High Peaks Art Festival
20th Anniversary in 2020!
Cathy Leeman Stiers sells High Peaks Art Festival to Deb DAndrea!!!
The 20th Annual High Peaks Art Festival will be held June 27-28, 2020 in Nederland, Colorado. Longtime Nederland resident Cathy Stiers has run the Festival for the past 11 years, starting off as the Artisan Coordinator in 2008 for the Nederland Chamber of Commerce. She purchased the High Peaks Art Festival in 2011 and has been its Director ever since. The Festival is a beloved community event, enthusiastically supported by local residents, businesses and visitors.
After a very enjoyable 11 years of running the High Peaks Art Festival, Cathy has now sold it to another long time Nederland resident and Festival organizer extraordinaire, Deb DAndrea. Deb is well known in Nederland for assisting many events, and has been a High Peaks Art Festival volunteer and Artist Award sponsor.
( Photo: Artist Award sponsor Deb DAndrea awards artist Julie Glassman Best of Jewelry award at the Festival.)
Deb DAndrea is well known in Nederland for assisting many events, and has been a High Peaks Art Festival volunteer and Artist Award sponsor. She previously has volunteered as Volunteer Coordinator and Tent Manager for Frozen Dead Guy Days, and has volunteered at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Oktoberfest and the Backdoor Theater. Deb worked with Peak to Peak Healthy Communities to present the Nederland Old Fashioned July 4th Festival and Fireworks in 2015, one of the last non-fire ban years; and serves on the Board for Peak to Peak Music Association, handling Exhibitor Coordination for NedFest. She is well versed in many different aspects of coordinating events, and in particular knowing the needs of a Nederland event.
Cathy Stiers is very excited to hand over the reins to Deb DAndrea, knowing that she will continue her vision of the Festival’s mission to bring high caliber fine art and craft to Nederland every summer. Cathy and Deb are working together to ensure a seamless transition, a transition that to the onlooker will appear as if nothing has changed. All aspects of the Festival will remain, including the very popular Artist Award program.
Deb looks forward to working with everyone Cathy has worked with over these past eleven years; and encourages artists and interested sponsors to contact Deb.