Art Scene: ‘Well done is better than well said’
I’m pretty sure that Ben Franklin must have been at our 17th annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest last Saturday night because the feedback has confirmed it was certainly a job well done.
We never perform solo when it comes to the events the Center for the Arts brings to the community, and I want to devote this column to honoring everyone who made our most important fundraiser of the year the biggest success we’ve had since we launched this community celebration in 1999.
Big Daddy’s, Chang Thai, Grand Avenue Sweets, The Grind, The Iron Bridge Grill, The Lost Cajun, Riveria Supper Club and Piano Bar, Nepal Restaurant, Zhengs, The Pullman and our food demo star Cherie Pape, chef/owner of Appetit Cherie Gourmet Catering.
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Glenwood Springs Brew Garden, Classic Wines, Craft Wines, Natural Wines, RNDC, Synergy Wines, Two Rivers Winery, Veraison Wholesale, CTS, El Costano, Wild Wind Cellars, Old World Wines and Williams Cellars. Much appreciation to Kevin Brady of Cooper Wine and Spirits for facilitating all of our major vendors. Thanks Kevin, we could not have done it without you!
The Micro Brewers
Breckenridge Brewery, Boulder Brewing, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Dales, Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, Odell Brewing Co, Carbondale Beer Works, Nikasi Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Snow Capped Cider, Talbott’s Cider Company and Tivoli Brewing. Special thanks to Emily and Damon Arredondo of Roaring Fork Events Co. for their outstanding job in establishing our vendor relationships.
The Best of Show
For the first time, we invited the over 400 attendees to vote for the best dish, best wine, best beer and best cider in Glenwood. We didn’t know how difficult a task that would be but after trying all of the marvelous offerings, our audience called it:
Best Dish – The Pullman
Best Wine – Glenwood Springs Brew Garden
Best Beer – Nikasi Brewing Company
Best Cider – Snow Capped Cider
To Those Who Step Up
The sponsors of this year’s event define community. Each individual, each organization believes that “the arts matter and are essential to our lives.”
Bethel Party Rental
Renewal by Andersen
Glenwood Springs Ford
Roaring Fork Events, LLC.
Cooper Wine and Spirits
Glenwood Hot Springs
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Climate Control Company
Murray Dental Group
Grand River Construction
Balcomb and Green, P.C.
They Keep on Keeping On
A special thanks to our committee members and volunteers:
Wayne Griffin, Kate McRaith, Kate Collins, Anais Liston, Stacey Barnum, John Quinn, Rita Wagner, Rhonda Bell, Veronica Capraro, Emily and Damon Arredondo, Brad Janssen, Tom Baldigner, Jerry Barnum, Courtney Madden, Shawna Dawson, Craig Dawson, Katherine Rosen, Kelly Zevin, Zabdi Fuentes, Morgan Crater, Judy O’Donnell, Randy Schriever, Sandy Schriever, Liz Waters, Terry Muldoon, Matt Christy and Tom McRaith.
There’s Still Time
You can still bid on our wonderful silent auction items until 5 p.m. today. We are keeping the online bidding opportunity open, so just go to glenwoodarts.org and select Culinary Arts Event and have the last word on the subject.
The Big Finish
The best part of your participation in this year’s event is knowing that all proceeds support the creation and delivery of 70 classes, 12 community events attended by 28,000 people, 50 annual scholarships, seven outreach programs and the teaching of 700 students….plus we employ 27 artist/teachers. Thank you one and all
Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts you can reach her at Christina@glenwoodarts.org
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