Our Mission is to create a dynamic, supportive environment for the visual arts in the Wet Mountain Valley.
Our goals are:
*To provide support for our SAG members’ artistic endeavors and foster commerce and partnerships with local non-profits and organizations in our community.
*To provide a facility, the 3rd Street Gallery, as a place where artists of all skill levels and ages are welcomed in a learning atmosphere with annual fine art shows, receptions, art groups and art classes.
*To attract and encourage aspiring artists of all ages with our SAG Arts educational programs primarily funded by Rebecca’s Fund which include Preschool classes, Summer Art Camps, teen Field Trips and art classes.
*To fund art supplies which enhance experiences in the Custer County School art programs and award scholarships to local graduating seniors pursuing degrees in the arts.
Our SAG Programs also include:
Fine Art Calendar – a collectible fine art calendar featuring winners of our annual juried competition.
Art in Public Places – displays our artists’ original works in various locations in the community.
Arts Hullabaloo – annual art celebration inviting families for a fun weekend of art related activities.
Inspirational Visiting Artist Series – a nationally acclaimed artist is invited to spend a few days giving creative workshops, classes, and art demos.
Alla Prima Westcliffe – a Plein Air event open to all artists to paint in our beautiful Valley. The event concludes with an art show, a reception and awards.