For many years, the historic town of Golden has been the stage for a wonderful event dedicated to fine arts, which brings together people eager to enjoy free live musical performances, artistic demonstrations or just to travel by carriage through the wonderful town.
Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the annual Golden Fine Arts Festival will take place this year on 11th Street, west of Washington Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. The organizers expect a number of about 35,000 people to attend the Festival, which is well known for its accessibility, affordability and value. There is no charge for visitors to access the Fine Arts Festival, which takes the form of an open-air art gallery, placed near the Clear Creek, between Arapahoe and Maple Streets and with a great view of the stunning foothills of the Rockies.
The Festival is a great opportunity for people who want to explore the old and fascinating town of Golden, where the gold rush had begun years ago, and which is nowadays a place of exploration and adventure for those passionate about historical values. During the Fine Arts Festival, visitors can admire exhibitions of photography, sculpture, ceramic arts, jewelry, painting, glass, and fiber arts.
The Art Reach foundation will organize activities for the younger visitors and for children, free of charge. For this reason, the Festival is addressed to the entire family, not only to grown-ups. While children enjoy the special hands-on activities at Kids Art Zone, the adults can lose themselves in the land of magnificent pieces of art.
There will be around 140 artists present at the Festival, of whom 80% are Colorado natives, with many others coming from both U.S. coasts. Artists will be awarded prizes and rewards in nine categories, as well as $2000 in cash.
The Golden Fine Arts Festival will also have an entertainment component with jazz music and other genres, and with a variety of food and beer. There are going to be two main stages on Arapahoe and Maple streets and other three stages on Washington Avenue. Among the performers, attendants will find Adam Taubman, the Tanglewoods, Dave Villano, Patrick Kratzer and Warren Kinneson.
The Golden Fine Arts Festival is the perfect occasion to transform an ordinary weekend into a fascinating trip with friends or family.