Get your Winter Solstice on with Ironton Studios

Though the big celestial event went down last night with the lunar eclipse, the aligning winter solstice is still full festive effect today. In celebration, Ironton Studios and Gallery at 3636 Chestnut Street has opened its doors for the third annual installment of its winter solstice gathering, beginning today at 4:30 p.m.

The festivities will honor the yearly seasonal turn with an evening of food and a cocktails -- both of which are welcomed but not required (and will also be provided by the gallery). Host Dawn McFadden will lead a solstice ceremony at 6:30 p.m. that begins with a moment of group stillness. Ironton also encourages bringing something symbolic to throw in the ritual fire, as a way to commemorate the "end of the darkness and the return of the light."

(If you missed the eclipse last night, don't worry, plenty of folks got it on tape. For more on that, see our top five.)

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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