Wheat Ridge Creates

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Wheat Ridge Creates is a core group of community, business and city staff members focused on growing the arts community in the City of Wheat Ridge. The goal of Wheat Ridge Creates is to bring the Creatives that live in and around Wheat Ridge together in a meaningful way.

Wheat Ridge Creates is a core group of community, business and city staff members focused on growing the arts community in the City of Wheat Ridge. The goal of Wheat Ridge Creates is to bring the Creatives that live in and around Wheat Ridge together in a meaningful way.

  • Art on the Farm - August 27

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    Come join the Wheat Ridge Creatives for another fun day of art and community on a neighborhood farm. The monthly Art on the Farm event series continues August 27 from 1-4 p.m. There will be a wide variety of artists giving live demonstrations and answering any questions you may have. Kids are welcome, please leave pets at home. We hope we will see you there!

    Artists interested in participating can sign up here or email us directly at WheatRidgeCreates@ci.wheatridge.co.us.

  • RidgeFest - June 18!

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    RidgeFest - A Wheat Ridge Maker Faire is scheduled for June 18, 2022 at The Green on 38th Avenue.

    What is a Maker Faire?
    "From tech enthusiasts to crafters, scientists to garage tinkerers, at Maker Faire novices and experts of all ages come together to show what they've made and share what they're learning. It's a community built on curiosity, collaboration, and resourcefulness. What are you making? Come to Maker Faire and show (& tell) the world," according to makerfaire.com.

    Alongside this massive show-and-tell there will be all the traditional elements of RidgeFest - food trucks, local vendors, a beer garden, kids entertainment, and live music. All events are free to the public, so please join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at The Green (in front of Stevens Elementary School), located at 7101 W 38th Avenue. Learn more at wearelocalworks.org/ridgefest.

  • Art in the Barn!

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    Presenting...Art in the Barn!


    Hello Wheat Ridge area artists! The attached is a Call for Entry from the Wheat Ridge Art League, a one-night only fundraising event in Wheat Ridge, Colorado on June 11, 2022 called Art in the Barn.

    This inaugural event is to establish a scholarship program for graduating high school art students in the Wheat Ridge area wishing to pursue additional art education, and to showcase/make for sale artwork from area artists. The scholarships will be funded through event ticket sales and proceeds from art sales go to the artist. See the attached for all the details.

    We would love to have you enter artwork for this exciting Art in the Barn event. If you decide not to enter your artwork, it would be great to see you at the Barn in support of young artists scholarships, and other artists showing their work. Plus, you will enjoy an evening of live music, light appetizers, wine, beer, and other beverages both in the barn and outside (weather permitting).

    Hope to see you at the Barn!

  • Art on the Farm - April 30!

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    The first Art on the Farm of 2022 is on Saturday, April 30 from 1 – 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will give visitors a chance to experience art being created firsthand. This wonderful event is back after a successful first year and we are thrilled to see you again!

    Join other creatives to demonstrate your art, listen to good music and enjoy the Wheat Ridge Community! Everyone is welcome!

  • Take the Survey!

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    What did you think of the 2021 meet ups?

    Thank you so much for participating in our Wheat Ridge Creates Creatives monthly meet ups this past year. Please take a few minutes and let us know what you liked about them and what you would like to see changed as we head into 2022. The feedback form will be open until January 31, 2022 and we will send out a calendar for 2022's monthly meet ups in mid-January's monthly newsletter.

    2021 Meet Up Survey

  • Regenerate Wheat Ridge Harvest Festival - October 16

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    Activities include:

    Blind Seed Grab—bring seeds to add to the mix!

    We’ll have native pollinator seeds, local vegetable seeds, and specialty seeds from Rare Seeds and Seed Savers for you to take home or swap.

    Ask a Farmer!

    Local farmers will be on hand to answer your most pressing questions and tell food growing stories.

    Demonstrations!

    Bees! Tools! Seeds! Come see what we have in store.

    Food Drive

    Bring donations to support local Wheat Ridge non-profit, The Family Tree!

    Fun for the Family!

    Bring the whole family for music, merriment, food, and fun.

    MUCH MORE!

    Raffles! Surprises! Art! Crafts! Community! Don’t miss the Harvest Festival!

    See you there!!

  • Art on the Farm - October 30!

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    The final Art on the Farm this year is on Saturday, October 30 from 2 – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will give visitors a chance to experience art being created firsthand. This beautiful event is headed into its fourth month and is the most dynamic creation to date to come out of the monthly creatives meet ups. Join other creatives to demonstrate your art, listen to good music and enjoy the Wheat Ridge Community! Everyone is welcome!


    There will be pumpkin carving, face painting and costumes! 🎃👻


  • Imagine a Makerspace!

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    Localworks is in the beginning stages of creating a makerspace in Wheat Ridge! A makerspace is an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters the development of jobs, business ideas and community creativity by providing access to tools (welding, woodworking, machining, etc.), rapid prototyping (laser cutting, laser printing, etc.), metalsmithing (jewelry, fine metal crafting), glassworking (lampworking, glass fusion), and office space for entrepreneurs looking to bring their ideas to fruition.

    Makerspaces operate as nonprofit 501c3 and are membership-based organizations. In May, Localworks entered into an agreement with TinkerMill, a makerspace located in Longmont, to help Localworks create a makerspace in Wheat Ridge. TinkerMill works closely with the City of Longmont’s economic development efforts to encourage start-up companies and the development of new products. TinkerMill is a powerful advocate for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, and art. The makerspace business model aligns with Localworks’s mission and vision as set forth in our Articles of Incorporation and the current 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. The makerspace business model will ultimately provide a revenue stream to support the community and business programs that Localworks is known for and also support and grow the business community and entrepreneurs in Wheat Ridge.

    Find more information: https://wearelocalworks.org/makerspace/

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  • Art on the Farm - August 28th!

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    Art on the Farm


    Come join the Wheat Ridge Creatives for another fun night of art and community on a neighborhood farm. The monthly Art on the Farm event series launched last month and continues August 28 from 4-7 p.m. There will be a wide variety of artists giving live demonstrations and answering any questions you may have. Kids are welcome, please leave pets at home. We hope we will see you there!

    Artists interested in participating can sign up here or email us directly at WheatRidgeCreates@ci.wheatridge.co.us.

  • Artist on the Ridge: Sina March

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    Sina March Paints What Moves Her

    By Melanie Mayner (Courtesy of the Neighborhood Gazette)

    What is art?

    Merriam-Webster says that it is, “The conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects.”

    However, art is so much more than its definition, and its meaning can be different for every discipline – visual art, performing art, literary art and more.

    What is art is an age-old question, and one that Wheat Ridge artist Sina March has had to address many times over the years. For her, the definitive answer to this question is difficult, but she believes that art is the result of seeking expression and creativity. She refers to Swiss-born sculptor/painter Alberto Giacometti, who said, “The purpose of art is not to recreate reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”

    Her oil paintings have a personal perspective, and she says she paints what moves her. It might be an interesting composition, an image triggered by a memory, or the challenge of capturing emotion. However, her images usually focus on people

    LOCAL ARTIST SINA MARCH’S IMAGES usually focus on people and the light, the latter seen here in her recent oil painting, “Lakeside.” COURTESY SINA MARCH


    and the light. You can see the latter reflected in the light on the water of her recent painting of the nearby historic amusement park, “Lakeside.”


    Originally from upstate New York, Sina became interested in visual art as a child, encouraged by her family (all creatives themselves) to express herself through drawing, painting and sculpting in clay.

    In pursuit of a lifelong career as an artist and educator, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Education at the University of Illinois. After graduating in 1972, she and her husband came to Denver, where she pursued a corporate career at Mountain Bell, while raising their two children.

    Still inspired by art, Sina went on to study at the Colorado Institute of Art and the Art Students League of Denver. She also studied with other Colorado artists including Chuck Ceraso and Kevin Weckbach.

    When asked if she has always painted in oil, Sina said, “I have dabbled in acrylics, watercolor and pastels, but I always return to the flexibility and brilliance of oil paint.”

    Does she have a certain process when painting?

    “Not really, although I prefer to paint during the daytime. I also listen to audiobooks while I paint.”

    When asked what inspires her work and how she develops her ideas and motivation to paint, she replied: “I’m simply attracted to an image because of its lighting, mood, composition, pattern, color, and when I feel a desire to paint it.”

    Are there other artists who have inspired her work?

    “Currently, I’m inspired by Kevin Weckbach and my brother, Richard Seehausen.”

    Does she feel like she has reached her vision of an accomplished artist?

    “No, nor do I think I’ll do so in my remaining years,” Sina said. “On the other hand, I feel like I will have accomplished enough. My biggest challenge is to find balance in this life.”

    When asked what color she is drawn to, Sina immediately said red.

    “It denotes passion, life’s blood, power, energy.”

    However, she doesn’t think about the why, she just likes it.

    “All colors are gorgeous in the right setting…even mud!”

    Sina has taught classes in oil painting throughout her career as an artist. Many of her students have said she is generous with her artistic knowledge. In unison, they comment that Sina has been a meaningful mentor, providing them with the ability to deeply observe their work and translate the observations to canvas. She instilled confidence in them, but most important, she has been a dear friend.

    Sina has had her paintings juried into Denver area art shows for many years and has earned awards ranging from Honorable Mention to Best of Show. This past year, she was honored by being selected as one of the 2020 Colorado’s top artists for the annual Governor’s Art Show & Sale, a very prestigious event.

    Sina is also president of the Wheat Ridge Art League, a community art group that accepts new members in any two- or three-dimensional disciplines.

    “Join us at one of our regular meetings to meet our members and see their artwork!” said Sina.

    To learn more about Sina March and view her artwork, visit www.sinamarch.com

    For information on the Wheat Ridge Art League, join their Facebook page or follow on Instagram

Page last updated: 22 Aug 2022, 03:40 PM