Mission of the Center for the Arts Evergreen
“To promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community" Each CAE event, exhibition, class offering, art festival and program is designed to fulfill its mission and to serve the artistic needs of the mountain community.
History of the Center for the Arts Evergreen
In1974 Evergreen area art enthusiasts formed and incorporated the Evergreen Arts Council as they pursed a plan to build a visual arts/community center. Their intention was to provide mountain area residents with a place to acquire high quality art instruction, view a wide variety of art exhibitions and engage in art activities. In November 2003 that building became a reality with the lease of a 3,500 square foot facility in Buchanan Park partnering with the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District. This Center houses exhibit space (also used for small concerts and recitals), classrooms and meeting spaces that are also utilized for symposiums and lectures. The Center schedules twelve annual art exhibitions showcasing nationally accomplished artists as well as artists from the mountain community. The Art Center and its services are open to everyone free of charge six days a week. Low cost memberships provide individuals and families discounts on art classes offered in a wide variety of media and disciplines including the fine arts, crafts and creative writing. Following the tradition of the Evergreen Arts Council, CAE actively supports the visual and performing arts organizations in the community, including programs with and for area schools. CAE is responsible for publishing a monthly arts calendar in Serenity Magazine highlighting the full array and schedule of mountain area arts events and performances.In February 2007 the Evergreen Art’s Council’s Board of Directors voted to merge the Council and Art Center under one organization’s name: The Center for the Arts Evergreen.
At the intersection of Evergreen Parkway and Squaw Pass Road,The Center for the Arts Evergreen(a small beige home)is located to the left of the Buchanan Rec Center,
From I-70: From the east, take the Evergreen Parkway exit #252, head south on Highway 74 (Evergreen Parkway) past Bergen Park. From the west, take the El Rancho exit #251 and turn right on Mt. Vernon Rd. until you get to Highway 74 and turn right. The center will be on your left at Squaw Pass Rd. - turn left at that light and CAE is to the left of the Rec. Center
From South Denver: Take the Indian Hills/Parmalee Gulch exit off Highway 285. Follow that all the way through Indian Hills and Kittredge, where the road dead ends into Highway 74. Turn left on Highway 74 and stay on it past Downtown Evergreen toward Bergen Park and I-70. Take a right at the light at Squaw Pass Rd. and CAE is to the left of the Recreation Center.
From Southwest Colorado: Take Highway 285 to Conifer. At the Conifer Staples shopping center you'll turn north on Highway 73. Take this road until it dead ends in Downtown Evergreen where you'll turn left on Highway 74. Follow Highway 74 toward Bergen Park and I-70 and take a right at Squaw Pass Rd. CAE is to the left of the Recreation Center.