Hand blown, slumped and leaded glass is a valley specialty, as is custom ceramic and iron work. As you walk downtown, immerse yourself in this incredible art form. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of art in action!

Art In Ouray, Colorado

Photography and painting take their inspiration from our spectacular surroundings. With great local photographers taking their love of Ouray to new heights, it attracts other photographers from all over the world to capture the raw beauty of Ouray.

Our locals are very talented and you can see for yourself throughout the Main Street stores.

Ouray Art Galleries

  • Ago Gallery

    Ago Gallery

    As you enter this gallery you will be surrounded by paint, print, ceramic, metal, glass, wood, bronze, and more. Beautiful work done by amazing artists.

    445 Main St | Ouray, CO 81427


  • Art Gallery

    Mike Simpson Art Gallery

    Revisit sensory delights of the San Juan’s back in the comfort of your home or office with a beautiful piece of Mike’s art. Soothe your mind and relive the memories of your San Juan Mountain love affair… until you can return. These fine art giclee prints are made from original watercolor or oil paintings.

  • Photos of Ouray

    Photos of Ouray

    Take a piece of Ouray home with you. Photos of Ouray offers stunning images of this mountain town. If you are visiting, be sure to stop in the gallery located on Main Street.

  • Skol Scultpure Studio

    Skol Scultpure Studio

    Skol Studio & Design Inc. specializes in designing and building unique handcrafted pieces of architectural metalwork and furniture. This can include structural elements of a home such as stairs, gates, railings and decks.

Made on the spot art

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    Ninazuma Pottery

    Whether you're looking for a unique gift or are a curious budding potter looking for a creative outlet, our studio space offers a nurturing environment for everyone!

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    Ouray Glassworks & Pottery

    Handblown glass and handcrafted pottery created on-site. When you visit this shop, ask to go to the back and watch the magic happen.

  • San Juan Potters Guild

    San Juan Potters Guild

    San Juan Potters Guild primary focuses on nurturing the creative community. When you enter, you may see artists making pottery, teaching new skills and techniques, and fueling each other’s creative spirit.

Performing Arts

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    Ouray International Film Festival

    The Ouray International Film Festival is an intimate and cinematic experience showcasing transformative films from all over the world. With a high number of artists in attendance, you will have the opportunity to talk with filmmakers and learn from industry professionals and scholars. We hope you will join our community from June 20-23, 2024, for four days of jury selected films, panel discussions, awards, and parties.

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    The Wright Opera House

    The Friends of the Wright Opera House are dedicated to restoring and preserving the 1888 historic Wright Opera House, providing a venue for quality arts, education, and social events, thus contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of the Ouray area.

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    UpstART seeks to Awaken, Enliven & Entertain audiences in Ouray County and beyond, by presenting professional quality theater and education through a Rural/Urban collaboration of artists.


  • San Juan Chamber MusicFest Schedule

    San Juan Chamber MusicFest

    The annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest, OCPAG’s flagship event, features a group of chamber musicians of international acclaim, under the artistic direction of renowned concert pianist Max Levinson. Together, they produce a number of concerts and events in Ouray and Ridgway over the course of a week each August.

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    Music and Makers Festival

    Join us on September 3rd for a FREE event full of music, art, beer, wine, live performances and more! This event is a perfect way to spend a Sunday in the mountains of Ouray during Labor Day.

Be Ready for Your Trip

  • St. Elmo's Hotel Room

    Book Your Stay

    Don’t wait last minute to get your room. Summer and fall are a popular time of year to visit, so don’t miss out!

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    Food and Beverages

    While you are here take a look at all our restaurants, our wine lounge and garden, brewery, and distillery!

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    See other events happening

    Ouray is a year-round destination. It seems there is always something happening. So plan your trip around events we have, or simply see what else you can do while you are here.

Art Organizations

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    Ouray Creative

    A creative is an artist. Not just a painter or musician or writer. She is someone who sees the world a little differently than others.

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    Art Scene Ouray

    Arts Scene Ouray! is an alliance between local arts organizations whose mission is to support Ouray’s unique art-making identity and to lift up artists and makers who are contributing to a thriving creative culture in the City of Ouray.

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    Ouray County Performing Arts Guild

    The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is a not-for-profit organization, bringing high-quality events in music, dance, theater and other genres to Ouray and Ridgway since 1983. We sponsor a year-round calendar of exciting concerts and performances for the enjoyment of Ouray County’s residents, visitors and youth.