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Durango Art Galleries

 

 Summer/Fall 2021

Art acts as the foundation of any community, providing unity, creativity, and imagination for those who create it and for the many who appreciate it. The art community within Durango is no exception. Durango’s galleries display powerful artwork that defines our community and can be both admired and purchased. These local treasures include a range of creations in pottery, handcrafted quilts, photography, and jewelry—all of which capture the beauty and individuality of our local artists. Durango’s galleries highlight the culture of our region and the world beyond, and they’re open to explore.

a shared blanket

A Shared Blanket

104 E. Fifth Street
www.asharedblanket.com
970-247-9210

A Shared Blanket is a museum-quality Native American gallery in Durango featuring authentic artwork from tribal members throughout the United States. The gallery emphasizes Navajo weavings, Zuni fetishes, Pueblo storytellers and pottery, Alaskan sculptures, drums, flutes, baskets, and jewelry. All the original art comes directly from the artist. The exceedingly knowledgeable staff can guide you through the various artists, tribes, artifacts, and ceremonies to help you collect the finest pieces. Staff members know each artist personally, and they guarantee authenticity.

 

create art and tea

Create Art and Tea

802 E. Second Avenue
Inside the Durango Arts Center
www.createartandtea.com
703-431-9649

Create Art and Tea is the place to find unique, locally created art for every occasion. Create features wall art, ceramics, jewelry, photography, eco-dyed wearable art, and more. Lori Preusch, Ann Smith, Deborah Sussex, Marge Meyer-Nugent, and Chayse Romero are among the talented artists featured. Create offers a selection of aromatic and delightful loose-leaf teas. Special-order tea blends are also available. Purchase to go or enjoy a cup while browsing.

 

center of southwest studies

Center of Southwest Studies

1000 Rim Drive
www.swcenter.fortlewis.edu
970-247-7456

The Center of Southwest Studies houses a research museum, library, and archive dedicated to collecting the knowledge, history, and development of the greater Four Corners region. Additionally, the Center supports Fort Lewis College’s commitment to experiential learning through internships, academic collaborations, and student research opportunities. Please visit the website to find current information on scheduling visits and on their free public programs.

 

earthen vessel

Earthen Vessel Gallery

115 W. Ninth St.
www.earthenvessel.com
970-247-1281
This locally owned gallery offers art for everyday living: ceramics, jewelry, paintings, glass, and unique gifts created by extraordinary artisans. Browse the curated range of work, from contemporary to traditional, decorative to functional. Earthen Vessel Gallery consistently discovers the most remarkable artists to add to its collection. Learn the artists’ stories by visiting the gallery located in downtown Durango or discover them online at earthenvessel.com.

 

Karyn Gabaldon arts

Karyn Gabaldon Arts

680 Main Avenue
www.karyngabaldon.com
970-946-8292

Artist Karyn Gabaldon features her acrylic paintings inspired by the beauty of our region. Her work is contemporary and nature oriented, with an intuitive Zen grace. Gabaldon’s work is colorful and dramatic, stirring the imagination with a calming touch. Karyn’s gallery has been a Durango mainstay for 40 years, carrying unique jewelry, bronze and stone sculpture, wood, glass, metal prints, clocks, mirrors, and Ikebana vases. Across from the Historic Stater Hotel.

 

scenic aperture

Scenic Aperture

708 Main Avenue
www.durangogallery.photography
970-385-5853

A highlight of Durango’s historic Main Avenue, Scenic Aperture features fine-art nature photography from the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. The gallery showcases the works of Frank Comisar, Durango’s own internationally collected photographer. Images are available in many sizes and media. Stop by and say hello. They love the Four Corners region and would be happy to discuss their favorite places for dinner, sunsets, and adventure.

 

sorrel sky gallery

Sorrel Sky Gallery

828 Main Ave.
www.sorrelsky.com
970-247-3555

Sorrel Sky Gallery has been part of the Durango community since 2002, representing more than 50 local and regional artists. Discover the gallery’s impressive range of contemporary and traditional Western and Native American fine art and jewelry, sculpture, and more. Owner Shanan Campbell and her team are passionate about art and how it enriches our lives. Visit their beautiful location downtown and discover something new and unique at Sorrel Sky Gallery.

 

Toh Atin gallery

Toh-Atin Gallery

145 W. Ninth Street
www.toh-atin.com
970-247-8277

Since 1957, Toh-Atin Gallery has been known for its outstanding selection of Navajo weaving, Native American jewelry, Pueblo pottery, Hopi Kachina dolls, Southwestern paintings, and sculpture. Considered by many to be more of a museum than a gallery, this family-owned establishment appreciates the opportunity to share the stories behind the artists and their art forms. Group tours and lectures may be set up in advance with the gallery.

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