The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center creates artistic learning experiences for everyone.
One-of-a-kind, educational, inspirational, inclusive… the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center fits all these descriptions and more. Pledging art for all, this beautiful facility has held hands with arts education in Southern Colorado since 1972 and never let go. This is a multi-disciplinary center for the arts located in Pueblo and serves 17 surrounding counties. As an organization, the Arts Center encourages people to bring out the best in others through high-quality art exhibitions, performing arts, dance arts, an award-winning children’s museum, comprehensive arts educational programming, and an artistic space for meetings, performances and events. The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center and Buell Children’s Museum are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Red Brick began as the Aspen/Snowmass Council for the arts in 1973, with the mission of lobbying the City of Aspen for additional arts funding. Once that mission was successful, the Council continued its work to promote the arts through a membership program of artists and arts organizations.In the late 1990’s, the Board of the Council began working with the City to convert the vacant Red Brick Schoolhouse (pictured) into a community center for the arts. Due to the City funding required to obtain and renovate the building, the proposal was put on a voter ballot and passed. By three votes. With such a close margin, the opponents and proponents came together to work on an agreement that developed into what you now know as the Red Brick Center for the Arts.
What was once the Aspen/Snowmass Council for the Arts has evolved into the non-profit organization who presents educational opportunities, programs, and experiences in the arts while serving as the stewards and managers of The Red Brick Center, and together we are The Red Brick!