It’s time again for the Durango Autumn Arts Festival, Durango’s premier art festival that benefits the Durango Arts Center. This year celebrates the 24th year, and many visitors are expected. Last year an estimated 6,000 people attended! It will be held this weekend, September 15-16, on East Second Avenue.
Artists and craftspeople from near and far attend the festival. Exhibits include ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, wood, photography, glass, and more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the craftsmanship and skill in these various arts. Food and beverage vendors will be available too. Ragtime Kettle Corn, Bloom Café, Mountain Stir Fry, The Purple Ice Cream Truck, and Create Art and Tea will all be available.
The Creation Station will have chalk drawing, face painting, flag-making, and more in the Bank of the San Juans parking lot. There will be a Main stage and South stage with various performances throughout the weekend, as well.
This is a fantastic weekend, and we love to see Durango host arts and culture. The Durango Arts Center is a local organization who: “enriches the community through innovative visual and performing art, and arts education. DAC advances appreciation and participation in the arts as a cultural leader in the region.” Take a look at their website for more information: http://durangoarts.org/