Denvers annual winter festival announced its full schedule of exhibits and events spotlighting artists, athletes and entrepreneurs. Their inspiration is drawn from the Colorado culture of snow and all that it incites.
Now entering its 5th year, Art of Winter was originally launched as a public complement to the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show. What began on Larimer Square as a small, two-part exhibition of independent ski and snowboard brands and original works of upcycled art is now a city-wide showcase of ideas,innovations, and ebullience that the Colorado winter gives rise to. Art of Winter brings together designers, makers and leading cultural organizations in presenting a vibrant slate of snow-inspired programs giving the Denver community just one more reason to turn out in winter.
Historic Larimer Square, Denver Theatre District and Denver International Airport will serve as hubs of 2015 Art of Winter exhibits and events.
COLORADO SKI & SNOWBOARD SHOWCASE in the Denver Theatre District
When: Ongoing January 22nd February 1st 2015
Where: Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge (891 14th Street, Denver)
What: The latest products & designs from Colorados boutique ski & snowboard companies.
Who: Icelantic Skis, Never Summer Snowboards, Grace Skis, Venture Snowboards, Meier Skis, High Society, Romp Skis, OZ Snowboards, Rocky Mountain Underground, Folsom Skis and more.
Hosts: Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, Something Independent, Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge
UPCYCLED SNOWBOARD GALLERY on LARIMER SQUARE
When: Ongoing January 25th February 25th
Where: Historic Larimer Square (Larimer Street b/t 14th & 15th streets)
What: Themed art from local artists presented on upcycled snowboards. Snowboards provided by the SIA SnowSport Recycling Program (SSRP)
ART OF WINTER @ DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
When: Ongoing January 16th February 25th
Where: Denver International Airport — Baggage Carousels
What: An extension of the Larimer upcycled Art Gallery as well as a featured exhibit of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships tools of the trade display featuring the equipment of Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety.
Hosts: 2015 World Ski Championships/Vail Valley Foundation, Larimer Arts Association, Something Independent, Visit Denver and Denver International Airport
PREMIUM & UNIQUE WINTER BRAND EXPERIENCE An AIGA Colorado Conversation
When: Thursday, January 29, 6:00pm
Where: The Bug Theatre
What: AIGA Colorado and Art of Winter present a conversation on the creative process with Colorado’s own The Public Works and Moet Hennessy USA. Go behind the scenes and explore this dynamic designer and client collaboration executing against the brand’s “Clicquot on The Snow” campaign a mobile champagne bar featured at Aspen Skiing Company.
Hosts: AIGA, Bug Theatre
Cost: $5 – $25 depending on AIGA membership; more info at http://www.artofwinter.co/.
DENVER on ICE An Art of Winter Ice Sculpting Exhibition @ Denver Pavilions
When: Saturday, January 31 1:00pm 4:00pm
Where: Denver Pavilions On the Pavilions Outdoor Plaza (500 16th Street @ Glenarm)
What: A live ice sculpting exhibition hosted outdoors at Denver Pavilions. Recognized Colorado Art Carver, Michael Pizzuto will produce a special Art of Winter rendition of the iconic DENVER sign located at 16th & Glenarm in Downtown Denver. This Art of Winter exhibition offers the public to witness the creation of art from ice. Beginning with chain saws and finishing with chisels and die grinders to smooth and shape the sculpture, Pizzuto brings the finished work to life over the period of 2-3 hours. The finished piece will be completed by 4pm and will be available for the public to interact with and take photos of.
Hosts: Denver Pavilions
ART OF WINTER 2015 CLOSING PARTY
When: Friday, February 6, 6pm 11pm
What: Celebrate the art and artists of Art of Winter 2015 at Battery 621. Held in conjunction with First Friday in the Santa Fe Arts District.
Hosts: Battery621, Something Independent, Larimer Square, Denver Theatre District, Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado SBDC Network