Downtown Fort Morgan Art Walk Bluegrass Concert Thursday, August 18 – The Fort Morgan Times

Downtown Fort Morgan businesses and organizations will once again host artwork by local and regional artists as part of the Third Thursday Downtown Fort Morgan Art Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022. and then there will be a free concert by the Mountain Meadow Bluegrass Band at the Dahms-Talton Band Shell in Glenn Miller Park (aka City Park) at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Morgan Community College Center for Art and Community Enrichment.

This map lists the stops for the Fort Morgan Downtown Third Thursday Art Walk on August 18, 2022. (MCC CACE/Courtesy graphic)

Those who choose to take the self-guided Art Walk tour of seven downtown locations will be able to see the artwork and may also learn about the artists’ techniques, materials and themes. Some venues may offer light refreshments.

Stops include: Fort Morgan Library/Museum at 414 Main St., Flower Petaler at 322 Main St., The Dressing Room at 318 Main St., CACE Gallery of Fine Art at 300 Main St., The Art Spot at 109 W. Kiowa Ave., Brown’s Shoe Fit at 315 Main St. and All About U at 313 Main St.

Art Walk organizers encourage Art Walk participants to wear masks and use social distancing practices for personal protection.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect at this month’s Art Walk:

1. At the Fort Morgan Library/Museum, 414 Main St., there will be a tower-building activity for kids and the ongoing “Let’s Go Build!” special exhibit with building bricks of all shapes, sizes and colors.

2. Flower Petaler, 322 Main St., will feature acrylic and oil paintings by Lizzethe Medrano.

3. The Dressing Room, 318 Main St., will feature acrylic window paintings by Maria Chismovsky.

4. CACE Fine Art Gallery, 300 Main St., will feature feather paintings by Patricia Marin Miranda.

5. At The Art Spot, 109 W. Kiowa Ave., there will be the acrylic paintings and photography of Darlene Ruyle and the mixed media artwork of Socorro Hart.

6. Brown’s Shoe, 315 Main St., will feature the photography of Dave Samples.

7. All About U, 313 Main St., will feature colorful pencil drawings by Lyn Deal.

For additional information about the Third Thursday Downtown Fort Morgan Art Walk, contact [email protected]

An interactive tower building challenge that takes place during the Art Walk

The Fort Morgan Library and Museum will host a Let's Go Build a Car program from 4 to 6:45 pm on Wednesday, August 31st.  People can use the provided building bricks to build a car and then race against friends, family and other visitors.  Registration required at 970-542-4014 or kathleeen.byrne@cityofortmorgan.com.  (City of Fort Morgan/Graphic courtesy)
The Fort Morgan Library and Museum will host a Let’s Go Build a Car program from 4 to 6:45 pm on Wednesday, August 31st. People can use the provided building bricks to build a car and then race against friends, family and other visitors. Registration required at 970-542-4014 or [email protected] (City of Fort Morgan/Graphic courtesy)

The Fort Morgan Library and Museum has a special “Let’s Go Building” exhibit on display in the museum’s Lower Gallery and there will be a tower building challenge taking place during the Fort Morgan Art Walk on August 18th Third Thursday .

Visit the Let’s Start Building exhibit to take part in this challenge. Use the building bricks in the exhibit to make a tower and then compete with friends and family to see who can build the tallest structure. There’s also an opportunity to play Lego-themed Wii video games, which are available through the exhibit.

For more information about the Tower Building Challenge or the Let’s Start Building exhibit, contact Kathleen Byrne at 970-542-4014 or [email protected]

MCC CACE presents a Bluegrass Concert featuring the Meadow Mountain Band

Avourneen, a Denver-based Irish folk band, performs at the Dahms-Talton Band Shell in Fort Morgan City Park on May 22, 2021. Splashes and light rain soaked the steps leading to the Homer Wickham Stage and prompted the audience to open up their umbrellas, but the music lasted a little over an hour.  (Jenny Grubbs/The Fort Morgan Times)
MCC CACE will sponsor a free outdoor concert, like the one shown here, featuring Avourneen, on Thursday, August 18 at the Dahms-Talton Band Shell with the bluegrass band Mountain Meadow playing. (Jenny Grubbs/The Fort Morgan Times)

Following the Art Walk, MCC’s CACE will present a free bluegrass concert featuring the Meadow Mountain Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 18, at the Dahms-Talton Band Shell in Glenn Miller Park (aka City Park) in Fort Morgan, according to a news release.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to have a place to sit during the free outdoor concert.

“The Meadow Mountain Band is a popular bluegrass band known in Colorado for their traditional Stringband music,” the news release said. “Meadow Mountain’s innovative approach combines a wide range of musical influences. The band members apply traditional bluegrass musical techniques with their own musical styles, creating a rare bond. Their amazing musicianship, vocal harmonies, songwriting and soulful tones are what make the Meadow Mountain Bluegrass Band unique.”

This concert accompanies the monthly Art Walk and also follows the already concluded Thursday Night Live concerts and events that took place over the summer.

“Meadow Mountain creates powerful, original music,” said Dr. Stephen Norton, Chair of CACE’s Performing Arts Committee. “MCC CACE is thrilled to bring them to Fort Morgan to share their talent and provide this one-of-a-kind bluegrass experience for our community. We also wanted to build on the momentum of the Thursday Night Live series in the city by offering another Thursday night concert this summer.”

The concert is free and open to visitors. For more information about Meadow Mountain and to hear samples of their music, visit www.morgancc.edu/meadow or www.meadowmountainmusic.com.

For information about CACE, contact Suzanna Spears at 970-542-3180 or [email protected] or visit www.morgancc.edu/CACE.

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