A Valuable “Golden Glass Orb” Will be Hidden in Plain Sight Each Day…

“Finders” will be “Keepers” and Entered in a Drawing for Another Prize

GOLDEN, Colo … AUGUST 14, 2017, The great “Golden Glass Orb Treasure Hunt” will kick off for 30 days, starting September 1-30, in Golden, Colorado, where each day a beautiful one-of-a-kind glass orb will be placed somewhere in plain sight in Golden city limits. “Finders” are “keepers” of these treasures, handcrafted by local artisans. Each orb is marked with a special tag and instructions of how treasure finders can register their orb at the Foothills Art Center, where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and be entered in a drawing on Oct. 2 to win a $200 gift card to be used at select spots in Golden.

“Who doesn’t love the idea of buried treasure?” said Hannah Button, Visit Golden’s community marketing manager. “Only these treasures won’t be buried, they’ll be in plain sight, and will be a wonderful keepsake for those people lucky enough to find them.”

The orbs will be placed somewhere on public property in the city of Golden (http://maps.cityofgolden.net/) each day at 9 a.m, rain or shine. The orbs will always be visible and will never be placed on private property or anywhere that would be unsafe for “treasure hunters” to look. So don’t climb down creek beds, or on rocks, but look in obvious, safe places, where anyone can go and in plain sight.

Daily Clues!

If a daily orb is not found by 1 p.m., a clue will be posted inside the front door of the Foothills Art Center at 809 Fifteenth Street in historic downtown Golden. The orbs will be placed in Golden, so they could be near some of the town’s many attractions such as Coors Brewery, the Clear Creek river path, the American Mountaineering Museum, on historic main street, or in one of Golden’s many beautiful parks.

The orbs were created by Fort Collins artist Dottie Boscamp and Golden artists Marcie Miller and Angelo Ambrosia using centuries-old glass blowing techniques to create unique works of art.

Share Your Discoveries

Treasure hunters are encouraged to share their discoveries. Just take a picture of the treasure and where you found it and share it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #goldenglassorbhunt. Be sure to follow Visit Golden’s social media @VisitGoldenCO and Foothills Art Center at @foothillsartcenter to see posts on the hunt and get ideas of where the treasures may be placed.

All treasure finders should register their orb at the Foothills Art Center, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, or Sun. noon-5 pm, where they will receive a certificate of authenticity.

For more information on Golden, check out visitgolden.com.


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