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August Creative Mixer - Thursday, August 9th 5:30-7:00


The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer on Thursday, August 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Sue Ann Hum and musician Drew Petersen in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art- related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.   

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Our Featured Artist: Sue Ann Hum will be showing us her love of architecture as well as landscape. Her exhibit "In and Out" takes us to some of her favorite places, and many of them imagine the story that might have happened if her cat were there. Sue Ann is president of the Salida Council for the Arts and hosts artist trips to France each year with her business My Art Trip. A professional (artist retired from "paycheck and benefits" life) she enjoys traveling, dancing and time with her grandchildren. She and her husband, Rick, have lived in Chaffee County since 2014.

Our Featured Musician: Cotopaxi's guitar wizard John Drew Petersen brings back his instrumental blend of altered tunings and extended acoustic guitar techniques to the Salida Creative Mixer!

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.