801 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

In 2004, a group of Colorado artists and art supporters came together with the goal of starting an art museum in Steamboat Springs, CO. Their mission became “to collect, preserve and present fine art to the public, with a focus on the culture and heritage of Northwestern Colorado”. Around the same time, the First National Bank Building (Rehder Building) on 8th and Lincoln was bequeathed to the City of Steamboat Springs by the estate of Helen and Henry Rehder. With the stipulation that the building be used as a museum, the Steamboat Art Museum (SAM) incorporated in 2005 and opened its first exhibit in the historic Rehder Building in December of 2006.