Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO


The Sangres Art Guild in Custer County, Colorado, promotes the arts in the Wet Mountain Valley to create a dynamic, supportive environment for the visual arts to flourish.

We operate the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe to provide support for our members’ artistic endeavors and foster commerce in our community through the visual arts.

Explore the site to learn more about our artists, art classes, shows, events and programs. Look below for our latest announcements.

Fall Into Winter December 7 Reception

With Thanksgiving over, don’t forget to attend the “Fall Into Winter” reception this coming Saturday, Dec 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Holiday refreshments will be served and there will be a time of Christmas carol singing/listening with keyboard accompaniment by Liz VanSomeren.

Come join in the festivities and fun! Two floors of artwork and possible gift items for you to explore!  Note the time of the reception is 2-4pm, which will allow you to have plenty of time to check out the various holiday craft shows, Festival of Trees and open houses throughout town, and stay for the Parade at 5pm.

Reschedule of Fall Into Winter Show

Due to the snow piling up this week, intake for the Fall Into Winter Show has been extended to include Sunday and Monday, November 3 & 4, 11am-4pm. Because of that, the first reception for the Fall Into Winter Show has been postponed to November 9, 4-6pm. That change will be reflected on the Prospectus page.

The theme of the November 9 reception is the ’50’s, with food, music and attire to reflect that era. Come dressed for ’50’s fashion fun!

There will be no reception this Saturday, November 2.

Removal of unsold artwork from the Alla Prima Show has also been extended due to the weather. There will be no storage fee of artwork not picked up, as long as artists make other arrangements to fetch their artwork in a timely manner (by the end of November).

Thanks for your understanding! When we scheduled this show a year ago, we imagined that October would still be Fall.

A Deep One
Michael Arterburn

Calling Artists! Fall Into Winter Show

Calling all 2D and 3D artists. Time to check out the next art show at 3rd Street Gallery, “Fall Into Winter,” a 2 month long event, and our last one of the season. You can read all about it here.

Intake is Oct. 27-28, with the first show reception Nov. 2.  A second reception will be held December 7.

People’s Choice awards, ribbons and cash, will be announced and presented toward the end of the November reception following the close of voting. Artists are encouraged to attend and invite their clients to make this a successful event.  See the Prospectus for more info.

Fiery Aspens
Joe Beakey

Drawing for a Drawing

There is still time to enter the Drawing for a Drawing “Who You Callin’ a Whistle PIG?” a 12×9 charcoal drawing donated by local artist Curt Gillespie as part of the Alla Prima Westcliffe event. You can see the artwork and enter the drawing at the 3rd Street Gallery. There is no cost to enter and the deadline is October 30th. So take some time, enter the drawing and if you haven’t already, ponder the great artwork of the APW artists. You might see something you like and what a great gift for yourself or a friend.  View the winners of the APW Show in person!

A charcoal drawing of a yellow bellied marmot in a sophisticated pose, nose in the air.
Who You Callin’ a Whistle PIG?
Curt Gillespie