Arvada Center Blog

Congratulations to Keith Ewer, winner of a 2015 True West Award

true-west-2015-day-14-600If you’ve taken in a musical production at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in the past 28 years, you’ve enjoyed the work of Keith Ewer. Keith has been the House Percussionist for every musical staged at the center since 1987. That’s more than 100 musical productions under his belt. He’s also served as Musical Director for 27 children’s theatre productions and has run the Front Range Youth Symphony for 25 years.

Keith was honored for his contribution to the Denver arts scene on Monday with a 2015 True West Award.  The True West Awards, presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts , celebrate the Colorado theatre community by recognizing 30 achievements from around the state over 30 days.IMG_3944

“I swear the Arvada Center would be a pile of rubble without Keith,” Arvada Center Resident Musical Director and orchestra conductor David Nehls told the Denver Center. “He is truly the most supportive person I have ever met in my career.”

You can catch Keith on the drums for the center’s production of White Christmas, which runs through December 23, 2015. Get tickets and more information here.








Fine Art Market and ACES Sale now open at the Arvada Center

Fine Art Market

The Arvada Center’s Fine Art Market Show and Sale is back for its 29th year and it’s been extended an extra week.

The show gives you the opportunity to take home artwork created by more than 100 prominent Colorado artists. You’ll have the chance to purchase hand-made jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven pieces, woodworking, metalsmithing, and handmade notebooks and cards to paintings, photography, printmaking, drawing, mosaic, and mixed media assemblages.

PHOTOS: Inside the 29th Annual Fine Art Market Show and Sale

For more on the 29th Annual Fine Art Market Show and Sale, click here.

In addition to the work of hundreds of Colorado artists, the Arvada Center is also offering you the chance to buy pieces created by more than 50 students and teachers of the center’s studio art classes. This is the eight year for the Arvada Center Educational Studios Show and Sale, which also runs through December 20.IMG_3928

Such well-known artists/instructors as Bebe Alexander, Steve Bober, John Hamilton, Lynn Hull, Sabrina Willis-Haywood, David Hoth, Heidi Meissner, Judi Mitchell, Candi Rasko, Megan Ratchford, Lynne Schreiber, Bob Smith, Steven Wood and Renee Ziccardi, are among the talents featured.

PHOTOS: Inside the 8th Annual ACES Show and Sale

For more information on the 8th Annual ACES Show and Sale, click here.

The Fine Art Market Show and Sale, along with the ACES Show and Sale, will be open seven days a week through December 20. Both sales are open Sundays and Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.