Art, Dancing, Flowers and Beer: Upcoming Events in Crestone this May and June

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but with warm weather, ample sunshine and longer days it feels like summer is already here. Visit Crestone for music and dancing, art, flower arranging, celebration and the grand opening of our new brewery!

May 28 –  Crestone Artisan Gallery 12th Anniversary

Celebrate 12 years of art with music by CB Jazz, dancing with Crestone Tribal, food and drinks and a special presentation celebrating founders Kim and Nancy Malville. Crestone is home to many artists working in a variety of mediums. The Crestone Artisan Gallery showcases 25 local artist and provides a popular spot for art and gifts. Choose from painting, sculpture, cermaic, photography and jewelry. 

This event is from 3-5pm at Crestone Artisans Gallery. For more information call 719-256-5280.

May 29 – Happy Dance Memorial Celebration

Kick up your heels with a happy dance! Listen to music by the Alcapones. This six-piece band includes drums, bass, guitar, and three talented horn players performing a mix of raw originals and ska/reggae fusion. Wine, beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be available.

This event is for ages 21+ so have your I.D.’s ready for dancing from 7-11:30pm at the Cloud Station. For more information please call 719-256-4533 or visit Crestfest.org

June 5 – Flower Gathering with Jane Imai

The art of flower arranging is more than just design, it involves patience, discipline, creativity and imagination. Now you can learn how to create stunning arrangements with master flower arranger Jane Imai at the Shumei Center. She will use her 40 years of experience to teach you how to turn natures beauty into an art form. 

Participants are welcome to bring their favorite vase or pot, and scissors as well as branches, flowers, and leaves for their arrangement. The class fee is only $5 per person. For reservations, call 719-256-5284 or send an email to Amulya@Shumei.us

June 25 –  Crestone Brewery Grand Opening

Celebrate the official grand opening for Crestone Brewing Co. with beer, food and live music. Rock out to headliner Gipsy Moon and enjoy local bands as well. The event organizers promise that “you will leave with your belly full, your heart warmed and your soul refreshed.” The fun starts at 12 pm on Saturday!

For information, call Crestone Brewing Company at 719-256-6400 or visit their Facebook page.

May 21 – Celebrate the Full Moon

This Saturday the 21st celebrate the full moon from 10am-12pm. This celebration will be followed by a communal meal. Moon celebrations at Haidakhandi Ashram are always open to the public. For more information call 719-256-4108 or visit Babjiashram.org

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Solar Power, Art and Music – Three More Reasons to Visit Crestone This Summer

As the days warm and our thoughts turn to vacation, now is the time to plan trips and outings. In Crestone there’s always a variety of events, retreat and workshops for spiritual growth and there’s usually a live band playing great music at one of our amazing venues. Check out these 3 new events happening this summer in our beautiful mountain town.

May 7 & 14 – Live Music with Blue Rooster and Jack Radcliffe

Start your weekends with live music on Fridays at The Cloud Station in downtown. This Friday the 7th dance away your weekday stress with blues, rock and folk from Blue Rooster. Next Friday on the 14th enjoy a trip back in time for ragtime and piano music by Jack Radcliffe.

For information call 719- 588-1278. Both shows start at 7pm.

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Live Music in Crestone

June 16-19 – Solar Heating, Electric & Bulding Workshop

Do you want to convert your home from electric to solar power or start a career in renewable energy? The Crestone Solar School is offering a 4 day Solar Workshop this June. Workshops are presented in two parts, balanced between essential design knowledge and learning-by-doing. These are enhanced by visual aids and tours. Each workshop includes course materials including a textbook with blank pages for your notes. The workshop curriculum will go in-depth as much as four days allows.

For more information call 719-256-4656 or email info@crestonesolarschool.com

Crestone Solar School

August 12-16 – Metamorphosis Art Retreat

Retreat into art during  the Metamorphosis retreat with renowned artist Jennifer Thomson. “Peach blossom, Rosa, and Green give luminosity, as ethereal world presents itself to balance the earthiness of Blacks and Browns. We will explore lightness and weight through color and the art of painting. The moving colors awaken our own inner movement and we begin to perceive a motif that condenses from the flowing color.” In this retreat you will learn watercolor veil painting and go on outings to sketch and painting with gouache, ink and charcoal.  There will be evening presentations on art and health. Lunch is provided. Reserve your room now at Casa Del Soul.

For more information call 719-937-7694  or email, Sunstudio.thomson1@gmail.com

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Jennifer Thomson art studio

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Ceremonies and Celebrations: Upcoming Events in Crestone this May

As we prepare for summer what better way to renew our spiritual energy than with ceremonies designed to deepen our connections to the world and energize our journey. Visit Crestone this May for ceremonies with Native American healers and Buddhist monks. You can also celebrate community, art and food at the 14th annual Shumei anniversary.

May 21 – 24 Ceremonies at the Singing Stone 

Connect with Native American teachings through the Fuego Sagrado de Itzachilatlan of Colorado(A Native American church). Participate in a pipe ceremony on the 21st at 7pm.  Join a Hanbleceya(Vision Quest) in the sweat lodge each day at 12pm, from the 20th-23rd. There will be a potluck afterwards. The Women’s Sacred Circle will be on the 22nd from 5-8pm. There will be an all night Tipi meeting on the 24th.

For information, email Conjurespirits@gmail.com.

May 21 – Riwo Sangcho – The Art of Removing Obstacles

Enjoy a unique Buddhist ceremony meant to remove obstacles in our health and life through healing connections with others. Using cleansing juniper smoke this ceremony is done in the Dzokchen tradition of Bhutan, Sikkim, and Tibet. Riwo Sangcho is translated into Mountain Smoke Offering and will be performed outside the temple at the Yeshe Khorlo temple in Crestone.

May 21, 10-11am. This event is free and visitors are asked to dress appropriately according to the weather forecast. For more information call 719-256-5244 or email Info@yeshekhorlo.org.

 

May 21 – 22 – Shumei 14th Anniversary Celebration

This two-day event includes Taiko drumming, an art exhibition, sampai, a community lunch, a garden tour, and a tribute to longtime supporter Maurice Strong. The Shumei center promotes spiritual growth through interfaith activities, the practice of natural agriculture, art and cultural events

For more information call 719-256-5284 or visit ShumeiCrestone.org

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Look What’s Happening this April in Crestone

Visit Crestone this April for our annual festival celebrating the Divine Mother at the Haidakhandi Ashram, celebrate the new moon with the Lunar Crestone Drum Circle and rock out to a fun and eclectic mix of music by The Great Blue band.

April 8-16 – Spring Navratri Festival

Celebrate and show gratitude to the Divine Mother at the Haidakhandi Universal Ashram. There will be daily fire ceremonies, conversation, pujas, aarati, chanting and satsang.

The festival begins on Friday April 8th and continues through Saturday the 16th. On the 10th there will be a special ceremony honoring little children. For reservations and further information, email info@babajiashram.org or call 719-256-4108.

 

April 8 – Great Blue Concert

Enjoy live music with “The Great Blue” a Reggae Rock n’ Funk quartet featuring a unique song list, and new surprises to keep the audience on their toes! Great Blue has recently released their third studio album, “Safety First.” It features brilliant hooks and groovy tunes spanning genres from reggae to psychedelia, country and more! 

Get your groove on at the Cloud Station Friday April 8th. Doors open at 7pm. Contact The Cloud Station event page for more information, Facebook.com/events/1002833033086353/

 

April 21 – Full Moon Drum Circle

The Lunar Crescent Drum Circle presents a community drum circle to celebrate the Scorpio Moon, which will be full at 11:25pm on April 21st. The celebration starts at 7pm.

For more information visit Facebook.com/lunarcrescentdrumcircle

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Art and Workshops: Late March – Early April Events in Crestone

Spring officially starts this Saturday and in Crestone we are celebrating the return of wildflowers and wildlife with healing art, guiding workshops and celebratory music.

March 19 – Music by Younglion 

Dance into the night and celebrate the Spring Equinox with music by Younglion and Massive Dub at the Cloud Station. Enjoy a night of “love, roots, reggae, and unity”. Younglion will perform originals and covers with a full band.

March 19, doors open at 8pm! For more information call 719-588-1278 or email info@thecloudstation.co

March 20 – Barbara Stamm Dose Exhibit

 Barbara Stamm Dose has studied to become a nurse, energy healer and shamanic practitioner.  Today she uses her art not only for self-growth, but equally as much to be a catalyst for other human beings to find their healing path. This March she will be exhibiting paintings, drawings and masks at the Shumei Center. Her collection will include images from the eight Holy Days of the Pagan Calendar.

Sunday March 20 at 3pm. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information call 719-256-5284.

“IMBLOC” by Barbara Stamm Dose

April 2 – The Eastern Direction Workshop

The direction of the East is the place of new beginnings and new life in the Sacred Circle. It is associated with spring, morning, inspiration, and birth. It is the place to begin any new project or enterprise. In many native cultures, doorways of homes faced the east, the direction of the rising sun. Native American teacher and healer Láné Sáan Moonwalker will lead the workshop with this energy in an inspired, practical, and sacred way. 

Saturday April 2, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The cost is $75. To reserve your spot or inquire about the workshop please call 719-937-7786.

April 3 – Avery Runner Art Reception

A rare treat this April will be Avery Runner’s first public art showing in ten years. “Mythos and Mandalas” reveals insight to cosmic experience and spiritual growth, while elucidating communion with nature and other life forms. The exhibit may be viewed April 3 through July 1 at Joyful Journey Hot Springs, and is open to all curious spectators, even those who do not need a soak.

Sunday April 3 from 3-5pm. Music, food and beverages will be provided. For more information call 719-256-4705.

While you’re visiting, check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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What’s Happening in Crestone This Month!

March is here and there’s music in the air. It’s time for the Spring Equinox which means warmer temperatures and longer days. Now is a great time to visit as the valley springs to life from the cold winter. You are sure to see wildlife and flowers peeking out to welome the new season.

March 11 – Grisha Krivchenia at the Shumei Institute 

Grisha Krivchenia brings classical piano to Shumei Institute. Grisha  is a composer and pianist residing in Santa Fe and the Seattle area. He performs throughout North America and Bucharest. More than a musician, he founded the music program at Spring Street International School, provides free concerts in nursing homes, organizes musical fundraisers for a variety of causes, and coaches young artists and ensembles.

March 11, from 7-9pm. There is a $10 suggested donation. For more information call 719-256-5284 or visit Shumeicrestone.org

 

March 21 – Gathering for Peace

The purpose of this gathering is to join our hearts together to spiritually bring forward greater love and peace for ourselves, each other and our beautiful planet. Together participants will build a Light focus through sending Light and Loving specifically to themselves and our planet for individual and planetary peace through various activities such as prayers, chanting, planting Light columns, listening to peace meditations and seminars, singing, and personal sharing of challenges, wisdom, love and laughter. All are welcome.

 March 21 from 6-7 pm. For more information contact Susan Fey at 719-496-0977

 

March 26 – Music by Conscious Dub

The Cloud Station presents Conscious Dub, a night of Reggae, Conscious Rap, Rock, Spanish, and folk music. Live performances by Randall Rahn, Uz Band, Shadows of the Valley, and 8000 Feet. This is an all-ages event.

March 26, from 7-10pm at the CLoud Station. Entry is $5 per person. For more information call 719-589-8844 or online at Facebook/thecloudstation

While you’re visiting, check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page. Continue reading

Feel the Love with February Events in Crestone Colorado

February is the month of love and that means loving ourselves with a lifestyle that feeds our mind, body and soul.  A visit to Crestone offers a variety of ways to rejuvenate your daily routine and infuse your life with spiritual connection. You can do so inside at our many spiritual centers or outside in beautiful natural settings far from the noise and pollution of large metro areas.

February 12 – Rhythm Sanctuary at the Cloud Station

Connect with your deeper being in an evening of music and dance as  Rhythm Sanctuary takes over the Cloud Station with ecstatic dance by DJ Elf Arrow, VJ Cat Wiley and an after event with Tara.

February 12, from 6:30-11:30pm, donations appreciated. For more information contact Rhythmsanctuary.com or call 719-480-5925.

February 14 – Sampai at the Shumei Institute

Are you searching for something loving to do for your self or with your partner on Valentines Day? Visit the Shumei Center for a jyorei blessing where you can experience spiritual tranquility, healing, purification, well-being and spiritual transformation. This practice evolved in Japan in the early 1900’s with the knowledge that healing requires both physical and spiritual action. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to participate.

February 14th, at 10:30am. Stay for a hot lunch buffet afterward, donations appreciated. For more information call 719-256-5284 or visit shumeicrestone.org

February 28 – Bhutanese Buddhist Meditation 

Join in a free and open ended meditation at the Chöying Dzong temple. This is a traditional Bhutanese Buddhist temple in the Nyingma and Dzokchen lineage of Péma Lingpa. Visitors are welcome to attend for as short or long as they prefer. February 28, between 10am and 1pm. 

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While you’re visiting, check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Top 2016 Events in Crestone Colorado

Happy New Year from our family to yours! Is traveling and exploring new places one of your resolutions? If so you should definitely add Crestone to your Colorado adventure list.  We have a variety of large events and many smaller events throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to relax and getaway, have an adventure with new experiences, or just want to know what gems are hidden in our beautiful state you will find it here!

Fourth of July Celebration

Our July Fourth celebration allows everyone the opportunity to participate. The main event is a parade through downtown with a “Creation Station” for children to decorate themselves and their bikes so they can join the parade. There is also a 5K Run, Walk and Crawl Race, live music, entertainment, food, games, arts and crafts. This is fun celebration that you will remember for years afterward.

Camino de Crestone: An Interspiritual Pilgrimage

You’re invited inward…and outward…in a week-long quest for meaning, for understanding, for direct experience, for freedom and truth.  The Camino is a communion with nature, a retreat and educational intensive. By visiting 16 spiritual centers you will receive a variety of spiritually enlightening teachings and/or presentations. You’ll be carrying a pack and walking with 6-13 other pilgrims There are two retreats scheduled for 2016, August 20-27 and September 10-17. Visit CaminoDeCrestone.com for more information.

Crestone International Music Fest

Crestfest is a three-day event showcasing international music stars along with fun activities for all ages.  Activities include men’s and women’s wood chopping contests, limbo and pie-eating contests! For kids we have the Salida Circus, We Are The Drum Workshop, hula-hoops and beach balls and EuroBungy jump machine. There are many things that go on each year such as a fabulous raffle, free door prizes  and surprise auctions. We have great on-site camping, delicious food and Colorado libations and generally speaking, a good ‘ole time is had by all! This year the contest is August 12-14. Visit CrestFest.org for more information.

Artist Receptions and Taiko Drumming Events at Shumei Art Gallery

Soak in a variety of art forms including sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, painting and illustrations created by artists around the world. Enjoy monthly receptions at the Shumei Art Gallery that are free and open to the public. Dance to the music of Taiko Drumming, a Japanese tradition dating back to the 6th century. You can also hear the Taiko Drums at other events in Crestone including the Crestone Music Festival.

The Crestone Energy Fair

Learn and share your knowledge of alternative energy and fuels at this annual conference.  Leaders in sustainability, education, business and green building will share new resources and information. Experience hands on workshops, demonstrations and presentations. Visit Scseed.org for more information.

While you’re here check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page.

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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Warm Up Your Winter With Full Moon Ceremonies, Spiritual Transformation and Reggae Music in Crestone this December

December is a time for renewal, reflection and connection as we say goodbye to another year. Visit Crestone to rejuvenate your body and mind with meditation, connect with nature through ceremony and celebrate life with music and friends.

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December 11th and 25th – New and Full Moon Ceremonies

Celebrate the new moon and the full moon this December with a unique fire ceremony hosted at Haidakhandi Universal Ashram in Crestone. Each ceremony is followed by a meal. For more information call 719-256-4108 or visit Babajiashram.org 

 

December 13th – Shumei Sampai and Luncheon

Close out 2015 and prepare for the new year by generating spiritual light, purification and spiritual transformation with a Sampai and Jyorei practice at the Shumei Insititue. A warm and healthy lunch buffet will follow. Donations for lunch are always appreciated. For more information call 719-256-5284.

 

December 27th – Jah Kings Concert

Brighten up your winter blues with reggae music from the Jah Kings. Lead musician Alexander Kofi has performed his brilliant music around the world and opened for the Four Tops, Journey, Foreigner, Phyllis Hyman, Bobby Womack, TLC and many more. Bring your family and friends for Kofi’s birthday bash concert on December 27th at the Cloud Station. For tickets and information call 719-588-1278.  

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes, art walks and concerts. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca!

 

 

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Visit Crestone for Live Music, a Vajyarana Feast, and the Annual Winterfest!

Kick off your holiday celebrations with live music, a traditional Buddhist feast and Crestone’s annual Winter Festival. 

November 14  – Live Music with Ragtime and Taarka

Enjoy a double feature this Friday! Country Hall of Famer Jack Radcliffe will perform his popular Ragtime, followed by an afterparty with gypsy jazz/indie folk music Taarka at the Cloud Station. Doors open at 6:30pm and there is a $10 entry. For more information call 719-588-1278 or email info@TheCloudStation.co

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November 21 -Vajyarana Communal Feast

Celebrate the lunar month at Chöying Dzong Bhutanese Buddhist temple. Himalayan Buddhists celebrate with a traditional tsok or ganachakra, a confirmation of purpose and (private) confession of vows weakened or broken, followed by a communal meal. Bring unopened food or drink to offer and share. For more information call 719-256-5224 ir email info@yeshekhorlo.org

November 27 & 28 – Winterfest

Every year Crestone celebrates the holidays with a large celebration featuring small town charm. Start your celebration on Friday the 27th at the Crestone Artisans Gallery with music, mulled wine, hot cider, appetizers and a lighting ceremony at 6:30pm. On Saturday enjoy music, arts, crafts, hayrides, a petting zoo, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers and hot cocoa. For more information call 719-256-5280.

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While you’re here visit our many spiritual centers, artist studios, restaurants and cafes. You’re also likely to see wildlife, such as deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca!

Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net

 

 

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