ROCKY MOUNTAIN ESTATES — It’s time for the annual Rocky Mountain Estates Community Firehouse Art Show and Fundraiser! Come enjoy live music and refreshments while browsing the work of world-class artists in a beautiful mountain setting. The show will be held Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Estates, located 27 miles west of Antonito and 29 miles east of Chama on Forest Service Road 250 between Horca and Platoro.
Featuring the work of renowned artists from Rocky Mountain Estates and the surrounding area, the show will include paintings, sculptures, and photography by artists Charles Ewing, Jim Gilmore, Gwen McBride, Debra Immer, LeeAnn Nielsen, and Krista Bligh, as well as the work of fiber artist Joyce Pardington, glass artist Carl Nevitt, silversmith Gene Christensen, and returning gourd artist Andi Wardlaw. This year’s show also welcomes Maurice Gutierrez, who specializes in wildlife jewelry, knives, and custom gold and silver jewelry design.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the local volunteer fire department and firehouse so vital to this remote mountain community. As it can take up to an hour for one of the local fire departments to reach this area, the community’s goal is to help provide safety for residents and visitors to the area until professional help can arrive. The volunteer fire department and firehouse are supported almost entirely through contributions from the community and fundraisers such as this.
Rocky Mountain Estates Firehouse Art Show: Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Directions: Take State Highway 17 from either Antonito or Chama to the town of Horca, where event signs will be posted. From Horca, head north on Forest Service Road 250 for 7 miles. The firehouse is adjacent to Rocky Mountain Lodge, 7700 Fdr 250. For more information, contact Peggy Bell at 719-376-6070.
Enjoy a beautiful summer drive and a fantastic art show, all for a great cause!
Caption: Jim Gilmore created these horsehead bookends./Courtesy photo