Help Keep the Arts Alive in Steamboat

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Arts and Culture is the second hardest hit industry due to COVID-19 behind hotels and lodging. The arts and culture industries are projected to be one of the slowest to rebound due to the amount of time it takes to create music, put on a production, create a movie, etc.

In Steamboat Springs, artists, creative and arts and culture non-profits need your help. Your generosity will ensure the longevity of dance, theater, music, writing, design, crafts and history and heritage in our community.

Thank you for your support!

Authors & Poets

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. The place for good books, good coffee & good friends. Support Off the Beaten Path

Steamboat Springs Writers Group. Read your unpublished work, receive advice and encouragement, share critiques and celebrate successes. There is no fee or sign up form. Visitors are encouraged to read a work, but are welcome to merely sit in. Support Steamboat Springs Writers Group

Film & Media

Mountain Town Film Collective. MFC is a gathering of film and media professionals, plus students and those who aspire to create great stories. We live and work in Colorado’s Yampa Valley (or wish we did). Support Mountain Town Film Collective


Historic Routt County. We connect yesterday’s places with tomorrow. Historic Routt County is an award-winning, nationally-recognized nonprofit historic preservation organization with a mission to preserve and to promote the historic character of Routt County communities and rural areas through the built environment. We save the places that tell the story of our county and its people. Support Historic Routt County

Tread of Pioneers Museum. Tread of Pioneers Museum preserves, shares and celebrates the history and heritage of Steamboat Springs and Routt County through quality and engaging exhibits, programs, and education. Support Tread of Pioneers Museum

Performing Arts

Chief Theater. The mission of the Friends of the Chief is to preserve, program and manage the multi-use historic Chief Theater that contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of Downtown Steamboat Springs. Support the Chief Theater

Colorado New Play Festival. The Colorado New Play Festival partners with theatre companies throughout the country to provide a unique opportunity for artists to create new work for the American stage. Support Colorado New Play Festival

Opera Steamboat. Opera Steamboat promotes opera and the vocal arts in Northwest Colorado through educational and musical opportunities in collaboration with world-class artists. Support Opera Steamboat

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp. Perry-Mansfield provides young people superior arts training in body, heart, and mind and to promote creativity, a sense of the close brotherhood of the arts, and the values of a way of life close to nature.  Support Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp

Piknik Theatre. Piknik Theatre creates professional and diverse theatre arts in the Yampa Valley. This includes indoor and outdoor (admission free) performances and educational opportunities for children and adults. We are the only theatre company in the region with professional (Actors Equity Association) artists who perform, instruct, and work collaboratively alongside local artists to enhance their skills. Support Piknik Theatre

Steamboat Dance Theatre. Steamboat Dance Theatre engages, educates and enriches the communities of the Yampa Valley through dance and movement . Support Steamboat Dance Theatre

Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. The mission of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is to place music at the heart of our community by educating musicians from all walks of life and inspiring the human spirit through outstanding orchestral experiences. In addition to presenting world-class orchestral concerts several times a year, the SSO funds and staffs the Steamboat Springs High School Orchestra and offers immersive educational weekends where students of all ages have the opportunity to play alongside professional orchestra members.Support Steamboat Symphony Orchestra

Strings Music Festival. Over 33 years Strings Music Festival has featured more than 60 Grammy winners, musicians from all 25 of the nation’s top orchestras, and the abundant musical talent that calls the Yampa Valley home. Strings’ diverse music continues through all seasons, offering holiday favorites, chart-topping artists, national touring acts, and more. Strings’ free school programs reach more than 3,000 kindergarten through high school students annually. More than 60% of Strings programs are free. Support Strings Music Festival

Yampa Valley Choral Society. The Yampa Valley Choral Society was founded in 2012 by a group of passionate singers who recognized the value of sharing resources to advance vocal and choral arts in the Yampa Valley, and the benefits of centralizing the programming, production and promotion of the vocal arts programs in the Steamboat Springs, Colorado, area. Support Yampa Valley Choral Society

Visual Arts

Support local artists and galleries this challenging year by purchasing art from one of our Artwalk Venues. Click here for a list of galleries: Steamboat Springs Gallery Listing

Steamboat Creates

Steamboat Creates enhances quality of life and economic vitality for our creative sector through advocacy, promotion, education, infrastructure, and connections and for our community and visitors by growing engagement in arts and cultural experiences. Support Steamboat Creates