Stories, Travel Ideas and Visitor Information for Your Next Trip to Buena Vista, Colorado

Capture the Fall on Canvas

Rock Run Gallery is involved in the 5th Annual Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, which takes place every September during the height of the fall color. If you are a painter, you should join us!  But if you are an art collector or just an appreciator, you can follow the artists that come in from several states to paint our Arkansas Valley. Ranging from the peaks of the Fourteeners through the rapids of the Arkansas to the historic towns of Buena Vista and Salida, this spectacular autumn painting festival promises to be fun, colorful, and lively.
The festival takes place during an eight day period from September 15-22. There will be 4 opportunities for the public to catch up with the artists and buy “hot off the easels”.  The dates are Sept. 17, 19,  21, and 22. More information can be found here.
Nora Larimer Watercolor - Colorado Plein Air Festival - Rock Run GalleryAnd there is a watercolor workshop opportunity coming up too, with Rock Run’s artist/owner, Nora Larimer. This will take place September 28, 29, 30. Nora is a signature member of the Texas Watercolor Society, signature member of the Missouri Watercolor Society and the 2008 Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival Best in Show winner.
This is the height of the fall color.  Everyone should experience the gold aspen trees in the mountains in the fall! This workshop will focus on outdoor painting in the beautiful Arkansas Valley near Buena Vista, Colorado and will be an intensive, rewarding and fun 3 days of study and painting with watercolorist Nora Larimer.  All levels welcome, but beginners should at least have some drawing skills and have done some painting before.
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This article comes to you courtesy of Rock Run Gallery – Fine Art, Fine Craft. Visit them online at or follow this map to their Gallery at 902 South Main Street in Buena Vista, Colorado.