Updated: Jun 17, 2020
Hello Friends of the Arts and Artists!
You've probably noticed a few changes to Pagosa Springs Arts Council over the past several months...
After surveys, discussions with members, and discussions amongst the board we've realized that the Pagosa Arts Scene has several needs:
An Arts Hub
More Arts Events & Classes
More Opportunities for Artists
We're dedicated to finding solutions for these needs, which has lead us into the next chapter of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council:
The arts are a powerful force in our community - forming connections, opening doors, and enriching life experiences. Pagosa Arts Initiative is committed to supporting and promoting the arts - ALL ARTS - in Pagosa Springs.
What does that mean for our members and community?
A New Arts Hub
We want to see our arts community grow and thrive, but we realize that a vision for a strong community requires a central hub that brings together artists and art lovers of all kinds.
We're excited to announce that we've found a perfect place to call home!
262 Pagosa St. #103
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Located next door to Cindy Houston Pilates and across the parking lot from Riff Raff.
Why the new location?
We're now in the heart of downtown Pagosa- an area with heavy foot-traffic and tourism. More movement = more eyes on our artists and the talent of Pagosa Springs.
Our new hub also offers space to host a multitude of exhibits, events and classes.
Which leads us into our next dedication:
More Arts Events & Classes
With the optimism that things must eventually return to normal, we're expecting to start opening our space up to local artists interested in hosting classes to the community. More community engagement and artist opportunities ultimately lead to an expansion of the arts within our community.
Additionally, given our new location and traffic within the area, we expect to host more exhibits and showcases for our members. So stay tuned for details to come.
Opportunities for Artists
Classes and exhibits present opportunities for our members, but we're also aiming high with more public arts installations and business partnerships. Given today's economic climate, we know we have some obstacles ahead- this isn't stopping us.
Beginning with our Mural Project on the side of Goodmans.
How You Can Support the Pagosa Arts Initiative:
First and foremost, know how appreciated you are as an Supporting Member of Pagosa Springs Arts Council. Your membership and dedication to our non-profit directly impacts our ability to see the local arts scene grow and seek news ways to help our local artists.
Including our Annual Scholarship Fund... Which we're excited to share was recently presented to Sydney (Simon) Mitchell
This multi-talented Pagosa High Senior has been awarded the Second Annual Pagosa Arts Initiative $5,000 Scholarship. Simon will be attending the prestigious Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Your Amazon Purchases
You can now support us every time you make a purchase on Amazon by choosing us as your Amazon Smile account. Amazon will donate .5% of every eligible purchase. Click here to learn how you can select us as your non-profit of choice.
We're also in the midst of the Goodmans Mural Project with local artist Markus Hughes. This mural is going to be big and beautiful, but we need help making it happen- you can do so by supporting this project directly or by helping us spread the word. Click here to read more about the project and how you can be a part of it.