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By Leanne Goebel
Special to The PREVIEW
Pagosa Springs has become a desirable home for MAKERS of all sorts, and a place for creative people in the business world to locate.
It is a wonderful environment, welcoming the painter or sculptor who wants to establish a studio, an increasingly vital place for professional theater folk to ply their trade, and an ever-more attractive place for businesses that create and produce unique products.
In celebration of the vibrant community of MAKERS (those who make stuff, create objects, design goods, invent gadgets and concoct things) comes the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour, Oct. 12-13.
A hybrid of a studio tour and a maker fair, it is a fun and interactive maze of exhibits, displays and demonstrations, during the beautiful leaf-changing season in the San Juans.
Representing more than 90 MAKERS, the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour will have 31 booths at expo venues and 22 tour locations. The Expo portion of the event will happen at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, 333 Bastille Drive, and The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive. The Tour portion of the event includes MAKERS at their own studios or workshops and commercial businesses that feature local MAKERS.
From local breweries and bakeries to handcrafted furniture, vintage video gaming, clothing, jewelry and fiber arts to music and theatre to fine arts and crafts, the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour offers something for everyone. It’s the perfect event to get a jump on holiday shopping and buy local, handcrafted, made-in-the-USA products.
Full-color programs featuring a pullout map are available free at the Pagosa Springs Visitor Center, Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, the SUN offices and SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, or one can be mailed free of charge by calling 731-2766 or e-mailing leanne.Goebel@gmail.com.
For more information, visit pagosamakers.org.