Chautauqua + Cal-Wood
Community Art Project
September 10 – October 17, 2021
Trees devastated by the Cal-Wood Fire have been transformed into 35 beautiful, hand-made benches by Cal-Wood Education Center staff. Local artists have turned these benches into spectacular, one-of-a-kind art pieces for a special Colorado Chautauqua Art In The Park exhibit.
The benches are currently on display throughout Chautauqua’s historic campus. Each bench is also part of a virtual auction to raise funds for the participating artists, Colorado Chautauqua’s wildfire prevention efforts, and Cal-Wood Education Center’s ongoing wildfire recovery campaign.
The exhibit and virtual auction will be live from September 10 through October 17, the first anniversary of the Cal-Wood fire. Access the online auction here.
For more information, or if you are interested in sponsoring a bench, contact Director of Development Debbie Stewart at [email protected]. Bench sponsorships are $500 (sponsorship form). Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in supporting this wonderful community event.
Read our article in the Daily Camera HERE.
And don’t forget to participate in our Art In The Park Photo Contest to win amazing Chautauqua prizes!
Art In The Park is made possible through the creativity and generosity of the following:
Bill Briggs* & Julie Carnahan
David & Linda Bachrach
Linda Arroyo Holmstrom* & Don Holmstrom
Scott & Jahnavi Brenner
The Crowell Family
*Colorado Chautauqua Board Member