Foothills Fine Art Festival: July 10-11th, 10-5pm

This annual fine art festival will be held on Washington Aveune, in the heart of Golden, Colorado. Over 80 artists in all genres will be exhibiting their artwork for sale, including a few of our CACS board members. The Foothils Fine Art Festival is part of ARTSWEEK in Golden, which runs from July 8-15. For more information, please visit thier website: https://www.foothillsartcenter.org/


Summer Picnic at Chautauqua: Saturday, July 17th, 10am

As vaccinations and restrictions open up, we are pleased to plan our first in-person gathering for this summer! Please join us in Boulder, CO at Chautauqua Park. Bring your own lunch and beverages, and we will walk the grounds and take a short tour of the Chautauqua Auditorium and Community House together before dining outdoors. The meeting spot will be at the SE corner of Chautauqua Park, near Sumanc Drive & Clematis Drive. Free event.

RSVP to Cynthia Shaw by July 14th by email: cshaw8623@gmail.com



National Event: Arts & Crafts in August: A Virtual Experience, Aug 1-8, 2021

This week-long National Arts & Crafts Conference will be similar in format to the month-long Arts and Crafts Conference which was held this past February. Included will be seminars, discussions, and tours, as well as an Arts and Crafts Antiques Show and a Contemporary Craftsfirms Show.

The selling shows will open at Noon (EST) on Sunday, August 1 and will remain open until Midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 15. Both the shows and the recorded Video On Demand events will remain available for one week after the close of the other events. Julie Leidel will be hosting a live artist chat on Aug. 3rd at 1pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83078086632?pwd=b0ZPbXRyTUQ5dVdqU3g0OENBMjBJZz09
Meeting ID: 830 7808 6632  |  Passcode: ART

The participants pass for attendees to access live Zoom sessions, seminars, and other online content will be $100 for an individual and $150 for a couple. Similar to February’s virtual shows, there is no charge to shop the Exhibitor Shows. To see the participants pass registration form and create your login account, click here.


Roycroft Artisan Summer Symposium: Wednesday, Aug. 18th 4:30pm (Mountain Time)

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting two amazing Roycroft Renaissance Artisans in metal and wood for our Summer Virtual Zoom Symposium, Roycroft Master Artisan David Tundo, and Roycroft Artisan Brian Brace. CACS is partnering with the Roycrofters-At-Large Association (RALA) to bring you this Symposium. David lives in East Aurora, NY and has been a master in metal for many years. He creates household wares, jewelry, clocks, house numbers, and more. Brian lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina and has been working in wood since high school. His journeymanship has taken him years to complete, and he creates Arts & Crafts-inspired furniture. We are honored to host these two fantastic artisans and they will each share a 20-30 mintue presentation on their workshops, process, and art form. Q & A to follow. Free to CACS members, and free to non-members! (This is our last free event for non-members.)

Join Zoom VIRTUAL Meeting (On August 18th)

Meeting ID: 840 7961 2984
Passcode: CACS


Fall Wash Park Walking Tour

We are looking forward to a fall line up in Wash Park. Please meet us at 9:30am at the Steele Elementary School parking lot. Robert Rust has put together a fantastic walking tour to talk about the history and buildings of our historic Denver neighborhood, Washington Park. Walking tour will be approx.1.5 hours in and around the area. This event is free for CACS members, or $10 for non-members.

Modern Bungalow has purchased a new building in the heart of Wash Park on South Gaylord street and they will be spending these many months fixing up the space and moving. We hope to tour their new space, but it may not be ready by this date. For updates on the move please visit: https://modernbungalow.com/


CACS Winter Symposium

We are proud to announce that celebrated stained glass artisan Ted Ellison will be our keynote speaker presenting his talk: From Hand to Heart: The Untold Story of American Glass Mosaic Fireplaces. Craftsman and designer Ted Ellison brings a historical perspective to the introduction of mosaic to the buildings of progressive American architects around the turn of the twentieth century. The Chicago firm Giannini & Hilgart is among those whose works of art stand among the highest achievements of this ancient art form yet they remain nearly forgotten in homes across the country. In collaboration with the celebrated architects of their day Giannini & Hilgart approached the language of mosaic with fresh experiments in material and decorative design. This lecture is a rare chance to view exquisitely photographed interiors and newly discovered installations from around the country.

Ted Ellison studied art at San Francisco State and apprenticed in a glass studio before starting his leaded glass and mosaic company Theodore Ellison Designs in1998. Honoring the artistic integrity of the Arts & Crafts tradition he’s created original designs for homes all over the country. His work has appeared in Fine Homebuilding Old House Interiors American Bungalow Style 1900 and Old House Journal. His research on the history of glass and mosaic focuses on lesser-known artists and craftspeople.

Free for CACS members, $15 for non-members. More details once we get closer to the event.


CACS Gathering of the Guilds: Saturday, April 24, 2022 - 10am to 4pm
The American Mountaineering Museum (AMC)

The Gathering of the Guilds Show & Sale will beheld on April 24, 2022.

Our Gathering of the Guilds will be held once more in the heart of downtown Golden, at the American Mountaineering Center located at 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80439. This popular event is the only place where local guilds and artisans inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement can come together to celebrate their craft. Exhibitors will include a wonderful collection of professional artists, metalsmiths, potters, woodworkers and weavers selling their handcrafted items in the following categories: Art, Antiques, Book Binding, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Paper, and Textiles. There will be demonstrations and presentations throughout the day. General Admission is $5. So mark your calendars and we hope to see you in Golden on the 24th of April, 2022. For more information contact Cynthia at cshaw8623@gmail.com.