DENVER (CBS4)– The art scene in Denver doesn’t stop or even slow down during the winter months. In fact, Art of Winter thrives in the middle of winter.

All the lampposts in Larimer Square and the Theater District will be adorned with “upcycled” snowboards and skis through Feb. 10 as part of Art of Winter.

The exhibit which features Colorado artists and innovators expressing their passion and creativity in their everyday works.

“All of the art done here is by local artists. They will be auctioned off later,” said Art of Winter spokeswoman Radhika Black. “Came out of a landfill and now they’re art.”

The exhibit also seeks out local businesses that make an impact in the community.

“We’ve been doing it for three years. We like to celebrate the craft brewers and entrepreneurs in Denver. We have other brewers including Renegade Strange and Denver Beer Company and Backcountry Provisions,” said Black.

Craft breweries is a focus of this year’s exhibit. Artist Eric Matelski is working on a creation that combines the beauty of the Rockies with a love of beer.

“This is part of one of the themes for the show and this will focus more on the beer theme. This particular board will be on display at the Denver Beer Co. for the show. I incorporated the hops and Maroon Bells, everything I think about when I think of Colorado,” said Matelski.

The art will also be featured at a few galleries and breweries in the area.

The Denver Film Society features two snowboards inspired by the movies “The Natural” and “The Princess Bride.”

The Art of Winter upcycled ski and snowboard exhibit is Jan. 25 through Feb. 10 in Larimer Square, the Theater District and various galleries and breweries in Denver.





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