Welcome to the Creamery Arts Center

Welcome to the Creamery Arts Center!

Our Fall/Early Winter hours are 11 am to 6 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.

Visit Santa’s Workshop!  visit santa's workshop pic

Saturday, December 20th is going to be extra special at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss! Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help kids and adults make 3 different “make and take” Christmas tree ornaments. The whole family will enjoy this event! After you’re finished making your ornaments head on over to the cookie decorating table and enjoy cookies and some hot chocolate. Santa’s workshop will be open from Noon til 4pm while supplies last. $10 per person includes all materials to make 3 different ornaments. There will be 3 separate stations set up for making the ornaments so several people can be working at once. And don’t forget the complimentary cookies and hot chocolate. It’s sure to be a fun day! Call 970-872-4848 to reserve your ornaments, as supplies are limited.

Affordable Art Boutique Opens at the Creamery Thanksgiving Weekend!

Think handcrafted art is expensive? Think again! Each year the Creamery Arts Center sets up a special Holiday Boutique in their main gallery especially geared to “Affordable Art” pieces. There will be hundreds of items from $15 to $50!


Thank you for voting us “Best Art Gallery in Delta County”.Best Art Gallery Award


Did You Know?

Creative Coalition Logo

 In June 2013, the North Fork Valley received CERTIFIED Creative District status from Colorado Creative Industries, a Division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade.  Click here to learn more.

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

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.

We are proud to be supported in part by the Colorado Creative CCI logoIndustries!

Thank you to our Sponsors!