For art lovers, Durango has a number of galleries and alternative art venues to explore. Whether you are interested in jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, pottery, mixed-media, or Native-American artifacts, Durango has it all; from traditional landscape and western themed art to Abstract Expressionist and experimental styles. A walk along Main Avenue with forays onto side streets will yield a plethora of places to see, and buy art.entrepreneurial

Almost a dozen art emporiums participate in the 1st Thursday Art Walk, a time when galleries exhibit their best work and regularly showcase new work by some of their artists. It is a typically high-spirited, social event for locals and visitors alike, with many galleries providing appetizers and beverages to accompany the art.

Of course, you needn’t wait until the first Thursday of the month to partake in an “art walk.” Visiting all or any that strike your fancy can be a fun, enlightening, and culturally stimulating experience. Many of Durango’s restaurants, coffee shops, tea rooms, banks, and hotels also exhibit local artists’ work.

Places to discover art plus a few of their currently scheduled exhibits:

             March 3rd, 5-7 pm - "Falling into Grace,"  an exhibit of new paintings by the artist. opening reception  

             October 21 through November 19 – “Picture Perfect: Contrarian Voices in Photography.” An exhibit of nine distinct photographers and their alternative works.

            Thru February 4th - Vision All Together- Performance Art for Video


             September 16-30  -  Laurel Covington-Vogl- My Asian Autumn watercolors

             September 16 - October 19, 2016 - Margy Dudley Timbuktu and Beyond
             September 16 - October 19, 2016 Jeremy Wade Shockley -Streets of Guanajuato
             September 16 - November 30, 2016 - Holly Roberts Fox Dreaming
             October 20 - November 30 “Noting the Effects”, New work by Ilze Aviks. Featuring cyanotype, digital prints on silk, collage, and hand stitching.

             September 12-30th Two-person show: Jim Bagley contemporary western painter and contemporary Americana-style photographer Jenny Gummersall.

  • Studio &- gallery and working artists’ studio. - 1027 Main Ave - (908) 403-9975

             June 10 - Studio & Gallery - "ACCUMULATION"  - An Examination of Processes through Textiles also

             June 14 - 6-8pmfree Artist Talk:

              July 2 Opening reception for gourd artist Lona Warne.

              Friday March 4th 5-8pm Grand re-opening party – artists Gretchen Magwitz and Sheryl Zacharia will be in attendance.


              July - J.C. Black, Zuni-Navajo artist, featuring paintings of Native culture, ceremonies, spectacular vistas, ruins, and people.  

              August -  Felipe Hernandez, Zapotec -hand spun, vegetal dyed wool weavings of table runners to full room rugs

  • Eno Coffee & Wine Bar - 723 E. 2nd Ave - 970-385-0105
  • Steaming Bean Coffee House - 915 Main Ave - 970-385-7901
  • Rochester Hotel - 721 E. 2nd Ave. - 970-385-192