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

      Spanish Peaks Country                          



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, 10 am - 3 pm, Fridays 11 am - 4 pm, 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 



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.

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.




Winter Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

11 am - 2 pm

CURRENT SHOW:  SPACe Members' Show, Jan. 4 - Feb. 28, 2015. Reception Jan. 10, 5 - 7 pm.

NEXT SHOW:  -- Reawakening Mar. 1 - April 11.

Reception Mar. 7, 5 - 7 pm


Current Show       2015 SPACe Schedule  

2015 Children's Art Workshop  Art in the Park

Teen Art Workshop

2014 La Veta Artisan Tour    2015 Adult Art Workshops   

Past Shows             Member Artists   

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 



2015 Board of Directors:

Kathy Hill, President; Carole Kramer, Vice President;  Katharine Emsden, Secretary; Deb Donovan, Treasurer;  Nicole Copel, Paula Berg, Vivian Etmanczyk, Deb & Jay Obrecht, and Kristina Adams.

Board meetings are usually held the 3rd Thurs. of every other month at the SPACe gallery, 132 W. Ryus.  The next meeting will be Jan. 27 at 9:30 am. (Postponed due to weather.) 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 :

Volunteers are encouraged to join the Gallery and Exhibit Committee which meets the 1st Thurs. of each month to plan the exhibits. The next meeting is Feb. 5. Volunteers are also needed for the Fundraising Committee and the Program/Education Committee.

The Strategic Planning Committee meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Thurs. alternating with the Board Meetings. The next meeting is Feb. 19 at 9:30 am.

Questions? email

2014 General Membership meeting for the Spanish Peaks Arts Council was Nov. 15, 6:30 - 7 pm.