Press Release

Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center to host fiber arts festival

 FORT GARLAND, Colo. (April 5, 2018) – Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center will hold its inaugural fiber arts festival,  “From Land to Hand: Fiber Arts in the San Luis Valley” on Saturday, June 9. Join us for a day of all things fiber; from 'sheep to shawl'.   

Learn about the tradition of sheep ranching, the new industry of hemp fiber production and see works by fiber artists in the San Luis Valley. Throughout the day there will be food, music, ‘yarn bombing’ and demonstrations by artists who will be sharing their skill and love of their craft.   A variety of wool and hemp vendors will be selling some of the region's most beautiful fiber work by local artists and supplies for your own projects The event is also the opening of the Fort Classroom and Fiber Studio where you can sign up for a variety of classes in our New Skills Saturday program.  

Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center is a Community Museum of History Colorado, located at 29477 Highway 159, in Fort Garland, Colorado.   Admission to From Land to Hand is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, and $3.50 for children ages 6-15. Kids 5 and under are free. Museum admission is included in festival admission. For more information, call 719-379-3512.