Arts + Outdoor Recreation Forum

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Uhl

In partnership with Something Independent to kick off The Wright, CBCA’s Arts + Outdoor Recreation Forum will focus on how the arts can elevate outdoor brands by telling unique stories, differentiating products in a crowded marketplace, building brand loyalty and providing opportunities for memorable experiences and community engagement.

  • 5:00 – 5:45 pm Networking Reception with food and open bar at the American Mountaineering Museum
  • 5:45 – 6:00 pm Welcome and Sponsor Remarks
  • 6:00 – 6:15 pm GOCO Keynote on Economic and Community Vitality through the Outdoor Rec and Creative Industries in Colorado
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm Panelist Presentations: Icelantic Skis, Smartwool and Topo Designs
  • 6:30 – 7:10 pm Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
  • 7:10 – 7:15 pm Closing Remarks and Backpack Drawing
  • 7:15 – 8:00 pm Continue networking, dialogue, etc.


CBCA’s Arts + Industry Forum Series offers engaging discovery sessions that bring together experts and stakeholders from a variety of arts and business sectors. By fostering a community dialogue, these forums highlight timely issues, inspire action and raises awareness on how arts interact and influence specific industries. 2019 Arts + Industry Forums include Arts + Healthcare, Arts + Outdoor Recreation, Arts + Finance and Arts + Energy.


About the artist:

Sarah Uhl is a self-taught artist from Carbondale, Colorado whose work is motivated by her own relationship to nature.  She uses art as a tool to convey environmental and humanitarian messages.  Her primary areas of focus are water conservation, climate change, public land protection and mental wellness with a unique focus on spreading kindness. She aims to put her passion into action (through art) and inspire something similar in those who enjoy her works.

Forum Speakers

Ben Anderson

Founder, Icelantic

Chris Castilian

Executive Director, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)

Sue Jesch

Director of Design, Smartwool

Jedd Rose

Founder & President, Topo Designs

2019 Arts + Industry Forum Series Sponsors

Arts + Outdoor Recreation Forum Sponsors

Arts + Outdoor Recreation Forum Partner