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Current Art Walk Map


Art Walks in the
Greater Estes Valley


The Estes Park art scene has grown over the last twenty years, and many artists of national and international renown are now represented in the galleries on the current art map. From museum quality shows to quaint artist studios, enjoy original art which varies from original paintings, sculpture, pottery, weaving, jewelry, woodcarving, Native American crafts, glasswork, handmade paper, and photography fashioned by accomplished artists of local, Colorado and national acclaim. Whether your preference is a mountain landscape, wildlife photography, abstract art or an eclectic mix of each, every gallery has something unique to offer. Some locations will have artists on hand demonstrating technique and different mediums of art or have special events planned. Others will have special shows based on special themes or events.

The Art Walks sponsored year round by the Cultural Arts Council is a great way to explore our fabulous art scene. And they are free.

Winter Art Walk

6th Annual January 17 through May 11, 2014



Colorado artist David Harms' "Early Morning Winter" was selected for the cover of the 2014 Winter Art Walk map.

Under a backdrop of the snow capped Rockies, collectors and art patrons of all ages can take stroll through fourteen great galleries and artist studios during the Annual Winter Art Walk throughout Estes Park. The Winter Art Walk is free, and you can leisurely take the self-guided tour in a day, a week or many times throughout the season.

Winter is the quiet time of year in Estes Park, and a beautiful time to visit. You can cross country ski, snow shoe, relax by a fire in a cozy venue or stroll through the downtown galleries with out all of the hustle and bustle that the busy summer season generates. The Fine Arts Guild's of the Rockies presents plays and musicals, the CAC Fine Art Gallery and the Art Center of Estes Park present special exhibitions, classes and workshops geared for audiences of all ages. The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts agency provides numerous programs in 2014 and encourages visitors of all ages to partake in the many wonderful arts events that occur in Estes Park each year.

Jazz Fest and the Spring Art Walk

24th Annual MAY 17-18, 2014


2013 T-shirt Design!!

Jazz Fest (Both Days of Jazz Free)
The mid-May event is one of the highlights of the spring season – a musical kickoff for the busy summer. It’s the same weekend as the start of the Spring Art Walk, so you can visit galleries, listen to some of the best musical talent in the region. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs and camp out for the afternoon to listen to the music. NO DOGS at the Jazz Fest.

The CAC Fine Art Gallery is directly in front of Performance Park, and Tour Stop #1 for the Art Walk. Pick up the self-guided tour map at the CAC or at our booth at the Jazz Fest.

SATURDAY, MAY 17
Noon-12:45 pm
Estes Park Jazz Big Band
Swingin' Big Band Sounds

1:05-2:10 pm
Manuel Lopez and The Latin Jazz Trio featuring Maria Lopez
Latin Jazz and Cuban classics

2:30-3:40 pm
The Max Wagner Quartet
Modern Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Vocals

4:00-5:00 pm
United States Air Force Falconaires
Modern Big Band Jazz

6:30 to 9:30 pm
The Max Wagner Quartet downtown at Mama Rose's Italian Restaurant 338 E. Elkhorn Ave.
The Max Wagner Quartet features Max Wagner on saxophone & Jazz vocals, Myra Warren on Jazz vocals, with Eric Gunnison at the piano, and Ken Walker on bass. Expect an exciting, entertaining and intimate evening of Live Jazz with The Max Wagner Quartet! Mama Rose?s is an official sponsor of The Estes Park Jazz Festival (reservations suggested - 970-586-3330).

SUNDAY, MAY 18
Noon-1:20 pm
Myra Warren with The Ellyn Rucker Quartet
Swinging Jazz Vocalist with top flight Jazz Group

1:45-3:15 pm
Festival Headliner: SAX APPEAL -New York saxophone Legends:
Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison

3:40-5:00 pm
Scott Martin with Dedicated To The Standard
Classics of The Great American Songbook

Spring Art Walk

24th Annual continues through Memorial Day, 2014.

Spring Art Walk

24th Annual continues through Memorial Day, 2014.



Colorado artist Mike Berenson's "Wonders of the Night" was selected for the cover of the 2013 Spring Art Walk map.

Take the self guided tour and explore 12 gallery locations with the diverse offerings that make the Estes Park area’s art scene so unique. From wildlife and landscapes to contemporary and cutting edge, the galleries have a selection of art in all mediums for savvy collectors and patrons to enjoy. Special exhibitions and art that reflects Estes Park’s beautiful Rocky Mountains can also be found created by local, state and national artists. As part of the 23rd year celebration, special events including artists painting “en plein air” by the Jazz Fest, and at the CAC Fine Art Gallery located right in front of Performance Park during the May 18-19 weekend.

Most galleries are open between 10 AM to 5 PM. The Spring Art Walk is free and open to the public. A self-guided tour map can be found at the Estes Park Convention and Visitor Bureau, CAC Fine Art Gallery and all participating galleries.

For more information contact the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park at 970.586.9203 or e-mail: info@estesarts.com

Summer Art Walk

17th Annual June 28 - Labor Day, 2014



Colorado artist Scott Ruthven's "Hallet Peak" was selected for the cover of the 2013 Summer Art Walk map.

Take the self guided tour and explore 13 gallery locations with the diverse offerings that make the Estes Park area’s art scene so unique. From wildlife and landscapes to contemporary and cutting edge, the galleries have a selection of art in all mediums for savvy collectors and patrons to enjoy. Special exhibitions and art that reflects Estes Park’s beautiful Rocky Mountains can also be found created by local, state and national artists.

As part of the summer celebration, the CAC will present several special events including Women Artists of the West National Show - "WAOWing the Centennial State", Art of the Parks - Celebrating Our National Park System, Plein Air Rockies - A Festival of Outdoor Painting with artists painting “en plein air” during the last two weeks of August. The CAC's 15th Annual Thursday Night Live concert series is held right behind our gallery at the spacious outdoor amphitheater in Performance Park, and you are invited to stop in before or after each concert and see the current exhibition.

All tour stops feature something unique, and during your summer vacation or getaway, purchase a piece of art to remember your visit.

Most galleries are open between 10 AM to 5 PM. The Summer Art Walk is free and open to the public. A self-guided tour map can be found at the Estes Park Convention and Visitor Bureau, CAC Fine Art Gallery and all participating galleries.

The 2012 Summer Art Walk begins June 4 through Labor Day Weekend (September 3) at all locations.

Autumn Art Walk

18th Annual September 14 through November 23, 2014



Texas artist Cecy Turner's "Hallet Peak" was selected for the cover of the 2013 Autumn Art Walk map.

In the cool crisp autumn air, when the leaves are shades of gold, collectors and art patrons of all ages can take stroll through 12 great galleries and artist studios during the Annual Autumn Art Walk throughout Estes Park. The Autumn Art Walk is free, and you can leisurely take the self-guided tour in a day, a week or many times throughout the season. Explore 12 gallery locations with the diverse offerings that make the Estes Park area’s art scene so unique. From wildlife and landscapes to contemporary and cutting edge, the galleries have a selection of art in all mediums for savvy collectors and patrons to enjoy. Special exhibitions and art that reflects Estes Park’s beautiful Rocky Mountains can also be found created by local, state and national artists. All tour stops feature something unique, and during your fall vacation or getaway, purchase a piece of art to remember your visit. Annually Estes Park hosts numerous special events including many outdoor festivals, a Plein Air Rockies Fall Color Paint Out, Autumn Gold Brats and Bands, and Elk Fest.

Most galleries are open between 10 AM to 5 PM. The Summer Art Walk is free and open to the public. A self-guided tour map can be found at the Estes Park Convention and Visitor Bureau, CAC Fine Art Gallery and all participating galleries.

The Autumn Art Walk begins September 14 and runs through November 23 at all locations.

Holiday Art Walk


17th Annual November 28, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Colorado artist Kelly Kotary's "Let It Snow" was selected for the cover of the 2013 Holiday Art Walk map.

At this festive time of year, collectors and art patrons of all ages can take stroll through 11 great galleries and artist studios during the Annual Holiday Art Walk throughout Estes Park. The Holiday Art Walk is free, and you can leisurely take the self-guided tour in a day, a week or many times throughout the season. Starting with Estes Park's "Catch the Glow Parade", explore 11 gallery locations with the diverse offerings that make the Estes Park area’s art scene so unique. For those on your gift-giving list, Estes Park's art scene offers many unusual and unique shopping alternatives. From wildlife and landscapes to contemporary and cutting edge, the galleries have a selection of art in all mediums for savvy collectors and patrons to enjoy. Special exhibitions and holiday events can also be found created by local, state and national artists. All tour stops feature something special, and during your holiday vacation or getaway, purchase a piece of art to remember your visit.

Most galleries are open between 10 AM to 5 PM. The Holiday Art Walk is free and open to the public. A self-guided tour map can be found at the Estes Park Convention and Visitor Bureau, CAC Fine Art Gallery and all participating galleries. The Holiday Art Walk begins November 28, 2014 through January 3, 2015 at all locations.


During Art Walks, special events and activities take. Artist demonstrations, such as this one being conducted by Colorado artist Bob Salo in front of the CAC Fine Art Gallery, occur during all seasons of the year.


The Cultural Arts Council's new arts facility at 423 W. Elkhorn
Photo credit: Teresa Binstock





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