Birds of a Feather Art Show


The Southeast Colorado Arts Council in conjunction with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival Committee will be hosting the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show starting Thursday, February 21, 2013.  This art show will feature artwork from local artists and a special showing of paintings by Marie Whiting.

The three-day “Birds of a Feather” art show will be held at the Shore Arts Center on South Main Street in Lamar on the Thursday, February 21st and will conclude Saturday, February 22nd at 4pm.  All area artists are invited to show and offer their work for sale free of any fees.  A maximum of three pieces of artwork will be allowed per artist. Twenty percent of the proceeds from any sales will be used by  the Southeast Colorado Arts Council to defray expenses and to support the Shore Arts Center.

The lower Arkansas Valley is rich with talented artists and programs. Your continued support will allow the Arts Council to continue to work and support local artists as well as those from outside the region and beyond.  If you enjoy art, would like to learn more about the creative process, and would like to support the arts in southeast Colorado, please plan to attend the Southeast Colorado Arts Council’s, “Birds of a Feather” Art Show February 21 through the 23 this year.

The Show and sale will be held at the Shore Arts Center, 115 South Main Street in Lamar, CO.  The Show hours and additional information about the council is available online at and on their blog at  For more information, contact Rose Ann Yates at 719-940-7424 or Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720.

Artists, please click this link to get the PDF for our Call for Entries From: Birds of a Feather Call for Entries

50 year anniversary of fire of the Pioneer Theatre prompts expansion of the Shore Arts Center

To coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the fire of Pioneer Theatre in downtown Lamar, The Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble, Inc. will be working with other arts organizations (including the Southeast Colorado Arts Council) to expand and continue to renovate the Shore Arts Center.  Donated to AVWPE, Inc. in 2006, the Shore Arts Center has become a main attraction and feature to Lamar’s downtown district.  The center is currently home to thriving music programs including the AVWPE concert band, the Valley Jazz Orchestra and the Take Five Jazz Quintet.  The center hosts weekly square dance rehearsals with the legendary Dudes & Dames dancers led by Carla Scranton.  The Southeast Colorado Arts Council hosts a varied schedule of art shows, sales, receptions and membership drives throughout the year as well.  Expansion plans include a new multi-purpose dance & music rehearsal hall, studio rooms for artists, retail gallery space and much needed storage for the facility.  A proposed Arts & Music History Museum will be one of the cornerstones for the new facility in the future and summer exhibits are currently planned for 2013 in the Walter-Hobbs Hall of the center.  Organizers are asking for any stories, history or memorabilia that you would like to see featured at the museum within the Shore Arts Center.  Old photos, recordings, instruments, dance outfits, etc. would be treasured exhibits within the museum.  If you’re interested in preserving Southeast Colorado’s rich & varied arts & music history, please contact Trevor La Cost at 719-931-0137 or  ImageImage

2012 Autumn Art Show

The Southeast Colorado Arts Guild in conjunction with The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this Fall’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center starting Tuesday, October 26th.  This art show will run for only four days. Here is the current schedule:

Tuesday-Friday, October 23-26: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Shore Art Center. Awards will be given out at this time.

Artists, Please Click Here for the official Entry Form in PDF format. This document informs you to costs, date to submit entries, etc.

Please visit the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild website at:

To learn more about the Judge for this years show, please click Here.

Take Five performs for Southeast Colorado Arts Council 4/7/11

Here is a little clip of Take Five playing for the Southeast Colorado Arts Council show held April 7th at the Shore Arts Center.

This event was well attended and the Arts Council was in the process of working on their membership drive. There were many patrons that signed on to help with the Arts Council with its vision for the future of Art in our community.