An important aspect of the Art Center’s mission is the acquisition, preservation, and display of a permanent collection. We are proud to house and exhibit a collection of nearly 300 historic and contemporary works that make up a thorough visual record of the art and artists of Western Colorado. Historic Native American artifacts comprise a significant portion of the collection, including numerous exceptional Navajo weavings donated by Dr. Arch Gould and fine pre-Columbian ceramics donated by Philip and Gail Holstein. The contemporary portion of the collection includes works by some of Colorado’s most talented and reputable living artists. The collection continues to grow, highlighting the magnitude of the Art Center’s vital role in documenting and preserving Western Colorado’s artistic heritage, culture, and legacy.