Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Art of Winter mixes art with breweries and shops

Art of WinterDenver Breweries, Local Spots Host Art of Winter Themed Art Galleries

Upcycled Ski, Snowboard Themed Art Galleries Inspired by Each Location

[PRESS RELEASE] What: Denver Breweries and local restaurants are host to Art of Winter’s themed Upcycled Ski & Snowboard Art Galleries. More than 20 Colorado artists created themed artwork on non-traditional canvasses of recycled skis and snowboards. Artwork is available via online auction at ArtofWinter.co or at the respective “Buy It Now” price.

When: Now through Feb. 10, 2013.

Where: Participating Locations & Gallery Themes:
• Backcountry Provisions - The Avalanche Gallery – Inspired by the deli’s “Avalanche” roast beef sandwich.
• Crave Coffee & Dessert Bar – Ski Denver Gallery – Nordic-themed inspired art.
• Denver Beer Co. – The Hops Gallery – All things beer and hops, just like the DBC. The limited edition Sony Bono Skis are causing quite the conversation.
• Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen – The Food Gallery – The Bacon Snowboard is already an AoW favorite.
• Renegade Brewery– The Elevation Gallery - Inspired by Renegade’s Elevation Triple IPA, a 11.2% beer. Renegade is also is home to the Wagner Scramble Ski Exhibit. More info below.
• Strange Brewing - The Cherry Bomb Gallery –Based off the brewery ’s Cherry Bomb Belgian Stout.

Wagner Scramble Skis Exhibit at Renegade: Wagner Custom Skis and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival collaborated with Colorado renowned artist, Scramble Campbell to create this unique Art of Winter exhibit. The idea was to create a pair of custom skis from start to finish using a custom ski canvas as the paint canvas for Scramble Campbell’s famed style of ‘performance painting,’ for the 2012 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. This video depicts the creation of the piece: https://vimeo.com/58415564

Starting on first Friday, Feb. 1, the Wagner skis will be displayed at Renegade Brewery. All Renegade visitors this weekend can enter to win two three-day passes to the 2013 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. The skis are available via online auction at ArtofWinter.co with proceeds going directly to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Additionally, all Art of Winter Upcycled Gallery visitors can be entered to win a $200 Larimer Square gift card. Contestants simply need to upload a photo with them next to any Upcycled Art at gallery to Facebook.com/larimersquare.

About Art of Winter: A snow-inspired exhibition featuring Colorado artists and innovators expressing their passion and creativity in their everyday work. This three-week series from Jan. 25 through Feb. 10 features exhibits, events and panel discussions, offering a canvas for sharing the stories and creations of artists and entrepreneurs who are melding their passions and professions.

For a full schedule of events, gallery guides and more information about Art of Winter, visit ARTOFWINTER.CO.

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