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Elsewhere Studios

Paonia, CO

Since its inception in 2011, the Elsewhere Studios Residency Program has hosted over 170 artists from 28 states and 12 countries. The program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, and performing artists. Artists are supported in the creation of new work and new ideas through dedicated time, a space conducive to focused work, and an environment that is both stimulating and nurturing. The residency includes housing and studio space.

Resident artists share their work and processes with the community through bimonthly events—Meet and Greets, artist talks, open studios, exhibitions, readings, performances, and presentations. Artists and creatives living in our community are exposed to new and exciting work and find inspiration from engaging with these visiting artists. Elsewhere residents expose our small community to contemporary art from around the world and serve as ambassadors between Paonia and their communities.