Since the late 1800s, artists have been inspired by the beauty of the Estes Valley and this entire area. Today, the Estes Park art scene is alive with local and regional artists creating works to enjoy and collect at the many fine galleries and shops in town. To enjoy all the art Estes Park has to offer, visit the local galleries and studios.
Galleries and Shops
Visit Earthwood Artisans to find American-made pottery, jewelry, photography, prints, paintings, art glass, metal art, wind chimes, and stained glass. They feature one of the largest selections of pottery made in Colorado, as well as locally-made jewelry by Pam Cook and new fused glass artist Kathi Dougherty.
Earthwood Collections features a wide selection of fine art and blown glass by Colorado and national artists, and paintings of the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery by award-winning local painter Margaret Jensen. Look for the animal-themed metal sculpture in the window. 970-577-8100, earthwoodcollections.com.
Take home an image by local photographer Erik Stensland at Images of RMNP Gallery. The vibrant natural colors of dawn and dusk come alive in his images. Find large and small prints, screensavers, books, and greeting cards. His new award-winning book, Whispers in the Wilderness, has daily readings and stunning photos inviting us to connect with nature and our deepest selves. 970-586-4352, imagesofrmnp.com.
Omnibus features pottery and jewelry made by local and regional artists, as well as contemporary American art such as glass, metal wall sculptures, hand-crafted jewelry, and personal accessories. 970-586-5523.
Jewelry is made before your eyes at Village Goldsmith, recognized as one of the finest studios in America, offering handcrafted jewelry since 1976. Under the direction of Karen Jirsa and Ron Monroe, the studio offers their exclusive Estes Park bracelet, Estes Park ring, and elk necklace. The Village Goldsmith presents the Estes Park Centennial Bear: 14K yellow and white gold with diamond stars. Stop in and see their work. 970-586-5659, villagegoldsmith.com.
Wands Art Studio/Gallery was establish at its present location 62 years ago by Alfred the father and Robert the son, artist team. Both were college art professors. Alfred at Colorado Woman’s College in Denver for 18 years and Robert at Colorado State University in Pueblo for 33 years. See over 70 oil paintings and prints of Rocky Mountain National Park. Set your G.P.S. to 710 Laurel Ln. or call 719-406-5554 for times and directions. Generally open daily 1-5 (June-Sept.) and mornings and evenings by apt.
Join one, or all, of the local galleries in Estes Park on the first Friday of the month. The galleries offer snacks and beverages, demonstrations, artist show openings, meet & greets, or live music, 5-8pm or as noted, estesartsdistrict.org.