Art Center of Estes Park, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

35th Anniversary Celebration 35th Anniversary Celebration

A nonprofit Art Gallery featuring the high-quality artwork of 40 local Colorado artists in a broad selection of artwork. One may enroll in art classes, be a mentee in the mentor program, participate in the Estes Valley Plein Air Show or the Kahuna Memorial Project. We are celebrating 35 years!


"We came to Estes for a week of hiking in the mountains, but, along with the river walk, this was the "high point" of our time in town. I was especially drawn to the original and high quality fiber art being featured in the current show. I also joined an afternoon Zentangle class led by a lovely and talented instructor. The group of local students were very welcoming." -Kathleen A., TripAdvisor

"Don't miss a chance to visit the gallery, here a collective of local artists showcase the beauty of the Rocky Mountains thru their unique expression and you can find a perfect gift or a lovely souvenir. Your contribution to this non-profit helps funding art programs for the community." -Elizabeth Soriano, Google

35th Anniversary founding artists' testimonials:
"I look back and I am so grateful for the inspiration, encouragement, and friendships that the Art Center offered over the years." - Leo Weber
"If I were to describe how the creation and progression of the Art Center impacted my life as an artist in one word, that word would be - Inspiration!" - James Frank
"The Art Center certainly affirmed me and my pottery work and gave me the opportunity to educate myself about other media . . . !" - Karen Dick
". . . The Art Center has been a big help to lots of us in the Estes Art Community. It must be working, for it has been there for 35 years now." - John Lynch
"I always felt that the Art Center was a wonderful concept and was well developed and managed over the years. I had great admiration for those folks who kept it going and adapted to the changes . . . " - Jay Grooters.


To provide a facility that supports and promotes regional artists; to present opportunities for education in the visual arts; and to act as an advocate and partner for community arts development.

Background Statement

The Art Center of Estes Park opened as a non-profit gallery, May 1987. This was the vision of several local artists, many of whom are still participating members of the center. This 501-c-3 organization is dedicated to education and excellence in the visual arts, and is operated through artist and community volunteers, membership, sales, and donations. Approximately 40 participating artists display a wide variety of media and a team of artists and volunteers work together to operate the gallery.

The Art Center has one part-time paid staff - a gallery manager. A large cadre of member artists complete all other center activities. They are involved in hanging a new gallery exhibit once every five to six weeks, jurying new member artists, staffing the gallery, volunteering for special fundraisers or shows and the accounting for the organization is provided a volunteer accountant.

Donations from the membership provide a major portion of the Art Center operating funds. Membership benefits include agency newsletter, advance notice of opening receptions and educational programs, 10% discount on art classes and art purchases throughout the year.

Organization Data


Organization name

Art Center of Estes Park, Inc.

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Small Organization


517 Big Thompson Ave Unit 201
Estes Park, CO 80517

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US



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