It has been a very exciting fall for the arts in Boulder City. Many great art events have taken place, drawing people from not only Boulder City, but others outside of our community. The offering of art events allows local merchants to thrive and introduces the outer communities to all Boulder City has to offer. It is important to attend our wonderful art events each season not just to see the art, but because the city always has new shopping and dining experiences to share.
In October, the Boulder City Hospital brought their annual “Art in the Park” to downtown. Covering over three city parks, it is a great event that exposes the public to countless different types of art. At the end of October, the Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery holds a major fundraiser, “Day of the Dead” which offers an opportunity for even non-artists to participate in decorating porcelain skulls.
Then in November, the Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery presents their annual “Winterfest” show. This event is right before the holidays, therefore many artists include gift items along with their fine art.
As many may not realize, Boulder City has several places with permanent, public art on display that can be enjoyed all year around. The City’s downtown streets are lined with “ArtScape” sculptures. Although there are always sculptures on the streets, many change each year, creating a need to keep an eye out for new ones. There is also an amazing display of animal sculptures in the Teddy Fenton Memorial Park a.k.a. Reflections Park. There is even public art via the many murals on the exterior of several buildings in town. Boulder City’s only art guild and gallery (located in the historic Boulder Dam Hotel) offers ongoing events such as its monthly “First Thursday Artist’s Talk,” and featured artists with artists’ receptions.
In the upcoming year, the Guild will be offering some interesting art classes and workshops, plus their annual “Plein Air Paintout” in April. Don’t forget the much anticipated “Fine Arts Festival” the same month. There are actually so many opportunities to enjoy the arts in Boulder City that one should not be without creative inspiration!