The art community’s footprint in Wheat Ridge continues to grow. Between the Art League, Wheat Ridge Creates and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission we’ve seen growth with tremendous support from the city in terms of budgets and resources, including sponsorship dollars from local partners.
The seasonal, monthly Art on the Farm event is a gathering of artists with different skill sets and talents practicing their crafts at a local urban farm with the community invited to attend and interact with the artists. Some attendees purchased art, listened to the live bands and some even played with the chickens. Admission is free. Art on the farm is scheduled to start a new season on April 30, and continue on the final Saturdays of the following months.
And this spring there’s a new event: Art in the Barn. It will be an indoor, evening function with artwork displayed and auctioned, with live music and catered local fare. It will take place in Amanda Weaver’s barn at 5 Fridges Farm, on West 38th Avenue, and will be managed by a committee made up of Art League and WR Creates members, with support from the city and the Neighborhood Gazette. Tickets will be limited. It will be a great way to celebrate art and raise funds for the program.
Artists and art lovers are all around us. But when’s the last time someone introduced themselves to you as an artist? Come and meet them for yourself.
Look for schedules for both art events in the coming weeks.