Loveland will welcome sculptors and other artists and art fans in the coming week as Sculpture in the Park, Art in the Park and the Artists’ Charitable Auction take place. A variety of other music and other events also are on the schedule.
Sculpture in the Park
The 38th annual Sculpture in the Park show will be held Aug. 12-14 at Benson Sculpture Garden, 1125 W. 29th St., Loveland.
The Patron Party will take place at 3-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, with a limited number of paid tickets available to the public for $75 each. Call 970-663-2940 for details or to purchase tickets.
The show opens to the general public at 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $10 (children 14 and under are admitted free).
Some paid parking will be available in the west lot of Loveland High School, 920 W. 29th St. Free shuttle buses are available for people who want to park at several Loveland locations: King of Glory Lutheran Church, Wilson Avenue and 29th Street; City of Loveland Service Center at Wilson Avenue north of First Street; Orchards Shopping Center at U.S. 287 and 29th Street; and 1657 Rocky Mountain Ave. in Centerra.
For details, visit sculptureinthepark.org/show-information.
Art in the Park
The annual Art in the Park starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and runs to 5 p.m. It continues at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at North Lake Park, 2800 N. Taft Ave., Loveland.
The event will include a variety of artisan wares from more than 175 creators. It is free to attend and the event offers art and food items for purchase, musicians and a beer garden.
Call 970-663-2407 or visit artintheparkloveland.com for details.
Artists’ Charitable Fund
The annual Artists’ Charitable Fund auction will be held, rain or shine, Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hammond Amphitheater at North Lake Park, Taft Avenue and 29th Street, Loveland.
Preview art at 6 p.m. The auction starts at 7 p.m.
Sculpture and paintings are donated by artists from around the country to raise funds to assist artists facing medical crises.
The event will include refreshments.
Sculptor George Lundeen will serve as auctioneer.
For details, call 970-577-0509 or visit artistscharitablefund.org.
The Shaw Classic
The Shaw Classic, a two-day competition of ultimate strength, will be held Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14, at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland.
Witness the athletes lift cars, pull trucks, deadlift tires and more.
The Shaw Classic is hosted by Colorado native Brian Shaw, named a World’s Strongest Man.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many events for professional strongmen were canceled, so Shaw created the first Shaw Classic at his private gym in Estes Park. He funded over $50,000 in prize money and covered all travel and food costs for the top 10 strongest men in the world.
The 2022 event will include the Shaw Classic Open at 8-10:30 a.m. both days, with the Strongman Competition starting at 1 p.m. both days.
Tickets are $24 and up, available online at BudweiserEventsCenter.com.
Abstract Photo Workshop
The Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, will hold an Abstract Photography Workshop with photographer Ronda Stone at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
She will give a tour of her exhibit currently on display at the museum and talk about her abstract photography.
Participants will discuss about what abstract images look like and how to accomplish them, then participants will take pictures on their own through downtown Loveland, before rejoining the class to choose, edit, print and name their images and have more discussion.
Participants should bring a laptop, phone or camera and a notepad.
The workshop is for ages 16-plus
Cost is $40-$50
Register at 970-962-2410 or visit thelovelandmuseum.org/workshops.
Symphony on the Plaza
Symphony on the Plaza will feature the Loveland Orchestra at 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Foundry Plaza, 200 block of North Cleveland Avenue, Loveland.
The concert will feature music ranging from “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” movement 1 to music from “The Sound of Music,” “West Side Story” and “Star Wars.”
The concert is free.
Rocky Mountain Guitar Stars
The Rocky Mountain Guitar Stars concert will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.
Six internationally known recording artists will present an evening of guitar music, including John Knowles, Pat Bergeson, Brooks Robertson, Jim Nichols, Muriel Anderson and Richard Smith.
Presented by Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp, Henriksen Amplifiers and Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor, the concert proceeds will support the RMGC Scholarship Fund for young guitarists.
Tickets are $35-$40.
For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.
Night on the Town
Downtown Loveland’s monthly Night on the Town event will take place at 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
Art galleries will hold receptions, restaurants and bars offer food and drink specials, retail shops stay open late and craft breweries offer new beer releases.
Live arts and entertainment can be found on street corners and in front of businesses.
For details, visit downtownloveland.org/nightonthetown.
A Lunch ’n’ Learn Gardening Class will focus on pet-friendly landscaping at noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, online.
Future monthly classes in the Lunch ’n’ Learn Gardening series will focus on:
•Sept. 14: Fruit Trees for the Front Range.
•Oct. 12: Great Plants for Fall Color.
•Nov. 9: A Gardening Year-in-Review.
•Dec. 14: Evergreens for the Colorado Landscape.
The classes presented by Northern Colorado Libraries and CSU Extension are free, but registration is required.
To register for the Aug. 10 class, visit bit.ly/3zV0D65, and after registering you will get a link to join the Zoom meeting.
Gold Rush Talk
The Loveland Historical Society’s monthly program will be “How the 1859 Gold Rush put Colorado on the Map” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, in the Foote Gallery.
Wes Brown of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will present the program, explaining how in the spring of 1858, Colorado’s Front Range area was uncharted and inhabited only by natives, but by the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. He will discuss how Colorado’s gold rush has influenced today’s maps.
For details, visit thelovelandmuseum.org.
The Family Center/La Familia will celebrate its impact on the community for over 25 years with the annual Fiesta Party at 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Lyric, 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.
The event will feature Mexican food, margaritas, dancing with music from the Manabi Latin Band, auctioned prizes and more.
Tickets are $50-$75, available at bit.ly/3zxcAh6.
Fort Collins Symphony
Fort Collins Symphony will present its All-Beethoven Summer Festival, including the full 7th Symphony performed live, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Timberline Church auditorium, 2908 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins.
The concert features three of Beethoven’s most popular works, with the Coriolan Overture and the Piano Concerto No. 4, in addition to Symphony No. 7.
Tickets are $32 for adults, $12 students/children, and are available at lctix.com or at the door
For details, visit FCSymphony.org.
Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, will present Tea and the Ming Dynasty at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Claire Chien, assistant professor of art education at Colorado State University, will explore tea-tastings events and Chinese paintings in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.)
Admission is free.
For details, call 970-221-4600 or visit globalvillagemuseum.org.
‘A Culture Preserved (in the Black Experience)’
The Museum of Art Fort Collins has opened a new exhibit, ” A Culture Preserved (in the Black Experience).”
The exhibit features art by 10 Black artists from Colorado and around the country.
Curated by Fort Collins artist Louise Cutler, the show is designed to spark conversation collectively, creating dialogue that stimulates communal growth while exploring how Black Americans relate to and fit within the so-called American dream.
Featured artists are Louise Cutler, Karen Drewry, Efilaf Art, Gerald Griffin, Thomas Lockhart, Joyce Owens, Charly Palmer, Deborah Shedrick, Jim Wider and Kevin Wak Williams.
The exhibit runs through Oct. 16.
The museum is located at 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $1 for ages 7-17.
For details, visit moafc.org.
Garden Trial Day
Colorado State University will hold a Public Evaluation Day at 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at the CSU Flower Trial Garden, to allow the public to vote on their favorite flowers from this year’s blooms.
Participants can visit the Trial Garden at 1401 Remington St., Fort Collins, to view and judge more than 1,400 varieties of flowers.
Get started at the gazebo where CSU horticulture experts will be available to answer questions. Participants will be given three flags to indicate their top flowers.
Guided 30-minute tours will take place at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Participants can learn about new plant varieties, and children can plant flowers to take home.
The event is free, and free parking will be available on CSU campus lots on Saturday. Participants can park in the campus lot on the corner of Matthews and Pitkin Streets, northeast of the University Center for the Arts.
For details, visit flowertrials.colostate.edu.
Summer Trail Series
The Lory Summer Trail Series will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at Lory State Park, 708 Lodgepole Drive, Bellvue.
The fun series of shorter midweek trail races aims to give newer trail runners an opportunity to dip their toes into the trail racing waters, and to offer more experienced trail racers a chance to sharpen their speed on shorter, quicker courses.
After each race, there will be pizza with support from the Fort Collins Running Club and beverages with support from New Belgium Brewing.
Cost is $25-$80.
‘Dunraven: Lord of Estes’
The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies’ Readers Theater will present “Dunraven: Lord of Estes” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Park Theatre, 130 Moraine Ave., Estes Park.
The show explores 1870s history of Estes Park as Lord Dunraven arrives and becomes so enamoured of the area that he attempts to buy it up for himself and his English friends to (allegedly and illegally) create a private hunting preserve and entertainment spot of his own.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for under age 18.
For details, visit fineartsguild.org/current.
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