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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
Bauer Bank Building
101 Grand Avenue, PO Box 482
Mancos, CO 81328
(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.

CORTEZ CULTURAL CENTER GALLERY
25 N. Market
Cortez, CO 81321
(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.

GOODNIGHT TRAIL GALLERY OF WESTERN ART
Corner of Main & Grand
100 W. Grand Avenue
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 533-1177

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

UTE MOUNTAIN INDIAN TRADING COMPANY & GALLERY 
27601 Hwy. 160 
Cortez, CO 81321 
(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.

WEST FORK ART & FRAME
105 S. 5th St.
Dolores, CO 81323
(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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