Arts and Culture
By Christina Freeman
Local performers at a lively Cabaret show. Photo by Paula Jo Jaconetta.
First Friday Artwalk On the first Friday of every month, an
eclectic mix of galleries and other venues set the stage for an evening that
celebrates Steamboat Springs’ talented artists. Enjoy wine and appetizers at
most stops while appreciating the various media on display. Many of the artists
are on hand to discuss their work and share their inspiration. 5-8 p.m.
Tread of the Pioneer Museum Bringing the history of the Yampa Valley alive, the museum showcases exhibits about the people, town and ranching heritage of Steamboat through visual and audio displays, plus a scavenger hunt for younger visitors. Step back into a 1908 Queen Anne Victorian home or discover the town’s skiing and Olympic heritage. Don’t forget to stop by the museum’s well-stocked gift shop for a keepsake or memento. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5p.m.
www.treadofpioneers.org/ 970 -879-2214
The Depot Home to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, the historic train depot on 13th Street has earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Depot is a popular venue for dance, photography and theater classes and productions, plus art shows and writing workshops.
Steamboat Art Museum Step inside the historic First National Bank Building on Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue to view artwork by nationally acclaimed artists. Known locally as SAM, the museum features semiannual exhibits of regional art . Running until Saturday, April 11, is the American Revival Period Miniaturist exhibition, a collection of exquisite miniature watercolors. Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Elevation Dance Studio Get in shape or try out a dance class at this Old Town dance studio. Located on Oak Street, the studio was founded by a professional dancer and former cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, Renée Fleisher. Don't miss this year's fashion-themed annual dance performance held at the Steamboat Springs High School, Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31.
Chief Theater Set in the heart of downtown, the Chief is a wonderfully atmospheric venue for entertainment in downtown Steamboat. A diverse selection of programming is on the schedule, from music and comedy to theater and film.
www.chieftheatre.org/ 970-871 -4791
Strings Music Festival This renowned festival has brought national and internationally acclaimed performers to Steamboat for over a quarter century. Visitors to the Strings Music Pavilion have the opportunity to see Broadway’s Next Hit Musical on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., and Traffic Jam, led by famed rock’n’roll Hall-of-Famer Dave Mason, founder of the band Traffic on Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m.