Art in an Afternoon

It doesn’t take long to learn that Spanish Peaks Country has a thriving art scene. From galleries to art classes, theatrical performances, and more, this little pocket of Southern Colorado is sure to please every art lover.

Activity #1 – Museum of Friends

The Museum of Friends is a contemporary art museum whose core collection stems from the philosophy that art is to be shared for pleasure, education, and gratitude.

Its collection began with a 500-piece collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other works donated entirely by the owners’ friends, including renowned artists Dean Fleming, Dennis Oppenheim, Mark di Suvero, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Camille Seaman, and more. Today, the collection includes 1,700 works of art.

Activity #2 – La Veta Creative District

La Veta may be small and laid-back, but it’s also the art hub of Spanish Peaks Country. Galleries featuring local, national, and international artists dot La Veta’s quaint Main Street. Art lovers are encouraged to spend time in La Veta and check out their fun and eclectic galleries. Visit La Veta Creative District for a full resource of local galleries and events.