We believe that art is a powerful way to educate around climate science and communicate sustainability efforts to a wider community. Art enables us to combine intricate scientific topics with beauty and emotion, allowing us to connect with our own hummanness. We at YVSC value art as an important means of communicating science and inspiring action, and YVSC’s annual fundraising event, Insight: Art for Climate Action, has been built with those intentions in mind.
During our inaugural year, we did just that. In 2022, Insight brought together 27 artists who created over 35 pieces, and, together, we raised over $45,000 that benefitted YVSC and furthered climate action in the Yampa Valley. However, more importantly, the event generated important conversations around the ways in which we all feel and experience climate change, with pieces ranging in subject from wildfire and species loss to Indigenous stories and the heart of the Yampa River.
New this year, we have developed a partnership with Steamboat Creates to bring your artwork and the message of Insight: Art for Climate Action to a wider audience. The pieces created for this event will be shown in the Art Depot’s Bliss Hall for the month of June, leading up to the event. We hope that this new partnership will allow the broader community to enjoy the beauty of your work, increase artist visibility, and increase the event’s fundraising capacity.
Artists are invited to create pieces based on prompts that engage three key climate action areas: Resilient Land & Water, Waste, and Energy & Transportation. These pieces will be auctioned off during a grand evening complete with delicious appetizers, and beverages at the beautiful Larson Barn.