About Us


Admission for the day grants entry to the Helen T. White Galleries and Buell Children's Museum.  It is $8 for Adults, $6  for Children (ages 3 -16), Military with ID, and Seniors 65+.  

Arts Center Members are always free. 

Summer Hours of Operation

Not in effect.  Summer hours begin the day after Memorial Day.

Museum Galleries (Open Daily)

Mon  - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

Buell Children's Museum (Open Daily)

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

Ticketing Box Office (Open Daily)

Mon-Sat: 9 am- 5 pm

Sun: 12 - 4 pm



Seasonal Hours

Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm during in-season hours covering the day following Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day unless otherwise noted.  


Hours of Operation (Off-Season)

Currently in effect.  These hours will be effective Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Museum Galleries

Closed Mon & Tues

Wed - Sat: 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

Buell Children's Museum

Closed Monday

Tues - Sat: 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

Ticketing Box Office (Open Daily)

Mon - Sat: 9 am- 5 pm

Sun: 12 - 4 pm



Seasonal Hours

Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm during in-season hours covering the day following Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day unless otherwise noted.  



The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center creates artistic learning experiences for everyone.

Who We Are

One-of-a-kind, educational, inspirational, inclusive…the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center fits all these descriptions and more. Pledging art for all, this beautiful facility has held hands with arts education in Southern Colorado since 1972 and never let go. This multi-disciplinary center for the arts is located in Pueblo and serves 17 surrounding counties. As an organization, the Arts Center encourages people to bring out the best in others through high-quality art exhibitions, performing arts, dance arts, an award-winning children’s museum, comprehensive arts educational programming, and an artistic space for meetings, performances and events.  The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center and Buell Children's Museum are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Our History

In 1972, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center opened its doors with funding provided through a match between the federal Economic Development Agency and Pueblo County. In the past 44 years, we have enjoyed great success in achieving our mission, and have seen phenomenal growth in the process. The original two-building complex housed a single gallery, a 500-seat theater, studio/classroom spaces, a dance studio and a conference/banquet facility. In 1982, we completed our first expansion, funded by Puebloan Helen T. White, adding three galleries, a gift shop and a small children’s museum. The latest expansion resulted in our wonderful Buell Children’s Museum and Jackson Sculpture Garden. The Buell Children’s Museum offers 7,500 square feet of interactive gallery space, a theater, a café and a gift shop. From an original staff of three and a budget under $100,000, the Arts Center now employs 23 full-time and 34 part-time employees—as well as 60 class instructors and 125 volunteers who work in many capacities—and has an annual budget of over $2 million. With the progressive addition of over 24,000 square feet to our original 65,500, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center is now a stunning three-building complex, offering all of the arts for all of Southern Colorado.

Open Most Holidays

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center believes in being open when YOU can visit.  That means we are open for most school and government holidays.  

Below is a schedule of 2018 holidays which the Arts Center, including the Buell Children's Museum and Helen T. White Galleries, is open:

Monday, January 15  for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day

Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day

Monday, September 3 for Labor Day

Friday, November 23 for Day after Thanksgiving

Free Days at the Arts Center

Free Second Sundays in 2018 are February 11, April 8, June 10, August 12, October 14, and December 9.  Sunday hours of operation are 12 - 4 pm unless otherwise noted.  If an individual or business is interested in providing community access to the Arts Center through sponsorship of a day, please call (719) 295-7200 ext. 7235.  More about Free Days.

First Fridays at the Arts Center

Pueblo has a booming Creative Corridor which participates in First Friday Art Walks on the first Friday of the month.  The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center offers free access to the seven fine art galleries inside the Helen T. White Building from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  During these nights, visitors are invited on a self-guided tour of the art galleries, restaurants, and businesses located within the Creative Corridor in Downtown pueblo. Events on these nights celebrate the culture that makes Pueblo so special - and one of only 12 certified creative districts in Colorado

Free days during First Friday Art Walks in 2018 are February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7.   The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center takes a three month summer break from First Friday Art Walks in order to host its anniversary gala and Festival Fridays.  More about First Friday Art Walk.


Non-Discrimination Policy:

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center is inclusive of all areas of diversity. This diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, socioeconomic status, marital status, language or disability.

Complaint Policy:

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center is committed to providing quality service to all visitors, customers, and patrons.  We aim to ensure that all of our programs, from exhibits to classes, provide positive experiences and opportunities.  When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it.  Download the Complaints Procedure.   

Art Submission Policy:

Although the Sangre de Cristo Art Center is pleased to have art and artists brought to our attention, we are not a retail art sales gallery and do not review unsolicited portfolios. Download the policy for ways to make an artist’s work better known to us.

Donation Guidelines:

The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and Buell Children’s Museum receive many requests from organizations and individuals each year for donations. While we consider all requests, we do ask that the following guidelines be kept in mind:

1. Only requests from non-profit charitable organizations will be considered.
2. We will attempt to honor specific donation requests (admission passes, memberships, theater tickets, etc), but all donations are at the sole discretion of the Arts Center.
3. All donation requests must be in writing at least 4 weeks prior to when the donation is needed. Please include the following: 1. Name of your organization (preferably on letterhead), 2. Date the donation is needed by, 3. A copy of your 501 (c) (3) letter of determination, 4. Where the donation may be sent and to whose attention. If you would prefer to pick up your donation at the Arts Center, please let us know.
4. All requests for donations should be sent to: Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 attn: Marketing.  Or email bob@sdc-arts.org
5. We will not honor requests from religious or political organizations for events that are chiefly fundraising in nature.
6. As the Arts Center is also non-profit organization, we respectfully request promotion or actual benefit reciprocity in return.