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.
“Beauty is hidden in plain sight. My work is a joyful interpretation of the divine details which surround us. Reflections in dewdrops, peeling paint, beetle paths, wood grain, and patterns in natural or man-made structures are captured and highlighted by my lens, witness to the order inherent in the universe.” -- Laura Davis
As a sculptor early in her career, Laura explored shadow and movement, image projection interacting with fabric in site-specific installations.
Later, pattern, movement, and projection of light informed her video productions. "You Never Left” won a national award from the American Film Institute.
Laura developed elective courses in video art at the East Carolina University School of Art. She integrated traditional media, such as works on paper and acetate, into her video productions. Large works on paper were exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina.
Upon her return to her home state of Colorado, she began to explore photography, especially macro close-up imagery capturing the color, texture and pattern of Mother Nature's palette. She now creates digital collage using photography interwoven with pattern. Her “straight” photographs capture details, textures and pattern from our surroundings, directing our attention to, and celebrating, the patterns that surround us in the natural world.