A salon in Carbondale this weekend brings together a variety of artists and speakers for short performances.
Alya Howe has been organizing salons in the Roaring Fork Valley for several years now. She can’t pick a favorite act from Saturday's lineup, which she calls "knock-your-socks-off."
"It’s hard because I’m really excited about all of them," she laughed.
Filmmaker Marcia Kimpton will show her new film "Bardo Blues" and discuss her experience as a female filmmaker. Local dance teachers Claudia and Eric Pena will demonstrate different forms of the Latin American dance style bachata.
Other artists include drummer Zack Ritchie, comedian A.J. Finney, actress Cassidy Willey and 16-year-old ballet dancer Lucy Stewart.
Each performer takes the stage for about fifteen minutes. Howe says, they'll also pull back the curtain on their work.
"The artist is there, talking to you about 'This is how I got here, this is what I’m exploring," she said.
The Salon will be held at the Launchpad Saturday night.