Formerly the Community Arts Network (CAN), the Outreach Committee strives to reach out to individual creatives across the Grand Valley. Are you a creative living in the Grand Valley? Then you are a part of this network! Any and all creatives in the Grand Valley who wish to meet and learn about each other's organizations and work are encouraged to participate!
Watch for quarterly "Art After Hours" events!
See more info below!
We have met several times and have received good feedback about what needs attention in the local arts community. It is out of one of the CAN DO! events that the MakerSpace idea was hatched.
Learn more about community-based MakerSpace here:
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Each meeting, two (or more) creatives share their passions!
We held our first AAH event in February 2020.
We heard from Kelly Anderson about his love of opera, and Sean and Gisela Flanigan told us about their nonprofit MusicSpark, which teaches children leadership skills through music.
Art After Hours went into hibernation during the pandemic. We are working toward bringing this event back. See below for details about our last event in May 2023.
This special event featured the crowning of the new Western Colorado Poet Laureate, Wendy Videlock, and a presentation with live printmaking by CMU alum and multi-genre artist Sam Speir!
Creatives of all stripes and ages attended.
Refreshments were splendid! Artisanal mocktails were shaken and stirred by our local expert, Julia Crocetto!
Thanks to The Art Center for hosting this event, and to the Telluride Institute, the Talking Gourds, Lythic Bookstore, and Grand Valley Books for helping us with this special event featuring past and present Western Colorado Poets Laureate!