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lETuspaintapictx12reofox12rartx10townforyox12artsPiCNiCx1dneofnorthernColoradox19ssummerhighlightsthisannualvisualandperformingartsfestivaldrawsmorethan30000todowntownGreeleywithmorethan150juriedartistsandcrafters.Whilevisitorscandefinitelyfillthedayjustlookingatthevariousboothsthereisalsoanincredibleamountoffreeanddiverseentertainment.Therearemorethan25localandregionalmusiciansperformingtoo.Thereisplentytoeatanddrinkaswellwheremanyfoodvendorsdisplaytheirculinaryarts.ArtsPicnicistrulyafamilyevent.Thereisaspecialareaforkidswithartprojectstheycanmakekidsx19entertainersandboothsthatsellwaresspecificallyfortheyoungercrowd.x1cWelovetheGreeleyArtsx1ficnicandknowmanyofourreadersdoalso...Itistheeventsomepeoplewaittheentireyearforandfranklywedonx19tblamethem.x1dx13TheGreeleyTribunex1cIamverypleasedatthedegreeofcollaborationthatisnowhappeningamongalltheentitiesofthearts.Thewayourcommunityissupportingtheartsisphenomenal.x1dx13PamBrickerchairpersonoftheGreeleyBluesJamExecutiveDirectoroftheDowntownDevelopmentAuthorityandownerofMariposaFlowersx1cThedowntownareahasbeendesignatedasanArtsandEntertainmentDistrictsowex19vetakenareallypowerfulstandinsayingyesindeedthatx19swhatwewantx1dx13ColettePitcherOwnerofShowcaseArtCenterx1cItissoawesomeformeasanartistamuralisttowalkintoanybusinessandseehowacceptingandwillingtheyaretohelp.x1dx13ArmandoSilvaPainterDancerandMuralistx1cMFAx1dx1eITEEEIGx1eEEEI-THEIx1dCx1dx1dCIICCETEx1ebecauseaninvestmentofthisnatureinacommunitycanonlyincreaseinvalueovertime.Ithinkithascertainlyprovenitself.x1dx13BobTointonPresidentofPhelps-TointonInc.ChairmanoftheDowntownDevelopmentAuthorityBobandBettyTointonreceivedthe2009ArtsAliveAwardtohonortheirlong-standingsupportoflocalarts.PhotoJohnBlake