Boulder and Beautiful: Civic Arts, Creative Culture

In honor of this month’s theme, arts and creative economy, the Boulder Source would like to recognize and celebrate Boulder’s artistic and creative communities.

The City of Boulder Office of Arts+Culture is leading the way in developing a community-based vision for arts and cultural industries in Boulder. The office also plans outstanding concert, film, dance, theater, visual arts, and literary programming for Boulder Public Library that is free and open to the public.

The following events are part of the March Cultural Program at the Boulder Public Library:


I’ve Never Seen That Before!! Exhibiting March 7 – April 12 in the Canyon Gallery .

Three dozen local photographers were challenged to contribute current work that is new, unusual, unique, mysterious, interesting, personal, experimental, different, and/or astounding. Come and see what they brought to the party, a local tie-in to the metro-wide Month of Photography effort ( An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Midday Music: Wednesday, March 11, 12 noon-1 p.m.

Soak yourself in a music soundscape created by Jesse Manno (oud), Michael Stanwood (didgeridoo), James Hoskins (cello), Brett Bowen (percussion), Dexter Payne (woodwinds), Tom Weiser (vocals) and Jenna Woods (zils).

Moors & McCumber: Tuesday, March 17, 12 noon- 1p.m.

Incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber have wandered beyond good and into the elusive land of great. James Moors  based in Superior, WI and Kort, based in Gold Hill, CO embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live. More than a decade into their musical pilgrimage, they continue to define, and redefine, their sound, their persona, their love for music and their unwavering commitment to bringing great music to listeners throughout the United States and Ireland.

Carpe Diem String Quartet: Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m.

Carpe Diem is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. With programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire, the quartet continues to rack up accolades and awards.For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem was the only quartet in America chosen to receive the prestigious PNC Foundation’s ArtsAlive Awards.


The Wizard of Oz: Monday, March 16, 6 p.m.

A house fell on the sound system and we don’t know what to do! Grab your reading glasses along with your favorite OZ costume, and fly a monkey to the Canyon Theater to sing the songs and read the dialog. Please join us and the folks at BoulderReads as we Read OZ! Directed by Victor Fleming et al., featuring Judy Garland, Fran Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton (1939). Based on the book by L. Frank Baum. (102 min.)

For more information about the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture please visit:


Cinema Program Coordinator Joel Haertling

(303) 441-31978

Concert Series Coordinator Juliette Leon Bartsch

(303) 441-4492

Canyon Gallery

(303) 441-4397


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