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Art Scene

Christina Brusig

Balance is a bargain we make with ourselves every day. We renegotiate the terms and conditions of the transaction with seemingly no memory of yesterday’s results.

The elements of that bargain can always feel the same — need more time, need more options, need more joy. We can help you with that last part. The Art Center has been the emotional counterweight at the heart of the community since inception. Our classes, our public events and gallery exhibits result in one thing: more joy and an unmatched celebration of community.

Colorado Gives Day — Tuesday, Dec. 9

A community is only as strong as the culture it celebrates, and Colorado Gives Day is one of the easiest ways to support one of the area’s most valuable cultural assets: the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Log on to, search Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and donate. It’s national, so tell everyone you know.

If you miss that opportunity, pick an event like the 2015 Summer of Music, help with the purchase of new equipment like a kiln for our expanding pottery classes or make a donation to our general operating fund as we plan for and meet the growing demands for more classes, more events and more community outreach to our local schools. The easiest way of all is to join the Center with a family or individual membership. It’s all tax deductible.


“Oh, what a night…” Two nights, to be exact, and I couldn’t be more proud of our amazing dancers who took the sold-out audience on an incredible ride. Director of Dance, Maurine Taufer, and our splendid corp of teachers created holiday magic.

We absolutely could not have done it without John Goss and the staff of our new performance venue partner the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Jeremy Doerr, Shalynn Hofert and Green Natural Solutions and, as always, Alpine Bank.

Winterfest Holiday Boutique

“If you want the best seat in the house, move the cat.” Yes, but if you want a greeting that says, “My life has been empty and lacking in meaning, and my sense of loss profound since you left this morning, but now you’re back,” then it’s all about the dog. Our beautiful holiday gift boutique has gourmet dog biscuits from Sparky Treats, warm coats from OhDoggieCoats and designer doggie treat pouches from Mountain Ursus Designs.

Ugly Sweater Party

Don’t forget your last chance to answer the question that so many of your friends, family and coworkers have thought but could not express when you win the Elizabeth Dean Boutique Gift Certificate and can cry out, “Yes, I do dress like this!”

Join us at 5:30 p.m. today at The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., for fun, laughs and refreshments. See you there!


The Art Center Winterfest Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!

Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at

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