Nestled in a scenic valley at the base of the captivating Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado lies the quaint little town of La Veta. In this secluded piece of paradise, life slows down, creativity abounds, and artistic expression flourishes. Here you will find the unique and imaginative La Veta Gallery on Main.
The gallery is known for its extensive offering of ceramic works, and also represents many local and regional artists working in paint, jewelry, fiber, photography, scratchboard, wood, and paper.
We invite you to come see all the unique and diverse works on display!
Please check our website for current shows and events.
Beth and Jonathan Evans are internationally known batik artists who have exhibited their work and taught in the U.S and abroad.
With his 45 tears of experience, Jonathan creates realistic batik portraits and a variety of subject matter with a unique graphic style. Beth has been practicing the art of batik for 25 years and creates a detailed vision of nature and her surroundings, recently working on a series of pointillist batik paintings.
Beth and Jonathan Evans offer batik classes at their studio at Shalawalla Gallery in LaVeta, CO. Whether you are a beginner or want to add to your existing skills they offer classes to fill your individual needs.
Local Artist Kathy Hill’s work reflects the scenery and wildlife in the Cucharas Valley in Spanish Peaks Country. You will find works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Prints and reproductions are also available. Hill also paints commissions and offers classes.
Please call ahead before visiting
Kathy Hill says –
“Color and light are always significant in my paintings. I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful, best-kept secrets in Colorado. No matter whether my painting is of the magnificent Spanish Peaks, or of a lowly rock in the snow, my hope is to connect with others who share my love of the natural world.
As we experience the world around us, we often hold onto fleeting moments we remember more as feelings than how things really looked. In my work, I strive to capture these moments, enhancing the feelings with expressive colors, yet retaining the reality of the scene.”
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.
SPACe is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community based and member-owned organization dedicated to supporting 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.
Check out our website for current shows.
Robinson Payne, ex-professional football coach, and Prolific artist, has taken up residence and created a new studio space on Main Street in sleepy and historic Walsenburg, Colorado.
Walsenburg is the Huerfano County Seat which proudly includes the Spanish Peaks, Cuchara, La Vet, and the beautiful Lathrop State Park. The gateway to South Western Colorado!
If you are driving through town on Main Street or traveling west on Hwy 160 to the Dunes, Durango or Taos, stop and take a stroll around Walsenburg. You will find some great antique stores and the historic Fox Theatre. Grab a beer at Sarti’s Bar and walk down the street to visit one of the more eclectic abstract art and photography studio’s in Southern Colorado.
Open by appointment and spontaneously on weekends.
The Museum Of Friends (MOF) is a contemporary art museum which opened in October of 2006 in the Southern Colorado community of Walsenburg by artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger. MOF occupies 6,000 square feet of museum display space with room for expansion.
The museum’s name stems from the fact that the initial 600 piece collection on exhibit is almost entirely comprised of paintings, photographs, sculpture and other pieces of art which had been given separately to Brendt and Maria by their respective artist friends. These friends continue to provide the museum with additional art to expand the collection. Today, the collection includes 1,700 works of art.
Be sure to check out the Made in Walsenburg Gift Shop located in the Museum! The shop offers quality locally sourced art, crafts, handcrafts, photographs, ceramics, made by our own creatives.
The Timbers Restaurant and Tavern in the Village of Cuchara is not only a place where you can relax with friends, and enjoy a drink or a fine wine in the tavern before experiencing fine dining with an incredible selection of steaks, seafood, and other taste-tempting entrees … but it is also home to the Gallery at The Timbers.
The Timbers says …
“The Cuchara Valley is home to some amazing artists, and we are happy to feature their work in our gallery.
Please take a tour throughout our tavern, dining room and up in our loft to see works currently on display including paintings, sculpture, and multi-media works. Colorado and the southwest United States offer fantastic inspiration to these artists and we are proud to exhibit their pieces.
Artists include: Shawn Bridges, Diane Broce, Scot Mangold, Marnee Camp, Bradley Lemons, Frances Staniforth, Tim Deibler, Marcia Barclay and Wayne Stewart. Please take time to enjoy the offerings. Each piece is clearly marked with a price. We encourage you to take home a piece of artwork from one of our artists and add it to your collection.”
This place has super cute items, special souvenirs, fun gifts plus beautiful jewelry–all reasonably priced! They also host a variety of concerts where you can buy beer, wine, or other refreshments.
The Painted Horse is a gallery & working studio featuring local artist, classes, private events & fun. Formerly the Funky Monkey Arts Space