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January 23, 2017

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Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program

Online applications
will be accepted until Feb. 15.

Boulder County, Colo. - The
Parks & Open Space Department is now accepting applications for the 2017
Artist-in-Residence
Program at Caribou Ranch Open Space.
Online applications will be accepted
until Feb. 15
.

The
program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the
inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch.

Musicians,
painters, illustrators, photographers, visual/film artists, sculptors,
performers, poets, writers, composers, and crafts/artisans are all welcome to
apply. Each year, from July through September, selected artists will stay in
the historic DeLonde Barn at Caribou Ranch Open Space for up to seven days. By
sharing their art with Boulder County, artists can add to residents’ enjoyment
of their open space lands and create a legacy of art preserved for future
generations.

The
open space property offers a variety of landscapes to explore including
streams, waterfalls, forests, and beautiful vistas. Moose, elk, black bears,
beavers, bats, and nearly 90 species of birds live within or pass through the
area. Also found on the property is the Blue Bird Mine complex where miners
from the 1870s to the 1960s extracted silver ore. In the early 1900s, the site
was a whistle stop for the Denver, Boulder & Western Railroad.

For more information, program guidelines, and an
online application, visit the department’s webpage at
www.bouldercounty.org/departments/parks-and-open-space
or contact Pascale Fried at 303-678-6201.