Littleton’s Depot opens Western Welcome Week show

Sonya Ellingboe

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“All Colorado 2013 Art Show,” a Western Welcome Week event, was juried by painter Pat Fostvedt at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. More than 230 entries were narrowed down to 60 works in the exhibit. “Golden Prisms,” an acrylic abstract painting by Merrie Wicks, was awarded the Best of Show ribbon. First Place went to photographer Joe Bonita for “Topographical Nude in Blue.” Second Place was awarded to Dane Fechenbach for “Red Ramekin” and Third Place to Pat Dall’s ink resist/watercolor “Pot Party.” Honorable Mentions: Peggy Dietz, Kathie Ballah and Becky Lucas. The show will be on display through Aug. 25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (Open daily during Western Welcome Week, Aug. 9-18). Admission free. 303-795-0781.

Call for artists, crafters

Littleton’s 42nd Annual Friends of the Library/Museum Craft Fair, scheduled Oct. 5 at Ketring Park, has a call for artists out. Original handcrafted work only; 300 booths. For information, call Sherry Kling at the Littleton Museum, 303-795-3950.

Show at Spark

Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver is holding its Annual Members’ Show, which includes works by some south area artists. Art by 19 artists in all media will be displayed through Aug. 4. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evenings, or by appointment. 720-889-2200, sparkgallery.com.

Concert for kids

Kindie musician Laurie Berkner, of Nick Jr. fame, will perform for families at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $10, douglascountylibraries.org.

Blues performance

Blues harmonica player/songwriter/vocalist Curtis Salgado will perform in the Blue Star Music Festival, scheduled on Aug. 3 at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Also on the program: the Healers and others. Raises funds for music therapy for children. Music from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show. bluestarconnection.org.

Lone Tree Arts Center Guild

The Lone Tree Arts Center Guild is sponsoring a Fall Fashion Stylists Event, a fundraiser, at Nordstrom events room at Park Meadows from 4 to 6 p.m. August 14. Nordstrom stylists will show fall fashions and secrets of coordinating wardrobes with accessories. Skin care products and tips will be shown. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Limited seating. Admission costs $40. Call Gayle, 303-525-4744 for reservation.

Village bandstand

Highlands Ranch Concert Band will present “Playin’ in the Park,” a special free concert for children, at 6:30 p.m. August 3 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Program includes a Cartoon Express Medley, Star Wars Marches and Big Fun in the Sun: California beach music. Kids will get a free frozen treat and a chance to step to the podium to help direct the band. Information about the band, including how to become a member, is at hrconcertband.org.

Auditions

“Annie” at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. July 27, noon to 4 p.m. girls. Prepare a 16-bar musical number. Bring headshot, resume. July 28, 6 to 11 p.m. adults. By appointment: Kim Drennan, 303-794-2787, ext. 5, or kdrennan@THAC.com. Production dates: Nov. 15-Dec. 29. Bob Wells directs, Kelly Kates choreographs, Donna Debreceni is musical director.