Arts, Crafts and Craft Beer at Durango Autumn Arts Festival Sept. 21-22

Get your fix of arts, craft and craft beer at the 19th annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival this weekend in downtown Durango.

The Durango Arts Center organizes the fine arts and craft show, which this year features 80 juried artists and artisans who will be showing and selling their paintings, photography, sculptures, glass work, ceramics and jewelry. There will also be food, drinks (including suds from local breweries), children’s art activities, and live music all weekend.

Autumn colors over the Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Purty!

Autumn colors over the Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Purty!

The free, two-day festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Second Avenue between Sixth and Ninth streets in downtown Durango.

Some fun festival fact from the Durango Arts Center:

  • 80 juried artist booths
  • Second Avenue will be closed to traffic from Sixth to Ninth streets
  • Children’s art activities at the Creation Station
  • Free admission
  • Free trolley on Main Street on Saturday
  • Live music on stage all weekend including the Pete Giuliani Band with Pete Giuliani as lead guitarist and vocalist; African Drumming by Akeem Ayanniyi of Agalu from Santa Fe; and our local Stillwater group called Durango Drums, led by Vanessa Morgan.
  • Chef Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts will serve up pastries
  • Local brew from local breweries

For more information, contact Deb Anderson at DAAF@durangoarts.org  or 970-946-9362.

If you’ll be visiting town this weekend, we hope you’re staying with us at the Durango Quality Inn — and if you’re not, you can always book your room now!

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