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  • We begin our 3rd year of Summer Arts.
  • We say goodbye to our wonderful dance teacher and close down the dance component of our  programming.
  • We host our first ever Fill Your Plate fundraiser at the Fox Fire Farms.
  • After School Arts begins again in September of 2019
  • 8th Annual Fill Your Bowl Fundraiser  - it gets better every year!
  • 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 



  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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. 

Wrapping our building with a FULL mural!

  • We kick off the new year with a new program. The Pottery House begins as the area's only open to the public pottery studio.
  • March of 2020, COVID closes down Dancing Spirit Programming and we shift into sending home 250+ Free art kits each week.
  • July 2020, dancing Spirit is invited to take part in "Community Concerts Reimagined"
  • December 2020 We shift our annual Fill Your Bowl Fundraiser into an "Ignite the Light Luminaria Fundraiser

Bringing back the

Co-op Gallery model with live performances, art shows and more!

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

  • 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.



  • Purchased property on main street in Ignacio to build our very own building!
  • Groundbreaking ceremony is held in the spring with a wonderful show from our community and colleagues.
  • Temporary "Blue" Gallery open while we work on our building plans.
  • Classes get busier. Adult pottery is now two session a week, and our kids camps are slowly building back up.
  • Classes begin with SUIMA and Ignacio Elementary School as well as our old favorite, After School Arts. 
  • Fill Your Bowl is a great success and we sell out before the night is over.



We are working towards building a BRAND NEW building!

Our History

  • "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
  • Adult pottery is offered as our first in person class during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
  •  Dancing Spirit begins offering In Person children's classes again!
  • April 2021, We begin offering ZOOM art classes to the Southern Ute Indian Montessori  Academy
  • We take part in the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project!
  • Camp Creative begins as week long Spring Break and Summer Camps
  • We purchased a wheelchair accessible pottery wheel! To our knowledge it's the only one in the area.

We'll have space to host both a gallery and classroom space!

The future of Dancing Spirit holds great things! 


  • 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.