Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Arts Hullabaloo 2018

All Week, September 21-29, 2018

The main event of the 12th annual Arts Hullabaloo is Saturday, September 29 in Westcliffe, Colorado, although there will be art all week! This year’s event will again be held in conjunction with Alla Prima Westcliffe, the Sangres Art Guild’s 12th annual Plein Air Paint-out and paint-in competition.

Arts Hullabaloo is a fun event showcasing the arts: visual arts, performing arts, musical arts, culinary arts, fiber arts and literary arts, to name a few. Artists paint in public; there is food art, fiber arts, music and other artistic presentations. There will also be face-painting for the kids, chalk art, tie-dying and kid-sized art tables. Jim the Bubble Guy will be back with his stories and acts. Music, dance, and various “Art of…” demonstrators will be enjoyed all around town during Arts Hullabaloo!

For more info, email or call 719-783-2099.

Arts Hullabaloo Events & Schedule

All events are free to the viewing public!

Please note: activities and times are subject to change. A schedule of events can be picked up the day of the event at 3rd Street Gallery, Lone Arranger Pawn Shop, and Salty Pine Floral and Boutique.

Friday, September 21

Saturday, September 22

  • 11am to 3pm Flying High!!! An old-fashioned kite flying contest, full of fun for the whole family. Handmade kites only. At The Bluff at the west end of Main Street. Dark Skies committee will do the judging. After the judging, you can tour the Smokey Jack Observatory!
  • 7:30pm — 10-minute Play Competition at the Historic Jones Theater, hosted by the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, September 26

  • 6pm — Aaron Blaise, artist and animator extraordinaire, and co-director of the Disney film Brother Bear will present “Persistence of Vision”, Aaron’s journey through the world of animation. The presentation will be followed by the screening of Brother Bear at the Historic Jones Theater. Brother Bear earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. Admission $10/adult, $5/students/children gets you into both the Aaron Blaise presentation and the film. Buy tickets here. Special thanks to Rebecca’s Fund!

Friday, September 28

  • 1pm — Jim Jackson’s Art Guffaw for Kids at the Community Room of the Library. A very humorous demonstration of art. Held in conjunction with the West Custer County Library. Special thanks to Rebecca’s Fund.

Saturday, September 29 – Main day of Arts Hullabaloo!

  • 9am to 12pm — Plein air artists painting models and other stuff at Jess Price Park.
  • 9am to 3pm — Food vendors, dance, music, demonstrations, furniture, journals, pottery, jewelry, paintings, books, Rosita Mary’s herbal and honey bee concoctions and more.
  • 9am to 2pm — Sidewalk chalk art contest — $30 1st Place, $20 2nd Place, $10 3rd Place for kids, and two $25 gift certificates for adult chalk artists from Jerry’s Artarama. Pick up chalk and instructions at Wet Mountain Treasures, 207 Main Street.
  • 10am & 1pm — Children’s author Christy Mihaly book signing at Greenstone Artworks. 10am to 2pm — Jim the Bubble Guy at Salty Pine Floral & Boutique.
  • 11am to 1pm — Tie-dying at Greenstone Artworks.
  • 12pm to 12:30pm — Women’s Stories, produced by Women’s Stories Project of Westcliffe, CO — Jess Price Park.
  • 1pm — Gushikawa’s Ceremonial Dance performance at Jess Price Park.
  • 1pm to 2pm — Children’s art in the park.
  • 1pm to 2pm — Face painting at Brookwood Gallery.
  • 3pm to 4pm — Enjoy a Jazz/Swing/Bossa-Nova band at 3rd Street Gallery.
  • 3pm to 5pm — Alla Prima Westcliffe artist’s reception and Awards Ceremony at 3rd Street Gallery. There will be a “Drawing for a Drawing” for an opportunity to own an original drawing by Lorie Merfeld-Batson. Refreshments served.


  • At Jess Price Park and various venues and businesses throughout town.


Vendor Application

Enjoy sales of your artwork or fine craft in Jess Price Park during Arts Hullabaloo. For a small fee, artists/vendors can set up a 10’x10′ booth and sell their artwork or fine craft without commissions. All sales and sales taxes are the responsibility of the exhibitor. More info can be found in the Arts Hullabaloo Vendor Application.

  • Alla Prima Westcliffe Participants: free (included in registration fee)
  • SAG Members: $5
  • Non-members: $10
  • Food Vendors: $15 and $25

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