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The 44th Annual Art in the Park offers artistry and color both on canvases and in the air this weekend in Steamboat Springs. The event will also bring lane closures and other restrictions to city streets on Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15.
One lane of eastbound US Highway 40 (aka Lincoln Avenue) at West Lincoln Park will be closed for event set up from noon until 5pm on Friday, July 13. On Saturday, July 14, the one-lane closure on Lincoln Avenue runs from 7am to 9pm. The same closure returns on Sunday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm for event tear down.
No parking is available on Lincoln Avenue west of 13th Street as well as on 13th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Gilpin Street. Bud Werner Library patrons will have access to the library parking lot as well as additional on-street parking on the south side of Lincoln Avenue from the bus stop to 12th Street for library business.
In addition, motorists will see parking restrictions around the event and should anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic in this area. Please use caution, slow down and follow CSO instructions.
Steamboat Springs Transit (SST)
During the event, SST will operate additional buses from the Stockbridge, which offers public parking, to West Lincoln Park. Event participants may also use the SST’s Red Line to get to West Lincoln Park. If SST is not your first choice of transportation; then, spectators are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes along the Yampa River Core Trail to the event.
Dogs: No dogs are allowed at Art in the Park.
Steamboat Springs Animal Control reminds owners it is illegal to leave a dog unattended on public property, whether or not the dog is secured by a leash, cord or chain. In addition, with recent hot temperatures, do not leave your animal in a vehicle or an uncovered bed of a truck when the temperature is 70 degree or above. It doesn’t take long to turn your vehicle into a hot box and rolling down your windows or parking in the shade is not enough.
All three instances (Animal Tied Up Unattended; Animal in Motor Vehicle and Uncovered Pick-Up Bed when Temperature Above 70°) are violations of the Steamboat Springs Municipal Code.
Art in the Park is free to the public and features nearly 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. The event takes place from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday, July 14 and from 9AM to 4PM on Sunday, July 15. The festival is located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs. A comprehensive schedule of events for Art in the Park can be found at https://www.steamboatchamber.com/annual-events/art-in-the-park.
Tyler Kern, Transit Operations Supervisor, 970.879.3717 or email
Scott Schaffer, CSO Supervisor, 970.879.4344, or email
Jennifer Good, Animal Control Officer, 970.879.4344 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email