Our goal is to continue Mr. Schmid's legacy with a large, LIVE ART AUCTION, SILENT ART AUCTION & Mountain Festival under the big top tent in Rist Canyon each Labor Day weekend.
This family friendly event which not only supports the artists in this area, but also those who have an interest in assisting the RIST CANYON Volunteer Fire Department. These brave men and women fought to save homes and lives during one of the largest fires in Colorado history,The High Park Fire, and assisted with the flooding of 2013. They need our help. ALL artists and the people of Northern Colorado rally again, once more to support the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. www.rcvfd.org(click to visit their website!)
Thanks to Richard Schmid, an internationally known artist, the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department has been benefitting for close to 20 years from his dedication to the arts and providing an event and venue that assists in fundraising for their department. They receive NO government funding and rely each year on the generous support of artists, art connoisseurs and the community.
Let's Help Those Who Have Helped Us!
The Richard Schmid Rist Canyon Fine Art Auction.10 miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado under the “Big Top” in a Rist Canyon mountain meadow. (County Road 52E off of Highway 287)