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The New Breckenridge Arts District Campus

Published: January 9, 2015


For the first season, the new Breckenridge Arts District campus is vibrantly in motion just downtown Breckenridge, exemplifying the 13 years of hard work dedicated by local project coordinators in constructing the landmark.  Ten buildings, restored or traditional historical markers, stand along side outdoor lawn areas to create various art studios for instruction and local production.  Many institutions have prospered in this area for years, such as the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, and the National Repertory Orchestra.  These programs remain successfully in place for yet another season and construct a backbone to ensure future prosperity for the new Breckenridge Arts District campus.

The mission statement presented by the Breckenridge creative community is “to promote Breckenridge as a vibrant, year-round creative destination by developing inspiring collaborative experiences that attract visitors and enrich the lives of our citizens.”  This development adds yet another layer to the towns already popular historic district and is expected to attract significantly higher levels of tourism despite the season.  Cities across the nation have noticed the benefits from flourishing art districts. Not only does it attract a subculture that wasn’t as heavily present in Breckenridge, but it helps in preserving some of the longstanding structures that make the history of Breckenridge so vibrant to all that visit.

The friendly, open doors of the new Breckenridge Arts District campus fosters creativity and discussion.  The community urges everyone to stop by and to engage in discussion with some of the local artists.  The location is family friendly and goes so far as to implement specific workshops just for the kids, specifically in the Quandary Antiques Cabin!  Different areas of art that you may discover include painting, beading, glass, ceramic, drawing, musical, performance and metalsmithing.

The Breckenridge Arts District campus supports the upcoming, longstanding International Ice Sculpture Competition scheduled to take place at the end of January.  Block sculpting will begin January 27th at 11:00 AM and artists will continue to work 24 hours a day until January 31st at 2:00 PM!  Head on down to the Riverwalk Center to watch the outdoor carving or stroll through between January 31st and February 8th for a full week of viewings!

For more information on the different classes and workshops available at the new Breckenridge Arts District campus, visit their website at


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