‘Autumn Boutique’ boosts Lone Tree Arts Center

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With the opening of the Lone Tree Arts Center, the LTAC Guild was formed to support and promote the center and its activities. The guild has held fundraising events at the center and elsewhere, and on Sept. 14, members will sponsor their first pre-holiday “Autumn Boutique” at the arts center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree.

The event will run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering goods by a number of vendors, including custom women’s and children’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, art, childrens’ gifts, furniture, gourmet food items, home decor, pet products and more.

Deborah Ortiz, one of numerous vendors, is a longtime resident of Denver’s Highland neighborhood who started painting as therapy after a serious accident and “discovered her artist within.” She created floral designs for family and friends for years before she began showcasing her art in local shows.

She paints unique floral art in homes and businesses and on up-cycled glass pieces. She uses an enamel-based glass paint, which she heat-cures for durability.

The fundraiser is open to the public and no reservations are required, according to LTACG president Maggie Eichenlaub, who says concessions will be available at the center for shoppers who need a bit of sustenance. Admission is free.

The guild is actively seeking new members and interested parties are invited to call Eichenlaub at 303-525-4744.