The Creative Arts Initiative connects business members with the local creative arts community in order to build the Creative Artisan Economy. It supports business growth and the local economy, provides living wages to local artists, increases beautification efforts, and helps to grow a thriving arts district and artisan community in Durango. This initiative builds on the strong foundation of the City of Durango Creative Arts District and increases the multiplier effect by working with independent local businesses, keeping money in our community.
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“Local is the Way” mural on the side of Durango Joes College location. Photo by Trevor Ogborn, Durango Joes.
Durango's Creative Comic Allie and the Creative Arts team painting. Photo by Jennaye Derge. Allie Wolfe is a well-known performer in Durango's stand-up comedy scene. [...]
The Adventurous Artist Sarah Sturm and Allie Wolfe painting. Photo by Jennaye Derge Sarah Sturm and Hayley Kirkman helping install the Durango Joe's mural. Sarah Zoey Sturm [...]
Doodlin' Durangoan Sketch of the Durango Joes Mural on College Ave. Dakotah painting on the side of the Every Day gas station in April 2017. Dakotah Andreatta [...]
Who: Local artists Hayley Kirkman, Sarah Sturm, Allie Wolfe, and Dakotah Andreatta. What: Local is the Way! mural on the side of Durango Joe's When: This project started in August 2017 How: We had originally planned to work [...]
Arts and culture made more money in Colorado in 2015 than mining or the transportation industry, study shows
Reprinted from the Denver Post See a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in 2015? Purchase a painting at a local art fair? How about buy a book from a Colorado author or [...]
About Elegant Evening at Eolus Elegant Evening at Eolus is a benefit for the iAM MUSIC Institute, in partnership with Local First. We are asking the community to join us for a 3-course experience [...]