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To our supportive community:

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild would like to extend our warm thank-you to our community for your support of our 41st annual Fall Art Festival. We had another very successful year, and look forward to many more years to come. With a supportive community like ours the arts will thrive.

As we pack up the remaining items from the Fall Art Festival and enjoy the spectacular scenery around us, we reminisce fondly about the people and art represented this year. We remember our faithful Purchase Patrons, our walk-in viewers, the artists who produce such beautiful work, our out-of-town guests, the city of Glenwood Springs for their support, the Ramada Inn for their extra work, our sponsors for their tireless support, our local newspapers and radio stations, the Kiwanis Club for their volunteered time, our merchant display participants, and most of all the Guild members who donated hours of their time for the Festival.

The Fall Art Festival would not be one of the finest and largest nonjuried art shows in the state without the gift of time, talent and goods given by the members of our community. We had another awesome show of art this year, and all of the proceeds will be funneled back into arts education, materials and scholarships. Mark your calendars for the last full week in September for next year’s Fall Art Festival.

If we spend our lives giving what we have to enrich the lives of others, we have spent them well indeed!

Arlene Law and Kathy Rippy Fleming


41st annual Fall Art Festival

Glenwood Springs Art Guild

On Oct. 2 and 3 I was delighted to be the honored alumnus of the Glenwood Springs High School Homecoming festivities.

I wish to thank Linda Greer, Principal Mike Wells, Student Council President Molly Ackerman and the GSHS Student Council for bestowing such an honor upon me.

I feel humbled to have been chosen for such an honor. Sixty-four years after graduating, I still feel very close to our high school. Thank you for the jersey, plaque, football helmet and the fun!


R. Morris Buckmaster

Glenwood Springs

The City of Glenwood Springs Parks Department wishes to thank Barb Keller, the Glenwood Garden Club, Tom Dykema and Boy Scout Troop 225 and the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association for contributing funds totaling $1,000. Twenty trees of various species have been planted in Two Rivers Park and will provide shade and highway screening in the future. Thank you all.

Al Laurette

City of Glenwood

Parks and Cemetery Department

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission would like to thank everyone in Carbondale for helping us kick off our first annual Art aRound Town event. The sculptures we installed during Potato Days will be in place for one year.

The ART project could not have happened without the hard work of many. Our thanks go to Larry Ballenger and his crew at Public Works. James Bershenyi, Ken Beck, Les Cerise and Smiley Wise built pedestals and installed the sculptures. Charlie Chacos donated The Village Smithy for our Artists Reception. The Woody Creek Tavern, Pour House, The Kitchen, Mi Casita, Mambo Italiano, Sezen, Zocolito, Peppino’s and White House contributed wonderful hors d’ oeuvres.

Catherine’s Store and Main Street Spirits provided the wine and Doc Phillip brought his wonderful dandelion beer. Floral Boutique and Heavenly Scent provided flowers for the tables.

Carbondale Public Arts Commission is as successful as its members and our members are great! Thank you, Belinda Leve and Steve Kentz, for working tirelessly to insure that everything was installed properly. Kudos to Frank Norwood for a wonderful job producing our applications, reception invitations and maps, and to Vicki Browne for organizing such a successful reception.

A big thank you to Chris Chacos, who was behind us, egging us on.

Since the unveiling, many people have commented on how wonderful the sculptures are, bringing beauty to our streets. This has been a communitywide effort for a communitywide event. We thank you for making our first project a great success.

Jody Ensign and Ro Mead


The Helping Hands Group from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church would like to thank our fellow neighbors in Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area for supporting our annual Harvest Festival and Soup Luncheon.

Through your generosity, we were able to help monetarily a family who had an explosion in their home in which a family member was badly burned. We also were able to give generous gifts to funds in our church to help those in need in our community as well as our own church members who have special needs. Thank you so much for coming.

Sally Thompson

The Helping Hands

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