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Attend the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

July 22, 2019

The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts or also known as BIFA is taking place August 9th through 18th, 2019.  This ten day festival brings together a multitude of performances, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks and collaborations.  All while combining an incredible mix of visual arts, film, music, dance and family entertainment.  There are so many amazing pieces to this festival it is hard to narrow down in one summary everything taking place.

My family and I are most excited about the aerial artistry and the in-river performances.  The “Bandaloop” event is an open outdoor rehearsal that combines dance with rock climbing, sport, ritual and environmental awareness. It is somewhat similar to the aerial artistry.  Bandaloop has performed on architectural landmarks, skyscrapers and historic sites around the world.  On August 10th and 11th (times and locations TBA closer to the date), a vertical experience will expand and challenge what is possible!  This will display a film shoot in multiple locations around Breckenridge/Summit County, with a number of sites being open to the public.  

Bandaloop will also take place on August 15th at 5 and 6 p.m.,  This is a free, open rehearsal performance that will take place on the facade of a local building that is still yet to be announced.  I’m definitely putting this performance on my list!

Check out the daily Exhibits during August 9th through 18th below:

-Golden Shelter by Giuseppe Licari, FREE
Moonshine Trail
Attention to the importance of woodlands

-Blue River by Giuseppe Licari and Gretchen Mari Schaefer, FREE
Gallery at Old Masonic Hall
History of Breckenridge and the radical transformation of physical landscape since the Gold Rush.

-Green Patriot Posters by The Canary Project, FREE
Art District Lawn 
Canary project centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to take part in building a sustainable economy.

-Wooden Troll Sculpture “Isak Heartstone” by Thomas Dambo, FREE
Trollstigen Trail
Large-scale, wooden troll sculpture along the trail.

-Trail Mix, 2 and 4 p.m.  FREE
Iowa Hill
Combines art music, hiking and biking along the trails of Breckenridge through free outdoor concerts and environmental installations.

Be sure to also explore the website here where musical performances and other community events are listed.

It is not too late to book lodging in Breckenridge to experience one of the most eclectic and celebrated Arts Festival in the west.  Come be inspired by environmental themes and mountain culture while enjoying world class restaurants and amenities in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.


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