Durango Arts Center kicks off inaugural Pride Art Show

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Durango Arts Center kicks off inaugural Pride Art Show

Pride exhibit gives artists a voice
Peter Hay, exhibits director at the Durango Arts Center, prepares to hang, “Germ/Color Theory,” by artist Tom Richards, for the Durango Pride Art Show, an exhibit of national and local artists.
“Floating Triangle” by Sandy Thorton Cooper on display at the Durango Arts Center for the Durango Pride Art Show, an exhibit of national and local artists.
“Greaser” by Aliana White, on display at the Durango Arts Center for the Durango Pride Art Show.

Durango Arts Center kicks off inaugural Pride Art Show

Peter Hay, exhibits director at the Durango Arts Center, prepares to hang, “Germ/Color Theory,” by artist Tom Richards, for the Durango Pride Art Show, an exhibit of national and local artists.
“Floating Triangle” by Sandy Thorton Cooper on display at the Durango Arts Center for the Durango Pride Art Show, an exhibit of national and local artists.
“Greaser” by Aliana White, on display at the Durango Arts Center for the Durango Pride Art Show.
Durango Pride Festival events

Friday5-7 p.m.: Art opening, Entrada Gallery at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.
8:30 p.m.: Black Light Glow Show and dance party, 128 E. College Drive. Imaginario Circus will put on a Black Light Glow Show. For $20 you get the performance and the dance party, which starts at 10:30 p.m. $5 for just the dance.
SaturdayNoon: Pride Parade, Main Avenue. Line-up will begin at 11:30 a.m. by Grassburger, 726½ Main Ave. The parade itself will begin at noon and end at Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. Free participation to walk and watch. All ages.
12:30- 6 p.m.: Pride in the Park Family Festival. Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. This free fest is family-friendly.
8:30 p.m.: Kennedy Davenport at Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. Kennedy Davenport, former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, will host her Drag Extravaganza. 21-and-over show for $25. Entry fee includes dance party after.
10:30 p.m.: After-drag dance party at Animas City Theatre. $5 for just dance.
Sunday1:30 p.m.: Durango Pride River Parade. Free if you have your own raft or float and begins at the 32nd Street north drop. Don’t have a float? Mild to Wild will lead a river parade excursion that will cost $20. Meet up at 1 p.m. at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours, 50 Animas View Drive. Advanced reservations are encouraged by calling 247-4789.
For more details about other events, like nightly dinners and a Sunday bingo brunch, visit http://4calliancefordiversity.org.

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