Call for Artists – Spring Show

You are invited to participate in the Spring 2017 Members Show! All mediums including photography, painting, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture are welcome.
Drop-off date: Friday, March 31, 5-7 PM

(Up to three pieces; one will be selected by the judge)

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9 PM.

Cash prices for the winners:

Best of Show $100.00
1st/$75 • 2nd/$50 • 3rd/$35

Pick-up date: Friday, April 28, 5-7 PM

Please RSVP by Friday, March 17

For more info: or (303) 594-8551

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Great family fun at Dia de los Muertos

The Arts Coalition of Erie was filled to the brim during our celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

One of our artists, Diana Sugano, taught the kids to create colorful sugar skulls – a traditional activity for Dia de los Muertos.

Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo at Easter time when little sugar lambs and angels were made to adorn the side altars in the Catholic Church.

Mexico, abundant in sugar production and too poor to buy fancy imported European church decorations, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals, including Dia de los Muertos. On Sunday, the kids learned how to make these unusual, colorful creations themselves.



The ACE Art Safari – A Success!

A brief rain didn’t deter our amazing Erie artists from coming out and displaying their artworks as well as giving everyone a “peek behind the curtain” and showing us how they create their amazing pieces.

When the sun started to shine, the fields in front of the Arts Coalition of Erie was filled with woodworking, painting, drawing and drumming.

Visitors were treated to a variety of Erie talent including:

Gary of The Western Craftsman


Diana Sugano
Gail of Gail’s Gourds
Amazing entertainment from the Front Range Community Djembe Orchestra
Rick Kleiner’s Raku Pottery
Erie Artists Displayed in our Gallery

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors!

  • 101 Clean Dogs
  • Caring 4 Paws
  • Coldwell Banker
  • ELIFE Magazine
  • Erie Chamber of Commerce
  • FastSigns
  • Mutual Security Mortgage
  • NSMarketing
  • Stone and Cottonwood
  • The Western Craftsman

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Thank you B&B Painting!

A special thanks to our newest O’Keefe Sponsor – B&B Painting!

They brought new life to the exterior of the Arts Coalition of Erie – doesn’t it look amazing?

Come check it out in person – all of the flowers are in full bloom. Plus – we have a new gallery installment of our Members’ art pieces starting June 1st.

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Art Safari – Call For Artists

The Arts Coalition of Erie would love to have you participate in our upcoming Art Safari Reception and Exhibit, coming up in August.

If you feel like your work would be a good fit for this upcoming exhibit, please click here and fill out the form and send it to

Safari Flyer

Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado

Spring Cleaning Fun at ACE

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that came out on Cinco de Mayo to help us get the outside looking great for Spring.

If you’ve been by the Arts Coalition of Erie, you know we have amazing flowers around the gallery in the Spring and Summer.

We depend upon our Volunteers to keep the place looking great – we couldn’t do it without you!

If you would like to Volunteer – don’t worry, you don’t always have to pick up a rake – click here to let us know how you would like to help.

Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado

Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado
Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado
Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado
Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado
Volunteer Opportunities in Erie Colorado

Day of the Dead Art Show

It will soon be that time of year again when the spirits of our lost loved ones will come back to visit us for one night–“El Dia de los Muertos” or the Day of the Dead. The Arts Coalition of Erie will be hosting a special art show this October 18th-November3nd for this wonderful Mexican holiday that celebrates life and death with colorful skeletons and altars dedicated to those who have passed on from this world.

One of our creative A.C.E. members, Laurie Anderson, will be hosting a “Day of the Dead” art show, with the hanging on October 18th.  The reception for this show will be held Saturday, November 1st which is the actual 1rst day of the traditional celebration, the day that honors the spirits of departed children or “angelitos.” November 2nd is the day that honors adult spirits.

Laurie plans to build an altar with pictures, objects and flowers to remember lost loved ones during the show and she may decorate the tall Mexican style plain white votive candles with pictures of art by famous artists who have passed.  She’s also thinking of holding a workshop on decorating those candles for the general public. Many of her ideas are still in the planning stages.

Laurie says ” I am also thinking of doing some sort of art workshop in early Oct., before the show hangs, maybe skeleton painting or shadow boxes with a skeleton scene would be a good subject, and then people who have made a painting or box could hopefully enter it in the “Day of the Dead” art show. “

 Follow Laurie’s planning ideas in the next few months to see what she has in mind for her “Day of the Dead” art show on Oct. 18th and make plans to come to the reception to see all the vibrant skeleton artwork on November 1st!

2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Show






Get your arts and crafts ready to sell at the Arts Coalition of Erie (A.C.E.) 2nd Annual Arts and Crafts Show on July 5th from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.  Set up starts at 11:00 a.m. and tear down after 4:00.  We expect lots of walk-by traffic due to the location at 625 Pierce Street, within a few hundred feet of the Chamber of Commerce Brewfest on Briggs Street.  We have the perfect location between the two new breweries in Erie.


Cost of the spaces is $20 per vendor, $15 to rent a canopy, $5 to rent a table.  Call Jan Rice (303) 828-0353 with questions.  Spaces are limited and going fast.


Arts and crafts already paid include paintings, pottery, fine wood, Doris Ritter handbags, fiber, jewelry and photography.  Call Jan to get your space reserved soon.





ACE Member’s Art Show Winners Annoucement

A.C.E. Members’ Art Show

June 7-28, 2014

Reception June 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Juror:  Mala Setaram-Wolfe


2 Dimensional 
1st Place:

Diana Sugano







  2nd Place:

Delcia Litt

“Golden Woods”









3rd Place:                           

Ruth Mills

“His & Hers”








3 Dimensional

        1st Place:

Gail Lewis

“Two Feather”



            2nd Place:

Jan Rice

“Celtic Dress”







             3rd Place:

Melony S.

“Inlay Swirl Horse”






Best of Show & Peoples Choice


Andy Fausz

“Walnut with Cherry Slab Table”