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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


Member Artist

Tim Diffenderfer

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Tim grew up in the beautiful hills and valleys of central Pennsylvania. He attended a four year Liberal Arts college (Thiel College) and went on to complete a three year graduate program at the University of Colorado. He currently has a studio/barn just outside of Westcliffe CO.

“Having a background in printmaking (lithography, intaglio, woodcut & silkscreen) is evident in my work as the ‘mark-making’ process can be seen in most pieces. Patterns, colors and shapes reticulate through the form in one way or another; creating a textured weave that combines with a colorful blend of earth and sky.”


Master’s Degree in Fine Art

Various apprenticeships and numerous workshops with many wonderful artists: Jane Hunt (CO), Peter Fiore (PA), Kim Lordier (CA), Susan N. Gephart (PA).  Mentored with printmaker Wanda Miller Matthews (CO) for many years.  Attended printmaking workshop at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan.  Member of Pastel Society of Colorado.



Sangre Arts Guild, Westcliffe CO

Boulder Art Association, Boulder CO

Art Center of Estes Park Gallery, Estes Park CO

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