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.
I love creating with any form of fiber. Color and texture are the core of my creating process when I work on an art piece. Being very kinesthetic, I love touching things with my hands and eyes. Texture can create an optical illusion, a single thread, a bead or a French knot can define a focal point. Color combined with texture brings forth a whole new world of possibilities. Color is never static. I spend hours rehearsing a variety of hues. A piece of work can go from soft and quiet to loud and bold: and a plain piece can become vibrant just by changing a single color, or changing the value from a light to a dark hue.
Creating with fiber is my greatest play in life. Each creation dances; it has its own rhythm and makes its own music, leading me on to the next piece.