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Stanley Film Festival - Chapter II

This four-day event will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema with a full slate of films, panels, competitions, audience awards and special events - all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel. All screenings and receptions at the Stanley Film Festival will take place at The Stanley Hotel and throughout Estes Park at the Reel Mountain Theater and Historic Park Theatre. All access packages to attend the Stanley Film Festival and stay at the historic hotel for all 3 nights of the festival are on sale now.  Festival patron and ticket passes range from $40.00 (day pass) to $295.00 for an all access patron pass.  All ticket and hotel packages are available at www.StanleyFilmFest.com. March 24: Full program announced. March 31: Individual tickets on sale to the public. April 3: Stanley Film Festival kick-off event in Estes Park, CO. City/State: Estes Park, CO. Thursday, April 24, 2014 – Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Stanley Hotel, Reel Mountain Theater and Historic Park Theatre Estes Park, CO. For more info visit www.stanleyfilmfest.com.

Spring Plant Sale

Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Spring Plant Sale will take place Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 2014, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is the Gardens’ largest plant sale and features a vast selection of annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables, container gardens, hanging baskets, aquatics and more. Some of the plants are grown at the Gardens and one of the best perks of the sale is getting one-on-one tips and information from the horticulture staff. Admission to the sale and Gardens is free. All sales support the Gardens. City/State: Denver, CO. Friday, May 9, 2014 – Saturday, May 10, 2014. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206. For more info visit www.botanicgardens.org.

Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event

The popular Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event returns this year from May 14-17. For just a few days, the Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E Alameda Ave. Denver will be home to more than 300 high quality hand-knotted Bunyaad rugs. This event is hosted by Ten Thousand Villages in Denver. These rugs are all hand-knotted in Pakistan by fairly paid adults. No child labor. Through the sale of these rugs, our non-profit store is working to support over 850 families in over 100 villages in Pakistan. We’re working to empower women who otherwise would not have a chance at a job that can support their families. City/State: Denver, CO. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – Saturday, May 17, 2014. Augustana Lutheran Church 5000 E Alameda Avenue Denver, CO 80246. For more info visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com.

Art Students League of Denver’s 2014 Summer Art Market

The Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) announces the 22nd annual Summer Art Market. Featuring original work from more than 260 emerging and professional local artists, the popular event returns to Denver on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday June 8, 2014. Hours are 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 5:00pm Summer Art Market is the quintessential summer arts festival and a beloved Denver tradition. Set among the leafy streets of central Denver and offering a relaxed and accessible feel, the event features top quality artwork in a decidedly non-pretentious atmosphere. With art from classic to contemporary in a range of media, market goers will find something that perfectly suits their unique taste, including: Ceramics; Fiber Arts; Jewelry; Mixed Media / Book Art; Painting / Drawing; Photography; Printmaking; and Sculpture. In addition to offering original artwork, the family-friendly event will feature food, live music and performances, free artist demonstrations and free kids’ art activities. P… City/State: Denver, CO. Sponsor: HealthOne. Cost: Free admission. Saturday, June 7, 2014 – Sunday, June 8, 2014. 2nd and 3rd Avenues between Logan and Sherman and Grant Street between 1st & 4th Avenues Denver, CO. For more info visit asld.org.

Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. The exhibition will be on view at the York street location June 14 – November 30, 2014. Informed by nature, each installation responds to surrounding plants, flowers and architecture. Chihuly’s elegant sculptures – ranging in size and style from small water floats to a 30-foot tower – will add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis. City/State: Denver, CO. Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206. For more info visit www.botanicgardens.org.

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Every year, hundreds of artisan booths fill the streets of Museum Hill for the International Folk Art Market. This popular market has become the largest international folk art market in the world with more than 150 artists from 50 countries displaying and selling work in a variety of media.   All purchases help foster the arts by supporting the artists themselves, also boosting economic development in the communities across the globe. Friday an opening party will kick-off the market festivities from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Museum Hill. Saturday and Sunday the market will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the event. Sunday tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Tickets to attend the Early Bird Market on Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. are $50 and include all-day admission that day. Children 16 and under are free both days. City/State: Santa Fe, NM. Cost: Saturday: $15 in advance/$20 at the event. Sunday: $10 in advance/$15 at the event. Children 16 and under are free. Friday, July 11, 2014 – Sunday, July 13, 2014. Museum Hill Santa Fe, NM. For more info visit www.folkartmarket.org.