It’s going to get hot in Breckenridge with the first annual Fire Arts Festival produced to celebrate and complement the 25th year of the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships. The multi-day exhibition will feature burning sculptures, fiery performances, pyrotechnical effects, and other spark-filled attractions at the newly opened Breckenridge Arts District. Highlights include large- and small-scale pieces by nationally known fire sculptors that will be illuminated in and around the campus, including flammable metal works and installations by Orion Fredericks, Jamie Vaida, and other artists.
Throughout the festival week, the outdoor Kiln Yard will be lit up with free raku firings, wood firings, and blacksmith forging demos, and the indoor studios will be aglow with heat- and flame-related workshops including candle making with Bernadette Foley, encaustic painting with Victoria Eubanks, silversmithing with Martha Peterson-Glomb, and more.
On weekend evenings, a lineup of special guest DJs including Chris Diablo, Stretch, Evasive Red Elk and Chrissy D will spin sizzling beats in the Arts District plaza, while guests are treated to sculpture ignitions on the hour and daring performances of fire breathing, flame throwing, and other incendiary acts by Lumina Entertainment. Guests are encouraged to attend the Fire Arts Festival before or after viewing the icy marvels featured down the street at the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships, located in the area around the Riverwalk Center.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, all activities for the Fire Arts Festival take place in studios and outdoor spaces within the Breckenridge Arts District, located on the corner of South Ridge Street and East Washington Avenue, just off of Main Street in the heart of downtown Breckenridge.
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