The mission of the La Veta Creative District is to inspire

and cultivate our diverse

rural community through the development of the arts and creative industries.

LA VETA CREATIVE DISTRICT is a hub of arts and cultural activity. La Veta’s uniqueness lies in its position, located on the Highway of Legends, a Colorado Scenic Byway and nestled below the majestic Spanish Peaks. It is a gateway to the Spanish Peaks and the San Isabel National Forest;  half-way between Denver and Santa Fe in absolutely beautiful Colorado high country. There is an unusually high concentration of artists here and the town operates as a regional hub for all kinds of creative expressions - art, music, theater, literature and healing. There is truly an eclectic mix of cultural opportunities here from poetry readings, to a wide range of musical concerts to art exhibitions in every medium. It is as if life slows down and becomes more focused here, allowing a real peace to flourish, creativity to blossom and a sense of well-being to grow in every person.​

Organization History

La Veta Creative District was formed in late 2019 as a Colorado non-profit corporation.  It was approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) in February 2020. Our intent is to apply to become certified as a Colorado Creative District. We have been given to understand we will be able to submit our certification application in January 2021. In the meantime, the Board of Directors is working to establish our strategic plan and milestone goals, develop a viable operational method, create new art-related programming, and determine how best to nurture the La Veta creative community.

La Veta Creative District is deemed to be a qualified charitable organization under section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

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