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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.

about  us

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Member Artist

Cari Cook

I live in Longmont, CO, on a small farm with my husband, 2 horses, a dog and cat.  I create felted hats, shawls, scarves and jackets, all of which are unique and one of a kind. I love what I do and every day in my studio is a play day for me.

I love the art of Nuno felting – taking wisps of wool, fibers and embellishments and applying them to my hand dyed silk. Once you add soap and water then start rolling it is fascinating to watch the fibers migrate into the silk, which is then used to create the end product.

I am a Christian and a favorite quote of mine is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”

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