The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe)  located in La Veta, Colorado

      Spanish Peaks Country                          


FALL HOURS Thursdays - Fridays - Saturdays, 10 am - 3 pm



The Gallery of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council, also known as the Gallery in the Park and the SPACe Gallery, is located at 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, Colorado. Phone 719 742-3074. Current Show  . Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm.


Mailing address: SPACe, P.O. Box 803, La Veta, CO 81055

The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) promotes and encourages educational events in the arts in the Spanish Peaks region of southern Colorado. Click here for additional information about the La Veta & Cuchara area.

Buy fundraising items to help with operating expenses. SPACe now has scenic posters, Tote Bags, T-Shirts, postcards and retro posters for sale. The scenic posters may be ordered online, shipped directly to you. Check them out!

To join print the membership form to mail with your check.  Mail the form to SPACe, PO Box 803, La Veta, CO 81055. Thank you for your support of the arts in Huerfano County.

Individual-$30/Family or couple-$40/Business-$75 /Sponsor-$100/Patron -$250/Angel-$500.

Membership dues
For a  SPACe MEMBERSHIP FORM  click here .

Be sure to visit other nonprofits in La Veta. The Francisco Fort Museum, the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, and the  La Veta School of the Arts 


Building Expansion


To see pictures of the Fundraising events held for the SPACe Building Expansion project, including the Clayton Staples Retrospective and a special showing of art from Private Collections owned by local La Veta and Cuchara residents,  click here

To see pictures of the BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, step by step, click here.

See pictures from past shows dating back to 2005.

General Membership meeting, Dec. 17, 2009 with Chuck Pyle and the D&A band.

Conversations with Our Founders  On June 11, 2006, members of the community gathered at the SPACe Gallery to honor four of those who contributed toward the origination of organized arts in the La Veta area. To enjoy a few photos of the event click here.




Current Show       2014 SPACe Schedule 

2014 Southern Colorado Artists Bulletin Board

2014 Summer Fourth Friday Art Walks    

2014 Children's Art Workshop  

      2014Art in the Park

2014 La Veta Artisan Tour

    2014 Adult Art Workshops    Past Shows

       Member Artists    

Fall Hours: Thursdays - Fridays - Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm.


Current Show: Night Skies -- Oct. 7 - Nov. 8. Reception Sat. Oct. 11, 5 - 7 pm. 

Next show:  Gift of Art -- Nov. 11 - Jan. 3, 2015. Reception Nov. 15, 5 - 7 pm.


 Progressive Dinner -- Dec. 6



SPACe is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community based and member owned organization dedicated to support of the arts and art education.  Resources which support SPACe include community volunteers, membership dues, donations, booth fees from the annual Art in the Park festival and a percent of sales of artwork in the Gallery and Gallery Gift Shop.

The Gallery displays the works of regional artists in a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, while the Gift Shop provides members a year-round outlet for their arts and crafts. Most of the exhibits shown in the Gallery are open to all artists. In addition, SPACe sponsors the annual Children's Art Workshop for children who have complete Kindergarten through 7th grade, the annual Independence Day Art in the Park festival, and the annual  La Veta Artisan Tour 



2014 Board of Directors:

Kathy Hill, President; Carole Kramer, Vice President;  Katharine Emsden, Secretary; Deb Donovan, Treasurer;  Nicole Copel, Paula Berg, Frank Cavaliere

and Vivian Etmanczyk.

Board meetings are usually held the 3rd Thurs. of every other month at the SPACe gallery, 132 W. Ryus.  The next meeting will be Nov. 20 at 8:30 am. SPACe members are welcome to attend Board meetings. If you might consider joining the SPACe Board of Directors, helping to make meaningful decisions for the arts in Huerfano County, come and sit in on a Board meeting and send a letter of interest to SPACe, P.O. Box 803, La Veta, CO 81055 or email your interest to :

The Board is willing to change meeting times to accommodate people who work full time!

Volunteers are encouraged to join the Gallery and Exhibit Committee which meets the 1st Thurs. of each month to plan the exhibits. Volunteers are also needed for the Fundraising Committee and the Program/Education Committee.

2013 General Membership meeting for the Spanish Peaks Arts Council was Nov. 9, 6:30 - 7 pm.