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Upcoming events to Inspire Creativity and Build Community - 2022 | Note: South Boulder events are free! ($25 value)

  • Mountain House Concert & Jam with Potluck
    Thu, Jun 02
    Private home - address to be emailed
    Jun 02, 4:00 PM MDT
    Private home - address to be emailed , Sugarloaf Mountain, Colorado 80302, USA
    Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon/evening on Sugarloaf Mountain, 20 min from Boulder, with music, food, and kindred spirits. Come early to enjoy a hike or swim in a private lake, enjoy a concert with Richard Turco and Merlyn Holmes, then veggie lasagna, and music jam for dessert! $25, 20 max
  • Solstice Sound Journey with Horses
    Jun 19, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
    Lyons, Lyons, CO, USA
    Make this transition of the season in a space where natural and human spirits meet, where music opens up portals to other realms and supports you in making the transitions you need. Join us where Creativity Alive Meets Dancing Spirit. $50 Space is limited for this special occasion. Register now.
  • lunchtime Sound Journey Meditation Series - Tuesdays
    Jun 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT
    Boulder, 3595 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
    Healing Sound Journeys with Creativity Alive Lie back and listen, relax, unwind and release into your dreams as we take you on a healing sound journey -- part of a series by Creativity Alive founder Merlyn Holmes with rotating guest artists, including James Marienthal, Richard Turco, Ken Bernstein,

Coming soon: 

Boone, Colorado

Sound Temple at ARISE FESTIVAL, May 27-29, Merlyn Holmes and guest artists, including James Marienthal and Richard Turco
- Gong Baths / Sound Journeys, every day, 1-2:30 pm


Pueblo, Colorado: "Remembrance Concert" May 31










"Arisen" Mountain House Concert on Sugarloaf Mountain near Boulder, June 4. Merlyn Holmes and Richard Turco on a fine array of instruments, including gongs, ngoni, flutes, bass, saxophones, bells, percussion, voice, and whatever is in the kitchen sink. Details to come, but we know we will be channeling whatever has Arisen from playing at the ARISE Festival, in the sublime mountain country between Boulder and Nederland. For those returning from ARISE who need a little more, for those who can't make it to ARISE this year and need a taste, and for those who have never even heard of ARISE but want to hear whatever comes through Richard and Merlyn as they play!


Solstice Offerings, Boulder, CO: (details to come very soon)

  • Sunday, June 19 | Solstice Sound Journey with Horses

  • Monday, June 20 | Mmmwhah! to Flagstaff for the Solstice Celebration, 6 pm

  • Tuesday, June 21 | Solstice Sound Journey, the first of a sound journey series at the South Boulder library branches, noon - 1 pm 

Sound Journey Meditation Series with Creativity Alive at the Boulder Public Library, June - October 2022, noon - 1 pm. All free - thanks to Community Foundation and Boulder Public Library. 

Founder of Creativity Alive will play some solo with gongs and ngoni and some as duets with other wonderful area musicians, including James Marienthal, Richard Turco, Ken Bernstein, and more. Stay tuned for details and mark your calendars.​ 

  • 3rd Tuesdays at George Reynolds Branch (GRB)

  • Last Mondays at Meadows Branch (MDWS)

June 21 - GRB - Solstice celebration with Merlyn Holmes & James Marienthal on Native American flutes and piano

June 27 - MDWS - with Merlyn Holmes & Richard Turco on bass / cello, flutes, saxophone, and piano

July 19 - GRB - Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

July 25 - MDWS - Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

Aug. 16 - GRB- Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

Aug. 29 - MDWS- Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

Sept. 20 - GRB- Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

Sept. 26 - MDWS- Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

Oct. 18 - GRB- Merlyn Holmes & musician to be determined

Oct. 31- MDWS - "Snake and Gongs: A Halloween Sound Journey" with Ken Bernstein & Merlyn Holmes


Covid Resiliency Celebrations: Coming this summer. Free.

There will be a time to celebrate the pure resiliency of each of us and the Boulder community as we've made our way through some hefty trials these past couple years.  And we will be able to celebrate together - with music, dance, art, ceremony and Creativity Alive. To be sponsored by the City of Boulder in honor of our community.

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Donations are v welcome to help Creativity Alive provide great programming.   Be part of our effort to Inspire Creativity and Build Community in safe ways, right through this pandemic.

Newsflash!  ​​

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Cultivating your creativity

Founder of Creativity Alive, Merlyn Holmes is available for one-on-one or small group Creative Living Embodied Arts Training (CLEAT)  sessions with individuals who wish to find their way back into, or more deeply into, their creative flow as a way of navigating these times we are in.

Please contact Merlyn to discuss >>


Photos of Merlyn Holmes by David Silver at Contemplative Movement practice and Mmmwhah! to Flagstaff event.