Come to historic Victor, Colorado,  as "plein air" artists from around the country gather to paint on location in our historic town.  Victor Celebrates The Arts is a judged show now in its 15th year and judging is done by an established and respected professional Colorado artist. Professional and Non-Professional artists participate in painting various scenes within rustic Victor, and many legendary 1890’s gold mining sites nearby.  Our show captures national attention.  We invite you to join us as a participating artist as well as the public at large for this exciting and unique event.  We expect dozens of artists to participate, with more than 20 awards to be presented with total cash prizes of nearly $4,000.00.   Thousands of visitors from many states attend the show and enjoy the artists in action. 

Rita Cirillo, poster painting

Rita Cirillo, poster painting

Downtown Victor

Downtown Victor

2014 Schedule

Aug. 22 - 29: Artists paint in Victor,
1890's mining sites and mountain scenery.

Aug. 29: Purchase Patron event.
by Invitation (Contact 719.689.5836).

Aug 30: Art Show and Sale open to the public, Victor Elks Lodge
9am-5pm Aug 30 and Aug 31, 9am-1pm Sep 1

Aug 31: Brush Rush Competition
9am-Noon artists paint at in-town site

Labor Day Sept 1: Quick Draw Event
9am - Noon artists paint models and historic props at Wallace Park in Victor. The public will vote for the winning paintings!

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Victor, Colorado

This historic town of 400 residents is an unpolished gem of 1890's gold mining history.  Victor is located on the sunny side of Pike's Peak, one hour west of Colorado Springs and 5-miles from Cripple Creek.  Victor has panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, blue skies, fresh mountain air, alpine wild flowers, evergreens and aspens, all at an elevation of nearly 10-thousand feet.  The natural beauty is breathtaking and an inspiration for the artist and all visitors alike.

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