Let Art Be

Leave it to laid-back Boulderites to approach Arts Awareness Month with as little hoopla as possible. Instead of a grand effort on the scale of Denver's recent Arts Week, the Boulder County Arts Alliance board decided to highlight the ordinary: "We thought, why not get people to do what they're already doing, but give it a name?" says BCAA spokeswoman Charlotte LaSasso. If it ain't broke, after all, why fix it?

Hence, Arts Awareness Day was conceived: A cultural evening drawing attention to local artists, spread out among a handful of Boulder County eateries, many of which already feature live music and art exhibits as part of their general day-to-day milieu. Make reservations for tonight's activities at any of the following and see what Boulder County has to offer: the 14th Street Bar and Grill, downtown Boulder (303-444-5854); Laudisio, 29th Street, Boulder (303-442-1300); Organic Orbit, North Boulder (303-440-8348); Ragazzi Italian Grill, Longmont (303-651-2828); the Huckleberry, Louisville (303-666-8020); the First Street Pub and Grill, Nederland (303-258-0782); Colterra, Niwot (303-652-0777); or the Gateway Cafe, Lyons (303-823-5144).

For more information, go to www.bouldercountyarts.org.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2007

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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