COMMUNITY

September Newsletter

HANNAH BEAN  \  SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

### Program Updates

**Thank you\, Altar'd State!**
On Mondays, 10% of [Altar'd State](https://www.altardstate.com)'s net proceeds go directly to local charitable organizations in our communities and each season brings a new theme of giving. We are so grateful for Altar'd State choosing The Art Garage as their Mission Mondays organization and helping us work toward our mission of making the arts accessible for all!

**Featured Upcoming Classes:**
**Homeschool & Daytime Classes**
Join us this fall for daytime and homeschool classes for students ages 3-18!
Our 6-week AG (Art Garage) Workshop Series on Wednesdays is perfect for homeschool students ages 4-18 to learn about art materials, styles, and history and supplement their education with hands-on art lessons. Young artists ages 3-5 can work toward kindergarten preparedness in our Daytime Series on Mondays and Tuesdays as they explore art materials and make cross-curriculum connections. See upcoming sessions [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?categories=6)!

**Teen Ceramics**
12PM-2PM, Ages 13-18, Sundays, September 11th - October 9th
This 5-week session is perfect for any skill level and will be structured to ensure you learn the aspects of hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. Students will develop and grow their ceramic skills through techniques and projects led by our skilled instructor.
Register today [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?categories=5&ages=13)!

**There's so much more to explore at The Art Garage!** See all of our upcoming classes for toddlers\, kids\, teens\, and adults [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses)!

**Birthday Parties at The Art Garage!**
Looking for a great place to celebrate a birthday? The Art Garage will create a fantastic party for you! We tailor our special events to ensure we meet the guest of honor's interests. You can choose from one of our popular themes or contact us to discuss your own and we will create a project to go along with it. We can't wait to celebrate with you! Learn more [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/91)!

**Join The Art Garage Board of Directors!**
The Art Garage is seeking diverse and unique community members for The Art Garage Board of Directors! Please fill out or pass along our [interest form](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelPPkMBBD_lScuzrr9J0eGsCgQDYs9MDD_wyHdXwmHyGCHwg/viewform) to anyone interested in contributing to The Art Garage.

### Events in our Community

**The Art Garage Summer 2022 Art Show!**
Cake Crumbs,2216 Kearney St., Denver, CO, 80207
Opening Reception September 11th, 2-3:30PM, on display September 1st-30th
We are blown away every year by our summer camp artists' creativity and talent - and 2022 was no exception! To celebrate, artwork from 3 of The Art Garage's visual arts summer camps will be on display at [Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe](https://www.cake-crumbs.com/)(2216 Kearney St., 80207) throughout the month of September. Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, September 11th from 2PM-3:30PM to honor these talented young artists ages 3-12 and stop by Cake Crumbs to see their incredible work anytime between September 2nd-30th, 2022.

**Colorado ArtFest**
Perry Street (between 3rd/South) & Festival Park, Castle Rock, CO
September 10th 9AM-6PM & September 11th 10AM-5PM
The weekend after Labor Day, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country (including The Art Garage's fabulous instructor [Anna Pausch](https://www.annapausch.com/), whose work you can also see at the two shows below in Estes Park and Palisade!). Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the 33rd Annual Colorado ArtFest, which has become a summertime tradition for residents and art enthusiasts alike. Enjoy continual live main stage entertainment featuring popular musicians, interactive exhibits for the kids, savor fabulous food/beverages and so much more! Learn more [HERE](https://castlerock.org/castle-rock-artfest/)!

**Fine Arts and Crafts Show**
Downtown Estes Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO
September 17th 9AM-6PM & September 18th 9AM-4PM
This two day event is held in downtown Castle Rock at Festival Park. Delight in the artistic impressions of more than 110 Artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program. Learn more [HERE](https://www.visitestespark.com/event/47th-annual-fine-arts-&-crafts-festival/10445/)!

**Palisade Art Fest**
September 24th starting at 10AM
The second Palisade Art Festival will feature top artists in 13 fine art categories set in beautiful Palisade, Colorado. Artists will all be present to discuss their original works of art. Free admission and family friendly! Learn more [HERE](https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=10000358617292977)!

### Community Resources

**Donating Through Amazon**
Did you know supporting The Art Garage was as easy as doing your online shopping? When shopping at Amazon, use [Smile.Amazon.com](smile.amazon.com), select to support ‘The Art Garage’ and .5% of your purchases will be donated to our organization! You can also support The Art Garage by ordering books and supplies from [our Wish List](https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1R44GJJDNHHBQ/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex) and helping us foster creative learning in our studios! It’s easier than ever to support The Art Garage while doing your online shopping with [MakeMeSmile](https://www.couponchief.com/makemesmile), a Chrome extension that automatically  helps ensure that your Amazon purchase can be correctly attributed to Amazon’s charitable program. Make your online purchases count with no extra effort on your part by [downloading this free extension](https://www.couponchief.com/makemesmile#26-4806197)! Thank you for your support!

**Colorado Arts Action Network (CAAN)**
"Join the new Colorado Arts Action Network (CAAN) and lend your voice to support the arts in Colorado! You can ensure that arts, culture and the creative industries are valued and supported by policymakers and voters, resulting in economically vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities throughout our state.
It’s easy to advocate – and this grassroots mobilization platform will do the heavy lifting for you. You will receive important state and federal policy updates and have the opportunity to quickly take action and communicate directly with your elected officials.
Make sure your senators and representatives know your position on key pieces of legislation so that your priorities are their priorities!  Sign up [HERE](https://cbca.org/colorado-arts-action-network/) to join the collective effort and take action to influence policies that impact our creative sector."

**Joyous Book Club**
Monthly book recommendations from The Art Garage's Community Liaison, Joy Giles
**The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas**
Since September is Hispanic Latin American heritage month, I chose to read the debut novel by Mexican American author, Isabel Cañas. The Hacienda is haunting - literally! If you like ghost stories and tales of haunted houses, this is the book for you! Set in Mexico in 1820, right after Mexico’s War of Independence, the novel follows Beatriz, the young bride of the wealthy Rodolfo Solorzano, as she is brought to her new husband’s family hacienda. As the story unwinds, the reader learns of scandal, cruelty, revenge, greed, murder, witchcraft, and forbidden love all within the walls of the hacienda and its surrounding village. I was intrigued by the history woven through the story and wanted to know more about the Mexican war of independence and the Mexican Inquisition. I love it when books lead me to wanting to know more about the history of their settings and the cultures involved. I especially appreciated the author’s note at the back of the book. This was a great read. Very suspenseful!


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