Tibetan Monks of the Gaden Shatse Norling Monastery in India will host discussions and create a sand mandala during their visit to Durango July 11-15.

Durango may not be the biggest city, but it has a big-city share of arts, artists and artisans. The first Thursday of every month, downtown Durango art galleries and alternative art spaces open their doors for First Thursdays Art Walk. Every gallery in downtown — as well as a few not-galleries — will invite visitors to stop in, enjoy special shows and talk with visiting artists during this month’s Art Walk, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5…. Read More

Oh, the French with their fancy expressions. Phrases like “en plein air,” which — and this was a very difficult translation — means “in plain air.” While you’re staying with us at the Durango Quality Inn, be sure to check out the plein air art exhibit that opens Friday and runs through Aug. 17 at the Durango Arts Center in downtown. “In the Open Air: Plein Air Painters of the Four Corner” is a… Read More