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Art of Estes Park

Art of Estes Park

Since the late 1800s, artists have been inspired by the beauty of the Estes Valley and this entire area. Today, the Estes Park art scene is alive with local and regional artists creating works to enjoy and collect at the many fine galleries and shops in town.

Many galleries participate in First Friday art walks offering live music and artist demonstrations. Check their websites for information.

Gallery and Gift Shops

Aspen and Evergreen Gallery is a unique shopping experience with handmade gifts and one-of-a-kind decorative and functional art. Home to more than 85 Estes Park and Colorado artists, they offer pottery, jewelry, paintings, furniture, blown glass, woodwork, textile art, gourd art, metal art, and featuring photography by Dawn Wilson and James Frank. Open all year. 970-586-4355,

Visit Earthwood Artisans to find American-made pottery, fine woodworking, jewelry, photography, art glass, metal wall art, wind chimes, and much more. They feature one of the largest selections of pottery made in Colorado, as well as locally-made fused glass depicting seasonal landscapes. Along with their sister gallery below, they represent 250 artists. 970-586-2151,

Earthwood Collections represents a wide selection of fine art and blown glass by Colorado and national artists. Featuring paintings of Rocky Mountain scenery by award-winning local painter Margaret Jensen and unique Colorado and Estes Park cityscape and landscape paintings by classically-trained Russian artist, Stanislav Sidorov. Look for the animal-themed recycled metal sculptures in the window. 970-577-8100,

Glassworks Studio & Gallery has their studio right in their store. See how each piece is made, the types of glass used, and the variety of pieces that are created. Shop in their store for all hand-made items such as glasses, dishware, and other decorative options. 970-586-8619,

For more than 45 years the Village Goldsmith team has created unique, timeless, and sentimental pieces. Find one-of-a-kind fine jewelry, or design your own. Their Estes Park Range Ring is 14K yellow and white gold with the entire front range encompassing the band. Add engraving or accent your favorite peak with a diamond. 970-586-5659,


Award-winning photographer Dawn Wilson sells fine art prints of Colorado’s wildlife and wild lands. Or book a tour with her to learn how to capture your own stunning image that you will treasure for a lifetime. 970-567-6109,

Visit the Images of RMNP in downtown Estes Park, where you’ll find stunning artwork of Rocky Mountain National Park. You’ll also find Erik Stensland’s photo-filled award-winning books, including his latest, The Journey Beyond: Learning to Live Beautifully in a Troubled World. 970-586-4352,

Take home a memorable image from James Frank Photography. Specializing in the Rocky Mountains, James has created images of Colorado for more than 40 years. Visit Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, located on Elkhorn Avenue, or order online by visiting

Art Around Town

While walking around Estes Park, you will see many forms of art from many talented artists. These pieces of art represent Estes Park’s history and the personality of the area.


In the alley between Macdonald Book Shop and Inkwell & Brew, local artist Wade Johnston painted a mural that pays tribute to the wildland firefighters who worked hard to defend Estes Park from the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fires in 2020.

Johnston also painted the mural outside of Kirks Fly Shop along the riverwalk.

Utility Boxes

Estes Park’s utility boxes in downtown have been painted by local artists. Each are painted with a style that fits our quaint mountain town and are part of the town’s Art in Public Places program. You can find these boxes around downtown, in Bond Park, and along the Riverwalk.

Bronze Statues

Many of Estes Park’s important and influential founders are immortalized in bronze around town.

Enos Mills, the founder of RMNP, and his dog Scotch have a place of honor in Bond Park.

Locally known as Sheep Island, a statue of a bighorn sheep is nestled among the flowers at the intersection of US Hwys 34 and 36.

Samson the Elk was the unofficial mascot of Estes Park. This commemorative statue is located at the intersection of US Hwys 7 and 36.

A bald eagle statue stands in the Estes Park Veterans Monument located just west of the Estes Park Visitor Center overlooking the river.

A wonderful monument, comprised of a collection of 12 bronze sculptures honors women (both past and present) of Estes Park, and is located near Childrens’ Park along the river just east of Virginia Drive. These statues were created by renowned artist Jane DeDecker who has been commissioned to create a similar piece of art on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall. Each statue has plaques describing the women’s important roles.

Artist Displays In Local Businesses

Many of the local businesses display and sell local artist’s work. Look on the walls of Kind Coffee and the craft beverage establishments, as they all have a rotating gallery of many local artists and jewelry for sale. Keep your eyes open as local art is all around you.

Artist Monte Michener has created life-size horses from found materials. They can be seen along the river on Moraine Avenue at Elements of Touch.

Cool Art Events

We have listed all the many wonderful art events in our Calendar of Events section.


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