Museum Admission: $10 Adults  

$8 Children, Military, Seniors 65+

Members Always Free  

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Anniversary Gala

No Gala.  No problem.

Save the date:  June 5 is now #NoGalaDay.

June 5 would have been the Arts Center's 48th Anniversary Gala!
Covid-19 has cancelled the event, but it cannot cancel the good work we do in the community. 

 

Will you HELP by donating the cost of a gala ticket ($125) or two on this day?

Thanks to the new CARES Act, getting tax credit is even easier. The federal bill makes a new deduction available for up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is particularly beneficial to people who take the standard deduction when filing their taxes (in other words for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions). It is calculated by subtracting the amount of the donation from your gross income. It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce your AGI, and thereby reduce taxable income.

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s mission is to “create artistic learning experiences for everyone.” And boy, do we! In 2019, the Arts Center hosted over 130,000 visitors from 47 states and 9 countries. This includes 7,000 field trip participants and 3,000 students (adult and child) in classes and camps. The Center displayed 23 fine art shows which featured 348 artists, and won the awards of Best Museum, Best Art Gallery, Best Place for Live Theater, Best Wedding Venue, Best Place to go Dancing, and more! Our school of dance saw 181% growth in its participants and our early education programming increased by 59% - WOW!

Ultimately, our goal is to be sure the Arts Center remains a viable institution moving forward. The mental health of the community will be in great need of the healing power of art in order to recover from the widespread grief caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. Art reduces stress and anxiety and can actually raise serotonin levels. Southern Colorado deserves to heal and grow, and we are proud to be a partner in that process.