Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

The 33rd Annual Ridgway Rendesvous

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @04:11 PM

Run by artisits, for artists, the Ridgway Rendesvous Art & Craft Festival is recognized nationwide for unique treasures!

ridgway rendesvous.jpgThe Ridgway Rendezvousone of the largest juried art shows in Colorado, has consistently attracted thousands of visitors from all around the country, hailed by many as one of the best shows of the year.

Taking place in Hartwell Park in Ridgway, this two day event is complimented by the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains. As shoppers peruse the wide variety of arts and crafts, it almost seems as if two days might not be enough time to see all there is to offer!

rr2014-1.jpgEach artist displays a variety of their best workmanship, a veritable treasure chest on each table! With over 100 artisits presenting their unique work, the many demonstrations are indeed a joy to watch. A complete list of all demonstrations will be available at the information booth at the gazebo in the park on both days of the festival.

Hosted and sponsored by Weehawken Creative Arts, this event helps fund youth programs and scholarships for the non-profit 501c3 organization. Weehawken offers hundreds of programs for youth and adults in Ouray, Montrose and San Juan Counties. 

rrtrain-1.jpgIn addition to the many booths showcasing a variety of art, this is a family friendly event! Train rides, face painting, arts and craft stations, and a playground make this a great place for the little ones. There will be a number of stage performances throughout the festival. From Magic Shows, to live music, both days promise to entertain. A beer, wine, margarita and bloody mary tent will be near the entertainment stage on both days as well as food and drink vendors on-site, offering everything from delicious organic salads to a good old fashioned bratwurst.

Let the knowledgeable staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs help you to plan your visit during this spectacular event! Once the shopping and playing is done, relax in our all natural mineral hot spring tubs. Take a journey into the high country, and explore a world of art and excitement second to none!

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