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COVID-19 Updates

The Helen T. White Galleries & Buell Children’s Museum are open with timed ticketing in place. Private tours of the Galleries available now by request. 

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 and the health and well-being of our public, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and Buell Children's Museum is now open with limited capacities.  Physical classes with limited students are now offered as well.  Keep checking back for more updates. A virtual dance studio is now running. Rentals, theater performances, and other large events are still postponed.

Masks are required for all campus visitors.  Patrons must secure an exhibition ticket in advance of arrival, as tickets will NOT be guaranteed at the door. This will help us control attendance, so that we can properly implement social distancing. Hourly time-slot tickets are now available.

These decisions were made based on guidance from our government officials. Dates may be extended if necessary; updates will be provided as they are available.

Those who had registered for spring events and classes at the Arts Center should have received communication about re-scheduled dates or refunds. If you have questions about those programs, feel free to email

For performances listed as re-scheduled, ticket holders will be/have been contacted once a new date is confirmed.  You do not need to do anything. 

  • The performance "A Bit of Sea Between: A Celtic Adventure" on Friday, March 13. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "1984" on Sunday, March 15 is cancelled. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Ballet" on Friday, April 17 is cancelled.  Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "Space-A-Cade", Saturday April 18 is cancelled. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Ballet" on Sunday, April 19 is cancelled. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "Hot Fudge Sunday" on Sunday, April 26 is cancelled. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "Opera a la Carte" on Saturday, May 16 is cancelled. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • The performance of "Immortal Beethoven" by Veronika String Quartet on Wednesday, May 20 is cancelled. Ticket holders  have been refunded.
  • Spring Semester of Friday Arts Academy is cancelled.
  • The Anniversary Gala Fundraiser on Friday, June 5 is cancelled.
  • Summer Festival Fridays series is cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding.

Updated July 17, 2020

What this means for the Arts Center

This closure has already had a significant effect on the Arts Center's ability to earn income. We welcome and encourage contributions to help us sustain through this outbreak and continue to fulfill our mission in Southern Colorado. If this is something you care about, you can help us by donating here.  See how the CARES Act impacts charitable giving for 2020.

In these times, we are grateful for our generous donors and the vibrancy of our community. Stay inspired by checking our social media where we are posting images from our permanent collection and other inspiring content.  You may also request a take home art kit from the Buell Children's Museum.

Ultimately, our goal is to be sure the Arts Center remains a viable institution once it reopens to the public. 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. The Arts Center has had success in providing relief for those who are going through traumatic experiences or need help to process feelings. Art has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and can actually raise serotonin levels. Southern Colorado deserves to heal and grow, and we are a partner in that process

Resources for the most up-to-date facts locally and beyond:

Pueblo County Health Department:

Recommendations from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:

Facts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Facts from the World Health Organization: