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Christina Brusig
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Something Good…

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

We never perform solo when it comes to the events the Center for the Arts brings to you, and I want to devote this column to everyone who made this our best fundraiser yet.

The 16th annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest was made possible by the generous financial support from our sponsors.

Alpine Bank

Roaring Fork Liquors

Post Independent

Coldwell Banker Mason & Morse Real Estate

Bighorn Toyota

Professional Auto Body

Balcomb and Green, PC

Bethel Party Rentals

ANB Bank

Berthod Motors Inc.

Bank of Colorado

Desktop Consulting

Glenwood Springs Ford

Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Insurance Agency

Hays, Maggard, and Hood P.C

Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical, Inc

Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse

Liston House and Land Design

Matthew Goodstein, MD

S2M Construction Company, Inc

Murray Dental Group

NAPA Auto Parts

Fairfield Mortgage

Giving Thanks

It is that time of year to give thanks; let it begin with me.

Thank you to the countless businesses that donated services, gift certificates and experiences to our silent auction. You helped us reach our financial goal and added so much life and fun to our evening! Thank you.

To my assistant, Brie Carmer: I am forever grateful for the above and beyond dedication you consistently provide to the center. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your love, creativity, incredible work ethic and your sense of team. Thank you for everything you did to make our silent auction the best it has been in years. You amaze me every day. In addition to the million other tasks you accomplish, thank you for securing all of the restaurants for the festival this year; they were truly outstanding — and so are you.

A very special thanks to all of the restaurants that provided delicious cuisine at the festival this year. I would consider it our finest culinary event yet. If you haven’t indulged your palate at one of these delicious eateries, I highly suggest you do.

The Pullman

Zheng Asian Bistro

Riviera Supper Club

Sweet Coloradough


The Lost Cajun

Big Daddy’s

Uncles Pizza

May Palace

Chang Thai

Hats off to Sweet Coloradough for the fascinating and delicious cooking demonstration: bananas foster creme brulee on top of the best doughnuts in town! Yum.

The Movers and Shakers

To my director of visual arts, Terry Muldoon: Your artistic touch, attention to detail, glorious vision and uninhibited dedication made the Culinary Arts festival truly beautiful and delightful. Thank you for the endless hours of cutting, designing, gluing, creating and producing. You are a woman with a vision, and it is one I absolutely adore. Thank you.

To Wayne Griffin, Kate Collins, Kate McRaith, Anais Liston, Stacey Barnum and Tessa Warman: Thanks for believing in the Art Center, and me. Each one of you showed up in different ways to help make the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest a true success. Your help with sponsors, restaurants, silent auction items, logistics, design and support was impressive. Thank you, so very much — I am truly grateful for each and every one of you.

To Judy, Maurine, John, Kate, Liz, Aerili, Charlie, Patches, Miranda, Linda, the staff at the Hotel Colorado, Jessica Cabe, Michael Bennett and Julie Carruth, thank you for all of your volunteer efforts before, during and after the festival. It is because of dedicated volunteers and staff members that we could facilitate such a beautiful, smooth, collaborative evening — thank you!


Endless thanks to Ken Robinson, Adam and the staff at Roaring Fork Liquors — our truly superb producing partners outdid themselves this year with these top-notch


2 Rivers Winery

Baroness Wines

Canyon Wind Wine

Classic Wines

CTS Wines

Gran Vin

Il Castagno Wines

Pioneer Wines and Spirits

Republic National Distributing Company

Constellation Brands

Southern Wine and Spirits

Summit Distributing.


Avery Brewery

Bonfire Brewery

Boulder Beer

Deschutes Brewery

New Belgium Brewery

Odell’s Brewing

Oskar Blues

Roaring Fork Brewery

Ska Brewing

Sam Adams

Ken and Adam, I am grateful for your expertise and passion. Sixteen years of providing vendors for the festival is truly remarkable. I look forward to 16 more! We will always support you; thanks for doing the same for us.

Your Art Center

Thank you to all who attended our festival, and all who support us in the many ways possible. Your kindness has allowed us to continue offering community outreach programming, quality classes, events and exhibits. Your financial assistance allows us to continue to make art accessible and affordable for all. This is YOUR Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, thanks for helping to make it one of the finest community assets in the Roaring Fork Valley. Become a member, take a class, donate, sponsor, participate, attend… Let the arts influence your life.

Thank you all! I’m truly humbled by the many ways you show your love and support to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Have an incredible weekend.

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

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