26 Artists mixing photography, sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, textiles, and beautiful jewelry, into one world-class gallery.
Steamboat Springs is a particularly fortunate town; in addition to world-class skiing and resort amenities, it is home to a vibrant, diverse community of artists. In mid-2006 twenty-two visual artists came together to form The Artists' Gallery of Steamboat. The artists selected the historic 1909 Steamboat Pilot building with tall ceilings, spacious windows facing Lincoln Avenue and 3,500 feet of floor space. After several months of renovating the building the gallery opened November 24, 2006 and has become a hub for the First Friday Art Walk. In 2008 the Artists' Gallery was awarded “Business of the Year” by the Downtown Business Association.
The artists, all from the Yampa Valley area, are nationally and internationally known. The gallery caters to a wide variety of tastes, interests and budgets: two dimensional works such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photographs, fabric and mono-prints, as well as three-dimensional works such as ceramics, jewelry, fused glass and mineral and bronze sculptures. The works created are both traditional and contemporary. The natural beauty of the valley and the rich western ranching background are reflected in the work of the plein air painters as well as the contemporary artists.
The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat is located at 1009 Lincoln Avenue and is open seven days a week. The gallery is staffed and managed exclusively by the artists. In the 1,200 foot back room artists are often working on special projects or conducting classes. The Artists' Gallery of Steamboat has become an artistic center in Steamboat Springs.