The Art Center of Estes Park was established in 1987 and offers an extensive collection of fine art including painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber, and woodworking. In addition, we present opportunities for education in the visual arts, and act as an advocate and partner for community arts development.
This was the vision of several local artists, many of whom are still participating members. We are dedicated to education and excellence in the visual arts, and is operated through artist and community volunteers, membership, sales, and donations. Our mission is 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.
The Center now represents local and regional artists from across the Rocky Mountain area. We feature the high-quality artwork of 40 local Colorado artists in a broad selection of media. Whether you’re searching for a large piece of fine art or photography to enhance your home, or the perfect gift of jewelry, fiber, pottery, or a notecard for a friend, we have it.
We feature a new exhibit approximately every six weeks, opened by a public reception featuring refreshments and entertainment. We invite you to come and view these fine artists' work and to shop for additions to your home or business collections.
Bruce studied art and architecture for several years in college. After retirement in 2015 he studied at the Schissler Academy of Fine Arts in Loveland for over two years. He took up oil painting in 2016 and has attended several painting workshops with award-winning landscape artists.
"I enjoy painting peaceful outdoor scenes and the beautiful Colorado landscapes around me in a representational style. My goal is to create a pleasant scene with good interpretation of light, atmosphere, and depth of the outdoors. I paint on location outdoors (plein air) as well as in the studio.”
Memberships: Plein Air Artists Colorado, Oil Painters of America