Arts

What makes Durango special? Workshop to brainstorm median art ideas

The first public workshop to gather ideas for the art project at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave....

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS students will exhibit archaeology-inspired artwork

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum will feature artwork by students from Southwest Open School. An exhibit opening will be May 29 at 1 p.m., and the show will run until June 12. ...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

La Plata County installs public art at fairgrounds

Prancing and rearing steel horses were installed Monday at the entrance to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Two donors gifted the public art pieces, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said. ...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey says: Metal panels will be installed at Durango intersection

Drivers making their way through the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection will see Durango’s next public art installation: Large, laser-cut metal panels with to-be-determined images. After voting in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adopts new piece of public art

A striking modern art piece called Rondelle was installed in January in front of River City Hall on Camino del Rio in Durango. Joel Jurkens, a Durangoan, donated the metal piece by Lile London to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers adopting public art piece that spells out L-O-V-E

Answers to the simple question, “What’s your vision for the world?” are inspiring a book, video and art pieces focused on the Four Corners. A leadership class with Tiospaye, a Durango nonprofit...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ceramics studio and gallery opens on Main Avenue in Durango

Colorado Clay, a new ceramics studio and art gallery, opened in January on Main Avenue in the North Point Mall. Owner Nick Schlau envisions the sunny space as a community gathering place. He is...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Lego tower grows taller by the day at Arc of History intersection

Something is growing at the former Arc of History site in Durango. The beginnings of a Lego structure appeared Sunday on the metal base that used to support the infamous Arc of History near the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver Sparrow jewelry gallery opens in Dolores

Silver Sparrow Designs has opened a new gallery and studio in Dolores. Owner and silversmith Kristi Smith has spent decades perfecting her custom jewelry designs. She recently renovated the back of...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango’s arts funding may take new form

The city may fund the arts differently next year by offering a more targeted grant program through the Community Development Department. The city is considering setting aside $20,000 for a new...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding treasures at Center of Southwest Studies

Center of Southwest Studies opened a new exhibit on June 7. The exhibition, Treasures II: Virtuosity and Variations, is a continuation of the Treasures of the Southwest display that opened in...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts