Memorial Day Weekend • May 27th - 29th, 2023
Artist Demonstrations • Live Music • Vendors
KBelle Community Cook-Off • Children's Activities
Artist’s Quick Draw • ART Auction
(2023 Schedule Subject to Change)
Saturday, May 27th
10am - 5pm: Artists' on Main Street, Beer Garden, Food Samples, Craft Vendors, Kids Bounce House, Museum Tours, and Sidewalk Sales
10am - 3pm: Opening of the National Small Prints Show at the Creede Repertory Theatre
Noon - 3pm Live Music by Bob Hemenger under the Tent at the Creede Hotel
1pm: KBelle Community Cook-Off & Judging
5pm-8pm: Live Music by Bob Hemenger under the Tent at the Creede Hotel
7pm: Mountain Octopus, creederep.org
Sunday, May 28th
10:30-Noon: Kid's Art Class (Sign up in advance; call Quiller Gallery 719-658-2741)
Noon - 1pm: Creede Hotel Cooking Demo @ Arps
1 pm: Artists' Quick Draw on Main Street
2:30pm: Live Art Auction
7pm: Dear Jack, Dear Louise, creederep.org
Monday, May 29th
11am: Memorial Day Service in Basham Park honoring our Veterans (provided by the Creede Elk's Lodge BPOE #506)
This year’s 35th Annual Taste of Creede Festival will showcase local art and cuisine on Main Street. This annual event was envisioned by local artist Steven Quiller and the Taste of Creede Festival will delight visitors with inspired art and great food.
Wander among the 25+ artists on Main Street Saturday, as they bring to life their latest works. Pick a bench in Basham Park and enjoy listening to live music while noshing delectable treats. Alcoholic beverages purchased from participating business are permitted outdoors within designated blocks of downtown. Sample the flavors of this unique boomtown with the first annual KBelle Community Cook-Off! Amateur contestants representing local businesses will face a panel of judges, while ladling out samples for everyone to try. The theme for this inaugural event is soup, chili, and stew.
On Sunday, head north on Main Street after lunch for the annual Quick Draw event. Artists begin with a blank canvas and have one hour to complete their one-of-a-kind works. Afterward, these pieces are offered in the annual art auction. Artists are readily available to offer their expertise to other interested art lovers.