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From Our Hands To Yours…

Paonia and the North Fork Valley have a lot of fantastic offerings this Spring into Summer. Checkout some of our members’ news below!

Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events:


Cedar Keshet

Cedar Keshet will have 3 of her paintings on display in the lobby of the West Elk Clinic in Hotchkiss until mid October 2022. Cedar hopes that her paintings will cheer up the folks who are not feeling well and everyone else! Stop by and see them if you are able.


Cirque Boutique & Gallery

Art opening at The Cirque Gallery featuring work by Elyssa Edgerly
Opening Reception during Final Friday Frolic on May 27th 5pm – 7pm. On display until June 22.
‘The vast beauty of landscapes, the intricacy of patterns in nature and depths of relationships all nourish Elyssa Edgerly’s creative soul and guide her  to paint.  With vibrant brushstrokes and a diverse array of imagery, Edgerly’s paintings burst with texture, vibrant color and intimacy.  Her work reflects a  deep connection to the natural world and the beautiful souls in her community.’


Crawford Pioneer Days

“Country Roads, Take Me Home” – Parade, Outhouse Races, Hale Bale Races, Fireworks, Craft Vendors, Food & More!
June 9th to 11th, 2022 in Crawford, CO. Website | Facebook

Creamery Arts Center

165 W. Bridge Street, Hotchkiss, CO | Creamery Website

On-going Events:

  • After school art classes with instructors Suki and David Strong.
  • Adult ceramics with David on Wednesday nights at 6pm (or by appointment).
  • Open Mic Night is every Wednesday at 6pm. It’s become a wonderful, fun event that showcases the incredible talent of Hotchkiss and the North Fork Valley.
  • We have plenty of delicious 3rd Bowl ice cream in stock, be sure to swing by and get a scoop!

Dark Skies Paonia

Following is dark sky news about how to enjoy and care for the night in Colorado. Care for Colorado Monthly Messaging – June 2022

KVNF Community Radio

KVNF Community Radio will be selling Raffle tickets for a Brand New 2022 Toyota Tacoma. Look for the KVNF booth at 20 plus events across the Western Slope throughout the Summer. You can also purchase raffle tickets online at Good Luck! KVNF will be live broadcasting Twisted Pine, playing at Delicious Orchards on Friday June 17th. If you can’t make it to the live show you can still listen at 90.9 Paonia, 89.1 Montrose or on the web at

North Fork Valley Creative Coalition

North Fork Valley Creative Coalition presents an Art Exhibition of local North Fork Valley Artists at the West Elk Clinic in Hotchkiss from May to October 2022. Enjoy new works in the waiting area by artists Cedar Keshet, Jen Sanborn, Lea Petmezas, Mary Hockenbery, Ryan Strand, and Shannon Richardson.


Paonia Clayworks

SPRING CASH AND CARRY SALE AT PAONIA CLAYWORKS! During Final Friday Frolics on May 27th, 5 to 8pm. All ceramic pieces are 23% off if you pay by check or cash. This is the perfect time to do some early shopping for Fathers Day, Birthdays and even Christmas! Come on by and find the perfect gift or something special for yourself. We are located on first street behind High Country Printing in Paonia.


Paradise Theatre

North Fork Senior Connections presents: Teens Interviewing Seniors on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm at Paradise Theatre of Paonia.

Pickin’ Productions & Big B’s

Folk ‘N Roots Rendezvous on May 27-29, 2022 at Big B’s Delicious Orchards

Robin Arthur

Paonia, Colorado artist Robin Arthur (aka, RobiniArt) displays her paintings at Horse Cow 57 Gallery near the intersection of Paonia’s Grand Avenue and 3rd Street in the warehouse with the vintage airplane/rocketship parked out front. Robin’s abstracts, landscapes and animal portraits are offered for sale at the gallery and at Reproductions of her work can be found at Horse Cow 57 is typically open on Friday evenings and Saturday days and evenings in warmer months. If you are driving from a distance, please call 512-963-4892 or 303-601-0264 to confirm open hours or to schedule a showing.


Shamanic Arts Center

The Shamanic Arts Center in the western Colorado mountains is a small cultural preservation non-profit that supports the preservation of shamanic practices. Direct experience and exchange are facilitated by the Center in Hotchkiss, Colorado through its projects including: Traveling Shamans Camps, Sacred Witness field trips, Alchemical Artworks Project, Encounters of the Shamanic Kind, Experience Exchange. Learn More about upcoming events.


Shannon Richardson

Join artist Shannon Richardson in her studio loft above the Blue Sage Center for the arts from 5-7pm on Friday, May 27th with new original oil paintings, prints, gifts and merriment. Visit Shannon’s Website.


The Learning Council

Upcoming Events:


West Elks AVA

North Fork Uncorked – Enjoy Tasting New Releases from the West Elks Wineries of Western Colorado on June 3-5, 2022. The wineries of the North Fork Valley invite you to come to Paonia and Hotchkiss to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of culinary events, wine and cider, music, and barrel tastings to celebrate the beginning of the 2022 summer season. New releases of limited production wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Fun activities for everyone! Learn More.