Art Scene: The power of place |

Art Scene: The power of place

We drove into the parking lot of the Glenwood Center for the Arts.

We stayed in the car for a moment until my Mom said, “Well, honey, this is what we talked about, but if you’ve changed your mind, we’ll just come back another time.” I jumped out of the car and headed for the door. I wanted to dance, and changing my mind wasn’t an option. I was 13 years old.

This historic building has always had the power; literally, when it provided the first energy and light to the streets, businesses and homes of rural Colorado and since 1985 when a hearty band of artful citizens took over the empty structure and rekindled the force.

The Center for the Arts fuels the individual creativity in people from 3-83 with classes, workshops, exhibits, public events and community involvement.

That’s not all. Our facility is one of the most popular and powerful venues for any occasion — holiday parties, weddings, reunions, birthday parties, and corporate off sites for training, meetings and seminars.

We have return clients who had the happy experience of being in a historically registered building with rich local history coupled with up-to-date services and hands-on staff support throughout their event.

Call me at 970-945-2414 and let us be a partner in your success.

New Venue, Same Fabulous Event

The Unique Boutique has been an essential part of the holiday celebration for over 10 years, and we are delighted that it will now be a part of the Center for the Arts.

This gorgeous event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 with 16 talented artisans presenting an incredible array of pottery, fine art, jewelry, soaps and foods.

To keep you movin’ and groovin’, there will be a massage chair and live music.

For more information, call Cyn Cyr at 970-404-1880. She will not only have the answer but will have the organic jams and jellies that are legendary. Park at the lot between the Hot Springs Lodge and Hotel Colorado and walk on down.

No early birds, please.


Be part of our fabulous annual holiday gift show. Visit, complete the application and send, along with pictures of your work, to Submission deadline is Nov. 18, and you will be notified soon after the jury process is completed.

Be Part of the Art

Nobody does it better than legendary potter and teacher Judy Davis. Judy has been the head of our Pottery Department from the beginning, and right now she still has room for kids 6 years and up in her amazing Kids Handbuilding and Wheelthrowing classes on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Judy makes every child feel special and introduces them to an amazing world of hands-on creativity.

We’re also so excited about our two new winter workshops:

Santa’s Ornament Workshop will start on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and every Tuesday through Dec. 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. Each week, kids of all ages will create a new holiday ornament.

Santa’s Fine Art Workshop will start on Thursday, Dec. 1, and run every Thursday through Dec. 22 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Each week, kids of all ages will create a different winter scene exploring the wide range of Fine Arts techniques.

Register at Tuition is $100, and we invite parents, at no cost, to come and create along side the kiddos.

Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at

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