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

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

May Featured Artists, Gary and Jeaneen McLaren

Gary and Jeaneen McLaren are featured artists for May 2016 at the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop, 925 1st Avenue, Monte Vista, Colorado. A public reception will be held for them on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 3 to 6. Light refreshments will be served. *** Gary McLaren grew up in the Monte Vista area says, “I love this place so much that I … Continue reading May Featured Artists, Gary and Jeaneen McLaren

December Featured Artists — Nancy Arnold-Harris and Gary McLaren

Valley Art Co-op is pleased to announce its featured artists for December, Nancy Arnold Harris and Gary McLaren. Their work will be on display from December 1 to December 31. A reception will be held for the artists on December 11 from 4 to 7 in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Gift Shop. Nancy Arnold Harris, Collage Artist I relocated to the San Luis … Continue reading December Featured Artists — Nancy Arnold-Harris and Gary McLaren

Featured Artists for November — Perla Kopeloff, Fiber and Collage Artist, and Jeaneen McLaren, Jewelry and More

Valley Art Co-op’s featured artists for the month of November are two very versatile and creative women — Perla Kopeloff, Fiber and Collage Artist, and Jeaneen McLaren who makes so many different things she resists categorizing! A reception for Perla and Jeaneen will be held on November 13, from 4 to 7 pm at the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop, 925 1st Avenue, Monte … Continue reading Featured Artists for November — Perla Kopeloff, Fiber and Collage Artist, and Jeaneen McLaren, Jewelry and More

Some of What You’ll Find Inside the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Gift Shop?

Many people who walk into the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Gift shop say one of two things. First, “I didn’t know this was here!” and, second, “It’s beautiful!” We opened for business on June 3, 2015, and held our Grand Opening Celebration on July 11. Articles were written in both of the area news papers — here is the article from The Monte Vista … Continue reading Some of What You’ll Find Inside the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Gift Shop?