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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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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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The FIBArk downriver race will travel the full length of Browns Canyon this year, forcing boaters to navigate some of the toughest and biggest rapids on the Arkansas River during the marathon.

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A second performance of the Colorado TINTS (Theater in Non-Traditional Spaces) production of “Mother! The Story of Mother Jones” is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave.

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Production is, written, produced and performed by local talents.

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Chaffee County artist Sybil Teague will show a collection of her work, “Animalia,” at Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, 220 W. Sacket Ave., through the month of July.

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Ramona Lapsley, Manitou Springs artist and art educator, has some of her artwork on display at Heart of the Rockies regional Medical Center through Sept. 30.

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Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Brewers announced Thursday the 24th annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous rescheduled for Oct. 3 is cancelled.

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The Buena Vista Event Cooperative announced the summer schedule for its new performing arts stage by the Roastery on East Main Street.

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Hans Green, scientific instrument maker for 27 years at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics will present a Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program at 10 a.m. Sunday.

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Independence Day weekend will see a big return to live music following months of self-isolation with two shows by COVID-canceled bands at the Lawn, a new, yet familiar, outdoor venue in South Main.

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KHEN 106.9 FM, “Free Range Radio,” is the community radio station for the Upper Arkansas Valley. This week’s local programming includes:

 

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The 10th Shakespeare in the Park production has been pushed to June 2021 during Salida ArtWalk weekend, director Devon Kasper said.

Many elements came into play, and although she hoped to move the show to early August, Kasper said there were “still too many snail-paced uncertainties” to go through with it.

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Salida’s Fourth of July festivities will look a little different this year with events designed to have some fun, but with health precautions in mind.

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The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will not hold Gold Rush Days in August, postponing the event until 2021 due to COVID-19.

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KHEN 106.9 FM, “Free Range Radio,” is the community radio station for the Upper Arkansas Valley. This week’s local programming includes:

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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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The Salida ArtWalk Committee decided Monday to cancel this year’s edition of ArtWalk in the interest of public health.

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Several community stakeholders, including the Salida Parks and Recreation Department, Chaffee for Chaffee, FIBArk and WeArk, are working together to adapt the summer season to COVID-19 guidelines and organize local events to support businesses and artists.

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While the Salida Council for the Arts’ monthly Creative Mixers are on hold due to COVID-19 precautions, art lovers can view and purchase art in a virtual version of the mixer’s venue, the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.

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Salida SteamPlant and the Colorado Tourism Office are seeking applications until June 15 from local creatives to be featured in a new five-part video series to promote tourism along the Colorado Creative Corridor.

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Salida Council for the Arts is accepting applications until June 26 for community grants to be awarded to local artists and other creatives.

Grants of up to $500 each will be awarded to applicants seeking funding to organize local arts and cultural projects, according to a press release. 

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The treasure of Forrest Fenn has been found.

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Due to recent Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S., The National Arts Drive, an event inviting artists to showcase their work, originally planned for Saturday, has been postponed until June 20.

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The Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo is the latest scheduling victim of COVID-19.

Chaffee County Fair Board member Tate Scanga said because of the current public health limitation on groups of more than 10 people, public events associated with the annual fair, including rodeos and concerts, are canceled this year.

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Young musician Jasper Coen received a $100 scholarship from Salida Concerts and CBC Studio to further his piano studies. 

Cathryn Bishop, owner of CBC Studio, stated in a press release that Coen’s excellence in piano studies plus his drive and determination are “an inspiration to all.” 

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Often controversial Bulgarian-born artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, internationally known as Christo, 84, died Sunday in New York City, The New York Times reported.

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