Art and Music Festival at Sloan’s Lake with Zeb and Eider Duck

I, Zeb the Duck, enjoyed Denver’s Art and Music Festival at Sloan’s Lake.

Here we are at the Art & Music Festival

Here we are at the Art & Music Festival

Mom and I listened to Steve Werges play the guitar and sing.

Steve is entertaining us and several others

Steve is entertaining us and several others

Walking around the festival, we admired these photographs.

Fine Art Photographs

Fine Art Photographs

Aren’t they great?   Paint The World Custom Tie Dyes had lots of stuff.

Tie Dyed

Tie Dyes

We liked these dresses,

Colorful dresses

Colorful clothes

but mom did not bring any home.  We talked to Keith of Lars Metal Art and admired his pictures.

Metal art from Lars Metal Art

Metal art from Lars Metal Art

These are made of metal.   Many are copper that he pounds from the back.   This one is multiple layers of copper to show depth.

Lars Metal Art Multiple layers of copper

Lars Metal Art Multiple layers of copper

He also designs and mounts backsplashes and doors for your home.   His art is amazing.   Visit http://www.larsmetalarts.com   We really like it and we like Keith.   These bowls are porcelain pottery.

Porcelain pottery

Porcelain pottery

These are made in Pine, Colorado (about 45 miles from Denver).   The artist said the bowls are very nice filled with water and floating candles.   Next we admired granite serving platters from Rough Around the Edge.    Visit http://www.RoughAroundTheEdge.com   The granite can be heated or cooled and will hold the temperature for hours.

Granite Serving Tray from Rough Around the Edge

Granite Serving Tray from Rough Around the Edge.   Being heated with candles

These great trays are attractive and also very useful.   Many also have small candle holders.   The wick will never burn out and the small reservoir is fill with oil that burns.   Very nice!   This is Barry from Art Glass Jewelry.

Barry makes Art Glass Jewelry

Barry makes Art Glass Jewelry

His jewelry is made of layers of fused glass.   Visit him at http://www.ArtGlassJewelry.etsy.com   Mom just couldn’t resist.   This pendant now lives at our house.

Mom bought this pendant

Mom bought this pendant

It really is pretty.   Cliff of CSimmons Fine Art & Photography Studio takes great photographs and then makes  painting from the photos.   He also makes cards with some photos.   We loved this squirrel.

This squirrel lives with me now

This squirrel lives with me now

He is just like the ones in our yard.   Visit Cliff on Facebook at cliff@csimmonsartstudio.com   So this greeting card came home with us also.  As we were leaving, we saw all these tall sculptures.

Tall sculptures

Tall sculptures

I like them!   And, in case you were wondering, this festival was at Sloan’s Lake in Denver, and there really is a lake here.

It is a rather large lake

It is a rather large lake

It is a rather large lake with a sidewalk trail for hiking.   Water sports are here also.   We like the stand up paddle boarding and the sailboat.

Water sports at Sloan's Lake

Water sports at Sloan’s Lake

You would like to visit Sloan’s Lake.   We do.

 

Dragon Boat Festival

I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and our moms went to Colorado’s 14th annual Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver.

Dragon boats!

Dragon boats!

We had so much fun!

There were 3 stages with live entertainment.  First we saw Saving Avery perform on the Band Stage.

Saving Avery is a great group

Saving Avery is a great group

Then we headed to Sloan’s Lake to watch the dragon boats.  This is where the teams must register for their race.

We are trying to reach the sign

We are trying to reach the sign

We watched the team get on this boat and head to the starting place for the race.

Ready to race

Ready to race

Four boats competed in this race.

Fast rowing

Fast rowing

You can see that it was a close race.  Fans cheer their team during the race.

A new instrument.  We liked it

A new instrument. We liked it

When the race ended, the dragon boats head back to shore.

Coming back to shore

Coming back to shore

There were dragon boat races all day Saturday and all day Sunday.  As ducks, we love water activities.

We watched the popular group, Hype 303 on the main stage.

Hype 303

Hype 303

Very talented!  Next was Halau Kalama, a hula group.

Halau Kalama

Halau Kalama

WOW!!  This is a great place for entertainment.

Walking around the park we admired the official poster.

We are here

We are here

These umbrellas were displayed on the grass.

This red one is our favorite

This red one is our favorite

Very colorful.  A lady purchased one while we were there.   Another store was selling these dolls.

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren’t these beautiful?

We liked them also.

Next we enjoyed this group from Filipino-American Community of Colorado.

All the entertainment is great

All the entertainment is great

This is the Explore Asia stage.  This group is preparing for the next act.

Zeb and Soapy can do this!

Zeb and Soapy can do this!

I think they are the duck duo.

We really liked the Dragon Boat Festival.  Great food also!  I hope we see you there next year.