406 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201

Salida Council for the Arts


phone: 719-207-1480
toll free: 719.581.9812

website: www.salidacouncilforthearts.org
email: info@salidacouncilforthearts.org

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was originally founded in 2002 as the nonprofit “ArtWorks, For the Heart of the Rockies,” with an aim to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding.

Over the years, changes in the general mission of the organization have taken place. Most recently, the organization’s focus has been on the Valley Visions art festival, monthly “Creative Mixers” held at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center, the Terraphilia Artist Residency Program, and Chaffee County poetry events. This year, 2013, has brought about the election of several new board members, some new energy, and a new name: Salida Council for the Arts. MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.