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Salida artist Patti Vincent’s work will be on display until Feb. 28, at Salida Regional Library, 405 E St.

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Changing the Narrative recently launched an anti-ageist birthday card campaign, seeking to limit some  negative connotations of ageing often included in cards. 

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Davalynn Spencer, a best-selling inspirational Western romance author, announced the Feb. 4 release of her latest book “A Change of Scenery”, book four in the Cañon City Chronicles series. 

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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Jan Anne Staw will lead a “writing creative nonfiction” workshop from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 on Zoom for Chaffee County Writers Exchange.

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“Some stories deserve more time than the three to five minutes available on a tour,” Steve Chapman, owner of Salida Walking Tours, said when explaining the motivation behind his new podcast, History Does Rhyme.

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Groucho’s “Last Word” is a visual art show and installation featuring new works by Leadville resident Groucho LeMieux. 

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Salida artist Patti Vincent’s work will be on display until Feb. 28, at Salida Regional Library, 405 E St.

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It’s been a challenging year for teachers and students, but performing arts at Salida High School have had the extra obstacle of teaching a craft that requires working and performing with others.

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The Colorado Arts Relief Fund is providing $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members and also organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For the second year in a row, Salida author, Arlene Shovald, is among nine Illinois and Midwestern writers featured in the 2020 edition of Downstate Story, Peoria’s only literary magazine for fiction which is published on the Web at www.downstatestory.com.

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Monarch Community Outreach are partnering to present the sixth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival virtually this year on Dec. 16.

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People have an opportunity to look at reality from a different perspective this month at the inaugural Salida Goes Surreal art show at the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. 

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Following 11 years of volunteer work with the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation, longstanding board member Mary Ann Graham-Best stepped down from her role at the end of October.

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Ten years old is a bit young to be a world traveler, actor, filmmaker and writer but Kian Ward, Salida, holds that distinction. 

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The Greater Arkansas Valley Chamber Choir and Orchestra will present a holiday concert streamed live at www.clearviewcommunity.org at 7 p.m., Dec. 11 from the sanctuary of Clear View Church in Buena Vista.

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Government officials and canine/animal organizations are warning consumers about puppy scammers who have proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Carl Bork’s artwork is usually found in galleries and walls, but now you may see the Salida artist’s work walking down the street, especially in Colorado Springs or Aurora.

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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Salida author Linda Ditchkus will be at The Book Haven, 109 N. F Street from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday signing books from the “The Sasquatch Series.” Weather permitting, the event will be held outdoors.

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The Salida Middle School’s seventh grade artists are currently showing their work at the Salida Regional Library. The middle school show will be on display at the library through November. 

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The Salida Council for the Arts is hosting a holiday art show for the first time this season, giving local artists a new venue to sell some of their pieces in time for Christmas. 

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The Salida Council for the Arts is hosting a holiday art show for the first time this season, giving local artists a new venue to sell some of their pieces in time for Christmas. 

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Salida Rec and local writer Kat Jahnigen will offer a creative writing class for youth ages seven through 18, giving them an outlet to learn and practice various types of creative writing. 

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Salida vocalist, Alex Maes, announced the Nov. 12 debut of her latest EP called “Metaphors” with her band, The Connection.

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After 7½ years of work, Thordis Niela Simonsen will host the Museum of Authenticity’s inaugural open house and artist reception Friday though Sunday. 

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Devyn Grundy, 18, of Fairplay recently won first place for the 16- to 18-year-old age group in the oil or acrylic category at the Boys & Girl’s Clubs of America National Fine Arts contest held in Atlanta in August.

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Editor’s note: Most social events have been canceled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events, most of which are online, were scheduled as of press time but are subject to change.

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Salidan Harper Powell will perform in the Tabletop Concerts series, benefitting different causes with the virtual shows. 

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“Friday at the Farm Concerts” Sept. 11 will feature Tim Burt. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. at historic Turner Farm, 829 W. Main St.  Buena Vista. Admission by donation to Buena Vista Heritage. Bring a chair and a picnic, wear your mask and practice social distancing. No pets or alcohol. Details…

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The Salida Fiber Festival has moved its ninth annual event online this year and loaded it with interactive features. 

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While people won’t be walking in and out of galleries for the Salida ArtWalk this year, people can still peruse and purchase art from local artists online. 

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Surreal times call for surreal art. With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many people’s normal way of life, Salida is going surreal. The first Salida Goes Surreal celebration is scheduled for December and is intended to challenge people’s perceptions. 

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Poncha Springs artist, Judy Sprague, remains active in the art world despite the COVID pandemic. She recently received First Place for her pastel, “Waiting to Dance,” at 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe’s “Shades of Summer” exhibition which runs through August.

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In its ninth and first-virtual year, Salida Fiber Festival is accepting entries for its fifth annual Fiber Art Exhibition. Entries are open to fiber artists residing within 50 miles of Salida or 2020 festival vendors. 

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