Artists sought for TOP show
Artists are encouraged to start their design concepts for the second annual TOP event, which will be held Sept. 23 at the Durango Arts Center. TOP is a juried garment design exhibition and auction fundraiser to support adult programs at the DAC.
The first pickup for garments will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24-25 at the DAC. Garments are first-come, first-served while supplies last. A second pickup opportunity will be offered July 8-9 if garments are still available. The deadline for finished garments is Aug. 24.
For an entry fee of $25, artists are provided with a stylish T-shirt and invited to refashion it with their original design. This year, an accessory category will be added: Artists will receive a yard of fabric to create an original scarf, belt, purse, jewelry, etc.
Juried designs will be modeled and auctioned at the catered TOP event. The event night will be preceded by a five-day exhibition of the garments.
Artists receive a 50 percent commission on selected and successfully auctioned designs.
To learn more or for a TOP prospectus, visit www.durangoarts.org.
Magic, juggling show to come to library
The Durango Public Library will present Ann Lincolns Around the World Magic and Juggling Show! at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday.
The audience takes an imaginary trip across the planet with comedy, juggling and magical routines from many far away lands. Lincolns furry travel companions for this show will be her Dog & Bunny.
The show is part of the Childrens Summer Reading Program, open to children up to 12 years old and running through July 28. Children can join the program anytime through July 27.
More information and registration is available at www.durangopublicli brary.org.
Arts Center seeks ceramicists for show
Artists are invited to enter ceramics or sculpture or both,in the Ceramics & Sculpture show, to be held July 5-29 at the Durango Arts Center.
The curator of the show is Connie Matthews Imig, a mosaic tile artist and photographer. Her decision on work accepted into the show is final. The number of pieces accepted will be determined on the scope and number of entries. Entries shipped will need to include return shipping in the case they are not sold.
Email images of work to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 115 Alamo Drive, Durango, CO 81301.
For more information, email to the above email or call 903-0240.
Salt Fire adds shows, plans to record album
The Salt Fire Circus and Bare Bones Burlesque will give three encore performances of The Elixir on June 24-25. The show sold out for seven of its eight May performances at the Durango Arts Center.
The encores will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 24 and at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. June 25 at the DAC, 802 East Second Ave. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They go on sale Friday at the DAC or online at www.durangoarts.org.
The Salt Fire Circus Band plans to record an album of original music and is seeking donations to pay for the project, which will include a three-day session at Scooters Place studio in Durango. The fundraising goal is $6,530, which must be raised by Monday. Donations are being accepted at www.kickstarter.com; search Salt Fire Circus.
Alternative Horizons to hold fundraiser
Alternative Horizons will hold its sixth annual Wine & Music Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. June 25 at the Rivergate Lofts Urban Park, 555 Rivergate Lane. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization to provide resources and services to victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The event will feature a silent auction, live music by Actual Proof, wine and beer tasting and hors doeuvres.
Tickets cost $30 in advance and are available at First National Bank of Durango or The Wine Merchant. Tickets purchased at the event cost $35.
For more information, call 247-4374 or visit www.alternativehorizons.org.