Art Center started with fund drives in the 1950s

Members of the Mesa County Fine Arts Center display their artwork on the lawn at City Hall as a fundraiser for the proposed new art center. Photo courtesy of the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.



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Members of the Mesa County Fine Arts Center display their artwork on the lawn at City Hall as a fundraiser for the proposed new art center. Photo courtesy of the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.

Mesa County, with its spectacular natural scenery, has always had its own small artists’ colony. But until the early 1950s, nobody did much to display that beauty. A few years after…




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