Welcome to Cortez Cultural Center!

The mission of the Cortez Cultural Center is to provide programs that enrich the lives of our community and its visitors by increasing cultural awareness, promoting the arts, and educating about the area's history, diversity and natural environment.


Community Coffeehouse

10 am – 4 pm

Our Coffeehouse is OPEN! We're excited to provide this cozy, welcoming place, where residents and visitors can gather and enjoy a good cup of java, locally made pastries, and lively conversation.

Cortez Cultural Center Coffeehouse
Summer Internships Available
Avian Artworks Call for Entries
UMMV Birding Festival Banner 2024

The Cortez Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the return of the 17th Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival and the 2nd Annual juried Avian Artworks Exhibit. This exhibit will run from May 6th – May 31st, and artworks will be offered for sale.


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Morning Tea Time with Chris Burkett
Morning Tea Time with Chris Burkett every second Wednesday
Morning Tea Time
featuring Chris Burkett
Indulge in the Charm of Tradition and Elegance!
(Second Wednesday of each month)
Wednesday JULY 10, 10:30 – NOON
Limited seating
Reservations Required

Call or stop by the Center to register: 970-565-1151

Get all the details here!

Brad Goodell, The Art of Illustration

A one-of-a-kind exhibition for Southwest Colorado

Meet the Artist, First Friday, July 5, 4:30 – 6pm

Get all the details here!

Call for Artists Cortez Cultural Center Gallery 2024


Past programs and events
Our work was made possible this year by the generous support of the Colorado Health Foundation.
Colorado Health Foundation
Arts and cultural organizations are essential components of healthy communities!