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

Valley Art Co-op January 2017 New and Featured Artist: Sara Copley

A New and Featured Artist for January, 2017 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop is Sara Copley.  A public reception will be held for her at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on January 28th from 1 to 4pm. Light refreshments will be served. Sara Copley is a mixed media artist who enjoys creating art in both traditional and nontraditional materials. While … Continue reading Valley Art Co-op January 2017 New and Featured Artist: Sara Copley

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

July Featured Artist: Sheila Allen -Heimsoth

Valley Art Co-op Featured Artist for July, Sheila Allen-Heimsoth The Featured Artist for July, 2016 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop is Sheila Allen-Heimsoth.  A public reception will be held for her at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on July 16th in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.   Sheila Allen-Heimsoth has been interested in portraiture since a very young … Continue reading July Featured Artist: Sheila Allen -Heimsoth

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

Cary Aloia and Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe: Valley Art Co-op’s New Artists!

If you come into the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop you’ll notice LOTS of new work! The co-op has two new members whose work is now on display. Cary Aloia  is a wetland biologist who works the San Luis Valley in Colorado and throughout the US. Her love for and knowledge of nature are apparent in her photographs which are often evocative and mysterious. She … Continue reading Cary Aloia and Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe: Valley Art Co-op’s New Artists!

October Featured Artists — Jeanette Amlie, painter, and Wanda Couzens-Smith, fiber artist

Valley Art Co-op’s featured artists for October are Jeanette Amlie, painter and art-therapist, and Wanda Couzens-Smith, fiber artist and nurse. A public reception for Wanda and Jeanette will be held at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop on October 16, 2015 from 4 to 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. **** Jeanette Amlie is originally from Minnesota, but her life has led her to … Continue reading October Featured Artists — Jeanette Amlie, painter, and Wanda Couzens-Smith, fiber artist