|High Peaks Art Festival Owner and Show|
Coordinator, Cathy Stiers with Mayor Gierlach
photo by Lance Jones
This weekend, the High Peaks Art Festival returns to Nederland for it's Fifteenth year. It is the brain child of long time resident, Cathy Stiers. Well over 30 years ago, she married jewelry designer, Rocky Stiers and moved to Nederland in the same year. (making a lifestyle change and moving to the mountains, is a fairly common theme for local Nedheads)
Even though the High Peaks Art Festival draws artists from all over the region, it embraces the local Nederland art culture of artizen craftsmanship. It's an intimate venue with 43 artists, which feels like a casual 1970's Birkenstock craft fair with macrame pot hangers & scented candles, except the artwork has developed a reputation for the highest caliber of fine arts and contemporary crafts.