Weehawken Creative Arts Centers
Weehawken Creative Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with classrooms in Ouray and Ridgway. Our mission "provide high quality arts education and personal growth opportunities to adults and children year-round."
Weehawken has three rented facilities where many programs take place:
For over a decade, Weehawken Creative Arts has been transforming the lives of children and adults in Ouray County and beyond through our dance program, art education offerings and beloved community events. At our Arts Centers in Ouray and Ridgway, our extraordinary instructors offer high-quality classes and workshops for adults and kids year-round, in just about everything you can imagine – from fine arts and photography to creative writing to movement arts like fencing, karate and a full dance program. Twenty five percent of our youth participants request scholarships or assistance and we aim to never turn a student away.
The Weehawken Children’s Garden (adjacent to our center in Ouray) is well worth a visit, offering an enchanting play-land for pint-sized Weehawken participants. And at our All Fired UP Clay Center in Ridgway, budding ceramicists of all ages are learning just how fun it is to take a glob of clay and transform it into something beautiful and functional.
Over the past few years, we have expanded our program offerings in Montrose and Silverton, as well.
In fact, over the past year (2014) this is the impact we had:
Throughout the year, Weehawken enlivens our community with a variety of signature events, including:
Recognizing that there is strength in numbers, Weehawken has recently formed a strategic alliance with the Sherbino Theater (with whom we now share a top-notch staff of three). While our two organizations are completely separate, with separate missions, boards and budgets --- we share a staff and resources in order to minimize organizational costs.
The tuition we charge for our arts education programs and performances covers only a small percentage of our operating costs.
Weehawken is funded by Tuition, Grants, Tickets, Sponsorship, Fundraising, Membership and Individual Contributions (donations). Membership to the organization is open to any interested person.
Hours:Admin: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Classes run all hours, according to scheduled times.
Alternate Phone:(970) 318-0150
Street Address:1075 Sherman Street, Ste 201, Ridgway, CO, 81432
Mailing Address:PO Box 734, Ridgway, CO, 81432