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.
“There’s something about an outdoor landscape or scene that inspires me. It might be the way the light falls on the landscape casting shadows, or the depth of the scene caused by the atmosphere. I strive to reflect that light and atmosphere in my paintings. I especially enjoy the morning and evening hours when shadows provide more drama and compositional opportunities.”
Bruce majored in art and architecture for several years in the 1960’s and painted as a hobby. He took up painting seriously in 2015 following retirement. He studied at the Schissler Academy of Fine Arts in Loveland for over two years and attended several landscape painting workshops with award-winning landscape painters.
Bruce is a member of Plein Air Artists Colorado.