Eleanor Bliss Society

Eleanor Bliss left a lasting legacy in Steamboat Springs through her dedication and passion in bring arts and culture to the community. In 1972, she galvanized community members to transform the train depot into a Center for the Arts that still serves the Yampa Valley today through classes, events, gallery exhibits, performances and so much more.


You, too, can leave a legacy by becoming a member of the Bliss Society


Bliss Society members plan gifts or bequests to fund the inspirational and critical work of Steamboat Creates.

Becoming a Bliss Society member ensures the legacy of Eleanor Bliss will continue. It also amplifies our impact in the community and sustains Steamboat Creates’ mission to nurture the arts so creativity flourishes.

Benefits of joining the Bliss Society include:

  • Annual high tea at the Depot Art Center
  • Name recognition on a permanent plaque in Bliss Hall
  • Commemorative Bliss Society coin
  • Knowing your passion for the arts and our community will continue through your gift.

Planning your legacy can be complex on many levels. Planned gifts allow you to make substantial contributions to secure the future of the Yampa Valley that generally offer tax benefits and allow you to change your mind at a later date without affecting your current financial situation. This partial list provides an overview of some ways you can help establish your personal legacy to Steamboat creates.

  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation
  • Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary Designation
  • Payment/Transfer on Death Beneficiary Forms.
  • Through wills, trusts and estate planning documents.

*The information set forth above does not constitute tax or legal advice. You should be sure to consult your attorney, financial advisor or estate planner to determine the right approach for your situation. Have your attorney or estate planner contact Steamboat Creates if you are interested in setting up one of these accounts.

The minimum donation to become a member of the Eleanor Bliss Society is $1,972 (The organization was founded in 1972). If you would like to set up a payment plan for $500 a year for four years or $50 a month for two years, or if you have any questions, please contact dagny@steamboatcreates.org