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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Soon ArtWorks will publish their 2010 calendar of events. Keep checking in.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Caring Hearts, Sharing Art

The eagerly awaited annual “Caring Hearts-Sharing Art” benefit sale for Friendship Bridge is slated for Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 6 pm at the Salida SteamPlant Riverside Annex.

Now in its fifth year, this immensely popular “Salida holiday tradition” fundraiser features a large collection of new and pre-owned artwork, sculpture, jewelry, fine crafts, and unique Guatemalan tipica--all for sale at bargain prices. Experienced shoppers arrive early for the best selection; and a juried assortment of the most exceptional wares also are sold by silent auction. Gourmet snacks, beverages, and music round out the afternoon of fun; and the event is a virtual sellout every year.

Friendship Bridge is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides microcredit and educational programs so Guatemalan women and their families can create their own solutions to poverty. All of the goods in the Salida sale are donated; and all proceeds directly benefit Guatemalan families and communities via Friendship Bridge “Circles” in this and other towns throughout the U.S.

The “Caring Hearts-Sharing Art” sale is one of several popular events held annually by the Salida Circle of Friendship Bridge. For more information about this innovative program, visit

Broadway on the River

On Saturday, Nov 7th at 7:30 pm, the Salida SteamPlant ballroom will be transformed into a night club with multiple entertainers presenting Broadway show tunes that are sure to evoke fond memories. This is the SteamPlant's annual fundraiser and you are encouraged to attend in support of our first class event center. Tickets are $15 for general admission and opportunities for additional support are available. Check or call 530-0933 for more details.

Circus of Ages

Salida Circus performance at Salida SteamPlant Saturday Nov 7th at 2pm. Always fun with amazing tricks for young and old. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for 12 and under children. See for more information on this vibrant group.


Come to ArtWorks sponsored unique celebration of writing. Seventeen talented local writers will read their own words in "a day in the park" set on stage at the Salida SteamPlant Nov 6th at 7 pm. Poets, novelists and playwrights will be joined by music and dancing for what promises to be an inspirational and entertaining show. Plan to stay for a short "meet the authors" reception following the show. Tickets are only $7 and are available at the box office.

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Annual Salida Studio Tour

Friday August 28, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday August 29, 9 am - 5 pm

Spend a fun day at the first annual Salida Studio Tour - sponsored by Salida ArtWorks

Sixteen of Salida's top artists will be opening their studios FREE to the general public! It's a rare opportunity to meet and chat with your favorite artists, see where and how they work, watch them demonstrate their skills...and have a chance to buy some fine original works direct from the artist!

Most of these fascinating studios are within easy walking distance of downtown Salida; and all are within 5 miles. Colorful maps of this free studio tour are available now at the Salida Library, Chivvis & Lovell Gallery, Maverick Potter Gallery and online at