Glenwood Springs Arts Council’s 19th annual Culinary Arts Festival set for Friday at Hotel Colorado |

Glenwood Springs Arts Council’s 19th annual Culinary Arts Festival set for Friday at Hotel Colorado

This year's Culinary Arts Festival will be the 19th installment of the event put on by the Glenwood Springs Arts Council.
Terry Glasenapp

Local art, live music and plenty of food and drink offerings.

This year’s Culinary Arts Festival presented by the Glenwood Springs Arts Council will feature all of that and more.

“It is just a very nice event,” Judy O’Donnell, Glenwood Springs Arts Council treasurer, said. “Everybody just has a really wonderful time.”

The 19th installment of the Culinary Arts Festival will occur from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Hotel Colorado.

People have until noon Friday to purchase tickets online for $50. Tickets will be available at the door for $55.

O’Donnell expected a turnout of approximately 250 people and said that tickets were still available.

All proceeds, including those from the event’s silent auction, will go toward the nonprofit Glenwood Springs Arts Council.

“We have a lot of local artists who have donated work,” O’Donnell said of the silent auction items. “There are many things that are available.”

Other items include a weekend stay in Seattle as well as tickets to performances by the Sopris Theatre Company and Thunder River Theatre Company.

In addition to the silent auction, several local restaurants such as Masala & Curry, The Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar, Smoke Modern BBQ, Uncle Pizza, The Pullman, Sundae, Ironbridge Grill and Sunshine & Moons will provide a variety of dishes.

“Food is an artistic expression,” O’Donnell said. “These people will be serving a special display of their food.”

To compliment the cuisine, Casey Brewing & Blending, Cooper Wine & Spirits, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Upslope Brewing and CTS Distributing will offer a wide selection of craft beer, wine and spirits.

“You won’t need to go out for dinner,” O’Donnell said.

Since 1982, the Glenwood Springs Arts Council has strived to create visibility, support and opportunity for the arts within the community.

Additionally, this year’s Culinary Arts Festival will feature live music from Carbondale’s own LET THEM ROAR.

According to the band’s website, LET THEM ROAR’s original music “weaves a tapestry of progressive-folk from threads of tradition.

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