Art Scene: I’m with the band |

Art Scene: I’m with the band

Christina Brusig

Can’t play the fiddle? Can’t read a note? Can’t hum a tune? Not a problem. I’ve got a way for you to be the most important part of the production — be a sponsor of the 6th Annual Summer of Music and guarantee a standing ovation.

Every year, individual and corporate sponsors help the Center for the Arts keep bringing the best of today’s bands to the valley. You give and we give back by helping you reach an audience of over 12,000 loyal fans in just 6 nights.

The sponsorship levels of $500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,500 to $5,000 and over give you high visibility on stage flags, print, radio, television and all social media for the entire season.

This is an important summer as the face of Glenwood Springs is redefined. Community is always important but we, at the Art Center, have a heightened awareness that this Summer of Music is just the break we all need.

The sun goes down, the music comes up and we celebrate each other. So, give me a call at 945-2414 and let me share all the details of just what sponsorship will mean to you and to the community. You’ll love what we’ve composed for you!

Artistry In Motion

Costumes have been fitted, props have been built, lighting and music perfected as we enter the final days of rehearsal for this year’s Dancers Dancing spectacular, A Night in New York.

Right away, you know that the evening will be filled with cool moves, striking visuals and a ‘New York state of mind’ as dancers from pre-ballet to advanced and competitive company display unparalleled energy, grace and power. It is the Art Center’s biggest public performance showcase so visit our website at or call us to purchase Dancers Dancing tickets for April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Now through April 12th, pre-sale discount Adults $14, Students and Children $8.

Welina I Ko Hawaii Pae Aina

That’s Welcome to the Hawaiian Islands for you mountain folk. Every summer, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts creates a series of summer classes that have become a tradition for valley kids. This summer, we are delighted to offer a wonderfully authentic Island Experience. Our newest faculty member, Meghan Owens, spent years in Hawaii and brings us the real deal! Meghan will be teaching kids from 6 to 12 years old to dance the hula, play the ukulele, sing traditional island chants and create native art and pottery. Campers will visit all 7 islands in 8 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 8th and every Wednesday though July 27 from 9:00 – 3:00. Tuition is $165/mo plus a one-time materials fee of $30. This incredible camp will conclude with a celebration of the art and culture of these enchanting islands.

As a special bonus for these Island Campers, the kids will take part in National Lemonade Day by building a lemonade stand and taking part in the August 21 national celebration. Lemonade Days “helps the children become successful, independent, and goal oriented. When a child does their own Lemonade Day, they learn to manage a business, create a plan for success, and follow through! Kids learn everything from customer service and supply management to marketing and how to calculate a profit.”

So, here’s to the through line of music this summer – Dancers Dancing, Summer of Music and the Hawaiian Islands Summer Camp. As Billy Joel says it:

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

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

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