Making Millions in Art
How do you make a million dollars in the art business? First, get two million dollars. It’s an old joke, but it’s true, which is why art co-operatives are a good idea—a group of artists getting together to create a place where they can show and share the costs among one another. Nothing signals the arrival of a town’s sense of culture like its very own art co-op. So, join us in welcoming pARTiculars, The Lafayette Art Market at its grand opening this month. Featuring the work of 18 artists, the mediums encompass a morass of different materials including paint, sculpture, beadwork, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more. 4-8 p.m., Sept. 12, 401 S. Public Road, 720.890.7888
Being an at-risk teen is already tough enough. Being an at-risk teen struggling with an addiction is often too much to bear alone. Enter Chase House from Attention Homes, a facility to help teenaged boys overcome addictions and prepare for living a successful, sober life. Do your part to help this worthy cause, and enjoy local arts, music, food and a silent auction with Kaleidoscope. Performers include Steve Alermatt, Linda Wisler and Mike Ravesky. 6:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Rembrandt Yard, Boulder
Italian for Mutt
Sure, your show-quality, $900 King Charles Spaniel’s great and all, but we bailed our terrier/lab/chow/shepherd outta the pound for $40, and he looks awesome in a bandana. If this sounds familiar, come to the Festival of the Bastardino (which is apparently Italian for mixed-breed). Bocce, food and all kinds of mutt-care products. This benefits Freedom Service Dogs, which rescues qualified dogs and trains them to assist the disabled. 10 a.m., Sept. 13, Centennial Park, Englewood.
We Love Biscuits
There are a lot of things to celebrate about September. The kids are back in school, football season is in full swing, the brilliant colors of fall are about to pop and all the awesome TV shows are back on. Erie has one more thing to add to the mix, however: biscuits. Swing on over to downtown Erie for the 6th Annual Biscuit Day, a benefit for the Erie Historical Society, featuring biscuits and gravy, all kinds of other biscuit dishes, a cake walk, live music, a farmers’ market and plenty of other stuff. 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 20, Old Town Erie, 303.828.4561