Finalist For Creative District Certification

Steamboat Springs, known for its Luxury Mountain Rentals, has been announced as officially making it as one of eight finalists in the coming next round of Colorado Creative District’s certification process that names cities distinguished by artistic, physical, and cultural resources that promote and preserve arts and culture and create a significant role in the quality of life of its citizens.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, through its Colorado Creative Industries, and the Boettcher Foundation, have named Steamboat as one of the finalists for this year.

Wendy Kowynia, board chair of the Creative District advisory committee and Steamboat Springs Arts Council board member, feels getting the designation “has a really good shot.” The advisory committee will reach out to the community to solicit signatures on the petition that shows support and to obtain information for the 120-page application packet.

Some of their ideas include creating visual art displays and a tri-fold brochure and hosting outreach meetings to inform the public so they can learn what this is all about, ask any questions they may have, and find out how they can help.

The next step is a CCI representative going between May 23 and conduct visits, evaluations, interviews, and meetings in the finalist districts. Reviewers have already made unscheduled visits to the districts over the past few weeks and will share with each other their individual impressions prior to the final recommendation.

Watch for the 2016 Colorado Certified Creative Districts to be announced during the week of June 13.