TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Rendezvous brings world-class art to town

Ridgway firefighter Mary Reinhardt drives a tractor train at the Ridgway Rendezvous last year. The train transported kids and parents around the park and through the various art exhibits.

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by Mary Menz

Ranked nearly as high as the prestigious and long-running Cherry Creek and Crested Butte annual arts festivals, Ridgway Rendezvous is a must-attend festival for professional artists nationwide. In historic rendezvous custom, the public looks forward to mingling in Ridgway each August with artists selling their wares, just as trappers and hunters mixed with buyers annually in the early 19th century.
“A juried festival ensures that we have high quality art represented here every year. We’ve been told by several artists that this is one of their top grossing shows, so we know it’s well-received by the buying public in Ouray County,” said Ashley King-Grambley, executive director for Weehawken Creative Arts Centers.
Weehawken is the organizer and promoter of the festival.
The 33rd Annual Ridgway Rendezvous on Aug. 11-12 features...

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