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Mesa Verde Country has been an art center for over 1,000 years. Several galleries carry the work of some of the most famous artists in the Southwest. Original paintings, limited edition prints, sculptures, ceramics, weavings, and jewelry are all on display. Galleries, trading posts and other businesses throughout the area provide collectors and browsers the opportunity to discover a wide array of quality merchandise. Several of the trading posts in Mesa Verde Country have been owned by the same family for generations, gaining a reputation for honesty, fairness, and detailed knowledge of the items they sell. Area trading posts carry a variety of arts and crafts from across the Southwest, including Hopi Kachinas, Navajo and Apache baskets, pottery from the New Mexico pueblos, renowned Navajo rugs and exquisite Southwestern jewelry. Mesa Verde Country is home to a pottery factory where Native American artists design, carve, and paint intricate pieces of pottery. Salespeople are happy to educate and inform the first-time buyer or supplement the knowledge of a collector.

Fine Art Galleries

ARTISANS OF MANCOS

Address: 101 Grand Avenue, PO Box 482,
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: 970-533-7040

A cooperative art gallery located at the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, in Mancos, Colorado.  From textiles to fine paintings, wood art, jewelry, furniture, gourd art, graphics, photography, calligraphy & stained glass, you will find a fantastic array of local art & crafts.

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CORTEZ CULTURAL CENTER GALLERY

Address: 25 N. Market
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-1151

Monthly art exhibits. February through the end of April: local schools art exhibits; May: Archaeology. June through August are different shows each year but with the tourist season in mind.  September: Aspen Guard Artists-in-Residence Show; October: annual Juried art show; November: Native American artists or Fiber arts; December: miniatures show.

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GOODNIGHT TRAIL GALLERY OF WES

Address: 104 West Grand Avenue
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: 970-533-1177

Gallery features bronze sculpture of internationally known western artist Veryl Goodnight.

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Kilgore American Indian Art

Address: 100 West Grand Avenue,
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: 970-533-9138

Fine Antique Native American jewelry, Native American pottery, baskets, paintings, beadwork, and Katchina dolls, etc.

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UTE MOUNTAIN INDIAN TRADING CO

Address: 27601 Hwy. 160,
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-0195

Ute Mountain Pottery employs tribal members and encourages the talents of tribal artists of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. These artists create their own original designs and sign each piece. The pieces of pottery are not only durable for everyday use, but are of museum quality for your collection.

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WEST FORK ART & FRAME

Address: 105 S. 5th St.
Dolores, CO 81323
Phone: 970-882-2211

West Fork Gallery carries a wide selection of art: original artwork, original stone lithograph, Seri-graphs, mono-prints, paper-castings, and limited edition prints (many of which are no longer available from the publisher). We also feature interior accessories.

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