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Redstone's Labor Day Art Show A Community Tradition

Redstone Art Foundation

This Labor Day weekend, the small town of Redstone holds its 23rd annual Art Show.  The event has humble beginnings, and has always been rooted in the community.




According to Betty Bradley with the Redstone Art Foundation, a few things have changed since the first art show.

"It was a group of people in town, they liked to do art and it was in February. They decided to have a little art show just for the community, and they did it in the Redstone Inn. At that time, we called it the Osgood Room," said Bradley.

Now, nearly 30 artists from the Western Slope and the Front Range display their work, but priority is given to artists from Redstone themselves. Many return year after year.   

Paintings, photography and sculpture are displayed under large tents on the lawn of the Redstone Castle, and it seems more like a gallery, but “a casual gallery,” Bradley said, laughing.

She says the community comes together to pull the event off every year.  

“I mean the whole town volunteers, practically,” she said.

An artists’ reception kicks off the art show Friday evening. The event runs through Monday.  It includes workshops for children and adults and live art demos.



Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.