Durango is a community that has long celebrated and encouraged local arts. From festivals and events to promoting local artists, it’s a vibrant artistic community. One of the longstanding traditions is the Durango Autumn Arts Festival Guide—this is the 23rd Annual year! It will be held this Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17. It is a benefit organized by the Durango Arts Center and features entertainment, food, and of course artists—both local and from across the country.
The festival occurs on East 2nd Avenue, where there will be exhibits featuring the artists and their creations. Last year there were 7,649 visitors! Vendor types include: ceramics, digital art/computer graphics, wearable fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, and more. This is such an array of artistry; it’s amazing to see so much talent in one place!
There’s a Creation Station in the Bank of the San Juans parking lot that includes chalk drawing, face painting, and more. The stage with live entertainment will be located next to Durango Arts Center, and the food court (near the stage) includes local favorites, so it’s a perfect way to enjoy beautiful art and a nice time in Downtown Durango. Best of all, entry to the event is free, and it’s great for the entire family! Take a look at the website for more information: http://durangoarts.org/daaf/