Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing – 10% to 30% Discounts on most items

Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing in Monte Vista The Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store will be closing doors on June 30, 2017.  Come and visit our store for unique gifts and art with 10% to 30% discounts on most items throughout the store located at 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO in the Monte Villa Inn.  The store will be open 10-4pm , … Continue reading Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing – 10% to 30% Discounts on most items

Join Rio Grande Art and Gifts as a New Artist

Rio Grande Art and Gifts has room for up to four new artists at the store located at 925 1st Ave. in Monte Vista.  We are located in a prime location along the main street of Monte Vista in the Historic Monte Villa Inn.  Please stop by our store and inquire for an application and become a member to showcase your art and gifts along … Continue reading Join Rio Grande Art and Gifts as a New Artist

Shop the Valley Art Co-op on Small Business Saturday, November 26th

The Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4pm.  Stop by and support your local San Luis Valley artists and Small Business Saturday on November 26th.  The Gallery and shop offers a wide variety of unique gifts, perfect for all of your holiday shopping.  Located at 925 1st Ave in the Monte Villa Hotel in Monte Vista. Continue reading Shop the Valley Art Co-op on Small Business Saturday, November 26th

Visit the Valley Art-Coop while you’re on vacation in the San Luis Valley for unique gifts to take home

The Valley Art Co-op (VAC) is an art and unique gift shop offering local artists a space to showcase their creative works. Each member provides pieces of their work that are showcased in the store throughout the month.  Members of the VAC staff the store; come and visit with our artists and learn more about this unique cooperative.   If you’re visiting the San Luis … Continue reading Visit the Valley Art-Coop while you’re on vacation in the San Luis Valley for unique gifts to take home

January Featured Artists — Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl

Featured Artists for January, 2016 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop are Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl. A public reception will be held for them at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on January 16 from 3 to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Amity Nicholson was born in Phoenix Arizona, but has been in and out of the San Luis … Continue reading January Featured Artists — Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl

Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!

Two new artists are displaying work in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop. They are Peg Collins, who does quilt wall hangings, and Amity Nicholson who does bead work inspired by Native American designs. Here are some examples of their work. Of her quilting, Peg Collins says, “The word ‘quilt’ usually evokes an image of Grandma’s bed quilts. The quilts I make are Contemporary … Continue reading Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!