The Painted Words at SAM – A Visual Writing Event

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June 9 - July 1, 2023


11:00AM-6:00 PM


Steamboat Art Museum
807 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs



Ekphrasis, SAM’s unique writing competition has new name. It’s the same event – an inspiring celebration of creativity including fine art and the written word. This creative collaboration between SAM and the writers of our community promises to stretch your imagination. Open to all ages. Visit the current exhibition at SAM – T.D. Kelsey and Julie Oriet: Coming Full Circle. Find a sculpture or painting that inspires you and write a story or poem, no longer than 750 words. Submit your entry by July 1, 5:30pm. Visit for details and to submit your entry. Awards and Readings Celebration on July 20th, 5:30 at SAM. The Awards and Readings Celebration is free and open to the public. Registration is free for SAM members and Youth under the age of 18. Non-Members: $15.