Upcoming Events



Thursday morning Plein Air Painters - new day!


Join us on Thursday mornings during the summer at 8 am as we meet outside of the Art Museum to visit a nearby area for a few hours of plein air painting. No sign up needed, no fee to participate, just show up at SAM at 8 am! Questions? Call Chula 846-2266.


Upcoming events and activities during the "Birds in Art" exhibit:


Thursday 8/14 1:30 pm Free Docent led tour (30-45 minutes)

Friday 8/15 11:30 am Special tour for the Boys & Girl's Club

Thursday 8/21 1:30 pm Free Docent led tour (30-45 minutes)

Thursday 8/28 1:30 pm Free Docent led tour (30-45 minutes)

Friday 9/5   First Friday at the Art Museum! 

Thursday 9/11 Special tour for Casey's Pond residents

Friday 9/12 5-8 pm Kickoff party for the Crane Festival


Date TBA Family Bird Craft Day

Date TBA  Yampatika led Bird Walks 


Announcing BIRDHOUSE construction / painting / designing - a fundraiser for the Steamboat Art Museum!

It’s for the Birds

"Birdhouse Innovations"

The Steamboat Art Museum invites you to let your imagination fly by creating a unique birdhouse to be displayed in the museum for our first ever Birdhouse Innovations Event! This event will coincide with the museum’s highly Anticipated Birds in Art Exhibition!

Anyone is welcome to participate and all of the birdhouses will be auctioned off with 30% of the proceeds going back to the artists!

Traditional and non-traditional designs are welcome. Feel free to use any material for interior or exterior display. The sky is the limit!

Drop off your birdhouses at the Steamboat Art Museum located at 807 Lincoln Ave. by Wednesday, July 30. The birdhouses will be on display from the First Friday Art Walk on August 1 through Monday, September 15.

Bidding for the silent auction will be open to the public beginning on Friday, August 1 and will end on Monday, September 15.

For more information please contact Dottie at sam@steamboatartmuseum.org

Phone: 970-870-1755.

Summer Workshops at SAM 2014 
Please join us for book binding, plein air painting, drawing, art history classes and more. Please see the workshop dates below and click here  for more information about each workshop!
SAM Workshop Dates 2014:


Instructor: Tina Weintraub

Dates: 8/18, 2014 10 am

Price: $ 25


Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Tom Lockhart

Dates: 8/22-24, 2014

Price: $ 350

Tom Lockhart workshop Information and Registration Form  


Studio Landscape 

Instructor: Jeanne Mackenzie

Dates: September 4-6, 2014

Price: $ 350 


Oil Painting in Plein Air; "Strengthening Your Design"

Instructor: Keith Bond

Dates: September 15-19, 2014

Price: $ 550

Workshop sponsor: Alpine Bank

Keith Bond workshop Information and Registration Form 












SAM Plein Air events 2014.



9/20 Saturday    Paint Out starts

9/26 Friday        Artists to turn in art work to SAM

9/26 Friday        Plein Air Opening Reception at SAM at 5 pm

9/27 Saturday    Quick Draw event

More details: 

Paint Out

The Paint Out starts on 9/20. Artists will get their canvases stamped at SAM, paint during the week and turn in the work by Friday (9/26).


Art Show

The plein air art will be displayed at SAM from 9/26 - 10/18. The show starts with a reception Friday night (9/26) at SAM.


Quick Draw

This is an event that will take place at one of the ranches in the area on Saturday 9/27. It is a two hour long painting event followed by a barbecue. The art goes for sale at the event.

For more information please contact us at the museum; 970-870-1755.




Let the Steamboat Art Museum host your private party or office function!



The Steamboat Art Museum would like to host your meeting, family reunion, office party or special event. The Museum has two main areas of space which can be used individually for small meetings or parties, or can be used together for larger groups. Seating can be accommodated for up to 65 people. There is a small reception area at the entrance and there is a space for catering set up in the back of the building.





The Museum is great for office parties or small meetings.







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