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By Leanne Goebel
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour happens Oct. 12-13. A hybrid between a studio tour and a MAKERS expo, it is a fun and interactive maze of exhibits, displays and demonstrations by those in Archuleta County who make stuff, create objects, design things, invent gadgets and concoct things.
The PME&T Production Team has selected more than 50 MAKERS who will present their work at expo booths or by having their studio or business open to the public during event hours. The Expo portion of the event will happen at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts and the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The Tour portion of the event will include MAKERS with their own studio or workshop or commercial businesses that feature local MAKERS. These MAKERS will be provided a tour sign, be included on the event map and listed in the event program.
The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour will be intensely marketed around the region with the intention of bringing cultural tourists to the area to enjoy the autumn colors and experience all the creativity and innovation hidden away in Pagosa country.
The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour is currently sponsored by the following local businesses and individuals: Pagosa Arts and Culture Project, BlueFrog Commercial Arts, SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, the Pagosa Springs Town Tourism Committee, Alley House Grille, Pagosa Brewing, Red Dog Ridge, King Campbell DDS, The Lindblad Group, Paula Miller and Lowell Wiles, Bob and Robin Brobst, DSP Pizzeria, Marti H. Bledsoe, a Body of Art Tattoo, Art and Framing and several anonymous donors.
Sponsorships are still available and ad space in a full color program can be arranged by contacting PaulaJoMiller@gmail.com.