If you are a fan of classical music, you won’t want to miss a free concert featuring pianist Barry Hannigan and flutist Mary Hannigan at The Old Gallery in Allenspark on Saturday, July 29 at 4 p.m.

The two will perform Sonata in A Major by J.S. Bach, Sonata, Op. 44 by Yuri Levitin, Fantasy, Op. 15 by Franz Schubert and, An Callin Fionn by Phil Coulter.

“We are thrilled to be performing at The Old Gallery, a renovated 1940s log structure with fabulous acoustics and a Steinway Grand piano,” said Barry Hannigan. “The Old Gallery is a great center for community and the arts in the Peak to Peak area, and we are happy to support their efforts by performing this benefit concert.” Admission is free, but donations to the non-profit are appreciated. Refreshments will be served.

The Old Gallery is a center for community and the arts located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7 in Allenspark, 30 minutes from Lyons. The not for profit provides a twice-monthly food bank distribution, health and wellness classes, entertainment, the Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker Series, concerts, and more. To view a complete list of all events, visit www.theoldgallery.org. 

By Bonnie Auslander
Born in Denver. Childhood in Monument and Lyons. In May, settled in Estes Park.

Such peregrinations are perfectly common for human Coloradans, but they’re more unusual for art works.

Unless the art work in question is a public sculpture, specifically Denver-based artist’s Reven Swanson four-foot-tall outdoor sculpture known as New Dancing Moon VIII. Crafted from mild steel and fused glass, it radiates both serenity and playfulness.

Your children have invited their worst enemy to their new restaurant…what would they put on the menu?

Or, have they ever wondered what the planet Mars might write on a postcard to the constellation Orion the Hunter?

In this creative writing half-day camp for kids aged 8-12 run by poet and essayist Bonnie Auslander, your children will compose several mini-projects a day with breaks for word games and reading work out loud.


Nineteen Years & Counting

The Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission is pleased to announce the line up for the nineteenth year of their free Thursday night “Sandstone Summer Concert Series.” That is if the snow storms ever stop blanketing the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park!

Over the years, the free concerts in the have become the place to be in Lyons on a summer Thursday night. With vendors, food trucks, and a farmers' market to


Allenspark metal sculpture artist Kristin DeSantis made the news this week, Denver’s 9News, that is. Her metal sculpture called “Rocket Tree” was just installed as part of Uptown Trees, a new public art project in Greeley.

Uptown Trees features thirty-one metal art “trees” on 8th Avenue between 10th and 16th Streets in downtown Greeley. The project is a “Designated Tree City,”



The Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission began a summer “Art Walk” program last year, as a way to attract and expose out-of-town visitors, as well area residents, to the vibrant art scene in the community. This summer, the reins have been handed over to local artists Devin and Serina Chiaramonte of



By Monique Sawyer-Lang
The Lyons Redstone Museum has opened for the 2017 Season! Museum staff have been busy working behind the scenes over the winter to prepare for the 2017 season with new exhibits and activities. A fresh coat of paint and revamped exhibits in the hallway will greet visitors this year including displays highlighting the founding history of Lyons, the history of the school building, and the cultural history of Lyons.

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