Welcome to the Creamery Arts Center

Welcome to the Creamery Arts Center

165 W. Bridge Street, Hotchkiss, CO   970-872-4848

Summer hours: Mon – Sat 11 am – 6 pm

What is happening during  August?

Don Benjamin with some of his artworkEvery Saturday in August, artist and instructor Don Paul Benjamin will be having 2 Cartooning classes for kids at the Creamery for a total of 4 Saturdays (the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th). The first class will be for younger children (elementary) and will be from 10am til 11:30 and the more advanced class will be from 1 until 2:30.
Each class is $20 per student or a package of all 4 for only $70! Sign up today by calling 970-872-4848Early 10am Class: Illustrating Storybooks
Students will learn how to draw storybook characters using a three-step process: pencil sketching, coloring using colored pencils, and inking. Students will use their drawings, pre-printed stories, and a unique ending written by them to create five take-home storybooks.
Appropriate for elementary school students.
Afternoon 1pm Class: Creating a Super Hero.
Students will learn how to create a super hero back-story including developing a unique name, inventing super powers, creating a secret identity, and creating friends and villains. The main emphasis of the class will be on writing with a secondary emphasis on completing basic drawings of super hero characters and supporting characters. The class includes a 12-page student workbook. Appropriate for middle school and older.About D.P. Benjamin
His background includes five years as a classroom instructor and fifty years as a freelance cartoonist. He has worked as a teaching artist for 15 years teaching cartooning and story illustration to students from kindergarten through high school. His instruction features lively activities that encourage students to expand their drawing skills through hands-on experiences and guided practice. He has used his instructional skills and sense of humor to teach cartooning in classrooms, art centers, and public libraries. His basic instruction covers cartoon facial features, the cartoon body, props, action, coloring, inking, and captions.

Mosaic Class with Craol NewmanMosaic Art Class

If you missed the recent mosaic art class with Carol Newman at the Creamery, you still have 1 more chance to sign up! Register now and learn to create with blocks of color and texture. All tools and materials provided!

John Hutchison Concert on August 26, 7:30 pm.  Cost – $12.

John Hutchinson and guitar When singer/songwriter John Hutchison takes the stage one should prepare for an adventure in songcraft. With rich lyrical imagery riding sublime melodies served up with beautiful acoustic guitar the audience enters into the storyteller’s weavings like classic tales told around a campfire. His songs let you in on the secrets of where he’s been, what he’s seen, what he’s felt, or maybe just imagined. His latest album of fifteen original songs pretty well sums it up in the title: Postcards From the State of Mind. In 2016 he gained national recognition of his talent when his song “Armageddon Nervous: the Apocalypso Song”(youtube) took the gold medal in the humor category of the songwriting contest at the National Championships of all things acoustic at the prestigious Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. Whether performing solo or with some of the best musicians in the country, a concert with John is a special journey to parts known and unknown and you will find your world a richer place when you return.

SAVE THE DATE!Handmade pottery bowls for sale at our annual fundraiser

It is time once again for our annual “Peaches & Cream” fundraiser, September 1! Buy one
of Shelley Rae in concertour special bowls created by some of our potters and get a free
scoop of ice cream and peaches!

Peaches and Ice Cream

While you enjoy your ice cream, relax and listen to a free concert by Shelley Rae from 7pm-9pm. The show for September will focus on pottery with a special emphasis on raku.



Adult Pottery Classes with David Strong:

Pottery class example

Monday: 1:00-3:00         Wednesday 6:00-8:00


After school classes will resume Sept 6.

Suki teaching art class for childrenMonday and Tuesday: Glass with Linda McVehil in the glass studio
Wednesday: Kids Clay with David Strong
Wednesday &Thursday: Art From The Heart with Suki  Strong
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes: 3:30- 5:15
Thursday Art class: 3:30-5:30
$10.00 each or 4/$36.00

After School Art follows the Delta School Schedule – there are no after school classes during school breaks.


 We have a new membership structure at the Creamery. Hello neighbors is a pdf with information for all levels of membership and feel free to email gallery@creameryartscenter.org if you have any questions.

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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 11~5 Monday through Friday and 11~4 on Saturday. For information on exhibits, events or classes, contact the Creamery at (970)872-4848 or gallery@creameryartscenter.org.

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.

Best Art Gallery Award


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

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