Get ready for the 5th Annual BIFA!

07/15/2019 | By Will Nel

Summer is in full swing and it is again time for the wildly popular Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA). The fastival returns to the high country for a fifth year with its celebration of adventure, play and creativity from August 9–18, 2019.

There truly will be something for everyone with 10 days of international quliaty arts and performances by a wide variety of artists in and around town. From aerial artistry and in-river performance installations to gypsy folk-punk and the return of a stone-hearted troll, BIFA offers an exhilarating program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge, Colorado.

This year's festival will be like no other, with a variety of eco-minded performances and exhibitions. Be sure to look out for new commissions by Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari, American art collective The Canary Project (Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris) and Danish artist and designer Thomas Dambo who lovingly and pain stakingly rebuilt the beloved Isac Heartstone Troll on a brand new walking trail just behind the Breckenridge Ice Rink. In addition to outdoor installations, trailside concerts and open-air cinematic events, BIFA will also present transcontinental rockers DeVotchKa in support of their new album, multimedia artist DJ Spooky(Paul D. Miller) in a musical exploration of geological phenomena, and renowned vertical dance company BANDALOOP in a series of site-reactive performances in and around town. 

Performing arts are not the only highlights to look forward to! Visual and performing artists from throughout the state, including Gretchen Marie Schaeffer, Tara Rynders, Cortney McGuire, Jess Webb, Chimney Choir, Russick Smith, Kevin Larkin, Karen Lauffer, Jess Rose, Patrick O’Halloran, Kenn Lee, Beau Thomas, Leon Joseph Littlebird, Nina Waters, DeWater & Wagner, and many more will also be showcasing their latest creations!

Funding for BIFA is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge, National Endowment for the Arts and Colorado Creative Industries, with additional media support from Mountain Living.

So make sure you pencil this event into your calendar and don't forget to book your accommodation with us today!

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