The Community Artist Program-Durango
Join us every First Thursday of the month for our local artist reception.
Meet the featured artist, enjoy catering by Hot Tomatoes and get an early start on the "First Thursday Downtown Gallery Experience".  CAP artist receptions are from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.


Community Events

Chandler Wigton shows "The City of Kyzyl"
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Show runs until February 28th
New work combining painting, drawing, photography, and collage, that explores one quantum physicist's dream of visiting a remote and isolated Siberian Shangri-la.
Location:  Durango Arts Center

Jan Heyl: "Pastel Interpretations of the Southwest & Beyond"
Reception- Thursday, February 5th from 3:30 - 5:00 Show runs from February 2nd -27th
Pastels have provided an avenue of expression for Jan that is immediate and flexible. Painting with pastels allows Jan to slow down and more closely observe her environment, especially the way in which light influences color. Come meet Jan at our artist reception and enjoy the artwork she has created.
Location: Pine River Valley Bank, Durango branch

7th Annual Homegrown Food Retreat
Saturday, February 28th from 8:30am-1:30pm
Guest speaker Sarah Haynes will talk about food mapping and lead a group discussion. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Details and $20 registration at 
Location: La Plata County Fairgrounds

Winter Plant and Animal Adaptations
Saturday, February 28th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Mesa Verde National Parl presents a talk on "Winter Plant and Animal Adaptation". The course is limited to 20 people and reservations are available at (970) 529-4631, $10/car.
Location: Mesa Verde National Park, Morefield Campground

The play "Other Desert Cities"
Sunday, March 1st at 2:00pm
Pulitzer Prize nominee Jon Robin Baitz brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights in this superbly crafted contemporary adult drama, brimming with wit and illumination. General admission, $22. DAC member ticket price, $19.
Location: Durango Arts Center

Durango Independent Film Festival
March 4th - March 8th, from 9:00am-11:00pm
An independent film festival throughout downtown Durango. There isn't a better time to take in the outdoors, take in films, and experience all that is Durango, CO. For more information, visit
Location: Mulitple, including Gaslight Theatre and Animas City Theatre

Community Artist Program features Linda Pampinella
On display March 2nd-March 27th. Reception: Thursday, March 5th, from 3:30-5:00
Our second anniversary will be celebrated exhibiting Linda Pampinella's beautiful photography. Her award winning artwork captures stunning texture and the play of light in natural settings and shapes. Linda draws inspiration from the majestic scenery all around us in the Southwest. Meet her and discuss her photography at the artist reception held in her honor while enjoying light snacks.
Location: Pine River Valley Bank, Durango branch

Thom Chacon

Thursday, March 5th, at 7:00pm
Check out the intimate listening room concert venue and welcome Thom Chacon. Thom's simplistic songs highlight wonderful lyric writing, Thom's touted as an Americana original.
Location: Studio & Listening Room

Seed Swap & Talk
Wednesday, March 11th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm
The Southwest Seed Co-op presents a non-GMO seed swap and talk. The public is invited to bring seeds and other garden items to swap.
Location: Durango Natural Foods Co-op

Green Business Roundtable: New Science on Local Climate Change
Wednesday, March 11th at 12:00pm
In a regional partnership that brings together the best in climate science, ecology, and planning, we are exploring strategies to adapt to our changing climate. We will share our findings with you and explore a range of options as future climate scenarios present new chapters for the region. Marcie Bidwell, Mountain Studies Institute and Renee Rondeau, Colorado State University.

Durango Celtic Festival

March 12th - March 15th, from 8:00am-5:00pm
Three days of workshops and festivities throughout Durango. Enjoy lots of great music; headlined this year by RUNA. For more information visit
Location: Multiple, mainly Henry Strater Theatre

The Wailin' Jenny's
Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm
Canadian Folk trio that create an extraordinarily perfect vocal sound.
Location: Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall

Rail Jam
Saturday, March 14th from 9:00am-3:00pm
Inferno is co-sponsoring a rail jam at DMR/Purgatory. Come see the local talent display their abilities!
Location: Durango Mountain Resort

Steampunk Stomp
Saturday, March 14th from 6:00pm-11:00pm
The Powerhouse will once again be tearing open the space-time continuum for their fourth annual Steampunk Stomp. Get ready for the biggest Steampunk extravaganza yet! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets include food catered by DurangGourmet, entertainment, and other surprises. Get tickets by calling (970) 259-9234
Location: Powerhouse Science Center