Steamboat briefs: 8th annual Hayden Holiday Tree Festival is Sunday |

Steamboat briefs: 8th annual Hayden Holiday Tree Festival is Sunday

Hayden’s eighth annual Holiday Tree Festival will be held Sunday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for the viewing of decorated wreaths, trees and centerpieces, and the auction will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Christmas Tree Festival, the event serves as a main fundraiser for many community organizations, including Hayden Girl Scout troops, Routt County Cattlewomen, Hayden High School Theatre Club, Love INC. and the Ranch House 4-H Club with 100 percent of the auction proceeds benefiting local youth and service organizations. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, call Lori Laird at 970-846-0782.

Sculptor Esteban Blanco to speak at Depot Art Center

The Depot Art Center will host a art talk with Esteban Blanco, a Cuban-born sculptor who will reflect on the journey from illusion to reality and back using the subjects of toys and cities. The talk will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments will be provided.

Then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Blanco will lead a figurine workshop. He will teach about how to artfully modify and/or repair vintage figurines and ceramics. No experience is necessary, and all materials and tools will be provided.

The class will be limited to 15 artists and will cost $50, though Steamboat Springs Arts Council members will receive $15 off.

For more information, contact Kim Keith at 970-879-9008 or, or register online at

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