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Tim Sullivan, Charles Martinez, High Country Squares at Art in the Garden

Tim Sullivan, Charles Martinez, and the High Country Squares will join five other live musical entertainers and 18 fine artists at the fourth annual Art in the Garden Festival, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m.

This year’s event will be held at a beautiful setting in Chris Mountain Ranches, a mile and a half west of Pagosa Boulevard, off of Highway 160. The setting is in keeping with the theme: “Memories of the Old West.”

Tim Sullivan is very well-known and popular in the Four Corners, and it is wonderful to have him return to Art in the Garden this year. Tim began performing with his seven siblings at gospel concerts while growing up in Oklahoma. After graduating from Oklahoma University he went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and music. He has appeared in movies, but turned his focus more on music.

Tim now lives in Durango. He is an accomplished guitarist and singer. He performs his own music as well as favorites composed by others. He has also co-written and performed a one-man musical, “Diary of a Song Writer.” He has appeared on stages throughout the United States.

Charles Martinez will be performing at Art in the Garden for the second time.

He has lived in Pagosa Springs his entire life, and his heritage is Jicarilla Apache and Navajo. Charles plays music representing his Native American background on the flute.

Charles carves his wooden flutes and composes his own music. Each of his flutes has its own unique “voice” which guides Charles as he composes the songs.

Charles’ music is very melodic, at times spiritual, and conveys a feeling of calm and oneness with nature. He has been performing professionally for over ten years at many events in the Four Corners. He performs every month during the summer at the Full Moon program at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area.

Charles and Tim will have CDs available at Art in the Garden and will donate 30% of sales to the Community Assistance Fund. All performers and artists donate their time to participate at Art in the Garden.

The High Country Squares Square Dancers will perform for the first time at Art in the Garden and provide lively entertainment reminiscent of the Old West. The group is a local square dance club that has been dancing for four years. The club offers dancing for beginners on up to advanced. Jim Park is the caller for the club. The precision and movement of these well trained dancers will be a joy to experience.

The public is invited to attend an enjoyable afternoon of fine art, live music and gourmet food. Tickets are on sale for $40 each at Nello’s Bistro, the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, and online at

Attendees will also view a display of award winning quilts and be able to tour the house furnished with western antiques.

The proceeds from Art in the Garden are used to support the Community Assistance Fund, which helps those in need in Archuleta County.

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