Weehawken Special Events

Weehawken sponsors and organizes a variety of art-inspired events that have helped build Ouray County’s reputation as a place where art, artists and art-lovers thrive.

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Sneffels Fiber Art Festival

Saturday September 21st 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday September 22nd 10:00am-3:00pm

at Ouray County Fairgrounds & 4-H Center: 22739 Highway 550 Ridgway, CO 81432

More fun than you can shake a knitting needle at! Weehawken is proud to be the organization sponsoring this great weekend of fun revolving around the fiber arts that comes to the Ouray County 4-H Event Center each September.

This year's annual Sneffels Fiber Art Festival is sure to delight all who appreciate creating fiber art and wearable art from scratch. This year's vendors will bring supplies to our area and handmade wearable clothes ready for you to try on and walk out with. This festival is for the shopper, crafter and artist. Come delight in these new creations and bring your friends. This event is for the crafter and non crafter of all ages. This event is run by a volunteer committee with administrative support from staff.

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Weehwaken's Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival

August 10th 9:00am to 5:00pm & August 11th 10:00am to 5:00pm @ Ridgway's Hartwell Park

Weehawken presents this 35th Annual two-day festival which comes to Ridgway’s beautiful Hartwell Park every summer on the second weekend of August. The event showcases fine arts and original crafts from 140+ talented vendors from across the country. Art demos, free craft activities, great food and libations and family-friendly live entertainment round out the offerings, making this one of the Western Slope’s most highly anticipated art shows of the season.

At this time, our online vendor application is closed. Paper submissions are still being accepted with late fees, but will be wait listed. All wait list vendors will be notified of their status by April 30.  NOTE:  Food Vendor Applications are still open with no late fees.

Visit Ridgway Rendezvous online!

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Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

December 15th in Montrose.   December 16th in Ouray.

Buckets of candy, oodles of frosting, sticky fingers, heaps of smiles, and a kajillion sugar-coated photo ops. That just about sums up Weehawken Creative Arts' annual gingerbread house decorating event, offered for over a decade every December to families from all over the region in either Ouray or Ridgway.  NEW THIS YEAR:  we are expanding our services to Montrose with a Gingerbread House event in Montrose!   For over thirteen years, Weehawken has presented the "Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops" and this fun, memorable family event serves over 60 families and is a wonderful holiday tradition.

Families must reserve a house in advance ($15 each) and will arrive to either The Montrose Field House (Weehawken Montrose) on December 15 OR the Ouray Community Center on December 16th to find a fully assembled house that just needs the magic of imagination and decoration. Once families check-in, they peruse surreal tables of candy and goodies that can be added to the structures with oodles of frosting. As a team, families decorate their house and then get to take the house home for enjoyment during the holiday season. Additional donations are gladly accepted and appreciated for this program as it runs well over $1500 to provide the service to participants.

The 2018 workshops will be in both Montrose and Ouray.   The event will run 12:00-1:30 pm and 2:00-3:30 pm in Montrose and from 1:00-2:30 pm in Ouray.

Register for Montrose 12:00 pm Session

Register for Montrose 2:00 pm Session

Register for Ouray 1:00 pm Session1:00 pm Session

Registrations are taken online at or by phone at 970.318.0150.



Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150