Arts

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

Creativity Festivity kicks off its 23rd year Thursday

When Creativity Festivity kicks off 10 days of activities this week, residents will have a chance to see Durango schools’ arts education in action. Durango School District 9-R , Animas High and...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC design majors to hold art exhibition

The opening reception for the exhibition of the graduating art and communication design majors will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Art Hall Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College . The exhibition will...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs comp plan

An update to the Comprehensive Plan as approved Wednesday night by the Durango Planning Commission. “This is a really incredible document that really reflects why we live here,” Planning...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Ignacio students, artwork aids academics

In a time when schools across the country are increasingly cutting funding for fine arts classes, Dancing Spirits Community Arts Center in Ignacio offers children the chance to get their hands...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends of the Arts to meet 10 a.m. at Durango Arts Center

The Durango Friends of the Arts will hold a general membership meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. The brief meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. after a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News