The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) located in La Veta, Colorado
Be sure to take in the monthly 1st Friday Art Walks in La Veta -- 5 - 8 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. Mailing address: SPACe, P.O. Box 419, La Veta, CO 81055
SPACe is a nonprofit 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.
To join print the membership form to mail with your check. Mail the form to SPACe, PO Box 419, La Veta, CO 81055. Thank you for your support of the arts in Huerfano County.
Individual-$25/Family or couple-$35/Business-$75 /Sponsor-$100/Patron -$250/Angel-$500.
For a SPACe MEMBERSHIP FORM click here .
In December 2011, four local galleries joined together to raise funds for community arts by holding a progressive Tapas Party. The weather prevented many folks from attending, but those who did had a wonderful evening. Funds were distributed between the La Veta School of the Arts, Fridays for Fun children's program and SPACe's Children's Art Workshop. Part of the funds raised will be used to pay for state highway signs on US Hwy 160, advertising Fine Art Galleries in La Veta.
To see pictures of the Fundraising events held for the SPACe Building Expansion project, click here
To see pictures of the BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, step by step, click here.
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.
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.
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am - 3 pm. Sundays noon - 4 pm until Oct. 13, 2012
Current show: Fall Abundance and Clay Cornucopia
Next show: Prints and Poetry
See pictures from past shows dating back to 2005.
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 in the Town Park for children ages 5 -12, the annual Independence Day Art in the Park festival, and the annual Studio and Gallery Tour.
2012 Remaining Schedule of Shows and Events
Fall Abundance and Clay Cornucopia – Sept.18 - Oct.13. Reception Sept. 22, 5-7 pm
Prints and Poetry– Oct. 16 - Nov. 10
Gift of Art Show – Nov. 13 - Jan. 5, 2012. Reception TBA.
Progressive Dinner - Dec. 1. Subject to change.
2012-2013 Board of Directors:
Kathy Hill, President; Carole Kramer, Vice President; Katharine Emsden, Secretary; Deb Donovan, Treasurer; Nicole Copel, Gayle Baker and Frank Cavaliere.
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. 15 at 9 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 419, La Veta, CO 81055 or email your interest to : firstname.lastname@example.org
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, as well as for Maintenance.