2010

Our History

2016

  • Along with Dancing Spirit Community Art Center, 6 local non-profits anchor the ELHI Community Center's launch, which becomes a community hub for advancing a culture of achievement and creativity, and a go-to site for community development efforts and groups. 
  • Building Bridges Through Art, Therapeutic Art Program begins with a contract with the Department of Tribal Justice.
  • We are officially recognized as a 501(c)3.
  • Dancing Spirit Community Art Center and Silver SPRUCE Academy spearhead the re-framing of the local elementary school to create an opportunity to benefit the community as a whole.
  • Kasey Correia becomes a certified Change Leader and is asked to speak to the Ignacio American Veterans.
  • Inspiration Square has its ribbon cutting ceremony and our 7th Annual Fill Your Bowl is a great success!
  • Summer Arts program continues, but grows into our first Kid's club, Club HeART
  • 7th Annual Fill Your Bowl for Arts 

2015

2014

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  • Our 630 Goddard location closes and the pottery studio moves to 755 Goddard and we become "Dancing Spirit Community Art Center" which is comprised of four components of Gallery, Education, Studio and Performance.

  • "Dancing Spirit Co-op Gallery" closes and our focus shifts to providing instructional classes based in pottery, mixed media, jewelry, music and glass.
  • Classes include weekly art classes during and after school as well as throughout the summer.
  • We begin engaging youth and adults in creating public art works as part of "Inspiration Square" and Ignacio's Beautification Initiative.  

2012

2013

2011

  • Pine River Community Learning Center's homeschooled children's art course ends. Art a'la Carte "Week of Art" opens for area children and is later joined by Dancing Spirit Summer Art Classes.
  • The Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center Board is created
  • Federal non-profit status request is filed.
  • 1st Friday Monthly art openings begin.

  • "Dancing Spirit Co-op Gallery" opens at 630 Goddard in Ignacio Colorado with 4 founding members and 13 artists.
  • "Dancing Spirit Co-op Gallery" changes it's name to "Dancing Spirit Gallery" and moves into a shared space with Tom Garcia Chiropractic at 755 Goddard.
  • We hold both spaces to allow for facilitating the Healing Arts
  • After school arts begins and our Build Bridges Through Arts Therapeutic Art program enters it's 3rd year.
  • Pottery and Yoga classes with SUCAP Youth Services develop.

2018

2017

  • "Dancing Spirit Gallery" adds education to the co-op when we begin teaching Pine River Community Learning Center's homeschooled students in a 6 week art course that introduces multiple mediums of art
  • We file for state non-profit status and our annual "Fill Your Bowl for Art" fundraiser begins.