 p.m. to dusk in Centennial Park, takes place every Tuesday until Sept. 26.

“We’ve doubled the vendors we had last year, and we’re real pleased with the turnout. We had between 300 and 400 people come through the market this week,” said co-organizer Jan Harr, about the market’s new second season. “We have a gentleman with chocolate sauces that were very popular, homemade pasta, and we have a winery this year, Woody Creek Cellar. We truly are having a great time.”A cookie-baking contest for locals and music by The Currys is scheduled for Tuesday’s market.”We’ll also have quite a bit more produce this week,” Harr said.

Through July 30, the Colorado Mountain College gallery, across the street from the market, is hosting a traveling exhibit from the Museum of New Mexico titled “Pinturas de Fe,” meaning “Expressions of Faith.” The exhibit showcases the Mexican tradition of retablos – small oil paintings on tin, zinc, wood and copper – and ex votos, devotional paintings on canvas or tin that pay tribute to saints.A few doors down from the “Pinturas de Fe” show, at Main Street Gallery, is Latina documentary photographer Elizabeth Moreno’s “Ignored Voices” exhibit. Moreno, the gallery’s June Artist of the Month, spent four months at a Mexican nursing home visually documenting the lives of the elderly.”Her work is stunning,” said Nancy Page, Main Street Gallery manager. “People are just awe struck, and most find it really powerful.”

Moreno’s work is on display through Sunday.Vail, Colorado

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