For Art Lovers

For visitors looking to explore art and theater, Spanish Peaks Country often comes as a pleasant surprise. From our art galleries to the Museum and Friends and our theatrical performances, this little pocket of Southern Colorado is sure to please each and every art enthusiast.

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 600 pieces of paintings, photographs, sculpture, 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.

Lunch – I would say Legend on Main in La Veta.

Activity #2 – La Veta School of the Arts

Treat yourself to a creative experience you won’t soon forget at La Veta School of the Arts.

With well-known, respected instructors, La Veta School of the Arts has established a strong reputation for offering quality educational artistic experiences in one of the most breathtaking undiscovered parts of Colorado.

Activity #3 – La Veta Art Galleries

La Veta may be small and laid-back, but it’s also the art hub of the Spanish Peaks Region. Galleries featuring local, national, and international artists dot La Veta’s quaint Main Street.

Dinner – I would recommend Stiano’s Italian Restaurant in La Veta – Just opened in May

Activity #4 – Francisco Center for the Performing Arts

Catch a performance at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Performances continue year-round with doors opening at 6:30 pm for 7 pm performances and 1:30 pm for matinees. Advance tickets to Francisco Center for the Performing Arts’ shows, when made available, normally go on sale online approximately four weeks before the first show date.