Weekend events bring holiday cheer for all ages
Petra Sullwood, chiropractor at the River Studio in Mancos, and owner of the studio, Katherine Dobson, served mulled wine to Charolette Lenssen from Durango.
Mancos kicks off its grand Winter Nights events.
A string quartet performs during Mancos’ Grand Winter Nights kick off.
Cody the dog poses festively while Jan Wright, owner of Artisans of Mancos, laughs in the background.
Jaime Becktel, a volunteer at The Painted Turtle in Mancos, paints 6-year-old Carly Kroll’s face on Friday night.
Kid’s story hour at the Beehive in Mancos on Friday.
The Begays sheer their own sheep and wind their own materials for the rugs Sarah Begay weaves on Friday.
Erica Holm and Alys Hansen made free glass ornaments at The Painted Turtle in Mancos on Friday.
Sarah Begay, from the Navajo Reservation, gives a weaving display at Kilgore American Indian Art Gallery on Saturday.
Veryl Goodnight, of Veryl Goodnight Gallery in Mancos, gives a painting demonstration on Saturday.
Dylan Steerman, 10, gets some assistance making his own ornament from Dolores Mountain Quilters member Janey Schur from south of Cortez on Saturday.
Sarah Begay on Friday holds up freshly made wool she will soon weave into a rug.
Janet Oliver, of Durango, shops for books at Mancos Library’s “Library Makers Day and Bookstore” on Saturday.
Stacy Linn Brown gives a presentation about volcanoes outside The Painted Turtle in Mancos on Saturday.
Hannah VanMeter of Mancos participates in Fahrenheit Coffee Roaster’s free “make your own holiday card” program on Saturday.
Mancos kicked off its Grand Winter Nights on Friday night with many festivities on Grand Avenue.
Mancos’ Old-Fashioned Christmas hit full stride on Friday night with the Grand Winter Nights and continued Saturday with a holiday arts market at Main Street and Grand Avenue. HelloZark Studio hosted a three-day pop-up gallery featuring the Back Roads Collective. The Veryl Goodnight Gallery opened a special exhibit of vintage dolls, and caroling, hot chocolate, a bonfire and artistic demonstrations were available throughout the evening. Galleries stayed open late, and many offered drinks and appetizers. Santa Claus made an appearance on Saturday, and wagon rides were available starting at 11 a.m.