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Arts & Culture - Ski Season 14/15

11/11/2014 08:33PM ● By Christina Freeman


On the first Friday of every month, saunter among venues and galleries that open their doors for this atmospheric evening showcasing an ever-changing collection of art. Soak up the ambience, enjoying wine and appetizers while appreciating a medley of media from abstract painting to Western sculptures. 5-8 p.m.


After a history of showing films between the late ‘20s and
‘50s, this beloved downtown arts venue was remodeled in
the mid-‘80s, eventually closing for a short period to re-open with gusto as a community cultural center last year. Located
in the heart of Lincoln Avenue, the Chief Theater has already gathered a tremendous following, offering an eclectic range of entertainment. This winter, renowned cellist John Sant’Ambrogio presents 12 up-close and personal classical concerts by five internationally acclaimed musicians. Movie nights are interspersed with standup comedy on Fridays once a month, a singer songwriter series, plus performances by local actors, the Chief Players. / 970-871-4791


Celebrating 26 years of bringing nationally and globally acclaimed musicians to the community, Strings Music Pavilion has gained a reputation as Steamboat’s premier live music venue, seating 550 people. This winter Strings welcomes Bluegrass musicians Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny on Tuesday Nov. 4, Under the Street Lamp for a holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 23, Junie B for a family holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 28, and Bluegrass duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Friday, Jan 16. / 970-879-5056


Steamboat’s acclaimed museum brings the history of
our land, town and people alive through meticulously choreographed exhibits plus a scavenger hunt for younger visitors. From a 1908 Queen Anne Victorian home to an exhibit showcasing ranching and Winter Olympic heritage, this newly expanded venue on Eighth and Oak streets attracts visitors of all ages. Check out the extensive selection of locally written books and handcrafted gifts in the museum shop. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. / 970-879-2214


Located in the historic First National Bank building on Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Art Museum, or SAM as it has been affectionately dubbed, hosts exhibits by nationally recognized artists. Exquisite Miniatures, featuring miniature watercolor paintings in the tradition of American Revival Period Miniaturists, opens Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through Saturday, April 11. Simultaneously, SAM hosts an exhibit of works by Mark Thompson, a Colorado native who works in the medium of egg tempera and etching. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. / 970-870-1755


Join locals for weekly events such as Wednesday Sew-ciety, or Friday Sit ‘N Stitch, where participants work on personal creative endeavors. Alternatively, inquire about group lessons at the Lincoln Avenue-based fabric, yarn and sewing center. / 970-879-3222


The historical train depot of 13th Street, on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday,
11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Depot is a hub for dance, art, photography and theater classes and productions. / 970-879-9008


Started by Renee Fleischer, professional dancer and former cheerleader for San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, Elevation Dance Studio on Oak Street is a hub for Steamboat Springs’ dance community. Fitness classes are interspersed with creative movement, hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet and contemporary. For the third consecutive year, a production of “The Nutcracker” is slated to be performed at the Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 19-20, 6 p.m. / 970-871-1880