The Sangres Art Guild is a Section 501(c)(3) organization and Colorado registered Non-Profit Corporation. Our mailing address is:
Sangres Art Guild
P. O. Box 205
Westcliffe, CO 81252
SAG works cooperatively with other local non-profits and organizations that promote the Wet Mountain Valley through joint Events and cooperative promotions. The 3rd Street Gallery provides an important benefit to SAG members and regional artists as an outlet to display and sell their work. The commission from the sales helps SAG fund other community projects. Our gallery serves the community by supporting the arts and bringing patrons to the valley that enhance commerce in this small community. It provides a community social network through receptions and promotes learning through workshops.
The Art Guild provides annual funding for a student scholarship and/or supports other arts programs that help students learn the value of art.
Art in Public Places supports the community by enhancing public space and providing visual arts which rotate regularly at no cost to the community. Currently, SAG places art in the West Custer County Library, First State Bank of Colorado, Cliff Lanes and the Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District office.
The mission of the Sangres Art Guild is to promote the arts in the Wet Mountain Valley; to create an exceptional arts-centered destination where everyone can create, support, participate and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Wet Mountain Valley.
The Sangres Art Guild accepts all fine art formats and does not discriminate against any person based on race, religion, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, or gender expression.
Our Vision and Purpose
The Sangres Art Guild exists to develop, promote, educate, and support the “arts” in the Wet Mountain Valley. The Sangres Art Guild will be a catalyst in developing a healthy, dynamic, sustainable economic environment based on the arts. The Sangres Art Guild will provide a center where the arts can thrive through sharing, exhibiting, teaching, creating, and nurturing; to foster a place in the Wet Mountain Valley for artists, patrons, and others to come for fulfillment and enjoyment.
General membership meetings are held at least once per year, according to the Guild’s By-Laws. The meetings consist of a brief review of business taken by the board of Directors followed by a brief break and then a special program of artistic interest. The public is welcome.
The Board of Directors meetings are held approximately every 6 weeks at 4:30 pm at the 3rd Street Gallery. All members are welcome.