For over twenty years, The Parkside was the center of the cultural life of La Veta Colorado. Art shows, live music, open mic nights, food and films were all part of the activities at The Parkside. After a hiatus, the gallery reopened in late June 2019 as a venue for woodworking: furniture, sculpture, woodturning, and more. Having taught fine woodworking for twenty-six years at Santa Fe Community College, the proprietor of the gallery, Michael Hoffer, sees the gallery as a means to promote the work of his former colleagues and students, as well as that of local artists. Come visit us in the village of La Veta at the base of the Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado, fifteen miles from I-25. Check our facebook page for our hours of operation, or feel free to make an appointment.
The Gallery displays the works of regional artists in a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, while the Gift Shop provides members a year-round outlet for their arts and crafts. Most of the exhibits shown in the Gallery are open to all artists.
SPACe is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community based and member-owned organization dedicated to supporting the arts and art education.
Resources which support SPACe include community volunteers, membership dues, donations, booth fees from the annual Art in the Park festival and a percent of sales of artwork in the Gallery and Gallery Gift Shop.
Check out our website for current shows.
Beth and Jonathan Evans are internationally known batik artists who have exhibited their work and taught in the U.S and abroad.
With his 45 tears of experience, Jonathan creates realistic batik portraits and a variety of subject matter with a unique graphic style. Beth has been practicing the art of batik for 25 years and creates a detailed vision of nature and her surroundings, recently working on a series of pointillist batik paintings.
Beth and Jonathan Evans offer batik classes at their studio at Shalawalla Gallery in LaVeta, CO. Whether you are a beginner or want to add to your existing skills they offer classes to fill your individual needs.
The Painted Horse is a gallery & working art studio featuring and eclectic mix of one of a kind, hand-made art, jewelry, robots, knives, teas, leather vests, gifts, Wine & Canvas classes, & private events
Local Artist Kathy Hill’s work reflects the scenery and wildlife in the Cucharas Valley in Spanish Peaks Country. You will find works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Prints and reproductions are also available. Hill also paints commissions and offers classes.
Please call ahead before visiting
Kathy Hill says –
“Color and light are always significant in my paintings. I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful, best-kept secrets in Colorado. No matter whether my painting is of the magnificent Spanish Peaks, or of a lowly rock in the snow, my hope is to connect with others who share my love of the natural world.
As we experience the world around us, we often hold onto fleeting moments we remember more as feelings than how things really looked. In my work, I strive to capture these moments, enhancing the feelings with expressive colors, yet retaining the reality of the scene.”
Small, independent outfitters store located in the gorgeous Spanish Peaks region of Southern Colorado. Our inventory has a focus on enthusiasts of camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, hunting and other outdoor activities such as disc golf and stargazing.
This place has super cute items, special souvenirs, fun gifts plus beautiful jewelry–all reasonably priced! They also host a variety of concerts where you can buy beer, wine, or other refreshments.
Nestled in a scenic valley at the base of the captivating Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado lies the quaint little town of La Veta. In this secluded piece of paradise, life slows down, creativity abounds, and artistic expression flourishes. Here you will find the unique and imaginative La Veta Gallery on Main.
The gallery is known for its extensive offering of ceramic works, and also represents many local and regional artists working in paint, jewelry, fiber, photography, scratchboard, wood, and paper.
We invite you to come see all the unique and diverse works on display!
Please check our website for current shows and events.