Gilpin County turns out creative art works

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Winter Arts Festival

By Jaclyn Schrock

Saturday, Dec. 9 2017 found many neighbors and friends strolling through the Recreation Center chatting and carrying out bags of treasures at the 15h Annual Winter Arts Festival. If you need some creative art ideas here are 100+ creative art project ideas that you could use. Most of the craft and gift vendors were downstairs in the gym. However, the Gilpin County School art works presented a fine show of multimedia materials in the dance room. Upstairs Charlie’s Place had dogs for adoption and dog loving and care items by the front desk, food and free cookie decorations were in the kitchen area, and upstairs on the walking track were Twisted Critters N More. A beautifully, creative balloon Christmas scene continued to expanding where photos could be taken along with homemade doggie treats and other critter loving items.

Gilpin County has skilled groups and individuals who displayed many handmade items at our Community Center from 10 am until 4 pm. High Country Auxiliary for Timberline Fire District made green reflective signs to help emergency personal locate your home. Just outside the main arrangement of booths, the GHS Class of 2020 had a table to gift wrap any of your treasures.

The entrance to the gym had the day’s schedule posted, including food and crafts for children. 11-11:30 am was a Dance Demo, and from 11 am and on throughout the day Santa was visiting with folks. From noon to 1:30 pm Nederland’s Calvary Chapel Choir sang songs about the true meaning of Christmas with harmonies and fun rhythms. From 1-3 pm the amazing artistic talents could be found on the faces of many who dared sit still for a spell.

There were many unique talents displayed at Gilpin County’s 2017 Winter Arts Festival. Many booths had specialty rocks and gems set in impressive pieces of jewelry. A couple of booths presented high quality art photos, mostly of local wild animals. There were also places to get books, healing arts, skin care, pottery, cloth creations and quilts, along with soft and practical knitted and hand stitched items. All in all, the county has many talented folks who showcased their wares to make available happy surprises this Christmas morning for those dear to us.

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