To create a dynamic, supportive environment for the visual arts to flourish in the Wet Mountain Valley.
Build the reputation of our valley as an art-centered destination known for its exceptional artistic talent, creative opportunities and unparalleled natural beauty.
Enhance life and foster commerce in our valley with a calendar of creative events, family activities and enriching community services.
Be a catalyst in developing a healthy, dynamic, sustainable economic environment based on the arts.
Partner with local non-profits and organizations to ensure the economic future of our valley with collaborative events and cooperative marketing.
Our goal is to attract aspiring artists of all ages with our SAG Arts educational program, offering art inspiration and instruction to our valley community.
Offer art classes and workshops targeted to kids, teens and adults of all interests and skill levels taught by accomplished SAG artists.
Fund incremental art resources to enhance classroom experiences in the Custer County School art programs.
Award annual scholarships to local graduating seniors pursuing degrees in the arts.
Offer ambitious adult artists a schedule of classes in various art mediums. No experience necessary!
Partner with Rebecca’s Fund to present our popular, year-round program, SAG Arts for Kids, offering classes, summer camps, and creative activities for children from preschool through high school.
We strive to enhance community life and local commerce through the 3rd Street Gallery and its annual calendar of fine art shows and receptions.
Support SAG artists, as well as local and regional artists, by providing the 3rd Street Gallery, a dedicated outlet where they can self-promote, display, and sell their own art.
Showcase our artists’ recent endeavors with an entertaining schedule of art shows, rewarding our local fan base as well as attracting out-of-town visitors and patrons.
Promote SAG artists’ original artwork and activities on our 3rd Street Gallery Facebook Page. And give them the opportunity to promote themselves by creating their own webpage on the SAG Website.
Manage and operate the gallery with a committed volunteer staff of docents and artists.
Year after year, SAG offers these popular events to their returning audiences of eager fans, families, and patrons.
Alla Prima Westcliffe – This celebrated SAG Plein Air event draws artists from all over the West to paint in our beautiful Valley. The week-long paint-out concludes in an art show reception and presentation of awards to the artists.
Arts Hullabaloo – SAG’s annual family celebration of the Arts shares the fun of creativity with children of all ages. And contributes to our community by bringing families for a weekend filled with warm memories of our valley.
Fine Art Calendar – SAG produces this collectible fine art calendar featuring the winners of our annual juried competition. The beautiful calendars are sold online and at various valley locations.
Inspirational Visiting Artist Series – This exciting SAG program invites a nationally acclaimed artist every year to come spend a few days with us giving creative workshops, classes, and art demos. And to share a motivational presentation of their own life journey with art.
Art in Public Places – SAG proudly displays and rotates our artists’ original work in various locations around the community, promoting the artists and enriching daily life in our valley.