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Little Paintings, Big Show

The Fine Art 144 Exhibit and Sale at the PACE Center Art Gallery Runs Through Dec. 20

A curious crowd gathered at the 144 Exhibit and Sale as Parker Arts kicked off its opening night at the PACE Center Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 8, featuring small paintings and sculptures that are 144 square inches or smaller. This exhibition of fine art from Colorado artists—some just emerging on the art scene and others already nationally recognized—runs through Dec. 20, with proceeds benefiting the PACE Center’s visual arts programming. Assisted by generous support from the Parker Artists Guild, this show celebrates the affordable gems crafted with love by artists in Colorado. These handcrafted art pieces make poignantly beautiful holiday gifts.

What’s Happening Next at the PACE Center?

The PACE Center is particularly proud of their bookings for the season–there is absolutely something for everybody. If you’re familiar with the popularity of their holiday offerings, you know they sell out quickly. There’s no doubt about it—it will be abuzz with holiday joy in December, but what happens after the holiday craze?

The concerts offered by Parker Arts this season really hit the mark. Next up is young talent Jackie Evancho, who gives concertgoers the gift of her angelic voice on February 28, 2020. Need more music? Catch Friday Night Jazz, the Parker Symphony Orchestra and the Parker Chorale here.

You won’t want to miss the exciting, family-friendly, special events lined up for 2020. Get ready for an evening with Illusionist Rick Thomas on March 14, Cake Master Live: Demo with Duff on March 20 and Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live Presented by Nationwide on April 18.

The theater season’s theme featuring strong women is an important one, demonstrating the strength, humor and tenacity of the female. Bring the entire family and catch August: Osage County from March 6-15; enjoy Roald Dahl’s Matilda from Jan. 17-Feb. 9; and see Mamma Mia from June 26-July 18.

Not to be outdone, the comedy presentations are top-notch this year. A must-see for Saturday Night Live fans is the Veterans of SNL: John Lovitz, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows on April 3. Up for a fun night? Don’t miss Comedy and Cocktails at the Schoolhouse Theater on Feb. 22 and March 28, with performances after 9:30 p.m. featuring adult content.

The family entertainment roster continues to shine, with Doktor Kaboom: Look Out! Science is Coming! demonstrating for the audience on March 10, The Story Pirates on April 6 and Wild on June 9.

Parker Arts’ affordable family discovery series makes it easy to show your children the world of the arts, one hour at a time. Introduce your little ones to these magical shows, including Sounds of the Season with Parker Chorale and Parker Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 7, Little Red Riding Hood: The Case of the Little Hood in Red on Jan. 18; Opera Colorado Presents Hansel and Gretel on Feb. 15; and the Amazing Elstun’s Funny Bunny Magic Show on April 4.

Remember to support Parker Arts so they can bring the community the best in arts, culture, history and science programming. The next fundraiser is Dueling Pianos on March 27, which promises to be a fun night for a great cause. As always, Parker Arts provides special opportunities for the young ones. Family Free Days, student matinees for local schools and special camps and classes make this organization a great source of educational fun.