Center for the Arts Evergreen

A nonprofit organization

$63,894 raised by 125 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

Your support of Center for the Arts Evergreen today counts toward our December 6 goal of $50k, and the $1.6 million Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund! All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund, so the more we raise, the more we get! As we get ready for the biggest giving day of the year, we reflect on the difficult times we’ve weathered together over the past two years. Despite these challenges, we are strong and remain committed to bringing the community together through the arts. We’re asking you to join us for Colorado Gives Day to make a difference in the lives of our mountain area community members. Help us meet our goal early! Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to CAE to help. Your support and generosity in any amount are appreciated now more than ever.

Learn more about our current programming and outreach efforts by visiting

Community Testimonials

"We are so fortunate to have a vibrant art community in Evergreen and Center for the Arts continues to be a focal point for artists to learn and display their creations. People visi Evergreen specifically for the art events and festivals thus providing financial support to area businesses and our local economy. I am excited that CAE is looking to expand their footprint to support our community further."
Nancy Judge, President/CEO Evergreen Chamber of Commerce

"Art is communication. It influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. It allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds and stories. Our mountain community is also important to me. In many ways, the organizations I have had the opportunity to involved with in Evergreen, have shaped who I am. I donate to the Center for the Arts in honor of my mother and in the hope that art in Evergreen will build a stronger community by providing awareness and understanding of different cultures and different points of view."
Karen Lindsay, Art Enthusiast & Philanthropist

"The arts significantly enhance our lives. When added to the beauty of our mountain community we can see and feel so much more and in so many new ways."
Craig Ponzio, Art Collector & Community Leader

"We who live at Rocky Mountain Village are fortunate to be positioned close to the Center for the Arts Evergreen - an easy walk even for those of us using walkers - and several of our residents have enjoyed not only visiting the arts center to view the shows but also volunteering there and taking classes. Fear that the pandemic might bring about the closure of the arts center was cause for me to make the largest single donation I'd ever made to help ensure their survival."
Linda Kirkpatrick, Evergreen Resident


The mission of the Center for the Arts Evergreen is to enrich and serve our mountain community by promoting and cultivating the arts through quality educational programs, exhibitions, and events.

Background Statement

In 1974, a group of art enthusiasts forged a plan to provide mountain area residents with an avenue to pursue high-quality art instruction and view a wide variety of art. In 2003, the group leased a small building, and the organization was renamed Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) to signify its official venue status soon after. In 2017, CAE purchased and renovated the historic Bergen Park Church. The new space allowed for an 1,800-square foot exhibition gallery and the significant expansion of educational and community programming, including beginning- to advanced-level visual arts and crafts classes for all ages, creative writing and language courses, master workshops in various mediums, children’s summer camps, and a teen arts council. Additionally, CAE hosts an outdoor summer concert series, offers indoor performances and recital space, and produces three community-oriented arts festivals and celebrations annually. A curated artisanal gift shop within the center also provides exposure and revenue for local artists.

Evergreen’s location on the rural western border of Jefferson County offers beautiful mountain views and easy access to outdoor recreation. However, Evergreen and its surrounding mountain communities (Conifer, Idaho Springs, Bailey, etc.) are removed from the myriad cultural opportunities available in metropolitan Denver. CAE fills that need by offering residents access to high caliber art and art education without making the 30-to-60-minute trek down to Denver. While the average age in our community as of 2019 was 47, CAE strives to serve all demographics, from pre-school to the elderly.

Engaging professional artists in multiple aspects, CAE commits to a high level of artistic excellence.

CAE hosts 8-9 exhibits yearly, as determined by a curatorial committee comprised of six artists, each representing a different medium. Notably, we have been host to the prestigious Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition for the last several years. In 2020, we introduced a bi-monthly Artist’s Forum, providing an opportunity for artists to network and offer feedback to the Executive Director and each other. Further, we frequently hire award-winning instructors and strive to curate exhibitions with guest artists who are nationally and internationally known, but have ties to Colorado.

Organization Data


Organization name

Center for the Arts Evergreen

other names

CAE, Evergreen Arts Council

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities, Youth Development, Education, Public & Societal Benefit


31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439


P.O. Box 2737
Evergreen, CO 80437

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US




303-674-0056 13



Social Media