Moving to Level Red Today, Holiday Art Market Opens at Foothills Art Center

November 20, 2020

Foothills Art Center – click to enlarge


Effective TODAY (November 20th) at 5PM, Jefferson County will be moving to Level Red, “Severe Risk.” Learn more….

Public Health References
CDC * Colorado * Jefferson County * City of Golden

JCPHD updates these numbers Monday through Friday at about 3 PM. Here’s the most recent Coronavirus report from Jeffco Public Health’s Case Summary Page:

Cases in Jeffco – Weds: 16,092 | Thurs: 16,498 (+406)
Deaths in Jeffco –
Weds: 397 | Thurs: 405 (+8)
Ever Hospitalized in Jeffco –
Weds: 1,058 | Thurs: 1,063 (currently 180) (+5)
Recovered –
Weds: 11,115 | Thurs: 11,565 (+450)
Known Cases in Golden –
Weds: 564 | not updated

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Virtual Golden

6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training

Real World Golden

1-2PM Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum – The Railroad Kitchen
10AM-5PM Holiday Art Market begins @ Foothills Art Center
The Holiday Art Market begins today. They are using a timed ticket system to regulate the number of people in the building at any given time. The tickets are free, but you must have one. This will result in a delightfully uncrowded shopping experience!

Golden History Moment

Early photos of the Holiday Art Market (and variations thereof) from the Golden Transcript – click to enlarge

Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968, and of course, they’ve always needed to raise funds. The very first year, three prominent artists–Hal Shelton, Ron Waelcli, and Tom Berger–contributed paintings. Foothills accepted one dollar contributions in exchange for a chance to win one of those paintings.

Golden Transcript, December 6, 1973

That first fund-raiser evolved into a holiday art auction. The auction art was on display during the first week of December and sealed bids were accepted.

By the mid-1970s, the Holiday Art Market that we know and love today had evolved, and it’s been running ever since:

Members of the Foothills Art Center in Golden and invited artist friends are planning to set up a Holiday Art Market beginning Sunday. Creative imaginations and ingenious skills combine to produce an abundance of one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gifts and decorations for an old-fashioned Christmas.

Golden Transcript, October 21, 1976

Many thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!