Many thanks to all who helped make the 7th Annual Alla Prima Westcliffe a success. There was plenty of art around town during Arts Hullabaloo and lots of out-of-town visitors despite the cool sunny weather. Art of all kinds contributes to a better life, and many examples of it were found at Alla Prima Westcliffe.
The event brought 26 artists and their collectors to town for the 3-day painting competition. The exhibition of freshly painted art continues through October at 3rd Street Gallery. It is superb; make sure you see it.
Our thanks also go out to the Stermer family for use of 3rd Street Gallery and the Wolff Hotel as painting venues. We’re grateful also for use of the Westcliffe Feed Store amphitheater, Brandenburg Ranch, Brother’s Grape Creek area, Bear Basin Ranch, the Hopkins place, the Historic Beckwith Ranch, and the Cole Ranch as painting venues. We’re also appreciative for the fine food stuffs provided by Sugar N Spice, Westcliffe Wine Mine, Schlabach’s Deli, Westcliffe Supermarket and especially R’s Pizza for a fine Friday night Wet Wall soiree. Importantly, thanks to the Wet Mountain Tribune for their fine coverage of these events and art happenings of all kinds throughout the year! So many folks in our fine valley support the arts. We’re pleased to be a part of it.
We had 57 great entries in the contest from 25 participating artists. Congratulations to all on creating spectacular works of art. Congratulations also to the award winners.