Durango Arts Center


Spanish Colonial Arts: Origins

Date: Active Friday February 28, 2014 through Saturday May 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: FREE
Spanish Colonial Arts: Origins
March 28–May 10
Opening reception, Friday, March 28 from 5-7 p.m.
In collaboration with the Center for SW Studies and Council of Latin American Studies, this exhibit will feature retablos, silver bultos, majolica, ceramics, tinwork, textiles, shawls, colcha embroidery and more. This exhibit will feature lectures, workshops and a weekend marketplace with New Mexican artisans on April 4 and 5.

DAC’s 21st Annual Creativity Festivity: Origins

Date: Active Monday April 14, 2014 through Friday May 2, 2014
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: FREE
DAC’s 21st Annual Creativity Festivity: Origins
April 14 – May 2
Includes an art exhibit by school kids K – 12 grade,
Poetry writing contest for 4th and 5th grades, music performances and more. Creativity Festivity showcases the work of local students in the community and celebrates the important creative work that happens in our schools. The 2014 theme is Origins, which will coincide with both the Journey Stories exhibit at Animas Museum and the Origins: Spanish Colonial Art. Exhibit at the Durango Arts Center.
Festivity Events:

• Local Children’s Artwork on display at the Durango Arts Center Barbara Conrad Gallery
April 17-May 10
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17 5-6 p.m.
• High School Poetry Slam: Durango Arts Center Theater
Wednesday, April 16, sign up to read 5-6 p.m.
• Poetry Contest: 4th grade poems due April 14 to Sandra at the Durango Arts Center. Prizes for the top three will be presented at the opening reception. Students are encouraged to read poems aloud at the reception.
• Wizard of Oz: Kid’s theater performances at the Durango Arts Center Theater. May 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

  • Love Letters

Love Letters

Date: Active Thursday April 17, 2014 through Saturday April 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $20-$25
Love Letters
by A.R. Gurney
April 17-19 at Durango Arts Center

Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
 Judith Reynolds & Gordon Thomas
Friday, April 18, 7 p.m. 
Jack Llewellyn & Meredith Mapel
Saturday, April 19, 7 p.m. Beth Drum & Rich Fletcher
$22 in advance / $26 at door / $20 for Season Ticket Holder Buy your tickets HERE

Recently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize Drama, this profound and emotionally rich play shares the unfolding bittersweet love story between childhood friends through the reading of notes, letters, and cards.
Local Durango notables will perform, many for the first time on the DAC stage. Judith Reynolds and Gordon Thomas on Thursday, April 17; Jack Llewellyn and Meredith Mapel on Friday, April 18; and Beth Drum and Rich Fletcher on Saturday, April 19.

  • First Thursdays Art Walk

First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday May 1, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Downtown Durango
Price: Free
Durango Arts Center presents a new series of events held on the first Thursday of each month throughout the year. First Thursdays Art Walk celebrates visual art and artists in galleries and alternative art spaces in downtown Durango. Gallery members participating in First Thursdays Art Walk will open their venues and host activities and artists from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during each event. Watch for the sidewalk signs recognizing participating venues. A list of locations and a map are available at the DAC and its gallery members.
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  • TOP Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition

TOP Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition

Date: Active Friday May 16, 2014 through Saturday June 28, 2014
Time: All Day Event

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $20
TOP Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition
At the Durango Arts Center
May 16 – June 28, 2014

A showcase featuring the very best artists working in the medium of jewelry design to educate the public about their craft. Master workshops, tours and lectures scheduled.
Produced by New Face Productions and Sponsored by the First National Bank of Durango