Arts Associates

Arts Associates


Provide volunteers to assist the Arts Center staff with activities such as mass mailings, ushering at performing arts events, preparation of Christmas displays, assisting in the Children's Museum, staffing the Ryals Library, working in gift shops and helping with tours and large groups.

Arts Center Associates dues are tiered at $15 or $25 per year plus the membership level of your choice to the Arts Center.


Meetings are held 9 times a year from January to May and September to December. Regular meeting time is the 3rd Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at various locations in the Arts Center. Exception: January and February meetings are on Tuesdays.

• Refreshments
• Short business meeting
• Program—given on some aspect of a current display—usually by an artist

JOIN US! upcoming meetings will be listed here and in the Pueblo Chieftain


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If you are familiar with the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and are interested in donating some of your valuable time to the institution, please consider joining the Arts Center's Docent Program.

Share your passion for art with children and adults alike! Spend time leading groups of adults, students, and families through the Arts Center. Docents give introductions, facilitate discussions, and share information about the various art on display. Museum docents learn a variety of techniques that encourage the growth of their audiences. Docents are introduced to creative and unique ways to share the information about each exhibit. Regular training sessions occur as exhibits change—our next session will be on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:00 am after the Arts Associates meeting.

To sign up for the Docent Program, please contact Kathy Berg at 719-295-7200 x7208 or kathy@sdc-arts.org.



The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center is now accepting applications for the volunteer positions of Visual Art Attendants as well as new Museum Docents (listed above).

Working in the Arts Center galleries is a wonderful learning experience as well as great way to share your love of art. Volunteers will be assisting volitional visitors and guests in the galleries. Training for these positions will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. If you love art and would like to learn more about the Arts Center, please contact Kathy Berg at 719-295-7200 x7208 or kathy@sdc-arts.org.



Buell Children’s Museum (Working with both children and adults…)

» Tuesday volunteers-assemble supplies for museum
» Tuesday-Friday volunteers help children during tours with costumes and activities
» Saturdays-ushers, programs for Children’s Theater Series

Contact:  Joleen Ryan, Asst. Curator, 719-295-7200 x7206 or joleen@sdc-arts.org.

Helen T. White Galleries (Working with adults)

Monday-Saturday. Visual Art Attendant - Assist visitors in galleries and share information about exhibitions; help installing and de-stalling exhibitions; Ryals Library volunteers oversee the library 11:00am-4:00pm

Contact:  Elizabeth Sabo, Curator, 719-295-7216 or curator@sdc-arts.org

Education Department (Working with both children and adults)

Various volunteer experiences offer opportunities for a range of interests and schedules
» Lead group tours of galleries
» Prepare art materials for instruction (i.e. assemble weaving kits, cut paper for painting, etc.)
» Assist with youth programs: Friday Arts Academy and Summer/Intercession/Spring Break Camps
» General Volunteer Assistant: sign in/out, share info. with and greet parents, assist art instructors (set up, assist student artists, clean up), escorting individual young students to/from class
» Short-term volunteer internships available (ages 14+)
» Assist with data management: data entry, various clerical reporting; computer skills helpful for some tasks
» Assist with special events such as educational theatre productions, Tea & Tours, Family Nights (ushering, set-up, greeting, guiding, etc.)
» Special art studio projects such as simple carpentry and painting (i.e. easel, cabinet, shelving maintenance); supply inventory and restocking

Contact:  Jackie Henderson, Curator of Education, 719-295-7210 or jackie@sdc-arts.org
Atrelle Jones, Asst. Curator of Education, 719-295-7200 x6217 or atrelle@sdc-arts.org


Museum Gift Shop (Working retail with both children and adults)

Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm

Contact:  Julie Salas, coordinator, 719-295-7200 x7213 or julie@sdc-arts.org