ColoradoArtWeekend.com is excited to continue the 6th annual Fall Fest In Dillon in the Colorado mountain community of Dillon! This show is the sibling to longest running & most established art festival on the eastern side of Summit County! The juried fine art and fine craft show will run in the core downtown area of historic Dillon, CO right in front of Dillon's historic brewery Pug Ryan's.
104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO 80435 70 miles west of Denver www.townofdillon.com
Hours: Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
There will be 85 artists showing fine work like painting, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, metal & woodwork, fiber, and much more! Summit County Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is a perfect setting for the art festival. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Dillon, Dillon Colorado features Dillon Marina which has the world’s highest yacht club. The club hosts weekly regattas and other aquatic special events throughout the summer.Located in the heart of the city, Colorado Art Weekend takes place in a beautiful park that offers stunning views of the skyline and plenty of space to enjoy the festivities.
These returning artists are a featured collection of the 80 total artists exhibiting at our 6th annual Fall Fest In Dillon.
See The Featured Returning Artists - CLICK HERE
These artists are new to the 6th annual Fall Fest In Dillon.
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These are artists you will find at every ColoradoArtWeekend.com show.
At 1 pm on Sunday Sept. 3rd, we will be drawing for a $1000 Art Festival Shopping Spree!
How do you get a ticket?
Peter has been an artist for as long as he can remember and still proudly displays the ceramic dinosaur he made when he was just four years old. However, since 1986 he has solely worked in watercolors. Peter has shown his artwork in juried shows and galleries throughout the country since winning numerous awards. Peter's free-flowing style makes his watercolors unique. Peter is a mood painter creating an impression of his sublet matter through the use of bold and energetic colors. His work is bright and bold watercolors that adhere to wood panels treated with a preservative.
3-D mixed media, Gourds, Feathers, Totems
Doug Fountain embodies the spirit and the power of the Great American Indian. A direct descendant of the legendary Chief Sitting Bull, Doug and his family are proud members of the Spirit Lake Dakota Sioux tribe. This distinguished legacy uniquely enables this extraordinary artist to use the knowledge and wisdom of his heritage to create his original, one-of a kind, limited edition Art. All of these elements come together to create the journeys and experiences of our lives.
Through the technique of gestural abstraction, Jessica Wright invites us into a world of enchantment: a world of forested landscapes that are sometimes burning and bright and other times shrouded in mist. Self-taught, Jess has been painting since the age 12. About four years ago she abandoned the brush—after more than 25 years of work—and hit upon a “throwing” technique that employs acrylics, chopsticks and, of late, her own hands. Her paintings come to life with color and texture—and an immediacy that produces an almost child-like state of wonder and awe in the viewer.
Jessica lives amid paints, drop cloths and canvases in the beautiful state of Colorado.
Reclaimed Colorado pine trees are used to create functional art for the home. Benches, Ottomans, Bar stools are cut by chainsaw, sanded, stained and lacquered then covered with cowhide, leather or suede.
Brian has a created a unique new take on bas relief with Carved Canvas. Through graphic design and virtual sculpting, he transforms a two dimensional image to 3D, then carves that image on a wood "canvas" with a CNC Router. Each carving is then torch fired, hand painted, and distressed to create beautiful wall art. More of his work can be found at www.carvedcanvas.com.
Covert Metals is a one-person metal working studio located in Denver, Colorado. Each piece is hand crafted using traditional metalsmithing techniques.
Covert Metals emphasizes unique one of a kind design that melds contemporary styling with hand forged detailing, bridging the gap between utilitarian items and wearable art.
More at https://covertmetals.com/
John Kessler’s chosen medium, sculpture, serves as a lens to the serenity and truth of the wild. He peers through this lens, observes the full splendor and substance of what lies beneath, and then creates it anew.
Kessler’s sculptures give the impression of being somehow alive, capable of communicating the most essential truths. Gargantuan bears rest on their paws or stand sentinel on jutting rocks. Their eyes are more than two holes carved from expanded obsidian. They are deep and mysterious in a way that only nature or John Kessler could make them.
Outstanding Emerging Artist winner goes to Ray Goodluck
Ray draws inspiration from animals he grew up around and from his ancestors. From Ray - "Yáh áh tééh. That is greetings in my Native language. I am from the Navajo Nation. My clan is the 'Mud People' and born for the 'One who walks around one'.
Before painting, Ray was an iron worker out of Local 40 in New York City, where he was the first and only Navajo. In April 2019, Ray was working on the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, when he was injured on the job site. This injury led to him becoming wheel chair bound, stuck at home frustrated, & having nothing to do but watch TV. In May of the same year his girlfriend saw this frustration and left out a painting set she had got him at Christmas. She hoped it would give him something to focus his time on and ease his frustration while in rehab.
It worked. From this point on, Ray has spent all of his time painting and focusing his attention on making great pieces of art. Ray’s work has already been featured in the “Native American Art” magazine, as well as, a three page feature in “Western Art Collector”.
As a self taught artist, Ray is starting to realized his life's passion.
Colorado artist and sculptor David R. Nelson specializes in quality, detailed, commissioned wildlife bronze sculptures. He has been a Professional Artist for 28 years. Working in his studio in Marble, Colorado, near Aspen, he has been commissioned to create a number of site-specific bronze wildlife sculptures designed for corporations, public art and individuals. These commissioned bronze wildlife sculpures include, American Bald Eagle bronze sculptures, Wildlife bronze sculptures, bronze sculptures of eagles, black bear, mountain lion, wolfs, mule deer doe and fawns, mule deer buck, elk, cranes, doves and much more.
Dirty Modern West on canvas. Dallas's work is an amalgamation of international ideas, pulp fiction and redacted history, repacked and sold as authentic Americana. It is in this beautiful decay, heart break and overlapping eras that inspire him.
Vibrant color, textural details, dramatic compositions and vignetted negative spaces highlight these representational water media works - comprised mostly of landscapes, cityscapes and coastal scenes.
Tina Hoffer is a unique woodworker by blending two of natures alluring elements; wood and stone. Tina creates functional, culinary accessories with her Cutting Boards, Gathering Boards, Serving Platters and Dipping Trays that will elevate your daily or special occasions.
Tina meticulously searches through arborists’ wood lots looking for the perfectly flawed, cracked and knot filled hardwoods that other woodworkers pass by because of these deficits. She chooses smaller pieces of wood that will be enhanced with Stone like turquoise, lapis, malachite or chrysocolla, and inlays these into the cracks and voids. She follows the Kintsugi method of Japanese art , where broken and fractured pottery is mended with gold or silver dust, there by restoring the fragments to a functional and more beautiful piece. http://knotswoodandstone.com/
Marilyn's art is reverse painting on acrylics. Yep, she paints in reverse from the most forward elements of the piece to the furthest back. This unique approach garnered Marilyn our winner from ColoradoArtWeekend.com
You have to see it in person to truly appreciate its magic. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her home at the base of the Mt. Evans wilderness area in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Painting in a modern impressionist style, Marilyn's art is infused with brilliant light and color. Her use of textured, bold brush strokes magnifies the vivid impressionist style.
Lisa Pearson Designs believes that art should not come at nature’s expense. From the handcrafted, minimalist jewelry collection to our eco-friendly home goods lovingly crafted by artisans and designers we admire, every product we sell is sustainable, ethically sourced, or organic.
Deidre Sappington is a progressive custom stained glass artist, specializing is stained glass pet portraits. www.Brokenglass.design
From Mike "My Photography covers primarily Landscapes, Americana, and Travel in the American west.
Subjects include wild horses, old neon signs, cowboys, and unique western landscapes."
At 1 pm on Sunday September 3rd, we will be drawing for a $1000 Art Festival Shopping Spree!
How do you get a ticket?
Come to the festival Saturday or Sunday before 1 pm and simply ask any artist for a free drawing ticket.
What do I do with the ticket?
Put your ticket "Stub in the tub!" in front of the music tent.
Be present at 1 pm for the drawing.
A few things to remember.
1. You must be present to win
2. You must be 19 years or older
Skanson & Hansen will be giving their final performance this weekend at the art show. Performing in Dillon for 17 years, Skanson & Hansen have been a fixture at art festivals in Dillon. The Colorado acoustic instrumentalists say farewell this special Labor Day weekend by performing 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday each day. Hear their renditions of great 60’s and 70’s classics and stories from their Beatle recordings at Abbey Road Studios in London and their trip to perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool! Don’t miss them!
Small coffee shop located in Wheat Ridge who roasts their own beans for the shop, festivals, and for packaging. They serve a variety of coffees, lattes, lemonades and baked goods.
Kettle Korn, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, and Homemade Root Beer!
Parking is plentiful right on Lake Dillon Drive or the many parking lots around the show.
Well behaved dogs are always welcome at our shows.
The festival is free and open to the public.
Restrooms are available in the middle of the show.
The festival is on the parking lot so wheel chairs could navigate that easily.