On Saturday, December 13,2014 well known artist Joshua Been will hold the 6th Annual Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Benefit Art Show at his gallery, 139 West First Street in Downtown Salida from 6 to 9 pm. Joshua is a highly rated landscape artist known for capturing the spirit and beauty of the West. He is an avid supporter of the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas because their conservation work helps to protect the views and scenes he captures on his canvas. This annual event is a benefit for the Land Trust with 30% of all sales donated towards continuing the great work of the organization in protecting the most important natural, agricultural, scenic, and historic lands and water in Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Saguache, and Park Counties.
The Land Trust encourages individuals to stop by Joshua’s gallery and browse his work. This year will continue the tradition of having a wide selection of miniatures in addition to his larger paintings. Joshua has also created a special painting of the recent Boxcar Ranch conservation easement, completed this October by the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas. Kalamatapit Catering will provide hors d’oeuvers and the event is free. For more information call the Land Trust at 719-539-7700.
The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is a non-profit, membership based organization that protects important natural, agricultural, scenic, historic lands, and the water resources and riparian areas in Chaffee, Lake, Fremont, Saguache, and Park counties to enhance the quality of life for people in the region. The Land Trust currently protects over 3,200 acres in Central Colorado by working with land owners in the establishment of conservation easement and restoration projects. For more information on conservation easements and programs, or to make a donation, contact the Land Trust at 719-539-7700 or [email protected] To visit the website go to www.ltua.org.