Why Breckenridge is one of the top arts towns in the country

KUSA - May is a slow time around Breckenridge, but at Breckenridge Creative Arts, President Robb Woulfe is as busy as ever.

"We’re gearing up for a great summer," Woulfe said.

It's the summer arts season. In past years, it's included acrobats flying high overhead on poles and neon blue trees exhibits that helped land the ski town in the No. 1 spot for the most arts vibrant small town in the U.S.

"Breckenridge was ranked No. 1 on the 2017 arts vibrancy index of the 10 most arts vibrancy communities index and that was put out by the SMU for Arts Research Center," Woulfe said.

Large cities that made the list were Washington D.C., New York, and San Francisco.

It’s good company to be a part of and this summer that tradition will get even bigger in Breckenridge, with one exhibit that will have people faces videoed and projected onto trees around town.

That exhibit arrives in August and Breckenridge will be the first place in the country it will be seen.

"We’re really starting to pride ourselves on this see it here first experiences," Woulfe said.

The summer starts off in June with a Wave: Light, Water and Sound Festival that will have giant seven-story inflatable, rabbits that light up all over town.

“They will be taking over the entire downtown area," Woulfe said.

It’s stuff that’s not only bringing money into Breck, but also making it the kind of place you might see just about anything.

"And that’s one of the fun things about coming up here," Woulfe said.
 

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