Upcoming Events

Hats Off for Headwaters

We hope you will join us for:

Hats Off for Headwaters 2021

September 26 – October 3, 2021

This year’s event will be a combination of virtual speaker panels, an online auction, and an in-person gathering – allowing people to participate from both near and far.

Thanks to everyone that attended CHLT’s 2020 Hats Off for Headwaters virtual event! We appreciate your generosity and support through difficult times and look forward to another 25 years of protecting the lands we love in Grand County, Colorado – with your help!

We are grateful to HandBid for hosting our online event!

Due to the East Troublesome Fire, we were forced to postpone the third and fourth speaker panels of our 2020 event.

You can view our 2020 Hats Off for Headwaters Panel Discussions here:


Plein Air at Altitude 2021

September 7 – September 12, 2021

Fraser Valley Arts and the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust (CHLT) are pleased to host a Plein Air Festival Tuesday, September 7 through Sunday, September 12, 2021.  Plein Air@Altitude 2021 will highlight a selection of noteworthy Colorado Headwaters Land Trust easements as well as showcasing Grand County natural and historical attractions.  Community events are also planned, including:     

– Evening artist gatherings

– Reception and Open House Friday Evening at the Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce

– A Plein Air Art Festival throughout the day on Saturday, September 11     

– Award winning painting to be sold at CHLT Live Auction     

– We are thrilled to have Pem Dunn serve as our Featured Artist Judge: https://pemdunnart.com.  A selection of Pem’s paintings will be featured at the Friday and Saturday events.

Proceeds from paintings sold during Plein Air @ Altitude will be split between Artists (60%) and the Fraser Valley Arts and Colorado Headwaters Land Trust non-profit organizations (40%).  
Deadline to Apply:  June 30, 2021 or when capacity is full.  Apply early!

Rules: *Open to artists 18 and over. *Applicants will be accepted subject to jury based on works submitted. *Canvasses will be stamped with an approved insignia.  *No studio artwork is permitted. *All artwork must be completed within Grand County. *We would like Artists to attend the public events, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings. It will be great fun and a good opportunity to interact with our community and potential buyers of your art.

Application Checklist:  A completed application https://forms.gle/UCBYx43GU31MJfdK8

2-5 digital examples of your Plein Air work emailed to: fvapleinair@gmail.com.

$40 non-refundable jury fee.  Mail fee to: Fraser Valley Arts, PO Box 1811, Fraser, CO 80442.

Email: fvapleinair@gmail.com with questions.  You may also contact the 2021 Plein Air@Altitude organizer by phone or text at (720) 810-3859.