Art In The Park 2022-2023
Mountains and History and Bears, Oh My!
Plan a day trip or a stay in a cozy Chautauqua cottage with your family and discover the beautifully decorated bears of Art In The Park. As well as quiet trails, The Flatirons in snow and the best value lodging of the year, a stroll round this charming art installation is the perfect reason to plan a stay at Chautauqua in the winter or spring. Kids from 1 – 90 will love finding and naming their favorite bear friend! You can even bid to take one home in our online auction. But, don’t delay, the bears will be going into hibernation after April 16 2023.
Fifteen talented artists were selected from a pool of close to 200 applicants to transform 36″L x 48″H x 44″D fiberglass bear statues into extraordinary works of art. The participating artists have created a stunning exhibit located in one of the most breathtaking outdoor venues in the country.
The bears will be on display throughout Chautauqua’s National Historic Landmark campus from December 9, 2022 through April 16, 2023. The bears are part of an auction and the proceeds raised will support participating artists, local nonprofits, and the Colorado Chautauqua.
Thank you to this year’s participating artists and non-profit partners:
Alanna Austin – Tabitha Benedict – Barbara Yates Beasley – Molly Box – Candie Cain – Christopher Carithers – Jenn Cunningham – Rick Dallago – Dave Kennedy – Julie Kitzes – Megan LeSage – Cindy Loya – Boaz Nash – Mikel-Claire Penick – Bala Thiagarajan
Blue Sky Bridge – Boulder JCC – Cal-Wood Education Center – El Centro AMISTAD – “I Have A Dream” Foundation Boulder County – Imagine! – Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – Out Boulder County – RezDawg Rescue – Rise Against Suicide – Sister Carmen Community Center – Sober AF Entertainment – TGTHR – There With Care – Via Mobility Services