Durango Autumn Arts Festival

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September 19 & 20, 2015



We Want You to Join Us at the Largest Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival in Gorgeous Southwest Colorado!

  • Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft by up to 90 Artists & Craftspeople
  • Corner Booths for Everyone
  • $1,000 in Cash Artist Awards
  • Complimentary Welcome Dinner & Booth Sitters
  • Overnight Security
  • Extensive Regional Advertising
  • Live Performers, Local Food and Microbrews

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2015
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The Durango Arts Center presents the 21st annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival on 2nd Avenue in historic downtown Durango. A favorite in Southwest Colorado, the festival is a well-loved and attended community event, known for the quality of fine art and fine craft and a friendly atmosphere for both its artists and its guests. With Durango’s spectacular La Plata Mountain backdrop and changing fall colors to compliment the event, the festival attracts more than 5000 seasonal and year round residents and tourists. The festival showcases up to 90 fine artists and fine craftspeople from around the country, as well as local musicians and performers from the 2nd Avenue Stage. Creation Station offers art activities for youths and adults. A variety of artisanal food and beverages are available as well. Admission is free!

Festival Facts

  • 90 fine artists & fine craftspeople juried by arts professionals from the region
  • Located on East 2nd Avenue between College and 9th Streets – closed to auto traffic
  • Free admission for all
  • Live local musicians and performers from the 2nd Avenue Stage all weekend 
  • Delectable treats by local artisanal food purveyors and microbrews
  • Creation Station offering hands-on art activities for all ages
  • Festival is a fundraising event for the Durango Arts Center






Connect with DAAF

For general inquiries and information, please contact:
Jules Masterjohn, Festival Director at DAAF@durangoarts.org  or (970) 259-2606

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