We're grateful for your support and involvement! Download a membership form. All donors receive public recognition of their support in printed materials, on our website, and in the gallery; invitations to exhibit openings and special events. Donors at the Friend level or above receive a 10% discount on facility rental fees and class registrations, and a 10% discount on the commission charged for artwork entered and sold in a Dancing Spirit exhibit. New members who join at the $100 level are invited to select a Dancing Spirit T-shirt (a $15 value) as our gift. Thank you for your support!

Provide a community arts center to enhance creativity and fellowship, to promote the education, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts, and to celebrate the cultural heritages of our diverse population.

The Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is a Colorado non-profit entity located in downtown Ignacio, Colorado. We now have 5,000 square feet of space in which to offer more opportunities to celebrate and explore the diverse cultural traditions of Ignacio and the surrounding communities.

We have expanded our vision to include four components:

Cooperative Art Gallery: The Gallery offers a venue for the creative works of over 30 artisans who express their talents in variety of ways, including painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, etching, printing, fused and stained glass. Members of the cooperative gallery share the expense and time involved in running the retail and display areas of the Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center. No commission is charged to the artists except during special showings. Please call or stop by the center if you are interested in showing in the gallery; there are currently two spaces available for new members.

Working Studio Space: We currently have an open pottery studio and two private studios in the rear of the building: jewelry and etching/printing.

Art Instruction: Space is available for classes, book signings, and special events. The pottery studio offers on-going classes and personalized instruction.

Performing Arts: We are currently the home of the band "One Lane Highway" and are working on developing a space for live music, poetry readings, theater and dance performances.

We are looking for volunteers and benefactors to be involved in your Community Art Center. Come by and visit us to see where you may be able to put your talents to work.

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755 Goddard Avenue | PO Box 414 | Ignacio, CO 81137

Call us at (970) 563-4600 or e-mail us at

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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April 4–May 26
The Perception of Women
expresses the sacredness of women. Artists (men and women) working in any of media are welcome to submit up to three works. Download the Call for Entries here for details, fee and commission info. Everyone is cordially invited to the opening reception Saturday, April 4 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy entertainment and refreshments, and a soup and pie contest. Download the event flyer here.

Friday, April 10
Lipbone Redding in Concert!
Everyone loves Lipbone! And thanks to our sponsors, the Southern Ute Growth Fund, KSUT Public Radio and Roots Natural Foods, you can come and hear music from his new album, "Esmeralda." 6:30 Dinner, 7:009:00 Lipbone Redding LIVE IN CONCERT! Advance Purchase: Dinner and Concert: $15 adults/$25 couples/FREE kids 12 and under. Day of Event: Dinner and Concert: $20 adults/$35 couples/FREE kids 12 and under. Get your tickets today at Dancing Spirit: in person at 755 Goddard Ave or by phone at (970) 563-4600. Download the concert poster here.