Welcome to the Creamery Arts Center

Welcome to the Creamery Arts Center!

Our Spring hours are 11 am to 5 pm,  Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.

upstairs gallery

 The historic Challenge Butter building, built in 1939, was given new life in 2006. The renovation that took nearly a year to complete became the impressive Creamery Arts Center. Visitors can enter the custom made front doors and explore the open floor plan which displays the works of over 60 local artists and authors. We offer paintings, photography, woodworking, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, leather, bronze and stone sculpture, glass, greeting cards, books and more. And yes, we even serve ice cream!


The second Friday of every month, from 6~8 pm, the Creamery hosts an opening reception for its most current art exhibit. This gala event is free to the public and features refreshments, a cash wine and beer bar, great art, and excellent company. Don’t miss our spectacular bathrooms, which were designed and created by two of our artists.

The Creamery Arts Center hosts 2nd Annual

“Night in Tuscany” Dinner


You won’t want to miss the Creamery Art Center’s “Night in Tuscany” lasagna dinner on Saturday, April 26th. This festive event begins at 5:30pm with appetizers and a cash bar offering local wines and micro brews. At 6pm dinner will be served including: freshly baked homemade breads, a garden salad and your choice of meat or veggie lasagna made with fresh local ingredients.  Finishing off the evening will be coffee and a dessert cart that will amaze you.

The price for the evening is $25/person or $20/person for Creamery members and supporters. Tickets are available at the Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge St. Hotchkiss, CO 81419, or by calling 970-872-4848. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, April 22nd.

Cabin Fever?  In the mood for an adventure?

Come and be part of our Saturday Art Adventures!!

Check out our all new classes from 1-2:30 pm on Saturdays.

Instructor Mary Simmons and other guest instructors will be offering a wide range of classes, exploring a variety of mediums.

All classes are designed to be completed in less than 2 hrs. and are for all ages unless noted.

Drop-ins welcome ~ $10/person (some classes may require an additional materials fee)

Our next class is on Saturday, April 12.  For more information click here: Origami Boxes


pottery seconds

Our pottery seconds show was such a success last year that we decided to make it an annual event! If you are a pottery fan you won’t want to miss this chance to find some treasures at bargain prices. This event will be held in our upstairs Churro Gallery and new items will be arriving nearly every day.

Our Dancing Elephants - You don't have to be beautiful to dance!


Even during the winter months, on a nice day you will see people sitting under our pavilion and enjoying the “Dancing Elephants”.  After all, you don’t have to be beautiful to dance!

Located at 165 W. Bridge St.in Hotchkiss, our hours are 11~6 every day except Sunday. For information on exhibits, events or classes, contact the Creamery at (970)872-4848 or information@creameryartscenter.org.

 Thank you to our Sponsors!