Tagged: fall

Voting culture: Art is on the ballot this fall with measure 2A

The Wheeler Opera House’s main theater, photographed in 2015. (Aspen Times archive)

For Aspen’s arts and culture landscape, 1979 was a turning point as the city of Aspen purchased dilapidated buildings around town and turned them over to citizen task forces led by scruffy, young and arts-minded locals.

Those task forces brought to life pillars of today’s arts scene. They took the old powerhouse and turned it into the Aspen Art Museum, and they saved the historic Wheeler Opera House from its blighted and abandoned state in the Carter years (nicknamed “the pigpen” according to a May 1979 Aspen Times

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Art Center fall programming unveils new in-person classes for all ages – The Advocate-Messenger


News release

After a year of high-quality, mainly virtual offerings, the Art Center of the Bluegrass brings a robust lineup of fall classes and programs to the region. Many perennial favorites will return along with several new and in-depth artistic experiences. The Art Center provides creative opportunities for everyone – all experience levels and ages – to connect people to art, culture, and creativity.

“One of the biggest changes this year involves our signature program, Lunch with the Arts, which is moving from a monthly program to a weekly format in order to showcase even

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Spokane Arts names 8 SAGA recipients, U of I opens fall season auditions

Aug. 5—From a pool of 28 applicants, Spokane Arts has selected eight Spokane Arts Grant Awards recipients set to receive a total of $45,500. The winning proposals include projects in bookmaking, film and documentary, theater, culture, aerial performance and arts therapy.

The Spokane Playwrights Laboratory will receive a grant of $5,000 in support of its efforts to provide local writers and playwrights with professional resources. For more information, visit spokaneplaywrightslaboratory.com.

Melanie Hewitt will receive $5,000 for her upcoming “Grown Up’s First Alphabet: An Adult’s Child Book.” Written in a manner resembling popular children’s literature, “Hewitt’s new work forces perspective

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Olympia’s Fall Arts Walk will be back in early October

Arts Walk, Olympia’s twice-yearly celebration of creativity and community, is coming back.

On Oct. 1 and 2, the streets at Fifth and Washington will once again be closed to make space for pop-up performances, people watching and other festivities. In other words, the festival will be like the kinds the city held before the pandemic began.

“We’re coming back into community,” said Angel Nava of the city’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Department. “We’re slowly re-emerging together, which is awesome.”

There’s a difference, though: This event is a hybrid, with both the traditional weekend festivities and the month-long focus on arts

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