The first official launching event of the Park County Creative Alliance is set for May 10, 4 to 7 p.m. at Salado Restaurant at 456 Front Street in Fairplay.

Just as the name implies, the Artsy Party figures to provide more than its fair share of creative entertainment for everyone’s amazement and amusement.

The Artsy Party will also provide an opportunity for a swath of Park County’s creative thinkers to meet and network, discover talented artists, enjoy artisan food, listen to live music and enjoy the work of street performers.

Younger party-goers will have the opportunity to explore an art station designed specifically for kids, while adults enjoy bidding in a silent auction and winning prizes.

Additionally, the PCCA launch party will serve as a fundraiser and an opportunity to become a member of the alliance for access to upcoming classes, seminars, shows, events and the newest developments to promote Park County creative people and their work.

The PCCA was formed with support from Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in early 2019.

“Park County has many creative individuals with work that ranges from saddle making to culinary arts,” said PCCA board member and ambassador Linda Balough.

“The PCCA will work to help both individuals and organizations to connect to each other, develop events, assist with training, workshops, events and more.”

The PCCA plans to encourage communities to host at least two more Artsy Parties around the county to showcase our creative people and allow them to meet and network with other artists in their area. The public is always invited to attend and support the arts.

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