Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.


Your Support

We’re an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Salida. Your tax-deductible gift helps us to coordinate a variety of programs including the Valley Visions Art Show, monthly Creative Mixers, William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship Program, Community Grants and our continued education Scholarship Program.


William Boddy Scholarship Winners

Salida Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the fall 2019 winners of the William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarships. Classes are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Classes are added as dates become finalized.

See events above to learn more.

Beginner Watercolors with Donna Wagle 719-221-5255
Stage Combat: Rapier Sword
with Tina Gramman
Adult Rok Skool
with Trevor ’Bones’ Davis 719-207-3422
Extended Technique Guitar Workshop
with John Drew Petersen 719-207-5452
Dance Improvisation
with Barbara Baker 719-221-4583
Smashed Cookie Tin Jewelry
with Christine Davis 719-207-3645
Stone Fetish Carving
with Deidre Wilda 719-963-0262
Quick Comics Class with Kat Sanford 808-721-3443
Kid’s Art Classes with Laurin Jennings 303-564-8723


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