Thursday nights Creative Mixer opens art show

The Salida Council for the Arts, formerly Salida ArtWorks, is pleased to present a very special “Creative Mixer” at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, November 14 starting at 5:30pm.

The Council has, for several years, been hosting its Creative Mixers on the second Thursday of the month, as a way for artists and art lovers to meet and network on a casual basis.  Recently, the Creative Mixer organizers have been inviting a Guest Musician and a Guest Artist to present to the monthly gathering.

This month, the Council has invited a group of artists from Crestone, Colorado to make a short presentation about their exhibit here in Salida.  Due to a quirk in the SteamPlant exhibition schedule, the 14 Crestone Artists will be hanging their new show at the SteamPlant on the morning of November 14 — meaning that our Salida community will have its first opportunity to view the works that evening, at the Creative Mixer.

Ten of the Crestone artists are planning to attend the Mixer as Guest Artists, to discuss their work — and to meet Salida artists, art fans, and art collectors.

Guest Musician Red Tischer will be providing the background music for the event. Tischer plays “flamenco-style guitar with chill influences” and is a regular contributor to the Salida music scene.

Artists and community members are invited to use the Creative Mixer ‘soapbox’ to make announcements during the gathering.

The monthly mixer is a chance for artists — performing artists, visual artists, writers, etc. — and art lovers to meet and network while enjoying complimentary snacks and a cash bar. Admission is free; the event starts at 5:30pm.

The Salida Council for the Arts (formerly Salida Artworks) has been promoting the arts since 2002 through events like the annual “Valley Visions” art exhibit. The organization’s new mission statement reflects an intention to reach out — not only to area artists, but to the entire Salida community — in new and innovative ways.

“Cliff Rise,” acrylic by Jo Anne Kiser

“Moffat Church”, oil on canvas, painting by Emmy Savage

“Storm on the Rise,” ink and watercolor by Jennifer Thomson


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