Shakespeare in the Sangres kicks off June 10 at Westcliffe – Canon City Daily Record

Shakespeare in the Sangres kicks off June 10 at Westcliffe. Plan now to catch a play at the Historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe this summer with its outdoor productions of Shakespeare in the Sangres taking place in the outdoor amphitheater. Twelfth Night will run from June 10-12 and June 24-26. The Misanthrope by Molière will be presented from June 17 to 19 and from July 1 to 3, 2022.

Imagine a Shakespearean evening in a cozy outdoor amphitheater, watching the sunset over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while enjoying a family picnic on the lawn. In a rural community of less than 5,000 county residents, Westcliffe offers a strong program of cultural and artistic performances presented by a dedicated group of artists and welcomes visitors from across the United States for their summer theater season.

“We are delighted to announce that the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts is back after canceling performances in 2020 and offering only a limited number of outdoor performances in 2021 due to the pandemic,” said director Chris Relph. “This summer, we look forward to bringing some sunshine into your lives with an exceptional selection of plays in both the Historic Jones Theater and the outdoor Feedstore Amphitheater Park.”

In September, the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts will present the winners of the 2020 10 Minute Play Contest on September 16 and 17, then September 23 and 24.

To conclude the season, the theater will present the comedy Bell, Book, and Candle, BELL, originally from John Van Drooten, Friday through Sunday, October 21-23 and October 28-30.

For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.jonestheater.com/.

Flashback to Main is scheduled for June 11

The Fremont Community Foundation will present Flashback on Main from 3-11 p.m. June 11 on Main Street in Canon City. The event will feature music from Mr. Majestyk’s 8-Track Revival, Wrestle with Jimmy and 6 Bucks and a Flight. There will be no cover charge. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and bring your hot rod, if you have one. For more information, call 303-886-7136 or visit www.fremontcommunityfoundation.org.

The Fremont Center for the Arts celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala on June 18

Refreshed, renewed and proud of its heritage, the Fremont Center for the Arts (FCA) invites the community to the “Gala at the Gallery” to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The gala will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 18 at the campus of the Fremont Center for the Art, located at 505 Macon Ave. There will be an elegant buffet-style dinner with your choice of beef, fish or vegetarian dishes and a cash bar for signature cocktails. Music will be provided by the Royal Gorge Philharmonic as well as a silent auction event. The attire is red carpet. Admission is $75/person or $125/couple. Buy your tickets online at fremontarts.org or at the FCA building. Call 719-275-2790 with any questions.

On the heels of the 150th anniversary celebrations by Cañon City and Florence, it is indeed a year of celebration here in Fremont County. FCA’s 75 years of artistic stewardship is something to be proud of. Founded in 1947, it is the oldest private art center west of the Mississippi River. In addition to showcasing community art and artists, the FCA houses a permanent collection of approximately 300 works of art. The building that houses these treasures is a real gem. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1931 for the US Post Office. The Main Gallery features monthly exhibits, and the Permanent Collection Gallery exhibits rotate throughout the year. It is also the home of Cañon Framing. Other multipurpose spaces on the lower level are used for classrooms, exhibitions, performances and workshops. The building is handicapped accessible. On June 18, 2022, the anniversary gala takes place and everyone is invited.

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