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December 12, 2013
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Glenwood Center for the Arts kicks up its heels at WinterPalooza

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For more than 30 years, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts has provided a creative outlet for emerging artists, community members and anyone interested in the arts.

This year’s 10th annual holiday dance and music performance party, WinterPalooza, showcases the longtime arts organization’s mission amid the festive, historical setting at 601 E. Sixth St.

“We have a beautiful art gallery with exhibits featuring local artists, and also provide art education through fine art, visual art, mixed media, collage, pottery, music, voice, piano, guitar, theater,” said Christina Brusig, assistant director at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. “And to top it all off, we currently offer the most progressive and well-rounded dance program in the Roaring Fork Valley. We will present three shows, held in our intimate gallery space. Only 100 tickets are available for each show.”

WinterPalooza, taking place from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, features the varied talent of music and dance students.

“All shows will be slightly different as we highlight a variety of classes and students in each. Our advanced and senior dance companies will be featured in all three shows, with our junior dance company performing in both evening shows,” Brusig said. “The Center for the Arts’ dance classes are for all ages and skill levels. And our musical education is on the rise at the center, with guitar and piano classes, too.”

The community is invited to attend WinterPalooza, which is $10 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. Brusig suggests calling ahead to reserve tickets at 945-2414.

“Tickets benefit the dance and music programming at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts,” she said. “Our Winterfest gift exhibit will also be up and spanning two rooms so you can continue your artful holiday shopping before or after the shows.”

Throughout the year, the Center for the Arts produces the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music — a free community concert series at Two Rivers Park — the annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest and Dancers Dancing, a valleywide dance and music production hosted by Glenwood Springs High School.

“Thanks to the many teachers, parents, students and volunteers who make the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts a magical place to create experience and live the arts,” Brusig said.

For more information about the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, visit www.glenwoodarts.org

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