Fall Washington Park Walking Tour: Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 9:30am

We will meet at the Boathouse/ Pavilion in the Park and will walk through and around the 155 acre park to discover the historic park itself (One of Denver’s Oldest) and it’s adjoining neighborhoods. A variety of Arts and Crafts Era architecture can be viewed from the street and a discussion of the City Beautiful Movement in Denver will also be held during our journey. Also, time permitting, we can discuss how Historic preservation efforts have affected the area surrounding the park.

Walking tour will be approx.1.5 hours in and around the area. Please wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes, as we will be walking about 2-3 miles, before we are finished. You might want to have a lunch afterward in then nearby South Gaylord or South Pearl districts both East and West of the Park. PLEASE RSVP TO ROBERT (720) 732-6922 or rust2r@me.com

This event is free for CACS members, or $10 for non-members, payable the day of the event.


CACS Winter Symposium: Saturday, January 15, 2021 - 5:00pm MT - Virtual Event

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. An acomplishment craftsman and designer, he 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 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 has 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)

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.