As we settle into another beatific Winter here in Crestone, we once again have the opportunity to take stock of what’s worth shoring up and holding onto in our bucolic community. In recent years the mission of the Crestone Creative District (CCD) has been to increase Crestone’s visibility as a place for spiritual and creative retreat, outdoor health and fitness, alternative experiences, and economic sustainability. We think it’s a mission worth holding onto. But like any organization, CCD is only as robust as its membership. Now we are in a transition of our own, and we need your help!
We have recently rolled out a brand new Website (CrestoneCreativeDistrict.xyz) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/CreateCrestone), a robust online presence to showcase the best and brightest talents among our membership—a diverse group of artists, artisans, writers, creatives of all types, seekers, and institutions. Each member enjoys a dedicated full page, with high-resolution images of their work, their website address and social media links, as well as an eCommerce platform via SaatchiArt.com to market and sell their work. Please visit CrestoneCreativeDistrict.xyz/join to become a member.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Would CCD benefit from your involvement on our Board of Directors (and vice-versa)? We are conducting an active search to identify dynamic candidates to form a nine-person Board of Directors, with representatives from various groups within our community, including creatives, business leaders, educators and others. Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV to CCDBOD@gmail.com. Please include the following: Relevant experience, why you are interested in our organization, contributions you feel you can make, and any other volunteer commitments you may have.
Thanks to the dedicated stewardship of our active members, several CCD-affiliated events are worthy of note. Again this year, the recent CRESTONE OPEN STUDIO TOUR 2017 was a rousing success. This annual event is organized to spotlight the contemplative arts in Crestone and to allow locals and visitors alike to enjoy the visionary work being produced here. Up next: SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS: PERSPECTIVES FROM CRESTONE, underscoring the unique relationship between art and spirituality in our community. The show runs from November, 2017 through February, 2018 in Crestone and Salida. More information at CrestoneCreativeDistrict.xyz/art-exhibit. Please see our homepage for additional ongoing events.
Current and prospective members are invited to reach out to CCDBOD@gmail.com with your valuable comments and questions regarding CCD, including the new website, social media presence or Board of Directors membership. We thank you for your continued support, and look forward to a breakthrough 2018 for Crestone Creative District!