Art and Heritage Center


The Art & Heritage Center (AHC) is a hub for arts, culture, and history in Windsor, Colorado. The AHC hosts a number of exhibits and programs throughout the year, and aspires to increase cultural opportunities for the Windsor community.

Exhibits hosted by the Art & Heritage Center are open Thursdays from 3-7 p.m.and Friday through Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. through November 18th.

See programs offered at the Art and Heritage Center here!
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Windsor Art & Heritage Center
116 5th Street Windsor, CO 80550
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Rent the Art & Heritage Center
Looking for an elegant and unique location for your next meeting or party? The Art & Heritage Center is available for rental and will accommodate up to 140 standing people. Located in the old 1909 town hall, the Art & Heritage Center is in the heart of downtown Windsor. The building’s charming original characteristics including pressed tin ceiling and oak floors compliment a stunning view of Windsor Lake creating the perfect background for your upcoming event. 

Contact Luke Bolinger at 970-674-3525 or lbolinger@windsorgov.com or see below for current, upcoming, and past exhibitions.

CURRENT EXHIBIT

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Native American Experience: A Peek Into the Past


June 14 - September 3
Art & Heritage Center, 116 5th St., Windsor, CO

Children and adults alike will travel back in time and learn about the daily life of Plains Indians through play in this interactive traveling exhibit.  Visitors are able to "cook" fresh trout over a cooking fire, experience what it was like to live in a tipi, grind corn, and beat an elk skin drum. 

Hours: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. 
             Fridays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m.



UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Photography Submissions Wanted!

The Windsor Art & Heritage Center is seeking photo submissions by September 6 for the upcoming juried exhibit “Community Lens: From the Wild Side!”

“From nature and people, to places and the abstract, we are searching for the best images that embody the theme ‘From the Wild Side.’”

To submit a photograph for consideration, send an image of the entry to cheusser@windsorgov.com by September 6. Entries will compete for first, second, third and community choice awards of $150, $100, $75 and $75, respectively.

“From the Wild Side” will be exhibited at the Art & Heritage Center September 21 through November 19. An awards reception will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The exhibit is sponsored by High Hops Brewery and Columbine Health Systems.

THE PROCESS:

  • Artists will be contacted on Friday, September 8, as to whether or not their artwork has been selected for the exhibition. Space is limited so not all pieces may be selected.
  • If an artist’s work is selected for exhibition, the artist will deliver their work to the Art & Heritage Center, located at 116 5th Street in Windsor, on Wednesday, September 13 between 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  • All artwork must be ready to be hung at time of drop-off (see below for details).
  • All artwork will be collected by the artist on Sunday, November 19 between 4:00-6:00 pm.
CONDITIONS OF DISPLAY:

  • Artwork must remain on exhibit for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Artist will drop off and collect their artwork at the designated dates and time outlined by the Town of Windsor staff, see below for details.
  • Artwork must be ready for installation, i.e. ready to be hung on wall, at time of drop off.
  • Photographs must be framed.
  • Minimum frame size: 8” x 10”
  • All frames must be equipped with picture hanging hardware, preferably with a wire across the back.
  • Images of artwork supplied by the artist or taken by Town of Windsor staff while on exhibition can be used for publicity purposes by the Town of Windsor.
  • Artwork may be for sale if the artist chooses.
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PAST EXHIBITS:
'Nature of Quilts' 
May 10 - June 3
Nature's beauty took on a whole new meaning in this unique exhibition of modern quilted artwork by regional fiber artists.  From plants and animals to landscapes, these works of art provided a new perspective on nature and quilting.

'Trees Color our Town' 
April 12 - April 29
An exhibition of Arbor Day posters and poetry by Windsor K-5 students showcase the importance of trees in our community. Winning poetry and poster submissions will be selected for the annual Windsor Arbor Day Calendar. 


Spring Book Sale

March 31 - April 8

An opportunity to stock your bookshelf with new reads. Most books cost between $1 and $2, a price that cannot be beat. Adult and children's books available. Sponsored by the Clearview Library District Foundation.



'eARTh' Exhibit Spring Book Sale
February 22 - March 18

Artists Suzette McIntyre, Toby Baker, Annie Surbeck and Susan Nelson combined their diverse styles to create an exhibit illuminating the profound effects of nature's artistic energy.


Repurposed: A Second Look, A Second Life


January 11 - February 11
Creative reuse has changed the way we look at "rubbish" and art. The Town of Windsor Museum housed transformed junk into works of art and alternative use items in this unique exhibition.


'REFLECTION' Juried Art Exhibition 


October 12 - November 12, 2016
With a theme based on the poetry of Henry David Thoreau, "REFLECTION" brings together the best artists from across the region. This juried art competition is made possible by Suzette McIntyre and the Boardwalk Park Gallery of Windsor. Winners of the exhibition will be published in a book of poetry and art. 

'Waiting for Woo Ping' by Nick Ng


August 3, 2016 - September 10, 2016
The art of Nick Ng features a fusion of Chinese pop culture and Eurasian influences, a juxtaposition of freedom and restriction. Ng uses collage to bring texture, bold colors to bring life, and vivid images to impress thought.

'The Paths We Take' Art Exhibition 


June 15 - July 16, 2016
A juried art competition made possible by Suzette McIntyre and the Boardwalk Gallery of Windsor featuring various artist from across the front range of Colorado and Wyoming. 

Art Redux: Windsor High School Art Show 


April 20, 2016 - May 28, 2016
Back for the third consecutive year, The Windsor High School Senior Art Show showcases the stunning art of senior Windsor student artists. 

Community Snapshot: Colorado at Play


March 2, 2016 - April 9, 2016

The Town of Windsor Museum invites the public to submit artwork for the upcoming community art show, Community Snapshot: Colorado at Play. The public is encouraged to submit any artistic medium (photographs, sculpture, paintings, drawings, etc.) that depicts the theme.