Saturday was a convergence of the arts in many of its forms. Day of the Arts combined visual and performing arts in a fun-filled day for kids and adults alike. Center for the Arts Evergreen hosted …
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Saturday was a convergence of the arts in many of its forms.
Day of the Arts combined visual and performing arts in a fun-filled day for kids and adults alike. Center for the Arts Evergreen hosted the event, which brought art lovers to see its new exhibit, “Getting Sideways: A Slightly Different Journey Through Life.” Plus they could watch performances by Evergreen Children’s Chorale, StageDoor Theatre, Evergreen Dance Center, Evergreen Players, Conifer band Who’s Thomas and more.
Day of the Arts was born out of a fundraising dinner that traditionally named CAE’s Arts Person of the Year. Executive Director Lisa Nierenberg said a free arts day made more sense than a dinner, so the whole community could enjoy the art.
“This is a great way to celebrate the arts,” she said as she watched people mingle behind the gallery. “The arts go beyond the visual.”
In addition to people at the event, residents at Rocky Mountain Village Estates, located behind the gallery, sat in chairs in their parking lot, listening to the performances.
Some children played cornhole and participated in other crafts. Logan Lamont, 11, and Maeve Lamont, 4, went straight to the children’s booth when they arrived to create art. Their mom, Sarah, said she was happy to bring her family outside for the event to do crafts and see the performances.
In front of the gallery, several artists painted while attendees ate food from the Slife’s Devil Dogs and Em’s Ice Cream food trucks. Parents gathered in front of the outdoor stage to watch their children perform a variety of music and dance numbers. The performers were happy to be performing — something that has been scarce the past 15 months.
As one parent put it while waiting for members of Evergreen Children’s Chorale to perform: “People are just happy to hear kids singing.”
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