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During the month of December, the SteamPlant will host “Salida Goes Surreal” an annual celebration for local artists and non-artists to tap into their imagination to envision a reality beyond the current situation.

The exhibition hosts 28 Surrealist artist submissions. The exhibit was put together by the Salida Goes Surreal Committee which consists of Ken Brandon, Sue Ann Hum, Jennifer Dempsey, and Mariah Sutherland.

The show is open for viewing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Due to COVID-19 public health orders, there is a limit of six people at a time in the exhibit and masks are required.

Surrealism is an artist movement that started in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and the 1918 pandemic. The Surrealists sought  “to “free mankind from the shackles of conscious logic and reason which had only led to war and domination” according to Dr. Amy Dempsey’s novel Surrealism Art Essentials. Surrealists explored the workings of the mind and championed the irrational, the poetic and the revolutionary.

For more information call the SteamPlant at 719-530-0933 or email