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Over thirty-five local artists, live music, interactive demos, and food combine to celebrate art in the garden
FORT COLLINS – July 15, 2014 – The Gardens on Spring Creek, the Lincoln Center, and Beet Street together present ARTiculture Sculpture Show and Arts Festival on August 1-2. The community event kicks off a year of celebrating Colorado art at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue.
ARTiculture is a two-day event showcasing Colorado sculpture artists and their unique work. The juried sculptures introduce a variety of color, texture, and form into an already rich botanical environment. Chosen sculpture artists include: Joellen Domenico, Pat Kennedy, Ivan Kosta, Harold Linke, Pokey Park, Sherrill Stone, Reven Marie Swanson, Felix Velez, Jade Windell, and Charlotte and Ben Zink.
On Friday, August 1, the community will have the opportunity to be the first to see the new 2014 sculpture-on-loan installments, meet the artists featured in the show, and participate in a self-guided walking tour. The 2013-14 People’s Choice Award winner will also be announced. This event takes place from 6–8 p.m. at the Gardens on Spring Creek and is free to attend.
On Saturday, August 2, art lovers from the region are invited to visit the Arts Festival taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gardens on Spring Creek. Art including sculpture, painting, jewelry, fiber art, glass art, pottery and others will be on display and for sale. Other activities include a Pinot’s Palette painting class, various art demos including “Food as Art” in the Outdoor Kitchen, and fun kids’ art activities. Live music is sponsored by Beet Street’s Streetmosphere throughout the day.
The Goodness Truck and A-Maiz’N Kettle Corn will be on site offering delicious lunch and snack options.
Special thanks to the following sponsors of ARTiculture including Colorado Council on the Arts, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Lincoln Center, Outpost Sunsport, Pinot’s Palette, Beet Street, DeAnge Stone, the Fort Collins Coloradoan, and KUNC 91.5 FM. In addition, thanks to the following Official Sponsors of the Gardens on Spring Creek: University of Colorado Health, Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Outpost Sunsport, and Co’s BMW Center and MINI of Loveland.
Admission to the Arts Festival is a suggested donation of $2 per person. Please refrain from bringing pets to the Gardens on Spring Creek. For more information about the event or about The Gardens, visit www.fcgov.com/gardens.
About the Gardens on Spring Creek: The Gardens on Spring Creek opened in May 2004, part of a vital public/private partnership between the city of Fort Collins and the Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek. The Gardens currently includes a Plant Select® Demonstration Garden, a Children’s’ Garden, the Garden of Eatin’, a Rock Garden, and the Xeric Parkway Strip. The Gardens also supports school and community garden outreach programs, offers a school field trip program and youth summer camps; provides year-round educational programs for all ages; and hosts several special events. In 2013, The Gardens hosted 60,000 visitors. Learn more about the botanical gardens at fcgov.com/gardens.