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There’s something for everyone during May programming from the SteamPlant.

Tickets are on Sale NOW for the Salida Film Festival, see more here.  

We Are Chaffee Housing Stories, Dinner & a Movie

SteamPlant Ballroom
Tuesday, May 10, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Open to the public; registration REQUIRED

Get a new perspective about the housing crisis in Chaffee County with a movie short created by the Community Equity Coalition highlighting health equity in Chaffee County, video shorts on local housing stories, and a Q & A with the storytellers. Come early for dinner & open house to chat with local housing organizations. Childcare for children 2+ is provided for free. For more information see the We Are Chaffee website.

Artist Reception, Paquette Gallery
Thursday, May 12, 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the art of Patricia Aguilar while sipping a beverage and listening to local live music.  Participants are encouraged to announce upcoming creative endeavors and happenings. This event is free with a cash bar.

The Power of WE Conference

SteamPlant Monday, May 16
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Workshops addressing resources and funding opportunities available to women-owned businesses and the tools to access them, featuring speaker, Holly Woods, PhD.  Woods who assists budding entrepreneurs uses a purpose-driven philosophy to develop businesses with sustainability and meaning.  Meals and a swag bag are included and participants can register on the Central SBDC website.

The Power of We Heads up SBDC Spring Workshops

The Salida Scout Hut. AVV file photo.

Spring Makers’ Market at the  Scout Hut
Saturday, May  21
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open to the public

Find truly original and locally made wares featuring handmade art, jams, pickled items, baked goods, textiles, and more at the Makers Market at the Scout Hut.  Get a sneak peek on Instagram for updates and a preview of what will be available. More information on the website.​

FILM: Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

Sunday, May 22
4:30 p.m.

Tickets: $9.00

A documentary of the life of abstract artist, Hilma af Klint.  Follow the story of her unprecedented creations, beginning in 1906, of huge, colorful and strange paintings, prompting  mischaracterization and erasure of her efforts by the patriarchal and political environment of the times.  Tickets and more information here.

Film: Need to Breathe – Into the Mystery

Thursday, May 26
7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $9.00

A rare look into the band, Need to Breathe’s recording of their latest album during the height of the pandemic as they camped together in isolation at a historic house in Tennessee.  Over three weeks, they resided under one roof and handcrafted an album that may contain their most important music ever.  Tickets and information here.

Planning Ahead for SteamPlant June Highlights

June 5 – Walden Concert

June 9 – Creative Mixer

June 12 – FILM: Pissarro

June 15 – FIBArk Kick-off

June 23 – Mini Masterpieces

June 29 – Songs On Screen

June 30 – Summer Concert Series