Arts in Estes Weekend featuring Jazz Fest 

June 3rd - 5th, 2016

A weekend of fine art and culture come alive in Estes Park as two special events fill the mountains with live music and world-class art & sculpture! The tradition of the Estes Park Jazz Fest in beautiful Performance Park continues in 2016 and the Estes Park Events Center hosts the Windows to the West Fine Art of the West show & sale which brings the works of world-renowned western artists to Estes Park .

Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk 
Saturday & Sunday, June 4th & 5th 

Take in the beauty of Estes Park, enjoy numerous art experiences and listen to the sounds of jazz. Estes Park's free annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend kicks off the season in style! What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amid the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater?

For two days the mountains are alive with the sounds of great jazz, extraordinary art and family activities. The Estes Park Jazz fest has become one of Colorado's premier Jazz Festivals, noted for its commitment to excellence in Jazz. Presenting the finest national and regional Jazz artists, the festival features stellar line-ups of performers, representing the music from New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into the music's vibrant future.

At the 26th annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & musicians over two days. Sip on the fine wine of local Colorado wine selections in the wine garden. Enjoy tastings from Estes Park's Snowy Peaks Winery along with Turquoise Mesa Winery, Hunter's Moon Meadery and Branch Out Cider. Jazz Fest guests will also enjoy exploring unique art experiences from art vendors, live painting at Bond Park and art galleries throughout the village.

Windows to the West Fine Art Show & Sale 
Friday - Sunday, June 3rd - 5th

The 2016 Windows to the West Art Show and Sale convenes 50 of the country's top contemporary Western heritage artists in one of the most beautiful mountain settings in America. The three-day sale and exhibition showcases more than 200 new pieces of art, with rich opportunities to meet the artists and discuss their unique depictions of Western landscapes, wildlife and traditional Western American life--and to purchase the artwork you fall in love with! The show features special events, demonstrations and tours. To register for these special events please visit their website. Windows to the West is a charitable benefit event sponsored by the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation.

Arts in Estes Weekend Schedule: 

Friday, June 3rd

5:00-8:00 pm: First Friday Art Groove. Throughout the Village. Explore 13 different galleries, studios and creative businesses on this tour of the town. Special events include the opening reception for the Fiber Inspirations Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Council and the Max Wagner Trio at Earthwood Collections. 

5:30-7:00 pm: Windows to the West Patron's Exclusive Pre-Gala Reception. Estes Park Events Center at 1125 Rooftop Way. Enjoy champagne, open bar, art viewing and a mixer with the artists in the gallery.

7:00-10:00 pm: Windows to the West Gala Opening. Estes Park Event Center at 1125 Rooftop Way. The official launch of the show, this event offers the first chance to view and secure your favorite artwork.

Saturday, June 4th

10:00 am-5:00 pm: Windows to the West General Admission. Estes Park Event Center at 1125 Rooftop Way. View more than 250 works by 50 of the West's best artists, shop the gift shop and enjoy live music, art demos, gallery tours and more! 

12:00-5:00 pm: Estes Park Jazz Fest. Performance Park Amphitheater at 417 W. Elkhorn Ave

  • Noon-12:45 pm. Estes Park Jazz Big Band with swingin’ Big Band Sounds
  • 1:05-2:10:00 pm. The Greg Gisbert Syndicate: World Class Trumpeter, Progressive NYC Jazz
  • 2:30-3:35 pm. The Wendy Fopeano - Charles Gatschet Group: Eclectic Vocalist, Brazilian, Jazz and Originals
  • 3:55-5:00 pm. Buckner Funken Jazz: Soul Jazz and Old School Funk

 

12:00-5:00 pm: Fiber Inspirations Exhibit. Cultural Arts Council at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. A fiber invitational show featuring installations, garments, altered books and more. 

6:30-9:30 pm: Jazz Fest After Hours. Mama Rose's Italian Restaurant. The jazz continues at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant with The Max Wagner Quartet Mama’s is located at 338 E. Elkhorn Ave. The Group features Max Wagner on Saxophone & Jazz vocals, Eric Gunnison at the Piano, Ken Walker on Bass, and Mike Marlier at the Drums. Expect an exciting, entertaining and intimate evening of live Jazz! Mama Rose’s is an official sponsor of The Estes Park Jazz Festival (reservations suggested) - 970-586- 3330.

6:30-10:00 pm: Art & Whiskey Gathering. Estes Park Events Center at 1125 Rooftop Way. A special ticketed event featuring a rich buffet paired with hand-selected whiskey flights. Patrons will get he chance to mix and mingle with the art show artists and other art enthusiasts. Get tickets here.

Sunday, June 5th

10:00 am-4:00 pm: Windows to the West General Admission. Estes Park Event Center at 1125 Rooftop Way. View more than 250 works by 50 of the West's best artists, shop the gift shop and enjoy live music, art demos, gallery tours and more! 

12:00-5:00 pm: Estes Park Jazz Fest. Performance Park Amphitheater at 417 W. Elkhorn Ave.. 

  • Noon-1:15pm The Max Wagner Quartet: Modern Mainstream Jazz and Jazz Vocals
  • 1:35-3:05pm Festival Headliner: Vanessa Rubin World Class New York City Jazz Vocalist
  • 3:30-5:00pm Los Bohemios: Traditional Cuban and Latin American Music

 

12:00-5:00 pm: Fiber Inspirations Exhibit. Cultural Arts Council at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. A fiber invitational show featuring installations, garments, altered books and more.