Bringing the Arts to Evergreen Since 1974
In 1974, a group of art enthusiasts forged a plan to provide mountain area residents with an avenue to pursue high-quality art instruction & view a wide variety of art. In 2003, the group leased a small building, & the organization was renamed Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) to signify its official venue status soon after. In 2017, CAE purchased & renovated the historic Bergen Park Church. The new space allowed for an 1,800-square foot exhibition gallery & the significant expansion of educational & community programming, including beginning- to advanced-level visual arts & crafts classes for all ages, creative writing courses, master workshops in various mediums, children’s summer camps, & a teen arts council. Engaging professional artists in multiple aspects, CAE commits to a high level of artistic excellence, hosting 8-9 exhibits yearly. Additionally, CAE hosts outdoor & gallery concert series’, offers indoor event/recital space, & produces three community-oriented free or low-cost arts festivals & celebrations annually. A curated artisanal gift shop in the center also provides exposure & revenue for local artists.
To enrich and serve our mountain community by promoting and cultivating the arts through quality educational programming, exhibitions, and events.