About Us

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The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was originally founded in 2002 as the non-profit “Art Works, 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 Events Center, the Terraphilia Artist Residency Program, and Chaffee County poetry events. 2013 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.


You can contact us via email at : info@salidacouncilforthearts.org

Our Mailing Address: PO Box 672, Salida, CO 81201