Insight: Art for Climate Action

Insight is an art auction fundraiser hosted by YVSC that celebrates the power of art in communicating the science and meaning of climate action in the Yampa Valley.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) is excited to bring back its annual fundraiser, “Insight: Art for Climate Action,” set to take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the beautiful Larson Barn in Steamboat Springs. This extraordinary event aims to raise awareness and support for climate action through the power of art.

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 2023, 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.

Artists have been invited to create pieces based on prompts that engage three key climate action areas: Resilient Land & Water, Waste Diversion, and Energy & Transportation. These pieces will be auctioned off during a grand evening complete with delicious appetizers, beverages. Guests can expect both a silent auction and a live auction format with much more than just art to be auctioned off.

25% of the proceeds from the sale of each artwork will be allocated directly to the participating artists who will be in attendance to discuss their works, providing them with vital support and recognition for their creative contributions.

Event Details

When: Saturday, June 29, 2024
Time: 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Larson Barn
32380 Wild Goose Ln
Tickets: $75

Preview Submitted Artwork

Artist Information

If you are an artist and would like to participate in this event, please visit our Artist Information page linked here where you will find our Call for Artists and other helpful information and resources.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Steering Committee

Jill Bergman Artist
Kate Brocato YVSC Development Manager
Ann Feldman Artist
Jennifer Grathwohl Artist, Event Planner, & Executive Director of Steamboat Orchestra
Julia Hebard YVSC Marketing & Communications Associate
Joanne Orce Artist
Marguerite Pilon Artist
Ryan Scheer Artist
Michelle Stewart YVSC Executive Director
Jillian Tomlinson Artist & Steamboat Creates Visual Arts Coordinator
Abby Vander Graaff YVSC Communications Manager & Strategist