Nozcaboose – Artist Residency


The Caboose Artist Studio Residency program, which launched in summer 2020, provides local artists a place to create without the burden of high rent for a dedicated work space (the program is free to the artist). Artist Studio Residency takes place in Steamboat Creates’ NozCaboose, named after the graffiti mural characters called Nozcos that wrap around the outside of the caboose train car.

Steamboat Creates provides:
– NozCaboose studio with light furnishings, folding down Murphy table, lighting, baseboard heat, WiFi signal, NO running water (water and bathroom access is provided in the Depot Art Center), NO lodging or overnight accommodations.
– Exhibition of work at the end of the residency as part of the downtown First Friday Artwalk in the NozCaboose Studio.

Artist Residency provides:
– Community outreach project during the residency
– Membership with Steamboat Creates (Artist Member level or higher)

The NozCaboose is an open-studio concept so visitors can go inside to see the artist creating. There are no set ‘open’ hours as the schedule is dependent on the artist’s work schedule. However, typically the artist is in studio during First Friday Artwalks each month, May – October!


The Artist-in-Residence program for Summer 2023 is currently accepting applications from artists located in Northwest Colorado.


Current Nozcaboose Artist-in-Residence

Steamboat Montessori (January – April 2023)


Past Nozcaboose Artists-in-Residence

Garret Bock (August – October 2022)

Julia Ben-Asher (May – July 2022)