Current & Upcoming Exhibits


Bringing people together to explore and engage in arts and culture through diverse in-house exhibitions.  Open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 




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November 21–December 24
Opening reception: Friday, November 21 from 5-7 p.m.
Artwork drop off: Tuesday, November 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join DAC for holiday shopping as the Barbara Conrad Gallery is transformed into a Northern European holiday market ambiance takes over the Barbara Conrad gallery featuring over 60 artists for holiday gift giving. Scones and coffee will be offered on Saturdays.

Regional and local artists have created original and unique offerings including ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, notecards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing, to name just a few of the enticing arts you will see at this year’s market.

This year, support the arts by shopping for your holiday gifts at the Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Market. Come by and browse through this inspiring collection for those special one of a kind gifts on your holiday shopping list!

More Information:

Call for Entries
Artist Agreement Form
Artist Entry Form
Artist Inventory Form

This Durango Arts Center tradition is sponsored by the First National Bank of Durango and Grasshopper Landscaping





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Relevance of  Pattern: The Quilt in Southwestern Colorado
January 9–31

The exhibit will reference historical as well as contemporary works of this traditional art and offer accompanying workshops. A collaboration with La Plata Quilters, Animas Museum, and Montezuma County Quilters.



Sweethearts of the Arts
February 7–14 

DAC’s annual fundraising soiree celebrating the local artists making a difference in our community.



"Missing Vivienne" by Peggy Karauser, Best of Show 2014

“Missing Vivienne” by Peggy Karauser, Best of Show 2014

39th Annual Juried Exhibition
February 20 – March 21

An annual juried exhibition open to new work in all mediums except film exhibiting creativity and diversity. Artists also have the opportunity to exhibit the non-accepted work in the Salon des Refuses installed at Steamworks Brewing  Company Inc.              


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Juanita Ainsley Group Exhibit/ 22nd Annual Creativity Festivity
“PURPLE CATS AND GREEN SKIES: The Influence of Children’s Art on the 20th Century Art World”
March 27 – May 2

Juanita Ainsley artist/curator will be joined by artists Melanie Yazzie, Natalia Goldberg  and Rodney Hatfield. Each one of these artists employs a free and childlike quality in their work along with a sense of sophisticated naiveté and disregard of old expectations that visual art be representational and realistic. A  Judith Reynolds lecture is planned.

This year Creativity Festivity will share this theme and the exhibit will integrate the work of local child artists.