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Colorado Mountain College Pottery Sale

RIFLE — The CMC Pottery Sale is an annual event. Students and faculty show and sell their work .There are hundreds of pieces of pottery for sale at great prices. This year it is being held in the Rifle Middle School auxiliary gym right behind the Grand River Student Clinic, which was the Old CMC campus.

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

703 Railroad Ave.

Info: mmpottery@aol.com

AO Chapter of PEO: Annual Elegant Auction

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The 22nd anniversary for the AO Chapter of PEO’s Annual Elegant Auction supports local scholarships for area high school graduates, River Bridge Child Advocacy Center and the Girl Scouts. Support the community while enjoying a festive lunch and auction.

10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: $28

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info and tickets: A La Carte, 945-5027

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church: Bach to Blues

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Bring your own lunch and begin the weekend with music at the St. Barnabas Free Friday Lunch Concert Series. Featuring local talent and a variety of music from Bach to blues.

12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

546 Hyland Park Dr.

Info: 945-6423 and http://www.saint-barnabas.info

Wyly Community Art Center: Holiday Ornament Decorating

BASALT — The Wyly Art Center presents Just Add Glitter: Holiday Ornament Decorating. Children design their own holiday ornaments with festive Wyly art supplies while they wait for Santa and the Basalt Tree Lighting in Lions Park. Adults can shop for handmade holiday goods at the Wyly Wares Artisan Market from 4-7 p.m.

4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Downtown Basalt: Holiday Tree Lighting

BASALT — Santa Claus is coming to town for Basalt’s holiday tree lighting ceremony. This highly-anticipated annual tradition features caroling, cookies, hot cocoa and cider, chili, a bonfire, carriage rides and ornament decorating. Live music from Cathy Markel Quartet, Dwight Ferrin and the Basalt High School Choir will fill the air with holiday spirit.

4-6 p.m. (tree lighting at 5:15 p.m.) Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free; bring unwrapped toys for the Shining Stars Toy Drive benefitting children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, if possible

Lion’s Park, 2 Midland Ave.

Info: e-mail info@basaltchamber.com and http://www.basaltdowntown.com

Whimsical Women of the West: Annual Holiday Show

CARBONDALE — The Whimsical Women of the West traveling art collective returns, featuring 17 artisans offering fiber art, jewelry, clothing, photography, folk art, pottery, food goodies and more. A percentage of sales benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project.

4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

Third Street Center, 520 South Third St.

Info: http://www.thirdstreetcenter.net

Carbondale Chamber and Carbondale Council on the Art and Humanities (CCAH): Light Up Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Children and adults of all ages are invited to light up downtown Carbondale and welcome Santa. Trees that line Main Street light up when Santa reaches the Fourth Street Plaza and CCAH’s Launchpad, where friends and family can mingle with carolers and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies.

5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

Main Street and Fourth Street Plaza

Info: http://www.carbondale.com

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits tastings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend in downtown Glenwood Springs, as Cooper Wine and Spirits showcases different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Wine-Spirit/206692372844660

True Nature Healing Arts: Holiday Boutique Open House

CARBONDALE — Visit True Nature’s Holiday Boutique Open House, the place for heartfelt gifts for the holidays. Enjoy complimentary tea and treats, a retail sale and punch pass discounts, and purchase gift certificates to make holiday shopping easy.

5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

100 N. Third St.

Info: http://www.truenatureheals.com

Carbondale Clay Center: Cup Auction

CARBONDALE — With more than 200 cups available, donated by local and national artists, the support of this annual auction supports the nonprofit’s mission to achieve awareness of the ceramic arts by building community through diverse clay-related activities, accessible to all.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

201 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, e-mail info@carbondaleclay.org and http://www.carbondaleclay.org

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Holiday 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show stars professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations. The holiday season includes shows between Christmas and the New Year, and two on New Year’s Eve.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Admission (show only): $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/kids 12 and younger; food and beverages optional, a la carte; 10% off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, e-mail reservations@gvrshow.com and http://www.gvrshow.com

Sopris Theatre Company: “The Glorious Ones”

SPRING VALLEY — Sopris Theatre Company, formerly CMC Theatre, presents “The Glorious Ones,” a rollicking, fun-filled, bawdy and touching musical about a theater troupe during 16th-century Italy.

7 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and 11-13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 Sunday matinee; special Wheeler Opera House performances in Aspen 7 p.m. Jan. 23-24

Admission: $15/students, CMC staff, faculty and seniors; $20/adults

3000 County Road 114

Info: http://www.coloradomtn.edu/campuses/spring_valley/cmc_theatre

Roaring Fork Young Professionals: Casino Royale Holiday Party

CARBONDALE — Dress in cocktail attire and party at the Aspen Glen Clubhouse with the Roaring Fork Young Professionals. The annual event features food and drinks followed by casino games and dancing.

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: $30/members, $40/non-members, includes dinner and one free drink ticket

545 Bald Eagle Way

Info: http://www.roaringforkyoungprofessionals.com/events

Trattoria Dionisia: Painters Stage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Free music by Painters Stage, featuring valley musicians Noemi and Kristof playing an eclectic selection of styles in a fun family atmosphere.

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and http://www.facebook.com/trattoriadionisiaglenwood

Symphony in the Valley: “Christmas Classics”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND RIFLE — The Symphony in the Valley’s annual holiday concerts, perfect for the whole family, one in Glenwood Springs and the other in Rifle.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Glenwood Springs High School and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ute Events Center, Rifle

Admission: $15

Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Auditorium, 1521 Grand Ave., and Ute Events Center, 132 E. Fourth St.

Info: http://www.sitv.org

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Vid Weatherwax and Roberta Lewis

BASALT — Jazz, funk and soulful groove with musical valley duo Vid Weatherwax and Roberta Lewis for Friday night live at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Steve’s Guitars: Tony Furtado and Luke Price

CARBONDALE — In the 25 years since winning the National Banjo Championship, multi-talented Portland artist Tony Furtado has released more than 15 albums and became a major-league slide guitarist, singer and songwriter. Luke Price is a two-time winner of the National Fiddling Championship who started playing at 7 and today is a skilled professional musician, composer and associate professor at Lewis and Clark in Portland.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: $25

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net, http://www.tonyfurtado.com and http://www.lukedeanprice.wordpress.com

The Black Nugget: Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute

CARBONDALE — Join Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte for an unforgettable evening of freshly prepared, high-energy live Beatles’ music.

9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498, e-mail blacknuggetsaloon@gmail.com, http://www.facebook.com/TheBlackNugget, and http://www.doctorroberttribute.com

Cactus Valley Elementary PTA: Holiday Fair

SILT — Shop local and peruse booths featuring art, crafts, baked goods, crochet items, home decor, Arbonne, photography, DoTERRA, ornaments, stained glass, Pampered Chef, Juice Plus, Thirty One, Bows and Tutus, jewelry, and more.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

222 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/groups/CVEPTA

Skyline Ranch: Susan Gibbs Horses Holiday Wish List Party

CARBONDALE — Stop by the Skyline Ranch indoor equestrian center for games with horses, hot chocolate and treats, and send your wish list to Santa. Games will be on foot leading horses with a holiday theme and festive music.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

356 County Road 101

Info: e-mail sghorses@gmail.com

Third Street Center: Spoken Word Workshop

CARBONDALE — Alya Howe presents two spoken-word workshops, “What We Inherit, What We Build, and What is Left,” and performances with slammaster and poet Suzie Q Smith. Through comprehensive discussion, reading and writing, participants find new ways to see and express themselves through poetry.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Session 1), and 2-4:30 p.m. (Session 2) Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: $45/session, $80/both sessions

520 S. Third St.

Info: 309-2582 and e-mail alyahowe@me.com

Marble Chamber: Christmas in Marble

MARBLE — Five locations host holiday activities, including Santa Claus at the Marble Hub, gift baskets at the Marble Community Church, turkey dinner and dessert auction at the Marble Charter School, complimentary wine at the Marble Gallery; and free cider and appetizers at the Connie Hendrix Studio and Gallery. Pick up a punch card and visit all five locations, then enter a drawing for prizes.

10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

620 West Park St.

Info: http://www.mcrchamber.org

Glenwood Springs Community Center: Artisan Winter Market

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Artisan Winter Market is a one-day craft, bakery and gift market including a kids’ creation station, gifts, jewelry, photography, fine woodwork, local honey and more. Grab lunch featuring mac and cheese, soup and salad.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

100 Wulfsohn Rd

Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/589926014468542

Waldorf School: Winterfaire

CARBONDALE — Bring the family to the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork for a warm and joyful winter celebration featuring children’s crafts, food, live music, puppetry, and enchanted stories.

11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: $20/presale passes, $25/door, online at http://www.waldorfschoolrf.com/registration

16543 Highway 82

Info: 963-1960 and http://www.waldorfschoolrf.org

Silt Historical Park: Holidays in the Park

SILT — This annual holiday event features a silent auction with unusual gift items in the gift shop, Santa Claus, hay rides, light refreshments, pre-decorated trees for sale, and more.

2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: http://www.silthistoricalpark.com

Crystal Theatre: “The Creep Behind the Camera”

CARBONDALE — This Colorado-based, independent film stars Carbondale rocker and actor Josh Phillips. Although the film is not officially rated, content falls into the Rated R category. If not sold out, tickets available at the door the day of the showing.

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Tickets: Available at Dos Gringos

427 Main St.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/312074188996629 and http://www.creepfilm.com

CCAH: Saturday Shopping Events

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, CCAH opens its the doors of the Deck the Walls Holiday Show, filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists, for Saturday shoppers. A men’s shopping event on Dec. 6 features a whiskey tasting from 3-5 p.m., and a champagne shopping day takes place from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 13. Parents can drop their kids off at CCAH’s classroom at the Third Street Center for holiday-themed arts and crafts activities then head to The Launchpad for holiday shopping and a complimentary glass of champagne.

3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6; 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13; and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

Design + Build and (co)studio: (co)rnhole Tournament

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Students have designed and built their own cornhole sets to be used in the largest public cornhole tournament. The Roaring Fork School District (co)studio cornhole champion will be crowned and each set will be auctioned off to raise money for the next big Design + Build project.

4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 6

Entry fee: $10/two-person team, winner takes all, registration at the door, or play for fun

Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.costudio.org/2nd-annual-cornhole-tournament-december-6th-2014

Town of New Castle: Holiday Chili Cook-off Contest and Holiday Tree Lighting

NEW CASTLE — Chili cooks are invited to submit their best recipes at the Holiday Chili Cook-Off Contest. The festive event also features a beer and wine garden, music by John Noel, holiday tree lighting, fire pits, and Garden School bake sale. Cook-off entry forms available at Town Hall, Community Center, and online.

4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 6

Admission: Free to attend, $5/tasting and voting on best chilis; $5/beer and wine tickets each and $20/per 5; $15/entry for chili cook-off contestants and $25/two entries; deadline to enter chili contest Monday, Dec. 1

Burning Mountain Park, 450 W. Main St.

Info and entry forms: http://www.newcastlerec.com, Debbie Nichols at 984-2311, or New Castle Recreation at 984-3352

K-Gen Asian Cuisine: Dwight F. Ferren

BASALT — Guitarist Dwight F. Ferren plays solo acoustic instrumentals in the restaurant, then electric rock and blues in the bar.

6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

Willits Center, 231 Harris St.

Info: 510-5956, http://www.kgenasiancuisine.com and http://www.lestension.com

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Comedy Night

NEW CASTLE — Comedy Night returns to the Black Dog Saloon with comedian Aaron Woodall.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: $15

219 W. Main St.

Info and reservations: 984-0999 and http://www.thedognewcastle.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Jackson Emmer

BASALT — Singer-songwriter Jackson Emmer plays the guitar, mandolin, and banjo, lending a vibrant, mercurial voice to the American music tradition Saturday night at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: http://www.heatherssavorypies.com and http://www.jacksonemmer.com

Steve’s Guitars: David Starr with the Half-Mile Markers

CARBONDALE — David Starr started playing in the valley with his band back in the ’80s and keeps coming back after moving to Cedaredge where he runs a guitar shop called Starr’s Guitars. Opening the night is a favorite local duo Hap Harriman and Nelson Oldham, the Half-Milemarkers.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

Admission: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net, http://www.davidstarrmusic.com and http://www.starrsguitars.com

Mountain Madrigal Singers: “Christmas Peace” Concerts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Mountain Madrigal Singers present the 34th concert season titled, “Christmas Peace.” Enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional to contemporary and heartwarming to hilarious. All concerts are free to the public and free babysitting is provided.

2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 7 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, Sunday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 19

Admission: Free, and donations are accepted at the door or on the website

First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.mountainmadrigals.com

Aspen Choral Society: Handel’s “Messiah” Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Aspen Choral Society presents the 37th annual concerts of Handel’s “Messiah.” Conducted by Paul Dankers, the performance features a 75-voice choir with soloists and orchestra.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7

Admission: $20/adults, free/children age 12 and younger, at the door

First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.aspenchoralsociety.org

UPCOMING

Studio for Arts and Works (SAW): SAWliday Open House

CARBONDALE — The annual SAWliday Open House and art sale features two dates this year. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, and metalwork by 24 SAW artists will be on view in the artists’ individual studio spaces.

5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 and 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Admission: Free

525 Buggy Circle

Info: 274-9058, e-mail studioforartsandworks@gmail.com, and http://www.sawcarbondale.com

Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Lion in Winter”

CARBONDALE — Written by Academy Award-winning playwright James Goldman, this intelligent comedy depicts the personal and political conflicts and gamesmanship of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children, and their guests during Christmas 1183. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-13 and 18-20, and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21 Sunday matinees

Admission: $25/adults, $14/students, and $17/20 to 30-somethings

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com

SoL Theatre Company: “Annie Jr.”

CARBONDALE — Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Annie,” the worldwide phenomenon, was the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and has been adapted for young performers in “Annie Jr.”

1 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 (1 p.m. school-day matinee for Roaring Fork Valley elementary and middle school students and educators); 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 14

Tickets: $8/student and $5/adult faculty and chaperone for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 matinee, $10/kids 12 and younger, $15/adults for regular shows

Carbondale Middle School, 110 Snowmass Dr.

Info: 274-0894, e-mail soltheatrecompany@gmail.com and http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

CCAH: Anderson Ranch Residents Talk

CARBONDALE — Anderson Ranch Residents will speak at and share images of their work. Artists include printmakers Tara Cooper and Daniel Greenberg, sculptor Jeremy Dean, ceramicist Marisa Finos, photographer and new media artists Anna Garner, painter Caitlin Cocco. Happy Hour libations will be provided.

5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

CCAH: Bilingual Holiday Piano Recital

CARBONDALE — For several months, Sonia Roldan has been teaching more than 10 students from the Latino community to play the piano. The students, from ages 4 to 12, meet once a week on Wednesdays after school. In their fourth eight-week session of the year, they will play a music recital on the grand piano in the Calaway Room at the Third Street Center.

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12

Admission: Free

520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

The Black Nugget: Betty Ford Explorer

CARBONDALE — The valley’s favorite original outfit, Betty Ford Explorer, returns to rock the Nugget to play an eclectic mix of hard rock and alt-funk music.

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12

Admission: Free

403 Main St.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Betty-Ford-Explorer/166858940108625

Aspen Film: Aspen Shortsfest 2015 Entry Deadline

ROARING FORK VALEY — The 24th annual Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions of live action, documentary and animated short films for the festival’s International Competition taking place April 7-12, 2015, in Aspen.

Late entry deadline Friday, Dec. 12, extended entry deadline Wednesday, Dec. 31

Info: e-mail info@aspenfilm.org and http://www.aspenfilm.org

The Eagles Club: Christmas Boutique

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Annual holiday sale featuring handmade crafts and gifts in the Santa Village Boutique. Also includes photos with Santa and an open soup bar with free hot chocolate. Eagles members with children receive a free from Santa.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Admission: Free

312 Seventh St.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/TheEaglesClubofGWS

Project Radius: Winter Wonderland Dance

CARBONDALE — Dress your best and meet at The Orchard for a night of music and dancing to benefit Project Radius. The Colorado nonprofit collaborates with the community to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing diverse recreational opportunities.

5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Admission: Free, donations welcome

110 Snowmass Dr.

Info and tickets: Register for the dance online at http://www.projectradius.org

The Crystal Theatre: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

CARBONDALE — Join the Thompson Divide Coalition for a festival featuring conservation and adventure films illustrating the Earth’s beauty, environmental challenges, and the work communities around the world are doing to protect cherished areas.

7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Admission: Free

427 Main St.

Info: http://www.savethompsondivide.org

Club Fresh: Gerry Goodman Band

RIFLE — The Gerry Goodman Band plays rock, blues and country at the Farm Fresh Café and Steakhouse’s Club Fresh, Rifle’s largest entertainment complex. Grab a bite, have a drink, and enjoy the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, popular covers and more.

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Admission: Free

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: 876-2856 and http://www.clubfresh.me

CCAH: Holiday Cookie Swap

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH for a Holiday Cookie Swap and squeeze in some last-minute shopping. Bring a dozen of your favorite holiday cookies, mix and match with other bakers, and come home with a fun assortment of treats.

4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

ONGOING

Redstone Art Gallery: Trains and Art

REDSTONE — Enjoy a holiday train display and complimentary refreshments while shopping at the Redstone Art Gallery to find that special gift. Fine art featured in all media such as handmade jewelry; oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings; photography; bronze, wood and stone sculptures; fine woodworking; pottery; cards and books by local authors; fiber art; glass blown vessels; and more.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Wednesdays) until Jan. 1; Jan. 1 to May 1 gallery open weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and http://www.redstoneart.com

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Adventure Park hosts winter activities, including a new 4D movie, holiday light display, fire pits to roast s’mores, cave tours, lighted rides on the Alpine Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and a giant musical Christmas tree. Stay for dinner and try the new family-style menu at the Lookout Grille.

Admission: $13-$39; tram ride $13/adults, $8/kids and Funday Pass $39/adults, $34/kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail info@glenwoodcaverns.com and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

CCAH: Deck the Walls Holiday Show

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The show features fine jewelry, silks scarves, wool cowles, handmade dolls, lamps, candles, handcrafted bath and beauty supplies, kitchen wares, holiday ornaments and cards.

Through Wednesday, Dec. 24

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

Gallery 809: Jennifer Sellers Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Work from November guest artist Jennifer Sellers, who spent 14 years expanding her repertoire of the mountains and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 12-4 p.m. Sundays

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809 and http://www.gallery809.com

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Find one-of-the-kind arts and crafts at the Center for the Arts’ Winterfest. Discover holiday gifts, and enjoy the holiday spirit.

Admission: Free

601 E Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org

CMC Artshare Gallery: K. Rhynus Cesark Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — K. Rhynus Cesark presents porcelain sculpture, encaustic painting, and a mixed media site-specific installation is a fellowship recipient from the Colorado Council on the Arts, for her ceramic sculpture. She is a former Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and exhibits her work nationally.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 and http://www.cmcartshare.com

Wyly Annex: “4 Architects” Exhibit

BASALT — Wyly Annex’s newest exhibit, “4 Architects,” featuring the artwork of Glenn Rappaport, Harry Teague, Larry Yaw and Will Young.

Through Saturday, Dec. 6

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123, e-mail art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Wyly Community Art Center: “The Wyly Open”

BASALT — The Wyly Art Center’s newest exhibition, “The Wyly Open,” housing more than 50 works from valley artists. Two and three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums will be shown. Throughout the exhibit, the viewing public can cast a single vote each for the WOW (Wyly Open Winner) Award.

Through Friday, Dec. 19

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Carbondale Clay Center: Holiday Invitational Exhibition and Sale

CARBONDALE — Finish holiday shopping early with work by more than 30 local and national artists’ pottery and small ceramic sculptures available for sale. Items for sale include handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures and more.

Through Tuesday, Dec. 23

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org

Mousai Gallery: James Vilona Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Mousai Gallery, where Mother Nature and art come together, features James Vilona and Vilona Family Studios, showcasing the Illuminating Selenite Slab Lamp hand-forged by James Vilona. Child and pet friendly.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment any other time

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.

Info: http://www.jamesvilona.com

CCAH: Classes at The Launchpad

CARBONDALE — Movement, music, and dance classes are in full swing at The Launchpad. Crystal River Ballet, The Yard Hip Hop, Carbondale Rhythm Collective, DanceLAB, Core Healing Arts, Aspen Dance Connection, and more offer classes for all ages seven days a week. Pick up a full schedule at the Launchpad or visit and click on Launchpad.

76 S. Fourth St.

Info: e-mail contact@launchpadcarbondale.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

The Powers Art Center: Art Gallery

CARBONDALE — The Powers Art Center strives to teach the public about contemporary and pop art through exhibitions.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Admission: Free

13110 Colorado 82

Info: 963-4445, e-mail menglish@powersartcenter.org and http://www.powersartcenter.org

Harvest Pottery: Jail House Studio/Gallery

CARBONDALE — Harvest Pottery has opened its doors to the Jail House Studio/Gallery with new work on display. The historic jailhouse and cabin is free to visit and open to the public.

Admission: Free

500 Weant Blvd.

Info: 963-2550, email harvestpottery@q.com and http://www.harvestpottery.com

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Open Mic Nights

NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Sunday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.

5 p.m. Sundays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

CCAH: Figure Drawing Sessions

CARBONDALE — Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

6-9 p.m. Mondays

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail honewilliams@gmail.com to reserve space.

Hotel Colorado: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Hotel Colorado features valley musicians for Monday night jazz jam sessions, including Justin Pfeifer on piano, Ashton Taufer on bass, and Zach Ritchie on drums. Middle through high school, as well as local, musicians of all levels have an opportunity to hone their skills and enjoy camaraderie and networking with fellow jazz musicians.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: e-mail zgritchie@gmail.com and http://www.hotelcolorado.com

Carbondale Beer Works: Phat Pagan Open Mic Night

CARBONDALE — Patrick Fagan invites performers of all types for free expression, liberal libations and musical invention. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com

Camp Chair Productions: Storytelling Mondays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Well-known master raconteur Jack Green shares his storytelling techniques.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with the bell ringing at 7 p.m., Mondays

Admission: $7.17 (more or less) or a pair of eye glasses with the lens to be donated to the Lions Club

4018 Sky Ranch Dr.

Info: 618-0911

Rivers: Open Mic Nite

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Open mic for artists of all types hosted by Dan Rosenthal. All talents welcome. $1 taco special. No cover.

8-10 p.m., Wednesdays

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Geeks Who Drink

NEW CASTLE — Geeks Who Drink (not your average) Pub Trivia Thursdays at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND CARBONDALE — Works by Dean Bowlby, Stephen Datz, Berard Hofmann, Jane Lee, Linda Loeschen and Mary Noone. The gallery also specializes in preservation-quality framing.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Admission: Free

399 Main St., Carbondale

Info: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 945-4817 and 963-3775

CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing class

CARBONDALE — Open to all ages and abilities, CCAH is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies.

7-9 p.m. Mondays

Fee: Model’s fee

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com, ccah@sopris.net and 963-1680

Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offerings

RIFLE — This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: handmade soaps and candles, fabric arts, iron work, original paintings, and turned-wood lamps, along with the already existing artisan jewelry and pottery.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: http://www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068


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