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Sundance Family Festival & Chili Cook-off

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Festival and chili fun for the whole family, with art displays too.

Visit the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, to view western art from six area artists now through October. The western art display is presented in conjunction with the Sundance Family Festival and Chili Cook-Off. The Family Festival is Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22.

The featured artists for the western art display present a wide variety of subjects, media and styles. Alene Nitzky offers pastels with desert cactus and scenes; Dale Crawford has illustrations and oils; Susan Dailey’s art features oils and mosaics; Photographer Vic Schendel is showing dramatic photos. Ross Lampshire is represented by large oils and Mad Jack C. Hanks is represented by humorous watercolors and pen sketches.

The Sundance Family Festival & Chili Cook-Off begins on Friday, October 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with a prime rib dinner with cowboy poet and singer Gary McMahan, auction and more. Saturday, October 22, the Festival continues with beer and chili tasting, western music, silent auction, children’s events and arts and crafts booths from Noon to 4:00 PM. Tickets for Friday’s event are available at the Senior Center or Wilbur’s Total Beverage for $32 in advance (Friday ticket prices includes admission to Saturday’s event). Saturday-only admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 7-17.

Call 970.221.6644 for more information on the art show or the festival.